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Zhang Xiaochun is a well-known artist from the Yunnan Art School. He works in the woodblock reduction technique. His style is diverse and colorful like Yunnan, the province where he was born and where he lives and works.
Zhang Xiaochun - Biography
When Miss Xiong Xiqiu was born Mao Zedong had been dead for three years. While the dealing with the past and reflections on cultural clashes in today's China are often the focus for Chinese artists above the age of forty, this young woman represents a different style. Her pop-art compositions and gaudy colors express in our view the new life-style feeling of many young urban Chinese.
Chinese Avantgarde Artist Xiong Xiqiu
Mr. Yang Yongsheng is a leading Chinese printmaker from Yunnan province. Currently (2006) he makes his master degree in fine arts at the printmaking department of Hawaii University as a fellow of the Ford Foundation. Yang Yongsheng works in reduction woodblocks, woodblocks and etchings. His works from the 1990s are a part of the history of what is now called the Yunnan Art School.
Yang Yongsheng - Résumé
Tangshan earthquake was the biggest natural disaster that happened during the 20th century. Hundreds of thousands lost their lifes in the ruins of the city. Zhang Minjie was 17 when he was buried alive, face to face with death. His salvation was not more than pure luck - or destiny.
Although the Chinese invented paper and woodblock printing, the knowledge about Chinese woodblocks in Western countries has been very limited. With the economic and cultural opening of China, art friends can now learn about a new and fascinating world - modern Chinese woodblock prints, based on traditional techniques that are pretty different from those used for Japanese woodblock prints.
Chinese Woodblock Prints
Contemporary Chinese artist Liu Zhi is exceptional. Fortunately I am not the only one with this opinion. I am in good company. Liu Zhi is collected by the Benetton (United Colors of ...)family. And in 2012 Liu Zhi had exhibitions in Lille and Montpellier in France. Look at his surreal paintings and you will understand why this artist has a great career in front of him.
Resumé of Liu Zhi
Over the last decades a new technique how to create a multicolor woodblock print has emerged and become widely used by Chinese printmakers. The process is called reduction woodblock printing or sometimes also no-waste printing. All colors are printed just out of one block which is recarved for each color. Thus the original block is destroyed during the creation process and further copies beyond the first edition are impossible.
Chinese Reduction Woodblock Prints
In China's contemporary art scene Poon Shu's art works are hot! In 2011 she had her first successful solo show in Beijing.
Artist resume of Poon Shu
As a Westerner I am reminded of traditional Chinese ink paintings when I look at Si Riufeng's art works. This young artist has certainly been influenced by the old Chinese masters. But there is more behind. In some of his paintings one recognizes either old houses or the skyline of new modern urban buildings.
Artist resume of Si Riufeng
Mr. Lak Shanhang is engaged in Buddhist art - a very special Buddhist art. He paints after murals or statues that were found in the world-famous Dunhuang caves, now a world heritage site. Being born in Dunhuang, he was engaged in the 1990s in a conservation project for the Dunhuang caves. Now he works as a professional freelance artist.
Artist resume of Lak Shanhong
Works by emerging Chinese artists in BUYDIRECT.