“Dream and reality
I finished painting.
I signed my name.
I mix the reality and dreams together.
I have experienced reality and I also entered out in my dreams.
I understand the reality I said to myself.
I know that calm psychological status can make me face reality
I have accepted self
I learned how to live in imperfections.
I created perfect in my dreams.”
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."
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