Chinese painting Arts and Freehand Life
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm
Chinese painting Arts and Freehand Life

Chinese painting Arts and Freehand Life by Mr. Shirakawa (Gu Gengqing)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location:  KMC 605, 615 Harrison Street, Portland, OR.


Chinese painter, Mr. Shirakawa  (Gu Gengqing) from Portland's sister-city, Suzhou, China will discuss and demonstrate his style of modern Chinese ink brush painting.


About the artist: Gu Gengqing has painted Chinese and watercolor paintings for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Department of Decorative Arts in University of Suzhou in 1992, China. He was classically trained in ink-and- color wash painting, watercolor, and oil painting when he worked as a visiting scholar at Tokyo University of the Arts, and the Kassel Academy of Art, Germany.

Mr. Shirakawa’s painting integrates both Chinese and Western influences to portray his interpretation to naure. He expresses his art through instrinsic meaning. Inspired by the Confucians, held the theory that the quality of a painting rests in the character of the artist. Painting was seen as a means of expressing the attributes of the Confucian perfected man and of inspiring emulation.

Mr. Shirakawa shows the audience his own unique techniques to create Chinese ink-and-wash paintings.