Public Talk by Shirakawa (Gengqing Gu)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Location: Knight Library Browsing Room
Shirakawa is good at putting the traditional Chinese painting techniques into the creation of modern abstract art in a flexible way. His artwork is rooted in the East, and integrated within the Western influence. With abstract art expressions, he blends his paintings with poetic and abstract elements, which makes his paintings strategically spiritual and graceful.
Shirakawa’s painting is a revelation of his own nature. His paintings depend more upon his personal qualities and his transient feeling than upon the qualities of the subject represented. Many Chinese artists hold the theory that the quality of a painting lies in the character of the artist.
Shirakawa is a man revealed in his ink wash paintings. He shows the audience his own unique techniques to create wonderful Chinese ink-and-wash paintings.
Presented by the UO Confucius Institute for Global China Studies.