Oil on Canvas, 150 x 145 cm
About the artwork
Yi Zhou often adds elements of traditional philosophy to his works. In this work, he exhibits the zen of emptiness through his fragile canvas of transient colour. When the bottle is empty, the artist says, you can put anything into it. Just as in Buddhist philosophy - all is nothing and nothing is all. When you don't have anything, you may have the world already.
About the artist
Born in Jiangsu in 1968, internationally acclaimed Chinese painter Yizhou graduated from the Huaiyin Normal Academy in 1990 with a Major in Fine Arts and continued on to receive a postgraduate with specialization in oil painting from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. Yi relies on his deep Chinese roots and upbringing to express himself, with a style derived from many years of studying calligraphy and being inspired by classic Chinese landscapes. The lotus is one of his favourite themes. The award-winning artist has exhibited the world over, including China, Germany, France and the USA.Go to Yi Zhou's profile ›