Zhou Qinyun’s new series of oil paintings are surrealist in style, featuring characters and scenes both imaginary & factual, from past & present times, and presented in elaborate tableaux, echoing the surrealist masters Dali and Magritte. Drawing on Freud’s thesis of the subconscious mind, the artist allows his creative imagination to fly free of restraint.
Zhou Qinyun (b.1953 in Shanghai) has a well established reputation in the field of lacquer painting. He studied the subject under Qiao Shiguang, the most famous lacquer painter in China. His previous exhibition at Zee Stone Gallery, “Trend & Tradition” expressed the tension in Chinese society between the contemporary & the traditional, and featured society ladies, models and gangsters in a classical setting. Four paintings from this series can be seen at the foot of this page.
|1953||Born in Shanghai|
|1981||Shanghai Fu Dan University in 1981|
|2001||Shanghai International Fair|
|2003||“lacquer Light” selected into the first Beijing International Art Biennial|
|2004||“Mountain Emotion” selected into the first China Contemporary Art Exhibition|
|2005||-“Musical Rhythm series No. 28- Autumn Rhythm” selected in 2005 China Lacquer Painting Exhibition|
|2009||"Trend and Tradition ",Zee Stone Gallery,Hong Kong|