Date: 11th Feb 2017 to 24th Jun 2017
Time: 10.00am ¨C 4.00pm Tuesday- Sunday
Venue: Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery Christchurch
Address: 2 Harakeke Street, Riccarton, Christchurch
Contact telephone: (03) 341 6276
About the Exhibition
From the early 1990s, Li Zi-jian exhibited a series of paintings under the theme of ¡°Humanity and Love.¡± The solo exhibition series toured worldwide, consisting of 50 shows in over thirty countries on six major continents. More than 1,800,000 people have visited these shows to see the masterpieces selected by the artist.
Throughout his painting career of over 30 years, Li has consistently adhered to an artistic spirit of simplicity and sincerity. His deep and solid artistic substance, his enriching and at times uncertain life experiences and his hard work and unaffected character have led him to create his own artistic style which contains purity, beauty, and goodness.
About the Artist
Li Zijian is a humble artist, and has become one of the most recognised artists in todays fast diminishing world of realism art. Born in Shaoyang, Hunan Province in 1954, Li Zijian began to learn painting when he was 15 and graduated from The Department of Oil painting, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China in 1982. He then moved to Los Angeles in 1988. During the past thirty years of his life as an artist, Li Zijian has consistently adhered to the simple and sincere artistic spirit of realism.
As he had suffered deprivations and hardships in his younger days. His deep and strong understanding of hardship and poverty has inspired him to remain true to himself. Being kind-hearted and compassionate in nature, he has made countless contributions to the poor and those less fortunate in society. His passion for art and humanity has won him very positive response from fellow artists and art critics. It has also drawn strong encouragement and great admiration from his collectors and visitors alike, and also, high praises for his vision and courage from dignitaries all over the world.
In spite of these great accomplishments, Li remains humble and true to himself by sharing his achievements with the global community. With that in mind, Li will continue striving to achieve social excellence through his art activities.