7th Guanlan International Print Biennial China 2019
There are no words to describe my emotions and gratitude for appreciating my art at the most prestigious competition in the world. My big dream came true!
I would like to thank you the organizers with all my heart: China Artists Association, Shenzhen Longhua District People's Government, Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Arts Circles conductors: Printmaking Committe of China Artists Association, China Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China Printmaking Museum
I also thank the jury Jury Members of the 2019 Guanlan International Print Biennial, Jury Directors: Xu Li, Su Xinping, Jiang Lu, Domestic Jury Members: Wen Zhongyan, Kong Guoqiao, Kuang Minghui, Liu Chunjie, Li Baoquan, Li Kang, Yang Feng, Zhang Minjie, Fan Min, Ban Ling, Cao Yiqiang, Kang Jianfei, Dai Zhengsheng, International Jury Members: Antonio Rossetto (Italy), Harumi Sonoyama (Japan), Lynne Allen (USA), Maurice Pasternak (Belgium), Head Supervisors: Li Wei, Liang Yu and Supervisors: Xian Yi, Huang Yang, Guo Qingwen
I would like to quote a fragment of the postscript written by Zhao Jiachun (translated by Darcy) "(...) Because of printmaking, we share common emotions and values even though we are thousands of miles away from each other. Intimacy with artists from all over the world makes us feel that the world is small. However, it is through printmaking that we come to understand that the world is actually very large. When the sky is clear and the spring blossoms in Guanlan, there are still places in the world where the air is foggy and cold. In today's world, there are still invisible barriers that hinder people's communication and transportation of artworks. (...)" Winning this award has developed my wings and I feel that the world is opening in front of me. Now it's just the memories of a great adventure, and that's all thanks to you. Thank you very much to the wonderful Zhao Jiachun, who showed me the culture of his beautiful country. Thank you Patricia Cheung and Darcy for your smile and good energy and thank you to all the artists whom I had the opportunity to meet. I hope to see you soon!