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Hou Weiguo: The Event of Horse Identification

On my trip to China in June, I met the very talented young artist Hou Weiguo at Chen Qi’s studio in Beijing. (Chen Qi is one of the artists we represent in the UK and has been working with us for 16 years, his works are exhibiting at La Biennale di Venezia 2019 this...

Zhu Kecheng: Experimenting with Woodblock Prints

Words and images by Zhu Kecheng, an ArtChina artist In 2018, I graduated as a MA Printmaking student from Camberwell College of Art. My graduation work won the Printmakers Council Award. This whole lithography collection is about conscious and unconscious body...

Tang Chenghua: The Passion of Colour

One of the most productive and passionate artist in China today is painter Tang Chenghua, whose work we have in our collection and have exhibition at various events in the UK. He has a new solo exhibition open now, running through 28 July, 2019, at TianJin Haibin Art...

The Daily Printmaking of Father and Daughter

This post was written by Chinese artist Zhu Kecheng, about painting with her father Zhu Jianhui, about his influence on her as an artist, and a recent experimental painting project they completed together, with the works below titled simply "Watercolour".  When I was...

Visiting People’s Park in Chengdu, China

ArtChina founder Aimin Liu grew up in Chengdu and People's Park is one of her favourite places to go. She was happy to be able to visit on her current China trip and has shared some thoughts and photos with us. Photos: Beautiful lotus blossom Built in 1911, People's...

Visiting Zi Zhu Studio: Teaching & Promoting Dou Ban

ArtChina founder Aimin is travelling through China this week, visiting art universities and studios, checking in with our artists and meeting some new talents. One of her first stops was China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou where she spent some time at  Zi Zhu Studio in...

Confucius’ Hometown × Ryue Nishizawa × Spirit of Ink Art

In May 2019, the Jining Art Museum launched its first exhibition, “Spirit of Ink Art: New Creation from Traditional Thoughts and Wisdom”, which is part of series of exhibitions to promote Chinese culture. The curator, Dr. Wei Xiangqi (who also serves as Associate...

Who are the “Implied Spectators” of Your Work?

Who is observing your work? Who is observing your work might be both a matter of expectation and concern for all the graduates in CAFA. The degree show is like a confession, which requires graduates to show their study outcomes with honesty and endeavour to appeal to...

Tang Chenghua: Blossoming in the Spring Breeze

Tang Chenghua: Immersive Art Exhibiting in Printing Studio, Beijing 5th May - 18th June 2019 . Instead of exhibiting in a tidy and fancy art museum, this time Tang Chenghua will show his working environment, staff and creation process at a screenprinting studio in...

边界 | The Boundaries by Tang Chenghua

Tang Chenghua’s newest collection, a series called “The Boundaries”, is made of all large-scale, hand-painted work sketched directly from nature. Although it is catalogued as hand-painted, it’s actually more like “sweeping with besom”. Those vast, luxurious colour...

Reflections on Printmaking by Liu Jing – Part 2

One of the artists whose work we will showcase at the London Original Print Fair is Liu Jing. In our last blog post, he began to reflect on his ideas about art and printmaking after exhibiting in a solo show titled "Texture and Daily Life", held earlier of this year...

Reflections on Printmaking by Liu Jing – Part 1

One of the artists whose work we will showcase at the London Original Print Fair is Liu Jing. Below, he reflects on his ideas about art and printmaking after exhibiting in a solo show titled "Texture and Daily Life", held earlier of this year in China. "This is my...

A Glimpse of the ArtChina Stand at London Original Print Fair

For our coming exhibition at the London Original Print Fair, we have a great collection of original prints from a group of four Chinese artists. Prints depict styles from Northern China’s multi-blocks woodcut as seen in the work of Liu Decai to Southern China’s...

Tradition & Transformation: Contemporary Printmaking in Asia

As a cultural concept, “Asia” refers to a geographic space and as well as a historical and cultural identity. Asia was proposed as a community, actually a cultural oppression from Western centralism. In the past 100 years, "Western learning " has eroded many regional...

Looking Back: Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea to see us last weekend, and especially to those of you who went home with a print from one of our talented Chinese artists. Thanks as well to the Affordable Art Fair team who made it such a...

In Conversation with Aimin Liu, Founder of ArtChina UK

Meet Aimin Liu, the founder of ArtChina UK. Below, she talks about how and why she founded ArtChina, how Chinese art is currently viewed in the UK and a bit about our upcoming participation in the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea in London from March 7-10, 2019.  Photo:...