"Navigating Horizons: Emerging Asian Artists"
Zhou Bin 周斌
Zhou Bin is good at using his solid traditional classical oil painting techniques to express images that are contemporary, trendy, academically profound, and meet the needs of modern aesthetics and are ornamental. While studying in Europe, he gradually established his own painting language and habits by copying and studying a large number of classic works by master’s from the Renaissance to modern neoclassicism.
Zhou Bin's works usually revolve around the "expressions" of characters. The paintings are relatively independent but are inextricably linked to each other. The various characters in Zhou Bin's paintings convey the author's unique thoughts and sense of humor, guiding the audience to enter their spiritual world with curiosity and find their own answers.
Zhou Bin currently works and lives in Beijing.
Yuttana's work is the perfect expression of a peaceful and at ease state of mind. His works are inspired by the nature and daily life around him, including the sky, rivers, sun, humans, and animals. He is also inspired by music and movies. These inspirations bring him continuous artistic nourishment and enrich him. Colorful imagination.
And he uses the expression techniques of contemporary art to show the unique beauty of oriental artists. The light and elegant colors have both a classical charm and a fresh atmosphere; the boat is floating on the water, and the lake light reflects the colors of the villages and mountains. The viewer's eyes wander between the distance and the near of the picture, bringing an immersive feeling. visual experience. With "boat" as the element that runs through all works, Yuttana uses quiet and clean pictures to bring the viewer into the artist's peaceful inner world.
Patrick Lee 李紹榮
The series of works based on Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek are enthusiastically sought after by European and American Westerners. An art critic said that there are only three artists in the world who have relatively successful creations based on Mao Zedong and can leave viewers with closed eyes and aftertaste. In addition to Andy Warhol (USA) and Chen Danqing (Mainland), the other would be Patrick Lee in Taiwan.
In Lee’s eyes, Mao and Chiang were not just political leaders from the East, but the rejuvenators of a Chinese nation after a century of oppression and humiliation. Both men have a strong flavor of the times, and they also reflect important scenes in Chinese history in the 20th century, such as the War with Japan, the Korean War, and the confrontation between the East and the West.
Especially for a historical figure like Mao:
Chen Danqing could only see Mao's gloomy and ferocious side.
Andy Warhol, a foreigner, could only look inside the door from the outside. The hair in his eyes was changeable and mysterious.
Mao created by Lee interprets the Chinese culture and history of more than 2,000 years since the Qin and Han Dynasties to interpret this figure who was unavoidable in China and the world in the 20th century.
Huang Yulong 黄玉龙
我把个人全部的情感都注入到这个穿卫衣的人物上，为了作品 的气质不受到更 多信息的影响，我把人物面部减去了，由连衣 的帽子把人物补充完整，这件衣 服成了我所雕塑的人物本身， 所以我用人物的动作以及手势来暗示一种状态， 以及人物本身 所表达的一种力量。
I poured all my personal emotions into this sweater-wearing character. In order not to affect the temperament of more information, I subtracted the character's face and completed the character with a jumpsuit and hat. Because of the characters I create, I use their actions and gestures to suggest a state and a power expressed by the characters themselves.
Nicholas Choong 创作的城市景观包含了他在吉隆坡生活的情感反应。 Choong以浓密而丰富的色彩描绘城市风光。建筑物是用调色刀大胆地刮擦和拍打油漆制成的。他在城市风景中运用冷色调，揭示了城市中冰冷而疏离的联系。标志灯、建筑物、汽车前灯和雨中的倒影照亮了这座城市。颜料滴落在画布上，成为不同的城市灯光的断断续续的光芒。在尼古拉斯的画中，吉隆坡是一座充满活力和激情的灯光之城。然而，繁华的城市背后也存在着孤独和不确定性。 Choong的画作让人想起保罗·塞尚（Paul Cézanne），他是后印象派大师，启发了巴勃罗·毕加索（Pablo Picasso）、亨利·马蒂斯（Henri Matisse）和现代主义从此成为大师。塞尚说过：“我们不能画我们认为我们看到的东西，而是我们所看到的东西”。
Nicholas Choong creates cityscapes that contains his emotional responsiveness of living in Kuala Lumpur. Choong portraits city sceneries with dense and rich colors. Buildings are made of bold, scraping and slapping paints with palette knives. He applies cool colors in his city landscapes that reveal cold and detached connections in a city. Lights of signs, buildings, cars headlights and reflections in rain illuminate the city. Paints drip onto the canvases become different intermittent gleam of city lights. In Nicholas’s paintings, Kuala Lumpur is a city of lights that is full of energy and passion. However, there is also loneliness and uncertainty behind a prosperous city. Choong’s paintings are reminiscent of Paul Cézanne who was a master of post-impressionism and had inspired Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and
modernism masters henceforth. Cézanne stated “We must not paint what we think we see, but what we see”.
Gao Xiao Yun 高小云
Suzhou landscape consists of several rivers and lakes. When mist rises from water, landscape is hidden behind a misty screen. Time and light have been forgotten for a while in a mass of fog. The water and sky in Gao Xiao Yun’s paintings are the main elements, which control the whole composition, shaping the boundaries of each structure with their purity and fluidity. Even on its intense textures, we may see signs of drippings in motion; even on his fading shadows we will find shimmering essence of the water. Somehow, it seems like these houses are floating on the “Lethe River”, where no past and no future exist and all belongs to the present.
Lim Kim Hai林金海
Lim Kim Hai is one of iconic Malaysian art master, applying apples as a subject matter to imply his perspectives on life. Apples for the artist refer plump and thriving life. Sturdy and durable apples show different sheen and angle on the canvas. They seem floating on the canvas and create an infinite space on 2D canvas. For Lim Kim Hai, a person’s life journey is filled with uncertainty and challenges. As an artist, making art is a constant challenge and his continue study on one subject – Apples is his life mission in art journey.