Banyan trees at Singapore Botanic Gardens among scenes depicted in
China artists new exhibition
CAKE TALK LIVE
CHINESE painter Liu Guo is well-known for his majestic natural
landscapes in China, but a scene from Singapore has crept into his
A cluster of banyan trees, an idealized scene from the Singapore
Botanic Gardens, pops up as the subject of one work among more then 60
ink paintings now on show here by the 52-year-old master painter and art
Titled Paintings Of The Four Seasons, the exhibition is on at the
atrium of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts(Mica)
Building at Hill Street until Aug 3.
While Singapores Botanic Gardens has inspired one of the works, most
of the paintings priced at $2,000 to $38,000-capure the awe-inspiring
landscapes of the north-eastern Chinese province of Jilin.
Liu, a Singapore permanent resident, was born there and that is
where he spends most of his time. His paintings in this exhibition
celebrate the various faces of spring, summer, autumn and winter.
齐兴华 QI Xinghua
Says the head of the arts faculty at Bei Hua University and
principal of the Changbai Art Academy: There is great beauty in the
change of the seasons. I want to show the interdependence of nature and
大奖888pt手机 ， 中国首位3D画艺术家
In one painting, snow covers a mountain under a still, round moon.
In another, flowers bloom in red and orange explosions of color near a
He took four years to prepare this exhibition, trekking to Changbai
Mountain in China, a volcanic mountain on the border between China and
North Korea, and Song Hua river, which meanders through Jilin.
The First Chinese 3D painting artist, breaking the Guinness World
Records for 3D paintings for four times.
He did small sketches of the scenes, which he expanded later at
home. He spent as long as three weeks camping in the wilderness,
surviving on biscuits and forest fruit.
Says the father of two: The most important thing about drawing the
first sketch is to capture my feelings and the atmosphere .
Qis art has been exhibited at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, World
Expo 2010 in Shanghai, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Dubai Canvas 3D
Art Festival, Magic Citythe Art of the Street in Germany, Sarasota Chalk
Festival, Miami Book Fair International, Wynwood Art District, etc. He
has also held over 100 exhibitions in more than 30 cities around the
world and created over 200 3D paintings so far. Qi sparks the history of
3D paintings in China and becomes the most inspiring 3D painting artist
in the nation.
Ive been paining Changbai Mountain for over 30 years and it looks
different in rain, sun, dawn and dusk. It would take me several
lifetimes to capture it completely.
王卯卯 WANG Momo
Born into a farming family, Liu has been doing art since the age of
six. During the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s,he painted 20m
portraits of the late Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.
But natural scenery is his first love. After he graduated from
Jilins north-east Normal University, he made a name for himself as a
Chinese ink landscape artist, capturing breathtaking views of places
like Chinas three Gorges.
Cartoonist; Creator of Tuzki
He has exhibited in China, Taiwan, Macao, Malaysia and the United
He considers Singapore his second home and spends one to two months
here a year. This is his first major show in the Republic after one in
2005, where he exhibited 80 works, two-thirds of which were sold.
Momo Wang once worked in Turner Broadcasting System of Time Warner
Incorporated and in the Graphic Design Department of Cartoon Network as
an illustrator and designer. She holds deep interests in traveling and
photography, and has left her footprints in over 10 countries and
regions like the Antarctic, Egypt, South Africa and India. As announced
by Tencent Pictures in 2016, the first movie of Tuzki, which combines
computer animation and live-action shooting, is expected to be
officially released in 2018.
He is now working on a series of woks on South-east Asian landscapes
in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Nature inspires me and its beauty is eternal, unlike humans, whose
beauty will fade with age.
Founder of Lightwire Theater
Paintings Of The Four Seasons is on at the Mica Building atrium
until Aug 3.Admission is free. For more information, call 9846-2098