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Zhou Chunya

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 from Kassel Academy in Germany in 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 carried with his literati sense and spirit.


Zhou Chunya was born in Chongqing and graduated from Kassel Academy of Fine Arts in Germany in 1988. His artworks are supported by top museums and art collectors worldwide. 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 established the Fund of Five Colors to help people handicapped by injury and lost their support during the earthquake, and keep 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 in the art market, but also highly regarded for his academic achievement. He was appointed as president to the Academic Committee of Chengdu Biennale in 2013.

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