Welcome to the Web Site
of one of China's most promising artists!
Jamie Zhang (Zhang Hui) represents Chinese art at its
finest. Her paintings effortlessly blend elements of Western painting
with ancient Chinese methods and materials. Her water based paints
are mixed from mineral and vegetable pigments and applied to rice papers
with animal hair brushes. The results are stunning and sensitive
paintings unmatched by any other media. Consider yourself lucky
to have found this web site and enjoy the artwork. If you would
like to purchase or commission a piece please contact the artist by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie is now taking commissions!
Samples are on view in the portrait gallery.
Western painting is in part marked by its assimilation of "exotic"
elements from Eastern painting and African sculpture. Asian influences
can be seen in the work of Gaugin, Manet, VanGoh, Cezzane, Matisse, Klimt,
Modigliani, and others.
The East also
studied Western art and music, but long standing tradition prevented much mixing
of East and West. Blends were often incongruous or artificial. It
has been rare to find a harmonious blend of West and East by Asian Artists.
Such a rarity is what Jamie Zhang is, a reflection of the awakening China.
This East-West fusion could only take place in an artist such as Jamie Zhang
who spent 8 years studying Chinese and Western painting in the increasingly
international city of Beijing at the prestigious Beijing Central Academy of
Fine Art. Click here for a profile of the artist.
You will find that her painting is neither self-conscious nor academic, but
rather natural and sensitive, a refreshing break from the contemporary fixation
on the abstract and abstruse.