A piece of Qu Qianmei's abstract oil painting is among other 22 pieces of her artwork that is now on display at an exhibition which is scheduled to last until November 15, 2016 in the Today Art Museum in Beijing.[Photo: Today Art Museum]
Chinese artist Qu Qianmei, who has twice exhibited her art creations at UNESCO in Paris, now stages a solo exhibition showcasing her 23 abstract oil paintings in the Today Art Museum in Beijing.1 2
Jia Tingfeng is the curator of this exhibition.
"I think these paintings serve as a mirror reflecting the artist's inner world. She's found the way back home from a spiritual standpoint. Her abstract art often leave visitors more space for thinking and imagination. A female artist, who could create such powerful artworks with the tenacity and strength, may add an element of surprise to the engaging visitors."
Qu Qianmei's recent works come from three different experiencesí¬her visit to the Tapies' exhibition in Paris, her appreciation of Su Xiaobai's (╦ŇđŽ░ě)works in Beijing as well as a journey to Tibet.
Tapies opened her eyes to the importance of materiality in painting; Su Xiaobai introduced her to the value of handicraft, while the journey to Tibet refreshed her and lifted her spirit to a higher level.
The ongoing event is one of the artist's biggest exhibition in recent years and will open until November 15.