(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It could be called the canvas of Life. A painting exhibition by three highly acclaimed Chinese artists - LiFu, Tian Jun and GengJian - which opened at Corp Executive Hotel Apartments in Al Barsha, Dubai, on January 17.
The exhibition will run till February 16.
China has recently become the hottest stop on the international art circuit with art collectors calling it a new dawn for Chinese art. LiFu said, "Our works mirror contemporary Chinese artistic expression. The beauty of Chinese art is it allows the viewer to imagine and experience the artist's feeling in a unique way, guided by simple lines and economic use of colour. We are very excited to bring our works to Dubai."
The artists were accompanied by a special delegation from ShaanXi Province China International Culture Exchange Center of Foreign Economic led by its Secretary-General Zhu Zheng and Deputy Secretary-General Li Xiu Wu.
Michel Noblet, president of Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH), said, "We are confident this exceptional event that brings to life some of the most incredible, yet simple, facets of mother earth will serve as a big milestone in collaboration of art and culture between local and Chinese artists, and will give a unique opportunity to UAE residents to discover Chinese art."
Zhu Zheng said, "Chinese art is getting increasingly popular and gaining in prominence worldwide and we want our artists to reach new frontiers. Dubai is a growing focal point for art in the region. LiFu, Tian Jun, GengJian are all highly accomplished artists and we feel proud to showcase their works in Dubai. We hope this exhibition will serve as the starting point of a new era of cultural exchange between the two countries."
Aamir Pervez, general manager of Corp Executive Hotel Apartments, Al Barsha, said, "We have organised this show as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) activities in our hotel. Art in Dubai is blossoming and we are truly proud to welcome these leading Chinese artists and showcase their distinctive paintings to people in the UAE. It is rare opportunity to see works of such celebrated artists in Dubai. We are expecting a big turnout of art lovers as well as students from local schools and universities."