Shi Zhong Gui
Chinese artist, painter, philosopher and poet, Shi Zhong Gui was born in 1954 in Chengdu, Sichuan.
His paintings in Chinese ink and colour on rice paper evoke the vast expanses of Western China.
Figures of yaks silhouetted against the skyline give an idea of the scale of the landscape, while skies in bold brushstrokes of vivid colour create a sense of natural drama.
The landscape encompasses marshland, home to flocks of migrating birds,
and the high grasslands where only the song of the wind can be heard.
Shi Zhong Gui depicts the landscape from dawn to dusk and at different seasons of the year, from icy blue winter scenes, to the melting snows and new flowers in springtime in Tibet, to the warmth of summer days on the high plateau.
His paintings have a sense of both freedom and tranquillity.
At the age of only Shi Zhong Gui he became a professional artist-painter, and in 1973 had his first solo exhibition in Hang Zhou (China).
In 1978 he studied traditional chinese painting with Master Bi Jin Ji, He Fang Hua and Deng Huan Zhang at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.
Meanwhile, he was also writing poetry and published a number of books.
In 1994 the Sichuan Museum nominated Shi Zhong Gui as one of its official artists and in 1996 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the College of Arts at University of Sichuan.
Since 1999, when he had his first exhibitions in Paris and Geneva, Shi Zhong Gui’s art work has also been well received in Europe.
In 2000 he was made a Member of the Academie des Arts-Sciences-Lettres de France and won the Grande Médaille de Vermeil for his work.
This is the first time since the creation of the Academy in 1915 that an artist of Chinese nationality has been honored.
- 1992 : Bangkok
- 1993 : First Art Fair of China, Guangzhou
- 1995 : Ginza Art Gallery, Tokyo
- 1996 : Jixian Art Center, Taipei
- 1997 : Ding Feng Art Gallery, Taizhong
- 1998 : Tian Du Gallery of Singapore
- 1999 : Kalliste 21 Gallery, Paris
- 1999 : L’Ancre Bleue Gallery, Geneva
- 2000 : Eude Gallery, Barcelone
- 2000 : Bloxham Galleries, London
- 2001 : L’Ancre Bleue Gallery, Geneva
- 2001 : Bloxham Galleries, London
- 2002 : Gallery of Tourgéville, Tourgévill
- 2002 : Tecis Gallery, Hamburg
- 2003 : Kalliste 21 Gallery, Paris
- 2004 : Chart Gallery, Paris
- 2005 : Art Contemporain Gallery, Paris
- 2005 : L’Ancre Bleue Gallery, Geneva
- 2006 : Fine Arts Museum of Sichuan, Chengdu
- 2007 : Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong
- 2007 : 798 Art Zone, Beijing
- 2009 : L’Ancre Bleue Gallery, Geneva
- 2010 : Bamboo Lane Art Gallery, Los Angeles
- 2010 : Fine Arts Institute of Hunan, Changsha
- 2014 : L’Ancre Bleue Gallery, Geneva
- 2015 : ARKI GALÉRIA, Taipei
- 2018: L’Ancre Bleue Gallery, Geneva