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Zhang Yongqing does not belong to any of the "art schools" in China. Born in Handan in China, he lives and works in the Northwestern frontier region of China. His art works of unusual landscapes are among the favorites of our clients.
The artist was born in Handan, China. He has worked as a geologist. We have no information from China that he quit the geologist job in the meantime. Zhang Yongqing is a successful, contemporary Chinese printmaker. Looking at his print creations and his activities in exhibitions and publications, he must be pretty busy with his art job.
But we should rather speak of vocations than of jobs and professions. And for Zhang Yongqing, both - printmaking and geology - seem to be a vocation, a strong passion.
The artist's best designs are the depictions of unusual landscapes - scenes of deserts, mountains, mysterious, forgotten cities buried under the sand, camels in front of a glacier. Quite honestly, we at artelino first assumed Zhang's art to be at home in the fantasy genre. Until we took a map and a book about China into our hands. These scenes are real - even the camels in front of a glacier. It is maybe the mature mastership of Zhang Yongqing that makes you believe they might be not.
Zhang Yongqing is a professional under all aspects. He has mastered a number of Western printmaking techniques. And as some contemporary and mature artists in the West and in Japan frequently do, he combined several of these techniques to his own mixed media style. Zhang uses etching, lithograph and serigraph in one print.
Zhang Yongqing does not belong to any of the major art movements in China. He does not need the guidance of others. He is the loner who finds his own way, under any conditions and in even in extreme terrain - just like the lonely camel rider in the desert on one of his best designs.
Below is a list of awards and prizes that the artist's prints have won. We mention the information as we had received it from our Chinese partner. Presently we have no further details like the year of the award. Nor are we always aware of the exact meaning and positioning of the organizations involved. Our process of understanding the contemporary Chinese art scene is still in an early stage. And as the Chinese organizations and institutions do not have unified names in English, each translation may result in minor variations and in different writings.
Some of the awarded print designs have been offered in past artelino auctions and may still be available in coming auctions.
Art works of Zhang Yongqing have been collected by a number of museums in China and in Japan.
Zhang Yongqing print works have been shown in personal expositions in Taipei, Shanghai, and Chicago. More than 20 of his prints have been chosen in international print exposition in Kanagawa Japan, Spain, Macedonia and Egypt.
Prints by Yongqing were published in a series of magazines and newspapers.
The artist has made a series of publications about his own print works and about printmaking.
Zhang Yongqing wrote a dissertation titled "Discussion of the Appearance of Chinese Art"
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Works by emerging Chinese artists in BUYDIRECT.