Qing Zhao :
Depths of Chinese Cultural Traditions
Qing Zhao is a talented and innovative young artist who has transitioned from an illustrator to an artist. Her artwork is rooted in Chinese culture and features a wide range of elements that reflect the new era of Chinese art. His profound understanding of Chinese culture and creativity is evident in his work. Almost all of his works include adorable "little elves," which serve as guides for exploring Chinese history and culture. Through the use of Chinese ink and color elements, Zhao Qing has created a series of remarkable artworks that take the audience on a journey into a magical world of art.
About the Artist
Qing Zhao was born in henan province and now lives in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi . She graduated in Animation institute of Communication university Of China and used to be the creative director of 4A advertising company ; owner and managing director of Dearqqzhao.lp advertising studio.
For now , she is a full-time artist and works in multi-fields : illustration , photography , ceramics ,design , ETC.
The Investiture of the Gods
【the investiture of the gods】is the cover illustration created for the literature book < the investiture of the gods 3600 years> written by young writer / scholar teacher Tianfei Li.
Centering on such a Chinese fairy tale with a long history and a grand theme, it is suitable to draw with Chinese painting style , but it is not limited to the traditional single form of expression.
Therefore, the work adopts the painting technique of combining line drawing with ink and wash dyeing, and Outlines the clouds with ink painting. Meanwhile , the iconic characters, scenery, artifacts and immortal animals ..etc . drawn in the form of "plain painting" with the opposite color of Yin and Yang .
Besides black and white, the vermillion that has design feeling and gold cleverly union with the whole painting , present a kind of contemporary visual impulse that combines with tradition.
Symmetrical in the middle and rounded in the outside, the composition makes the picture solemn, but it is not a plane representation. Instead, abstract clouds of swirling smoke and water mist emerge from the stream of Xumui Mountain in the distant view and turn into clouds. The forms of whirlpool makes as if the world and fairyland crisscross ，brings intense depth perception feeling . As far as the eyesight reaches ， it seems that we are about to travel through time and space and enter the distant and illusory world of myth.
This richly detailed work, entitled "Sanguine Melody", is among artist Zhao Qing’s finest. It showcases beautiful layering and was completed using a monochromatic drawing technique. “Sanguine Melody” is the artist’s homage to Sichuan hotpot, one of the most representative forms of Chinese cuisine.
The picture’s bold and vibrant coloration mimics the piquant impact of hot pot on the taste buds, which is full of complexity and depth.
The hotpot fairy in the upper right corner of the painting is a radial and visually centering composition. The flaming red hair melds with flowing heat waves, and the well-known hotpot ingredients seem to be tumbling in the boiling red soup.
In addition to the ingredients, the various forms of elves attract the viewer’s eye. Can you guess who they are? Their names showcase the vivid and humorous Chengdu dialect! Bajiji (soft and cute), Suobianbian (lazy and sneaky), Paerduo (henpecked), and Jingjiaohuan（screaming）.
We seem to follow these dialect elves in the painting together, roaming in the sweltering air of Chengdu!
The God of Fortune -【Fan. Li】& 【Zi. Gong】
Today, I fear that the traditions, customs, and cultural practices that disseminate knowledge of these awe-inspiring spirits is dying out. It is my fervent desire to faithfully depict the ancient gods and mythic figures in a contemporary aesthetic style to further ensure the immortality of these ancient deities. I hope to fill viewers of my art with spiritual awareness and insight:
date. 2019 city. jingdezhen size. 56.5cm x 89 cm Arches Watercolor 300g/m Acrylic
ORIFICE OF SOUL
This art series is rooted in the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, with meridians and acupoints as its main content. It portrays the human essence and life force through imaginative images of the human soul. The finer souls are said to be stored in the liver, and the instinct souls reside in the lung meridian. The dragon corresponds to the dragon tendons (meridians), and the tiger corresponds to the tiger bones. Every detail finely exhibits the existence and flow of the human body's inner
TREADING SPRING MUD 【踏春泥】
"Treading Spring Mud" is a tribute to nature and soil. Whether animal, plant, or human, all are children of Mother Earth. On the rich and soft soil, under the warm sunshine and gentle flowing water, everything turns into a golden countryside, where calves, children, vegetables, and goldfish are all innocent and playful spirits of nature. They are inseparable and free to play. With simple color tones and magnificent lines, the artist portrays a painting full of childlike innocence and boundless i
black dragon crew
date. 2018 city. jingdezhen size. mural painting 500m x 500m
The lonely goddess on the moon【chang’er】
date. 2010 city. jingdezhen size. 49 cm x 60 cm
The three finer spirits and seven baser instincts souls
date. 2019 city. Amsterdam
The Flourishing of Wind and Water
date. 2020 city. New York size. 54cm x 38.5cm Arches Watercolor 300g/m Acrylic
Stand by me
date. 2019 city. Beijing size. 24cm x 55cm
date. 2021 city. chengdu size. mural painting 500m x 500m
God of The Kiln【Tong Bin】
date. 2021 city. Hongkong size. 650 cm x 1100 cm Arches Watercolor 300g/m Acrylic
The Investiture of the Gods
Date:2021 City: New York Size： 56.5 cm x 42.5cm Arches Watercolor 300g/m Acrylic
The God of Fortune - 【ZiGong】
date. 2021 city. Amsterdam size. 76 cm x 45 cm Arches Watercolor 300g/m Acrylic
The God of Fortune -【FanLi】
date. 2020 city. Amsterdam size. 76cm x 45 cm Arches Watercolor 300g/m Acrylic