Sponsored by the National Art Museum of China, Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, China Artists Association and China Arts and Crafts Association, a retrospective exhibition about Qiao Shiguang s lacquer works is currently on display until 25, March, 2009 at Hall 1, 8 and 9. The exhibition comprises a total of 160 lacquer works of different periods since the 1960s and provides a review of his artistic journey. During the show, the master will donate 30 pieces of works to the National Art Museum of China.
After graduated from Central Academy of Craft Art in 1961, Qiao Shiguang learned lacquer art from Pang Xunqin. Based on the colleges, he has made researches into the features of the the traditional lacquer art where the art is flourishing for many times and gained experience through learning from many craftsmen including Li Zhiqing. He has established unique characteristics on creation and techniques and made contribution to the development and the heritage of the art.
As an important representative of the contemporary Chinese lacquer painting, Qiao Shiguang has experienced the whole transformation of the lacquer art from the folk to the higher education. The textbook called The lacquer art he compiled laid a foundation for Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University and even the discipline across the country.
Qiao Shiguang has organized a number of exhibitions and seminars concerning the lacquer painting, which has made the art become an independent artistic category. He has created more than 400 works that reflect the characteristics of the Oriental context.
Published by Hunan People s Publishing House, a book called Painted life Qiao Shiguang s lacquer art will be issued during the exhibition.