Downtown at Dusk 20 in X 24 in Oil Painting
My work explores my own curiosities and help me express the energy between myself and my subject. I usually start painting with some kind of a connection with my subject. I work out ideas and explore all the possibility, then I let the painting itself takes over. The end result is not about the aesthetic of the painting, but rather, it's a reflection of the energy that I've received from my models or subjects.
Artistic inspiration began at an early age for me. Growing up in Beijing, China after the Cultural Revolution, I was surrounded by classical Chinese culture as well as new European art. These are the influences which continue to define and inspire my work today. With 7 years of professional training, I graduated from Beijing Normal University, with a Bachelors of Arts degree, majoring in Fine Arts. Specializing in portraits and landscapes, I usually start painting with some kind of a connection with my model or scene. I work out ideas and explore all the possibilities; then I let the painting itself take over. The end result is not about the aesthetic of the painting, but rather, it's a reflection of the energy that I've received.
Associate Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists(AFCA). I have been residing in Vancouver, Canada with my wife since 2008.
2017.1 Federation Gallery - Works on Paper Exhibition - First Place
2016.5 Federation Gallery - From Life Exhibition - First Place
2016.5 Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (Granville Island) First Place