Transcendent original painting by Chinese artist Zhaoming Wu titled “Touching the Sky” depicts a woman wrapped in billowing cloth seated next to a windowsill. Golden light envelops her as it pours in through the window. Gold frame adds to the masterful glow of this piece.
About the Artist:
Zhaoming Wu (1959-) grew up in Guangzhou City during the Chinese Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong. When he was eight years old, schools closed under the repressive government. Wu filled his days with studying a book of traditional Chinese brush painting and copying comic books. Wu’s mother was a doctor and convinced one of her patients, a professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, to begin his formal art training at age twelve. He worked in an advertising agency as a graphic artist until he applied for Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, where he was one of 32 accepted out of over 2,000 applicants. One of 16 students of Western style oil painting, he studied landscapes and small villages. He participated in the National Art Exhibition and made waves when he did not create government propaganda, but rather painted a village wedding illuminated by candlelight. He received much media attention, leading to his art being recognized and shown at an international level. He became a professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, a high honor, where he taught for seven years. He immigrated to the United States once the borders opened up, settling in California with his family and beginning his master's program at the Academy of Art College. He became an instructor of painting there, and continues to teach and work alongside his students at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
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