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Expression Through Mixed Media in Printmaking

Tang Chenghua, a printer, painter and installation artist who teaches at the printmaking department of China Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA), has a rich international background as far as academics go. Having floated about between East and West for a decade, Tang...

News from Yu Chengyou in 2020

Chinese New Year will start on 25th January this year, different from most of the countries in the Western world. This is the Year of Mouse in China, as illustrated in the drawing by our young artist Zhu KeCheng below. I recently caught up with one of our all time...

Chen Qi 2019: Renewal and Coexistence

In July 2019, ArtChina artist Chen Qi left his Huan Tie studio after 10 years of working and moved into a new studio located in the Winery International Park Beijing. During the move, a roll of unused paper from a decade ago indicated his artistic practise in...

Liu Shiming: The Spiritual Journey of “Savant II” in New York

As one of the first-generation of native sculptors cultivated in New China, Liu Shiming concluded his artistic creation as the “Chinese Method”, understood from his own experience. In his career as a sculptor that spans more than 60 years, he always maintained a clear...

Shop New Prints & Attend Our Seminar

A Seminar: Investing in Contemporary Chinese Art Mark your calendars: As a part of our ongoing exhibition at Henley & Partners in London, ArtChina will give a seminar on how to invest in art, particularly in Chinese contemporary art, on 6 December, at 20 Grosvenor...

Looking Back: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2019

Words by ArtChina Founder Aimin Liu Sunday was our last day exhibiting at this year's Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. It was our second time participating in this event. We loved seeing lots of locals walking around with their friends and family, and the fair...

New York, It does not belong to the US, it belongs to the world

It has been nearly two months now I have been holding a place as a Visiting Scholar at the university of Alfred in the US. I spend  my time mostly working in the studio, but I have also been to New York recently to visit museums and galleries which I find stimulating...

Echo of System: Sui Jianguo 1997-2019

Photo: “Echo of System: Sui Jianguo 1997-2019”. Since 1997, Sui Jianguo has explored the rich contexts of “classicism, realism, modernism, political pop, conceptual art, and post-conceptualism” and he has tried multiple type of expressive media such as sculpture,...

Regional Art Exhibition Model and the Myth of the Anren Biennale

Originally published by CAFA Art Info. Photo: The Press Conference of the Second Anren Biennale The question of how to inject the vitality of contemporary art into an ancient town full of historical emotions is no longer a new one, although geographical differences...

Continuous Images: A Father and Son Dialogue

2017 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Zong Qixiang. During this year, a series of chronological exhibitions, along with archival documents that researched Zong Qixiang’s artistic context, were launched. It is this series of events that have made Zong Qixiang,...

The Life & Energy of Tang Chenghua’s Art

Words by By Fan DiAn (Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Art) Recently, artist Tang Chenghua has embarked on a journey of rediscovering the traditions of his Chinese cultural roots. For many years his main practice has been in printmaking. He has a lot of experience...

The Realm of Flowers: The Art of Fu Chunmei

Words by ArtChina founder Aimin Liu My friendship with Fu Chunmei has bloomed, as beautifully as the flowers in her paintings, and her career as an artist. I'm delighted to see her solo exhibition has successfully finished last month in New York, and thrilled to...

OCAT Institute Announces Annual Lecture Series by Craig Clunas

Originally posted on OCAT Institute Three Transnational Moments in the History of Chinese Art 中国艺术史上的三个跨国瞬间 This series of three lectures concentrates on the first three decades of the twentieth century, when the two binary oppositions of modern/traditional, and...

Introducing Wang Lin: A Reflection on Process and Media

Words by Wang Lin I am not a person who is good at expressing thoughts in words, so naturally I focus more on the journey of my creation. Creation is a process of storytelling, through which my thoughts on society and myself are released. Most of my work is created in...

The Evolution of Beijing’s Art Districts & Studios

Originally posted by CAFA ART INFO with additional edits by ArtChina UK. IMAGE: “Beijing Flash Biennale—The Evolution of Beijing’s Art Districts & Studios”  What does a site mean to artists? Is it a place of life, of art creation, or the art itself? With the...

Yang Pengcheng: Exploring Water-Based Woodcut Prints

Words by Yang Pengcheng 2013年我考上陈琦老师的研究生。三年的学习期间我进行了有关水印木刻颜料、水、纸张、板材的物性研究。以一种严谨科学的实验与分析对水印版画的媒材做系统研究,使过去经验性的水印木刻技术生发成既可分析,又可量化的知识系统,通过材料的印痕比较完成了作品《水印木刻物性研究》手工书。不同的材质所呈现出的物质特性和可能性,会对艺术家的艺术表现提供一个很好的帮助和一个有利的依据,为做水印木刻的艺术家的创作提供一种参照。 In 2013, I became the postgraduate...

Beijing’s Huantie Art District Becomes History

One day in July 2019, hundreds of artists with studios in the HuanTie Art District outside Beijing’s East Fifth Ring Road (along with those in the Roma Lake Art District) were told to move, and that the entire district had to be cleared due to “security problems” and...

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...