Zheng Chongbin was trained in traditional Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting, but his work draws equally from European and American abstraction. He finds inspiration in the light and landscape of Northern California, where he has lived since 1991, but he also openly expresses admiration for artists Kasimir Malevich and Ad Reinhardt. The resulting works are minimal yet full of movement. His methods of collage, paper soaking, and ink layering create intricate, dynamic works that place him in a category all his own. Chongbin's work was shown in New York in March 2013, in a solo exhibition at Baahng Gallery. A major survey of his work opens at Ink Studio in Beijing in May 2013.