DIMENSION: Width - frame: 110.5 cm, content: 88.8 cm; Height - frame: 101 cm, content: 89 cm.
Luo Guohua, Founder of Ceramic Overglazed Color, is born in Jingdezhen, a thousand-year-old ceramic town, in the 1970s, and graduated from the Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Fine Arts (formerly Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts). He is a Chinese Arts and Crafts Artist (Chinese Arts and Crafts Master), Member of Jiangxi Art Association, Senior Arts and Crafts Artist, Professor of Chinese Calligraphy Artist Art Creation Center, Art Consultant of China International Art Network, Top 100 Chinese Calligraphers and Painters, Senior Artist of Jiangdu Calligraphy and Painting Academy, and listed as "Top Ten Youths" of the Municipal Government.
In 1992, he participated in the design of the mascot of the First International Ceramic Festival in Jingdezhen, China, and was awarded the Second Prize, together with the Third Prize for the design of the publicity painting. In the same year, he participated in "Recalling the Red Army - Learning the Tradition" Youth Painting Exhibition in Jiangxi and was awarded the first prize for his work "Southward". In 2004, he was awarded Bronze Medal for his oil painting "Dusk" at the National Calligraphy Exhibition of Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou Cup, and in August 2005, he was awarded Gold Medal for his oil painting "Echo" at the National Art Exhibition of the 60th Anniversary of the Anti-Japanese War, which was collected by the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. At the "Loving China Global Chinese Art Exhibition", his oil painting "Dream" was awarded the Gold Medal and he was also awarded the title of "Patriotic Artist". In the same year, he was awarded "Chinese Competent Painter" by related authorities. "Journey into Singapore - An Exhibition of Fine Chinese Painting and Calligraphy.” The oil painting "Contemplation" was awarded the Gold Medal, and also the "China Painting and Calligraphy Art Project Award", which is assessed once every two years. Oil painting "Still Life" was awarded Bronze Prize at the Art Exchange Exhibition between Chinese and Japanese Artists. In May 2010, he excelled in the 2010 "Celebration of the Opening of the Shanghai World Expo and the First Chinese Celebrity World Expo Art Achievement Award" and was awarded the "First Chinese Celebrity World Expo Art Outstanding Achievement Award" as well as the honorary title of "World Expo Art Outstanding Achievement Figure". In December, he excelled in the "Chinese Culture and Art Achievement Award" and won the "Lifetime Achievement Award of Chinese Literature and Art", winning the "Gold Award of Chinese Red Literature and Art Contribution Award" and the honorary title of "Master of Red Literature and Art".
Through over ten years of research and exploration, he has developed a unique ceramic craft painting - overglazed color. His works are inspired from life, and his painting techniques skillfully employ both Eastern art and Western realistic techniques. The characteristics of ceramic material are fully leveraged, with the use of both real and imaginary elements to highlight the static with movement. The artistic technique of simplifying with complexity creates a refreshing space for the viewer, with relatively high artistic aesthetic and collection values.
His works have been awarded numerous national prizes and some of them have been collected by museums. His biography of art has been included in dictionaries such as The Dictionary of Outstanding Experts and Talents in the World, The Fourth Longteng Cup Exhibition of Famous Chinese Painters and Calligraphers in Japan, Collection of Fine Works of Chinese Painters and Calligraphers and The First Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou National Exhibition of Fine Works of Painting and Calligraphy. His works have been highly appreciated by domestic and international collectors.
Making overglaze enameled ceramic plaque painting is more difficult than traditional paper painting, because it has to be fired twice in the kiln and there are risks of cracking or deforming. However, the color enamels used in ceramic plaque painting are more stable and the texture is stronger. Ceramic plaque painting has more layering and is more three-dimensional than paper painting. Moreover, it can be permanently preserved, avoiding insect bites and weathering.
The Tibetan people cannot live without the yak for their clothing, food, shelter and travel, and its milk, beef and hair provide a source of life and strength for generations of Tibetans who have thrived and grown on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. So there are many myths and legends about the yaks in Tibet. For example, there is a myth about the origin of the Tibetan people: a young man named Seanbu received a letter from a bird from the son of the Mountain God, who told him that the Mountain God would let his daughter marry him. The young man gladly consented to the marriage. The Mountain God turned his eldest daughter into a lion, and Seanbu was afraid of it. The Mountain God turned his second daughter into a snake, Seanbu dared not to marry it. The Mountain God then turned his youngest daughter into a wild yak which attacked him. Seanbu calmly used the magic stick to turn the wild yak into a beautiful girl. So Seanbu married the girl, and also received a magic sheep skin as a dowry from the Mountain God. After a long time, the girl went to heaven, leaving behind her only son, who became the ancestor of the Tibetan Tarak clan. The maker of this work presented this traditional Tibetan theme in the western oil painting style with the overglaze pile enameling technique which he invented. The style of this work is innovative and unique, and therefore this work is highly collectable.
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