Professor, Department of Art History University of British Columbia Cao Xingyuan
Recommend by the Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada，Chinese Artists Association, sponsored by the China Art Gallery”Zhou Shixin Exhibition”Opened in Beijing has a special significance. This exhibition is a Professor Zhou Shixin art Qi on evaluation，He is profoundly China cultural ideal of artistic pursuit and perseverance. Decades as one day in Shanghai，Hong Kong，United States and Canada to sow the seeds of traditional culture and the world of peaches and plums contribution affirmation.
Professor born in the second half of the twentieth century experienced a week of great change in Chinese society and culture，Fighting from the traditional to the modern altar becomes dang swing culture frenzy. Like many intellectuals, artists like the art in transition，Professor Zhou experienced things political changes. Better appreciate the economic and cultural embarrassment after he moved up the township. Whether it is due to economic pressures intended or required for cultural heritage，Decades. Professor Zhou with his brush painted his unique artistic characteristics. Professor Zhou neither like some traditional painter after Yuanduchongyang，Branded keep tradition，Learn it without;Much less to chase crazy paranoid Festival artistic expression from the comfort camel Qi Gong imagine themselves involved in the social mainstream Western culture, occupies a central position in the dominant Chinese culture. Although lead generation overseas Chinese art flair，Professor Zhou art as real life and culture of thinking objects. He stressed the need to maintain the distance between the painting and life:”View of people，觀物，View of the world disputes. Jiong cloud resembling mountains. Fold changes and dynamics of impermanence.”
Professor Zhou's paintings careful scrutiny. You can use “To-kyo誕, 避泥 old”Six words to describe the characteristics of his art:Not only inherited the deep traditional pen and help law also seek change and innovation efforts taken on painting. Most representative of his artistic reform of freehand brushwork painting，That he was involved in a fierce clash wells involvement of traditional Chinese ink painting and modern art of the twentieth century, the confrontation and eventually combined with each other, draw on each other's witnesses.
His impressionistic landscape painting in ink maintained along the lush Yue，Momentum，Clouds floating natural landscape. Pen with ink on the chase Juanxiu Dong Yuan, Ju Ran, Dong Qichang other southern School of wetting but vigorous tradition，By forcing Chang，Li Keran that cause must be a high，Hearty shower carved modern ink situation. But scattered solid composition Kongkuo，Features pen and ink drawing heavy Wordsworth intoxicated Howard Wells Run Cang enhanced spatial picture layer blown rich and varied discretionary law. Jane far lacking in the vast pool of thick ridges and peaks，Vegetation Wordsworth，Another way，Is not confined to a one method. Integration of a number of the ultimate sublimation, own a cool and bright clear transparent ink landscape painting impressionistic style in his harness and control the Chang Chi in both modern and traditional art into orbit.
One classic example is a professor of landscape painting freehand brushwork week for a decade before the "clean pad rock scene." Works using ink dip let the natural flow of rendering approach:Flow, stop, pool, shaped Viagra does not leave to the discretion ink pen，Leave empty talk naturally without pen marks implicit blank. Diffuse flow, such as Si Wu Jiong ink discretionary forms like abstract like uncertainty. Grabbing a pen to outline briefly dyed like this abstract form, color ink. The screen suddenly turned into mountains overlap，Steep cliffs，Dense jungle，Falls folding，Cheonggyecheon around Stone，Misty clouded "rock scene clean pad"
In recent years,，Professor Zhou's artistic mind becoming detached, calm, hot pursuit of a sense of joy and heights of indifferent. Transcendental mood to see him make a choice precipitation cognitive board in Chinese and Western cultures;Frankly ink pen drive，Show to see him on the traditional “Essence has been too”After calmly confident. But，Seemingly indifferent, show the picture Yun Hao Zhuo more “Spring and Autumn Annals”In order to reach critical of art righteous cultural mission to increase the intensity of the work. Discovery Well worry Bongchang Cultural Complex shaped his unique salty neither the mad Christmas, both modern means of abstract expressionism，Fork out and away from the traditional style of the ancients.