Рhoto report. Chinese-Belarusian exhibition “Images of Women in Art of China and Belarus”
On March 10, 2016 the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus hosted the Chinese-Belarusian exhibition The Images of Women in the Art of China and Belarus. The exhibition features the works of the Chinese painter Cui Jin Zhe and the Belarusian artist Marina Elyashevich.
Cui Jin Zhe is a member of the Union of Chinese painters, the Vice-rector of the Academy of Arts, Hebei province. The artist was awarded numerous international and state prizes. His paintings were on display in more than 10 countries. The painter combined the techniques of Chinese and Western art changing traditional ideas and methods of painting. Cui Jin Zhe focuses on Chinese landscapes and narrative portraits. Female portrait is an essential part of his work as it allows him to reproduce skillfully the depth of a female character.
Marina Elyashevich studied Chinese painting in Moscow, Istanbul and Beijing. She uses traditional eastern techniques in her work, i.e. guohua, suyboku, gunba, sei, combining them with Europeanpainting methods. Her background includes solo exhibitions in Minsk, Grodno, Svetlogorsk, Krupky, Maryina Gorka, Novogrudok, Vitebsk. The artist’s works are kept in the History Museum of Krupky and the Art Museum of Maryina Gorka, in Belarusian and foreign private collections. In 2012 the Chinese Painting, the album of Marina Elyashevich's works, was published.
The exhibition is organized by the Belarusian Confederation of Creative Unions and the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus with the support of the Ministry of Culture the Republic of Belarus.
Curator of the exhibition is Marina Malgina, the head of the Exhibition Department of the National Art Museum the Republic of Belarus.