Zhao Yanbin was born in Zhaoyuan city, Shandong province in 1956. He is a member of the Chinese Artists Association and a researcher with the Chinese Traditional Culture and Art Research Institute at Peking University. He is also the deputy director of the research center on ink painting founded by Chinese art master Cui Zifan in Beijing. showing the spirit and essence of things. Various styles and forms can be used to express your true feelings for the world,” Zhao said, explaining why he developed his colorful style.
“Life is the source of art,” he said, adding that comprehension comes from keen observation.
With that guiding principle, Zhao once traveled thousands of kilometers to the Yellow River Stone Forest, a national geological park in Lanzhou, Gansu province, eight times in a single year.
“What I try to do in all my life is to look for the true beauty in nature that is often so transient. So I have to keep exploring and experimenting with forms of expression,” said Zhao. He noted some of his works took years to complete and were modified time and time again.
The efforts paid off. His artwork, especially the Yellow River Stone Forest series, is highly praised by critics and fellow artists.
“His works are eye-catching. They combine reality and imagination, using ink to vividly express the spirit of the nature,” said Liu Dawei, chairman of China Artists Association.
Renowned Chinese art critic Shao Daqian once said “Zhao’s paintings are creative and full of innovation, showing a unique interpretation of his attitude toward life”.
His portrayal of magnificent views and his enthusiastic brushwork have brought favor from both domestic and overseas collectors, including Kim Young-sam, former president of South Korea.
His works have won awards in many global events including the 12th International Art Exhibition held at the Tokyo MetropolitanMuseum of Art in 1988. He has also been featured in media outlets such as CCTV and South Korean broadcaster KBS. contact the writer through email@example.com