• Wild and Ecological

    Date posted: January 30, 2009 Author: jolanta
    Contemporary art in Guizhou usually impresses viewers as “bizarre,” “neurotic,” and “whimsical.” People consider Guizhou as a place where there are no great artists. This is partly because Guizhou is located in the mountainous area southwest of China, which makes it difficult to reach, hence the lack of cultural exchange with the rest of the country. The “corner” position of Guizhou, however, assists in maintaining the province’s pristine natural and cultural condition. Guizhou artists transform what they observe in this environment into original and wild artistic visions. Image

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    Li Jian Feng, The 12th Floor, 2008. Oil on canvas, 170 x 160 cm. Courtesy of Art Today.

    Contemporary art in Guizhou usually impresses viewers as “bizarre,” “neurotic,” and “whimsical.” People consider Guizhou as a place where there are no great artists. This is partly because Guizhou is located in the mountainous area southwest of China, which makes it difficult to reach, hence the lack of cultural exchange with the rest of the country. The “corner” position of Guizhou, however, assists in maintaining the province’s pristine natural and cultural condition. Guizhou artists transform what they observe in this environment into original and wild artistic visions.

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