"We want to honor these artists who have committed themselves to the highest standards and tremendous technique in their respective art forms and style," said Mark Barnekow, Executive Producer of the exhibit. "It is fitting, in San Francisco, that we celebrate lives dedicated to artistic innovation and expression in the tradition of Chinese literati art that has spanned several thousand years."
Hou Beiren, Fong Chung-Ray and Zhou Shilin are trailblazers in Chinese art. Poet and painter Hou Beiren celebrated his 100th birthday this year with an exhibition featuring his latest literati ink works which innovate on the literati art form and decades of his own vast painting expertise. Fong Chung-Ray, known for his abstract works, has been creating Chinese abstract paintings for over six decades with cutting-edge techniques and materials. Zhou Shilin, a professor at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, has applied his expert skill in oil painting techniques to inspire new directions in Chinese ink for over 20 years.
Based in San Francisco, California, Contempor'ati is a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting and inspiring the Chinese literati tradition in today's contemporary society. Contempor'ati's mission is to share Contemporary Chinese literati art, philosophy and lifestyle. We share this spirit internationally with academics, artists, collectors and museums through exhibitions, writings and lectures. Visit www.contemporati.com.
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