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Britain Through the Eyes of a Chinese Diplomat
28 Sep 2015 - 6 Oct 2015
Discover the beauty of traditional Chinese brush painting and see Britain in a new light. Chinese Diplomat Wang Ying presents his interpretations of classic British scenes, painted during his diplomatic service in the UK. There will also be Chinese bamboo paintings by Nobel laureate in Physics, Professor Novoselov.
Mr. Wang Ying's recent work draws on years of expertise in Chinese brush painting and has been inspired by the overwhelming beauty of the plants and landscapes in this country.
Professor Novoselov's style focuses on the classic theme of bamboo in Chinese painting, which he fell in love with while visiting Xiamen in Southern China.
You will be able to view these beautiful paintings and explore their themes and cultural significance at your leisure throughout the exhibition period.
Don't miss the opening ceremony, where both artists will create a painting together, demonstrating their skills and producing a work that truly symbolises cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.
More about the artists
Mr. Wang Ying is a Chinese artist and diplomat born in 1965. He is Education Consul at the Chinese Consulate General in Manchester.
His work has been exhibited at diverse venues such as the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Perth University and major galleries in Beijing and Korea. He has also been invited to host seminars for United Nations Headquarters and American Universities to lecture on art appreciation
Mr. Wang is a guest research professor at the Chinese Calligraphy and Phycology Research Institute at East China Normal University. Mr. Wang is also a member of Chinese National Association of Fine Arts and board member of Chinese Education Calligraphy and Fine Arts Association.
Professor Konstantin Novoselov is a Russo-British physicist, known for his research on graphene with Professor Andre Geim. This earned them the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010, making Professor Novoselov the youngest Nobel laureate in physics.
Professor Novoselov fell in love with Chinese painting, particularly bamboo paintings, when he was a visiting scholar in Xiamen, South China years ago. His ink paintings of bamboos have been highly appraised by Chinese painters and his works have been featured in several high profile Chinese painting exhibitions.
Mon-Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Sat 10.00 - 16.00
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