Shen Jing Dong, Pop Art, Contemporary Art
Artist Shen Jing Dong is an acclaimed contemporary artist of the Chinese new wave movement, known for his paintings and sculptures of Chinese iconography. He creates images of soldiers and icons of life through new forms and expressive colours. Shen’s works can be seen in collections worldwide and one of his most famous collectors is actress Zhang Ziyi from the movie Memoirs of a Geisha.
Wang Xiao Rong, Mixed Media Art, Abstract Art
Wang Xiao Rong was born in the Shaanxi Provence of China in 1973. She graduated from the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and the Russian famous Artists Studio part of the Chinese National Academy of Arts in 2006. She is today a member of Shaanxi Artists Association and member of New York Hudson Artists Association.
Hong Bao, Contemporary Cave Art, Rock Painting, Mineral Painting
Artist Hong Bao, engaged in the creation of mineral painting for many years. She is experienced in the research of modern heavy coloured rocks and makes the best use of this ancient art to depict the tastes of young people. Her works are full of poetic fairy tales, she wants to represent dreams that aren’t really dreams, something she believes is the manifestation of the mood of today’s reality and fantasy in their generation. Hong is looking for the “good” and freedom in modern cities, a kind of “peach garden”. Her exploration towards impressive and innocent paintings is what makes her style unique and personal.
Zhou Zhou ZHOU, Abstract Art, Zen Art, Ink Wash Painting, Acrylic Painting
Artist Zhou graduated from the Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing. He always tries to break boundaries and adopts a relaxed attitude towards the traditional Chinese painting. In his early works, Artist Zhou was inspired by the natural environment including mountains, trees and flowers. He works with ink on rice paper to create a narrative that is imbued with spiritual expression. In his Buddha paintings, he has intentionally created an ambiguous Buddha image, which is unattainable, and managed to personalise it with his own style.
There is a debate about the evolution of traditional Chinese painting which Zhou doesn’t agree with. He thinks that oriental art cannot be reduced to ink painting anymore than western art can be reduced oil painting. Zhou’s art work is a clever combination of Chinese and western style. He has developed an original perspective on Chinese art and culture and a refreshing artistic expression.
Zekun CHEN, Environmental Art, Oil Painting
“I do not expect to become a great painter like Picasso, but I hope through my paintings, to arouse more people to pay attention to environmental and ecological problems.” Artist Chen began creating environmental and ecological themed paintings during his early career in Shenzhen. Every year he returns to his home town of Jingzhou, Hubei province. The rivers in the village are either depleted or seriously polluted, he feels very sad. As he recall, people used to drink the water directly from the river. His painting “Lost” is selected as the poster of the United Nations Environment Programme. Artist Chen said that environment is going to be his life time theme. Part from painting, he also engaged in making sculpture.
Long LIN, Contemporary Art, Oil Painting
Artist Lin is born in 1991 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China. In 2014 she created a series of works with sunflowers. Her source of inspiration was a giant sunflower which she encountered whilst walking in the botanical garden of the local university. Artist Lin was initially scared by the encounter as she feared that it might swallow her whole in a split second.
“The sunflower is like me, I often doubt myself, but I won’t give up. Every time I reflect myself through my artwork, my painting is the record, it records the conversation I had with myself. I do not need to look in the mirror to see my expression, but when I look at my art, it expresses how I felt at that time”.
Chang LIU, Abstract art, Ink Wash Painting
Artist Liu is born in 1985 in Beijing, China. She graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a major in Chinese Calligraphy in 2008. In 2014 she did an Art Research Postgraduate Course on the subject of ‘Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting’.
Artist Liu is an unremitting explorer of Art & Culture. She has developed traditional ink painting skills and embraced modern multiculturalism in her art.
Yongsheng XIE, Contemporary Art, Portrait Art, Oil Painting
Artist Yongsheng Xie was born in 1961 in Xu Zhou, Jiang Su province, China. Artist Xie’s career started thirty years ago when he was a Gongfu student. Whilst studying photographs of Tai Chi practitioners he became fascinated by their fluid movements. Since then his artwork has sought to capture those movements and he is committed to a journey of artistic exploration with no turning back.
Huibin WANG, Political art, Oil Painting
Huibin Wang, nickname “Beard”, is recognized as the paranoid ‘cage king’. His work stands out for its bold cages, dignified figures and intense political metaphor. The figures , bronze sculpture like, exude a feint metallic light, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of religious ritual.
Wanghui Bin’s paintings use cages as a metaphors to question universal values and deepen the understanding of social freedom. The artist’s urge to communicate the message to his audiences is like unquenchable, anxious notes wanting to break free from the metal cage. The artist uses rough brush strokes to challenge the Chinese public’s conventional aesthetic tastes. The art works examine today’s Chinese society, long repressed pain, fast economic growth and existential crisis.
Zhaomin WANG, Porcelain art, Oil Painting
Artist Zhaomin Wang was born into a family of artists. He is not only an artist, but also contemporary art thinker and explorer, famous for his independent and innovative experimental work mingled with social and philosophical ideas. He is a dedicated advocate of oriental philosophy and his ideas inform his artwork.