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1969 Born in Liaoning, China
1991 Graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, China
Jonson’s work celebrates the possibilities of colour. His mark-making has an unflinching confidence that can only be seen in painters with many years of experience. Through the combination of deep shades of black, grey and brown with thick strokes of white paint, Jonson creates work that conveys a dramatic elegance. Jonson has recently turned his attention to animals portraiture; though, he is perhaps best known for his strikingly bold abstract work.
His paintings showcased an expansive display of strong blocks of colours and vibrant hues. Bringing together elements of both Western and Oriental arts, the artist’s expression is moulded into a personal style with of consistency in quality and freshness of impression. As a researcher at the Chinese Art Research Institute as well as a member of Shenzhen Art Society, he has elected as the deputy principal of the Oil Painting Association in 2014. His works have won numerous awards and have been collected by institutions, corporate organisations as well as private collectors.
2012 Shenzhen Oil Painters Award
2013 Guangdong Province Art Exhibitions Award
2013 Shenzhen Emerging Artist Award
2013 Collaborative Art Exhibition in Shenzhen
2014 Solo Exhibition in Shanghai
Luo Yu, graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Arts and Design, Tsinghua University in 1983 and taught Arts at the University. In the 90s I toured Japan practising Arts. Immigrated to Canada in 1996. Other than doing a lot of character sketches, when I practise colour painting, my focal point and attraction is to express the fascinating natural scenery here.
The sunshine, endless lake, clouds dancing in the sky, colourful trees and solid rocks …, enthralling me, giving me the most original creative desire, becoming the theme of my paintings.
I hope as an oriental with aesthetic vision, in these different seasons of bounteous colourful nature to see the shape, colour and to discover objects impression in which the lighting conditions, the hour of the day and the spacial elements on my senses giving rise to images. Discovered I was moved to the impulse of ingenious design to depict the picture. In the process of drawing, paying attention to colour contrast between harmony, cold and warmth. Focusing on disseminating spiritual subtleties of painting and straightforward pursuit of painting with decorative, simple and concise style.