The images in my art work come from my childhood memories and dreams, past, life experiences and happy hopes and dreams for the futures. The forms in the work have evolved from mushrooms and nature. I want to communicate with mushrooms. In order to do this and present them as living beings with feelings and thoughts, I have created new abstract styles and the appearances of mushrooms. I talk to them and combine them with the method and technique of printmaking, painting and drawing in doing my studio practice and studies.
I am interested in mushrooms as they always recreate many happy, secret memories and dreams from my childhood and my past. Much of the content of my recollections are of when my Grandfather took me to see and gather mushrooms in the fields near our home in China.
I relate mushrooms, representing them as myself and expressing my feelings and ideas in my works to people. I talk to mushrooms and I admire mushrooms for their happiness together, taking care each other, sympathy, shyness and quietness. Using them as my art theme has given me and people who like my art work great pleasure and enjoyment. I do want to share these with you! I still have a dream - May one day Kingdom of mushroom will come true!
Dealing through simple forms with deep feelings and utilising images in large spaces, yet at the same time within these taking small mushrooms to generate huge memories. The mushrooms are always moving they are ever changing, large and small, happy and sad, weak and strong, full and empty, endless in the space of my memories.
So I treat them with soft, sharp and occasionally hard images but they are always moving.
2000-2002 MA Printmaking: Camberwell College of Arts London, U.K
1997-2000 BA Honors, Fine Art (Upper Second): University of East London, U.K
1998 Artist in Residency Hawkwood Lodge Enviromental Education Centre London, U.K
1972-1975 Hebei Teachers College, China
Public and private collections
Scarborough Museum Trust, scarborough Art Gallery, UK, 2016, 2018
V&A Museum, London, UK, 2015, 2017
Jinshi Gallery, Tianjin, China , 2011
The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, UK, 2004
The University of East London, UK , 2000
Private people collections in UK, America, China, Germany and other countries.
Artichoke Print Workshop and The John Purcell Paper Award London U.K (2002)
Winner of The University of East London Purchase Prize U.K (2000)
Award Highly Recommended The Millinery Works Gallery London U.K (1999)
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'GOLDEN DOT IN MY MEMORY' etching 45x44cm. 'MEMORIES IN YELLOW' etching and aquatint 54.5 x 59cm. 'MEMORIES IN RED' aquatint 61x61cm ...
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London Tokyo Seoul show 2008
Themistletoe ball 2014 The Organising Committee would like to thank the individuals and companies for their kind support of Cancer Research UK...