Liu Qinghe: contemporary master of ink and wash painting
September 22, 2017
Art Basel at Miami Beach, December 7 – 10, 2017
June 8, 2017
Lizi manipulates with the linear flow
September 25, 2017
The colorful world of Zhou Chunya
September 13, 2017
Zhou Chunya was born in 1955 in Chongqing. Trained as a propaganda poster painter in the early 1970s during the Cultural Revolution.
Zhou Chunya’s painting style has been described as a hybrid of Western Modernism, traditional Chinese painting, and the Socialist Realism he was taught in school. Zhou considers himself above all a colorist; his favored color is a precise shade of green called Italian Classico Verde 290. “Color itself has no meaning, and it is meaningful only when people think of it,” he says.
Zhou Chunya – Green Dog And The Red Body, 2007
“Then it becomes a symbol.” Zhou’s earlier paintings featured images of stones and flowers borrowed from the iconography of Chinese paintings, but executed in a style influenced by German Expressionism. A more recent and better-known painting series features as its subject his dog, Black Root, rendered in his favorite green, with men and women performing sexual acts in the background.