The most expensive Chinese artist shows a traditional Chinese painting in St. Petersburg and Moscow
ARTinvestment.RU   20 сентября 2016

About 200 works of Tsui Jojo written in the last 5 years, show Off the smooth Jasper", which is to open on September 25 in the St. Petersburg Manege, and on October 7 will appear in the Arena Moscow

Tsui Jojo was born in 1944 in Beijing. From 1981 to 1996 he studied in the United States, where he received an honorary doctorate of arts. Upon returning to China he began to teach, and then led the Chinese national Academy of arts. Owns several galleries, collecting art, publishes books.

Tsui Jojo works in the technique of traditional Chinese painting Guohua — painting with water colors and ink on silk or paper. Some work is written with a brush, and the other hands. The artist, based on Chinese and Western artistic experience, reinvents and modernizes the national painting, making it close not only to China but also to Western collectors. His work is in the collections of Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, and others.

Covered with painted scrolls Tsui Jojo can reach enormous sizes. So, one of the largest exhibits at the exhibition "Flickering smooth Jasper" — 60-метровая work "Snow on red maple trees lies", written just three months especially for the day of the birth of his daughter.

According to the curator of the exhibition Seeds of the Mikhailovsky, head of the Russian Academy of arts im. I. E. Repin, the work of Tsui Jojo can and should be viewed in large volumes. The premises both suitable Arenas for this is the best.

as for the commercial component of creativity Tsui Jojo, it is the most successful living artist of China. And he is third place in our ranking of living artists in the world after Jeff Koons and Gerhard Richter. His current auction record set in the spring of 2016 at the auction Auctions in Poly Hong Kong, is 306 million Hong Kong dollars ($39,577 million). So many have paid for a polyptych of six parts of the "Great snowy mountains" (2013). All statistics recorded 64 sales Tsui Jojo $1 million or more. But it is understood that most of these deals were made on the national market, so that does eliminate some artificial increase in prices is not worth it.

He is the author of many scrolls and panels openly talks about his dream: "I want at international auctions my work at a price superior to the West. And this, according to the artist, it could happen in the next 10-15 years. But until that happens, we can enjoy the first in Russia exhibition of Cui Jojo.


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