The artworks in Qiu Shihua’s latest exhibition “Dawn Light” disclose the transition of his style, covering from the magnificent desert scenery in 1990s to the mysterious but peaceful landscape in 2018. He had lived in northwest China for over 20 years, accompanied by the majestic desert and open pastures. Qiu’s daily practice of meditation and Daoist painting train his sensitivity to capture light, to constitute components in his mind, and the paintings draw the views into his fairyland.
Qiu Shihua pursues his oasis of art through seeking the rhythm of spirit and energy in the dawn light. Quietude is the essence of appreciation particular to his art, the picture and the details gradually float into view only if the mind is peaceful and relaxed enough. Qiu Shihua’s paintings put emphasis on the ‘mood’ of painting itself and the mode of perception. rather than the mediums or subjects. His paintings do not aim to depict magnificent scenery to amaze the viewers, but to reveal the calmness and clearness in the quiet mind and the essence of nature.
Qiu Shihua Solo Exhibition: Dawn Light
2018.8.31 – 10.6
Monday to Friday 10:00 – 18:30
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
漢雅軒Hanart TZ Gallery
401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Background music by Hydra – Huma Huma