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Reflection on Qiu Zhijie’s exhibition


Qiu Zhijie’s exhibition was really beautiful and I took a lot of photos and learnt a lot from his work. His work gave me a sense of incorporating traditional ink painting into innovative illustration, which is a style I have always really liked.


Some of his work is very much like traditional Chinese painting, which I studied as an undergraduate, and is painted in the same way as Chinese painting. But more of his work has a lot of bright colours like orange and green, and the black of the ink works very well with these bright colours. The colour transitions in his work are also very natural and his control of the ink is perfect, he is really good and I love his work.




His work gave me a lot of ideas about the combination of ink and watercolour.I think that even if some viewers cannot read Chinese and are not familiar with traditional ink painting, they can still feel the emotions of the author in these works and have their own understanding of them. But a viewer who can read Chinese and is familiar with traditional ink painting would perhaps have a deeper sense of these works.

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