1. Chen Qi(1963~)
Professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts,
Member of Chinese Artists Association.
1987 BA in Drawing, NanJing Institute of Fine Art;
2006 PhD in Fine Art, NanJing Institute of Fine Art.
1992 JiangSu Art Museum;
1993 National Art Museum of China;
2006 FengDanYuLu Museum, NanJing;
2007 Workshop in Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK;
2008 Oriental Museum, Durham, UK.
2012 Chen Qi Art Tour:
New Year Fine Art Festival, Shin Kong Place,Beijing.
2012 SH Contemporary, Shang Hai Exhibition Center.
Art Taipei 201263, the Making of Water, Amelie Gallery Beijing.
2010 Notation of Time, Amelie Gallery Beijing
Merit & Copper Award of the 7th, 8th, 9th National Art Exhibitions;
Golden Award of the 13th China Print Art Exhibition;
LuXun Printmaker Award by Chinese Artists Association etc.
China National Art Museum, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, ShangHai Museum, GuangDong Museum, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, New York Public Library, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, European Woodcut Foundation, Uli Sigg Collection etc.
Water Series: Chen Qi’s expressions of water are quite risky and daring. There is no normal visual center in the picture, just the undulation of the ripples rendered in light and dark. But this really is water, the water we see, drink and wash with every day, the waters of the North Sea in Chuang Tzu’s Aimless Wandering, the water that Confucius sighed about when he faced the river, the water that in ancient Greek philosophy could never be stepped in twice. It has no set appearance. In nature, water is both the most abstract and the most concrete material. It is, in and of itself, a metaphor for change, and a metaphor for time. Time passes swiftly like flowing water. What flows in this work is the mark of time.