Oil on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
About the artwork
"Unlike flamboyant blooms, the quiet lotus is always compared to junzi (gentleman) in Chinese culture", says Yi. "Though growing from mud, it maintains its pure unpolluted appearance. Its simplicity and elegance is what I convey."
About the artist
Born in Jiangsu in 1968, internationally acclaimed Chinese painter Yizhou graduated from the Huaiyin Normal Academy in 1990 with a Major in Fine Arts and continued on to receive a postgraduate with specialization in oil painting from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. Yi relies on his deep Chinese roots and upbringing to express himself, with a style derived from many years of studying calligraphy and being inspired by classic Chinese landscapes. The lotus is one of his favourite themes. The award-winning artist has exhibited the world over, including China, Germany, France and the USA.Go to Yi Zhou's profile ›