Qiu Anxiong (1972) Qiu is one of China’s emerging new media artists. His inspiration often comes from Chinese classical texts and the effect of traditional culture often resonates in his works. He completed a series of abstract oil paintings in the ink-and-wash style that carry the same feeling as traditional Chinese classical landscapes. For Qiu, “to paint the landscape on canvas is to be symbolized by 477
business.” Qiu was a student of Zhang Xiaogang and Ye Yongqing in Sichuan. In addition to these two artists, he is also influenced by the works of South African artist, William Kentridge, and the animation studios at the University of Kassel.