Tong Zhou

"Just like a priest who has never seen god. I often tell my wife what I know about human things. I know the darkness of humanity, whether avarice or desire, happiness or sadness. I put them all into my production. I want to paint how I feel about the world. Use my consciousness to explain this world, although my consciousness may have some prejudice.”

Have a lace complex - Oil paint on wooden board linen 69 x 53 cm

Tong Zhou was born in Baotou, Inner Mongolia in 1969 and lives in Shenzen, China. Zhou studied at the Li Keran Art Academy and Youth Art Academy. In 2010, Zhou studied contemporary oil painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, and completed the research course. He has been engaged in design work in Shenzhen and in Berlin, Germany.

"My artistic inspiration comes from curiosity and awe of the world. I found resonance from Balthus and Lopez told me "how to get the inspired". Sometimes listening to the providence, they give to me a present, the present name called art."

Childhood locked in the yard - Oil paint on wooden board linen 60 x 80 cm
Two I - Oil paint on wooden board linen 40 x 50 cm
No.46 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
No.49 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
The tides that make it difficult to sleep - Oil paint on wooden board linen 40 x 50 cm
Pink Creed - Oil paint on wooden board linen 40 x 50 cm
No.45 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
No.43 - Propylene on paper 57 x 75 cm
No.48 - Propylene on paper 75 x 57 cm

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