Zhou Chunya
1955 -
Zhou Chunya – The literati combination of Chinese Painting and Neo-expressionism
From the context of Chinese art development over the past thirty years, Zhou Chunya is an exceptional figure acclaimed as an idol reinterpreting the combination of Chinese Painting and Neo-expressionism in the Chinese art history. After graduating fromKassel Academy in Germanyin 1988, Zhou has constituted a Contemporary-literati style of Chinese painting under the influence of German Neo-expressionism and Chinese traditional painting. In his forty-year career, his art has changed so frequently and so drastically. All his iconic series like Mountain Rocks, Green Dog, Flower, and Peach Flower have unanimously carry with his literati sense and spirit.
Zhou Chunya was born in Chongqing and graduated from Kassel Academy of Fine Arts in Germanyin 1988. His artworks are supported by top museums and art collectors worldwide. Zhou was invited to show on several important, international exhibitions, like Long Museum Opening Series Exhibitions Through All Agesin 2013; rewarded as Martell Artists of the Year 2010 and attend to the exhibition tour in China; A Collateral Event For The 53rd Biennale di Venezia; The First International Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art in Paris; Contemporary Art Exhibition from China at Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2004; ALORS, LA CHINE? at Centre Pompidou in 2003; Quotation Mark—Chinese Contemporary Art at Singapore National Art Museum and China New Art, Post-1989 world-touring show in 1997. He has also hosted his solo exhibition in Spain, Italy, Norway, Indonesia National Gallery, and Shanghai Art Museum and Today Art Museum in China.
In 2009, Zhou establishedthe Fund of Five Colors to help people handicapped by injury and lost their supports during theearthquake, and keeps helping handicapped people through art education and provide therapeutic programs to children. In 2010, Zhao has gained great success by having his Forty Years Retrospective Review exhibition in Shanghai Art Museum and establishing Zhou Chunya Art Academy in Shanghai. Zhou is not just having huge success on art market, but also highly regarded for his academic achievement. He was appointed as president to Academic Committee of Chengdu Biennalein 2013.
Purple Peach Blossom