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Chang Qing
Chang Qing  (1965 —         )
Chang Qing was born in 1965 in Chengdu, Sichuan province and began painting at the early age of four. He graduated from the high school of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1984 and from the Department of Oil Painting of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, in 1989. His work has been included in many major international exhibitions including the Shanghai First Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, 1987, the Seventh National Art Exhibition, Beijing, 1989, the First Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, Hong Kong, 1992, and New Realistic Oil Painting by Chinese Masters at the Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, 2001, and a prestigious one man exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum, 2002. Chang Qing is currently an instructor in the Oil Painting Department of the China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou.


  • Bowl, 1987
    Oil on Canvas
    15" x 19" (38.1cm x 48.3cm)

    About this work

    Chang Qing has said that he has always been interested in the still life in art and that when he was a student, he studied classical works and attempted to copy them to learn how other artists handled the subject. He says that "Bowl" represented a turning point in his work in that it was the first time he created something totally in his own style. Chang Qing says, "I like how the sharp edges of the table contrast with the roundness of the bowl and door knob. There is no significance, however, to the fact that the bowl is turned upside down. I just liked it better that way."     

  • Still Life, 1997
    Oil on Canvas
    28 3/4" x 24" (73cm x 60.9cm)

    About this work

    This particular still life, a subtle study in muted colors and contrasting shapes, represents an unusual composition of disparate objects, something the artist likes. He draws upon a strong and narrow side light that illuminates the focal point of the painting, an antique clock. What makes it most unusual, however, is the technique he has used of sanding the canvas and overpainting it repeatedly so that layer upon layer of detail and texture are seen in the completed piece, but only upon close inspection.     

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