Born in 1970 in Zibo, China.
Ma graduated from the Tianjin Art Academy (Oil Painting) in 1994 and went on to become one of the first recipients of the Luo Zhongli Scholarship. In recognition of his talents, he was retained by the Academy as a teacher, where he remained until 1998 when he moved to Africa as a volunteer teacher. Returning to China in 1999, he studied under the renowned abstract painter, Yuan Yunsheng, with a special focus on classical Chinese painting and culture. This, together with his African experience, would shape Ma’s creative expression.
« I have been wholly engrossed in the world of illusions which I explore through painting. Painting has made me the person I am today: it is my greatest true passion. »