By Blair Z, Wall Street Media
In a word, artist Zhou’s works can be described as generous and
giving, a dreamer who dreams and sow seeds of dream as he travels
100,000 miles a year across China and around the world.
It is common in art for the artist to exaggerate their themes, whether it
be beauty or anguish. In this respect, Mr. Zhou is rather stock.
However, the way in which he chooses to exaggerate his themes is
This past Friday on Oct 19, Mr, Zhou had an art exhibit at the United
Nations Headquarter in New York City. His subject matter was the
national parks of America, ranging from Yellowstone Park to the
As a visitor to the States, Mr. Zhou’s time was limited: He had only 40
days to both acquaint himself with his subject and put his themes
onto canvas. Mr. Zhou not only had managed this challenge, he did it
in, well, flying colors. 37 brilliant oil paintings are a feast to art lovers
to savvy and enjoy, such as me, a member of millennium generation
busy making a living in the vast and expensive city with no time nor
means to travel, to stop and to draw.
On the canvases lining the West Terrace of the UN headquarters
were layers upon layers of rich and vibrant paint. Just going by color
scheme alone it is hard to make the connection between these
brilliant patches of color, still seemingly wet, to the arid landscape of
Yellowstone Park. Yet, it is this National Park located atop a volcano
that comes to mind to all those who see it.