New Contemporary Artists

Contemporary Oil Painters - Yiannis Melanitis
Yiannis Melanitis Greece

Yiannis Melanitis (also named as Ioannis Melanitis; Greek: Γιάννης Μελανίτης; 1967 - ) is a contemporary conceptual artist, performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, and digital artist who was born in Athens, Greece. Melanitis is a PhD Fellow; he was elected as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor at the Sculpture Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.<br />He held many personal exhibitions and joined numerous group exhibitions, often publish academic texts, and his works are collected by art institutions and private collectors.<br />Yiannis Melanitis's work initiates from an intense conceptualization on the strategies of the contemporary artist and the artwork itself, deviating from its epistemological origins, implying the use of heterogeneous artistic media, through installations, performances, critical texts, sculptures, paintings and drawings.<br /><br /><br />Works that were collcted:<br />1. HUG, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve), Switzerland, two drawings, 50 x 70cm, from the Dans Le Jardin d’ Epicure series, owned by the &nbsp;HUG collection.<br />2. Sculpture Γutant Sphinx, Kriton collection<br />3. Sculpture head Study, Vergos collection<br />4. Yps, sculpture, private collection<br />5. Museum of Wax Moulages, A. Syggros Hospital, &nbsp;Ulysses-sobering thought , clay head on ceramic stand, Athens, Greece.<br />6. Telepaphus, synthetic ceramic, private collection<br />7. Ulysses in clay, sulphure painted, private collection<br />8. Nostalgia for Nausicaa, plaster, private collection&nbsp;<br />9. Ulysses in clay, private collection<br />10. &nbsp;Anatasis in green (green phalaenopsis), synthetic ceramic, plaster, Fryssiras collection<br />11. &nbsp;Phalaenopsis Head, synthetic ceramic, plaster, Fryssiras collection<br />12. A L L E G O R I A &nbsp; N O E S I S, synthetic ceramic, plaster, Fryssiras collection<br />13. Soul [drinking blood], Synthetic ceramic, Fryssiras collection<br />14. Kassandra, drawing, collection of the American College of Greece.<br /><br />

Contemporary Oil Painters - Wang Panpan
Wang Panpan China

Wang Panpan (1982 - ) is a contemporary Chinese oil painter and art teacher who was born in Suzhou, Anhui province. He is a member of the Artists Association of Gansu province. His works have been displayed many times in China and won many awards. The artist graduated from Oil Painting Department in Changchun Normal University in 2005. He gained his MA degree in “research on oil painting creation and teaching” from Art Institute of Sinkiang Normal University. Afterwards, he has been teaching art at Art Institute of Hexi College and other colleges.&nbsp;<br /><br />Award winning works:<br />Oil painting <em>Hometown 1, 4</em> was selected to the art exhibition by graduate art students in southwest China and won recognition award.<br />Oil painting <em>Impression of the Bund</em> was selected to The Third National Youth Competition of Sketch, Color Still Life and Landscape Sketch, and won recognition award.<br />Oil painting <em>Night, Zhouzhuang Village, and Impression</em> was selected to “Night painting on Zhouzhuang Village” National art and photography competition, and won recognition award.<br />Oil painting <em>Windless Days</em> was selected to Gansu province art exhibition by young artists to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Party, and won the third prize.<br />Oil painting <em>Autumn in Qilian Mount</em> was selected to Gansu province art exhibition in memory of the 70th anniversary of Comrade Mao Zedong’s speech “A Talk at Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art”, and won the third prize.<br /><br /><br />

Contemporary Oil Painters - Lin Xinghu
Lin Xinghu China

Lin Xinghu (1949.8- ) is a contemporary Chinese ink cartoonist who was born in Xiapu county, Fujian province. His pen name is “Master of Lanxin House”. He is a member of Fujian Artists Association and Fujian Cartoon Association.<br /><br />Based on real life experience, this artist has created more than 300 pieces of works. His ink cartoon is bold and creative, which praises the healthy atmosphere and criticizes the ugliness of the society. The purchasers of his works include collectors in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.&nbsp;<br /><br />Lin Xinghu has won national awards for twice and other awards such as honorable mention of national cartoon “Litekai bei”, “zikai bei” national cartoon exhibition and so on. 29 of his works are collected and sold by humanity and cultural units of provincial level and above. “Hide and Seek”, “Propitious Tibet Dance”, were selected to the art exhibition hosted by Fujian Fine Artists Association and won the Baihua prize of literature and art by the local government.

Contemporary Oil Painters - Sunwei
Sunwei China

Sunwei (1984 - ) is a contemporary Chinese oil painter who was born in Shanxi Province. He has taken part in many art exhibitions at home and hosted many solo exhibitions. He has won many art awards in China. He graduated from oil painting department in Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and won his Master degree in oil painting department of college of fine arts, Shanghai University. He has been teaching at several colleges.<br />He often places images of vague facial expressions at dream-like backgrounds, which are integrated with each other and brings the audiences to a trance-like state where the time and space are interlaced and the meaning is inspiring.<br />Extended reading: <a href="艺术点评/艺术家谈孙伟油画作品-239.html">comments on Sunwei’s works</a> &gt;&gt;

Contemporary Oil Painters - Liu Yuzhu
Liu Yuzhu China

Liu Yuzhu (1967.4 - ) is a contemporary Chinese traditional painter who was born in Cangzhou, Heibei province. His pen name is Tian Shi. He is a member of council at the Artists Association in Gansu Province; and vice president of the Artists Association in the city of Baiyin; director of the Traditional Chinese Painting Art Committee; as well as first rank art committee member of the Artist Department, China Talent Research which is under the charge of the Ministry of Personnel; and is The National First Class Artist.<br /><br />Liu Yuzhu’s works are published successively by many professional art periodicals, for example, <em>The Guidance to Contemporary Chinese Art Collection</em> which was published by Tianjin People’s Art Publishing House. In addition, his works are collected by related departments.<br /><br />The artist has won many awards at various art exhibitions and competitions in China, for example, “Contemporary Outstanding Talent of Traditional Chinese Painting” awarded by Chinese Ministry of Personnel and Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Talent Research.<br /><br />He has published sketch collections such as <em>Liu Yuzhu Art Collection</em>, <em>Selection of Liu Yuzhu’s Traditional Paintings</em>, and <em>Recalling Sketch</em>, famous Chinese painting and calligraphy selection series such as <em>Selection of Liu Yuzhu’s Works</em>, <em>Top 100 of Contemporary Chinese Painters</em> series, and <em>Artist Liu Yuzhu</em>.