Zhou Gang, was born in Shanxi, China in 1961. He graduated from The China Academy of Art and is currently a professor and director of the water-based painting department. Throughout my blog, I would like to introduce various Chinese artists and so I would like to first introduce Zhou Gang to you because he is the advisor for my Master's program at The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. Throughout my first year at the China Academy of Art I have learned more than I could ever imagine learning in one year. Not only have I grown as a watercolor artists but as a scholar and learner thanks to my advisor, Zhou Gang. I admire him greatly for the advice and encouragement he has given me over the last year, and at the same time how much he has pushed me to work hard and achieve my goals. Below I would like to share some of my favorite artwork created by Zhou Gang.
First, I would like to share my favorite series of his with you. A series of watercolor paintings of West Lake in Hangzhou, China.
My second favorite is a watercolor series of construction workers in China.
Some of my favorite qualities of Zhou Gang's works are that he uses bright bold colors, and paints the human body in such an interesting and different way in which I am used to seeing. Below are some of my favorite paintings he does of different female models.
Some of Zhou Gang's watercolor landscape paintings are more abstract, but his attention to color, detail, line, and space are phenomenally executed.
I also enjoy the way he captures people in their everyday environment, and the way he expresses their emotions.
Last but not least, I would like to share with you some of my favorite pencil and watercolor paintings by Zhou Gang.
This is just a small collection of my favorite watercolor paintings done by Zhou Gang, my advisor. If you would like to hear more about my time in China studying for my masters, see more artwork done by Zhou Gang, or simply chat about art, feel free to email me at HGreene@friendsnet.org or find me on Facebook or Instagram.
Until next time,