Organized by Calligraphy and Painting Channel of China Digital TV, From West to East-Rao Jinzhong Oil Painting Artworks Exhibition opened on April 19 in NAMOC. This exhibition showcases 26 pieces of delicately painted artworks from the famous artist Rao Jinzhong who's living in Spain, and presents audience the real spiritual process of inheritance and exploration between the tradition and the modern, the east and the west, the realistic and the abstraction.
Rao Jinzhong, born in 1958 in Beijing, now immigrant to Spain, pursued further study at the Art Department of Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and got admitted to the Antonio López Studio in 2012. His works have been shown many times in joint oil painting exhibitions and his solo exhibitions, and he has won many awards in the international competitions held in Spain. The most authoritative art weekly El PUNTO View Point commented as the following when Rao Jinzhong won the second prize in the first National Oil Sketch Competition: "The art presented by the Asian artist Rao Jinzhong obviously displays an internationalized world in which the east and the west, although similar, are merging. His artworks are very close to abstraction and are full of dynamism and energy. He sketches a fleeting world at a certain moment, and at the same time this world is full of fascinating and elaborate colors."
The 26 pieces of artworks in this exhibition, the consolation and support to Rao Jinzhong, have won many prizes in the oil sketching creation in Spain, and are like diaries recording his experiences and spiritual course in Spain, becoming the real description and portrait of his life as an artist. Rao Jinzhong is also an outstanding curator. He had been the curator of exhibitions such as Classics and Aestheticism-the Selected European Artworks in 19th Century from the Collection of Simons Foundation, two terms of Spanish Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition, Itinerant Retrospective Exhibition at Four Locations of Spanish Artists' Sketching in China, Dialogue between the East and West-Marsh in Paintings, and had organized activities like sketching in Hangzhou, lecture of Eduardo Naranjo in Hangzhou and so on.