About Zhou Zixi's Painting
It is said Zhou Zixi's paintings seem to have all the effective factors that great works contain, whereas with the fail factors for unsuccessful works also. Never being trained from an academy of fine arts, the artistic style of Zhou is unique however. In this exhibition, two works from his "Happy life" series, among which the attention to society and history manifests the recording and penetration of contemporary life. In full of fun and allegory in the rage of outdoor sports ground displacement is absurd to indoor, and entertainment, violence is decorated and hidden... The rest pieces, however, are more private—the series of "My Flowing Time", which was painted during 2001—2002. Trivial work life scenes and self-portraits restored the past fragments of the artist, who extracted the form and environment from the modest corners with his own way to youthful days like flowing waters.
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