For the Global Thinker

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chinese Contemporary Artist --Zhong Biao

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Zhong Biao was born in 1968 in Chongqing, Sichuan Province. He graduated in 1991 from the Zhejiang Fine Arts Academy and is now an associate professor at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. His paintings have been exhibited worldwide and he was one of China's most famous artists.

Zhong Biao’s art and his artistic values have to be understood in the context of the cultural and social changes happening in China. As a sensitive artist, he has captured the pulse of China’s social reforms through the visual symbols that have been a part of Chinese cultural life for centuries. Seeking to emphasize the continuity of time, rather than its disjunction, he juxtaposes the old with the new. The porcelain appears alongside the Mao, the sculpture alongside the McDonald's – successfully creating a holistic experience of the values and traditions of his native culture.

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