Capture the moment
- Mr. Guo Xianzhong's statement
Mr. Guo was born and raised in the beautiful province of Sichuan. He started learning traditional Chinese painting at the age of 16, and imitated many masterpieces by older generations of Chinese artists. One day, his brush could not help but paint by itself, and greedily swallowed his papers. From that point on, his own artistic life commenced.
In recent decades, his works have captured all the natural conditions and local customs across the Yangtze River, with fantastic skill and an unruly manner. His style varies greatly, as if from many different artists.
His work of the late 1980's represented the peak of his career as an artist. It can safely be said that his crane paintings during this period are masterpieces of traditional Chinese painting.
The crane is a theme which has been depicted in traditional Chinese paintings for years. In traditional Chinese paintings, it is commonplace to see a crane as part of a scene, but it is rare to see the crane depicted as a spiritual creature as it is under Mr. Guo's brush. Mr. Guo paints his cranes with only a few strokes but uses very thick ink, which makes his crane paintings full of spirit and energy. People who view them are surprised at how free his style appears. He combines calligraphy techniques with crane painting, which has become his unique style. To some extent, Mr. Guo's crane paintings are ... Read More