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Koshiro Onchi was some kind of a Japanese Wassily Kandinsky. He was not only an active promoter and theorist of modern and abstract art. Like Kandinsky, he had many other artistic talents - music and poetry.
Koshiro Onchi - Biography
When you receive hundreds of art prints - new and old - every month you take a certain attitude of calm contemplation. But when we at artelino saw an art print by Mr. Zhou Lu for the first time, we became really excited. We saw it in the official catalog of the 17th National Print Exhibition of China, the most prestigious exhibition opportunity for contemporary Chinese artists.
Zhou Lu Résumé
Tatsuo Kawashima stands for the best qualities in the long history of printmaking in Kyoto, Japan. For instance technical perfection as the result of an excellent and profound training, and a greater emphasis on tradition towards subjects and techniques. Tatsuo Kawashima had learned the art of printmaking as a carver for ukiyo-e reproductions at Kyoto publisher Uchida Arts, before he started to create his own woodblock prints in 1980.
Kunihiro Amano is a leading Japanese artist of the second half of the 20th century. The designs of his woodblock prints are figural, semi-abstract or abstract compositions in geometrical or natural forms. Many of the artist's images have - more or less visible - sexual symbols integrated.
Amano Kunihiro - Resume
Zhang Yongqing was born in Handan, China. As soon as 1987 he began to win a number of prizes at national Chinese art exhibitions. In 1996 he was chosen to represent China in the International Print Exhibition in Valencia in Spain and later in Macedonia and in Japan. His works are collected by Chinese and Japanese museums.
Zhao Tianqi graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Chinese Central Fine Art Academy in Beijing in 1992. Since then she has regular one-woman shows and group exhibitions - mostly in Beijing, but also in Hong Kong and in Japan. Zhao Tianqi has found an enthusiastic group of collectors among the Western diplomats in Beijing. Her printworks even decorate the Dutch,Swiss and French embassies in China.
Zhao Tianqi - Biography
If you are interested in Asian art you certainly have read about the hype of contemporary Chinese art - the fastest growing art market in the world, and record prices for Chinese art works. What is it all about? And is it a good idea for art collectors outside China to buy contemporary Chinese art?
Contemporary Chinese Art - help!
I would like to call him Mr. Happiness. In his artist statement Mr. Liu Kinwah points out that he is a happy man, and that he wants to create joyful art in order to make people happy. Looking at it from an aspect of art theory, Liu Kinwah is a representative of a new Chinese movement called 'Vulgar Art'. But 'Vulgar Art' or not, these paintings look cute and the warm colors, funny faces and auspicious symbols make you feel good.
Artist resume of Liu Kinwah
Hasui Kawase is considered the best Japanese landscape printmaker of the 20th century. During his lifetime he made roughly 600 landscape woodblock prints. Out of these 52 designs are focused on Mount Fuji, the majestic landmark of Japan.
Mount Fuji on Woodblock Prints by Hasui Kawase
Yoshitsuya Koko was a Japanese printmaker from the late Edo period when an era of political stability, isolation and social opression was in its decline and final stage. Probably under the influence of his teacher, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Yoshitsuya had specialized in woodblock prints of warriors and events from Japan's history and legends.
Yoshitsuya Koko - Biography