Exhibition shows public the ‘Public Unknown’

09:32, July 14, 2010      

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Chinese painter Wu Haizhou's solo exhibition "The Public Unknown" is on display at Pifo New Art Gallery in Beijing's 798 Art Zone. The theme of the exhibit is "park" and includes 27 pieces.

Wu was born in 1978 in Anyang City, Henan Province. He began painting people and scenery in China's public parks as early as 2001 when he was a student. He taught painting in a high school after earning his master's degree from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2006.

The painter Wu Haizhou


"At that time, European paintings influenced me a lot," Wu said. "I was inspired to draw several oil paintings. When I talked with my curator Jiang Yuehong about this exhibition last year, we found 'park' an interesting subject, not only for me, but also for many Chinese people. So we decided to collect my paintings on this theme created over the past 10 years."

Wu Haizhou's work Sisters


Wu said that many precious personal moments happened in a park for him.

"I'll describe it as a 'clear' place," he said. "It preserved my real feelings and emotions."

Pic3: Wu Haizhou's work and the vintage seats

The color and style of Wu's works are "nostalgic," according to some viewers. Wu said although his works are about past life scenes, he hoped to call people to reflect on their own life now.


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