Oriental Ink Art and Western Culture Exhibition of Chinese Painting by Li Shiming


Venue丨TC101 Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Period丨2018.11.17-12.11


Co-organizers丨Shenzhen Artist Association/ Artist Association in Longgang District (Shenzhen)/ Xianzaitang Arts and Cultural Space

TC101 Exhibition Hall Opening Hours丨10:00 - 17:30  Closed on Public Holidays



The Chinese ink art is famed for its rich history and profound contents. Mr. Li Shiming, having been dedicated to the creation of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy for years, perfectly captures the realistic and plain beauty of western architecture and humanities to display a series of artworks that combine together eastern ink art and western culture.


The exhibition will last from 17 November to 11 December for nearly one month. 3 sections with more than 90 pieces of artworks will be on display, including the Sojourning in France Series, the Copied Painting Series and the Distinguished Professors-at-Large Series. The copied and sketching paintings created during his visit to France from July to September in 2017 will also be shown at the exhibition.


In the paintings of the Sojourning in France series, Mr. Li vividly depicts the dynamic scenes of the streets, buildings and the people in the city of Paris and also the pleasant landscape of the countryside.


During the period between July and September in 2017, upon invitation from the Director of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Mr. Li resided at the Lv Chakwan Studio in the Art City for academic and cultural exchange. He often went on foot to the nearby Louvre to copy the artworks there, including a Picasso sculpture – the "She-Goat" which was casted by wooden boards, dustpans and porcelain, etc. Compared to the original artwork, the goat painted in ink is of a unique charm in particular.


The Portraits of Distinguished Professors-at-Large series is a special ink art creation on the invitation of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. This section features 5 portraits created for the Distinguished Professors-at-Large of the University, including Professor Arieh WARSHEL (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), Professor Aaron CIECHANOVER (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), Professor Michael WATERMAN, World-renowned Bio-informatics Scientist, Professor Myron SCHOLES (Nobel Laureate in Economic Science), Brian K. KOBILKA (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry).


We warmly welcome your visit to the exhibition to enjoy the humanistic Paris within the art of ink and the pleasure of combining eastern and western culture.



[About the Artist]

Li Shiming, born in Yiyang of Jiangxi Province, descent of Jiangshan, Zhejiang Province, once served in the Film Section of Xiamen Garrison Division of the 31st Army. In 1991, Li studied at the Mural Painting Department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts and was assigned to work in Shenzhen in 1993. In 2012, he studied at the Liu Jian’s senior figure painting class at the China State Art Academy. At present, Li is member of the Chinese Artists Association, member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, member of Guangdong Chinese Painting Institute, board member of Shenzhen Artist Association, Vice Chairman of the Artist Association in Longgang District (Shenzhen), outstanding expert in Longgang District, cultural exchange ambassador of Shenzhen Tian’an Yungu, distinguished painter at Guangdong Hanjiang Painting & Calligraphy Academy and contract painter at China Fortune Culture Art (Beijing), etc. During the period between July and September in 2017, he was exchange visitor at Lv Chakwan Studio in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.


Representative artworks include the 30-meter Chinese painting long scroll "The Song of the Constructors - Image for the Shenzhen Universiade Construction Workers", the 52-meters Chinese painting long scroll "Mountain Shields, Wind and Rain, Far Away from Home -  Image for the Hakka People", "Fang Zhimin", "Sunshine in Kashgar Series", "The Tibetan of Gannan Series" and "The Sketches in Paris Series", etc.


Li has held personal exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Shenzhen Civic Center, Shenzhen Museum, Meizhou Cultural and Sports Center, the Art Studio of Dongguan Youth Center, Shenzhen Tian'an Yungu International Convention and Exhibition Center, Longgang Cultural and Sports Center and Longgang Hakka Museum, etc.

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