The Long Road of Art
I was born in Jiangsu China in 1959.When I was in the primary school, I changed my name.
The three consecutive years of natural calamities in 1960, 1961 and 1962, the political campaign of criticizing Lin Biao and Confucius, opposing rehabilitation of right-leaning elements, and the overthrowing of the Gang of Four
Having burned willow tree sticks into charcoal bars, I used them to draw pictures on the ground and wall, color the black and white photos with watercolor, red faces, red lips, green army uniforms
During my childhood, I used to writing Spring Festival couplets and selling them ,painting picture posters, depicting the scenes of Learning from Dazhai in Agriculture and Learning from Daqing in Industry in the grain station and farming machinery factoryOn the billboards of mining bureau, hospitals and institutions, I painted picture posters depicting such revolutionary heroes and heroines as Li Yuhe and Li Tiemei as well as Huangshan pine Trees and Chairman Mao toes to Anyuan.
In 1977 , I took part in entrance examination for Nanjing Art Institute and scored rather high in sketch and colors, but I was not enrolled, the reason being that I was too young and older applicants should be admitted with recommendation.
Luckily, I joined the army in 1978 and had a chance to temper myself in the great melting pot of the army. The soldier-carrying army train docked at the station and I rode an army green Beijing jeep for the first time.
College entrance examination was restored, and for the first time, dressed in green army uniform, with a red star on my cap and a pair of red badges on the collars, painted male and female models in the classroom.
In1980,my oil painting entitled Maternal Love participated in the Second National Youth Fine Arts Exhibition and was awarded the third prize.
In 1981, I went to Beijing by Boeing 737 and entered for National Youth Oil painting Forum on behalf of Qinghai and exchanged autographs with such renowned painters as Ai Xuan, Luo Zhongli, Zhou Chunya, Xu Mangyao, Liang Zhaotang and Shang Ding. We drew cartoons for each other.
In search of art, I set my foot steps all over the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and the south and north of the Tianshan Mountain range along with the maneuvering of the army.
In the 1990s, I went to Louvre in Paris to copy masterpieces and study
I saw the famous sculpture Thinker by Auguste Rodin, Mona Lisa by Da Vinci and toured Paris City Hall and Notre Dame de paris.
The 21st China Art Salon was held in Nancy, France and the Chinese national flag was raised for the first time, and I was received by Chinese ambassador Wu Jianmin.
In recent years, I toured Europe, and held solo exhibitions, joint exhibition and artistic exchanges in Europe.
Enlightened by Western classicism, romanticism, modernism, abstract, realistic painting and installation, influenced by the ancient Roman statue with broken arms, Terracotta Warriors and Horses at Xian China. After 10 years of study and research, I combined oil paint and sculpture on canvas and formed my unique artistic style, 3-D oil paintings on the plane canvas
October 12, 2012