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李强艺术为许多报纸广泛报道，如中国的“中国青年报” ﹑“北京青年报” ﹑“中国文化报” 等，还有马来西亚的“星洲日报” ﹑“南洋商报” ﹑“中国报” ﹑“东方日报” ﹑“光华日报” ﹑“The Star” ﹑“The Sun”英文报和“Kosmo”马来文报。同时并且接受马来西亚电台第五台的“开唛啦”节目的采访和电视台八度空间“艺术人生”节目的采访。
BRIEF ACCOUNT OF LI QIANG
Li Qiang, by name Qiangren, was born in Beijing in 1965. He graduated from Beijing School of Art in 1985 and completed a course at China Central Academy of Art in 1996. He was an outstanding student of
Currently, he is a member of the Chinese Folk Literature Association, Metropolitan Folk Literature Association, Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting Association. He is also a committee member of Long Shan Art Institute and the Deputy Head of Handicraft Art Research Centre. In 2004, Li Qiang went to Malaysia and formed his art studio there .He is also an overseas director of Cao Tang Men Eastern Arts Society in
Over the years, the works of Li Qiang are widely reported and acclaimed in numerous newspapers, including “China Youth Daily”, “Beijing Youth Daily” and “China Cultural Daily”. In Malaysia, he was reported by “Sin Chew Daily”, “Nan Yang”, “China Press”, “Kwang Hua Daily”, “Oriental Daily News”, “The Star”, “The Sun Weekend” and “Kosmos”. In the meantime, he was interviewed by “Radio
Li Qiang’s masterpieces have also been on show in various art expositions and displays in China. His works are well known not only in his homeland but also abroad. An elderly British man who has been Li’s subject of sculpture wrote from
Today, Li Qiang’s artistic works have successfully carved a niche in the contemporary art circle. But as far as Li Qiang is concerned, it is only a matter of course.
Stone Painting is a new form of art expression. With stone as the medium, the artist can create different art themes according to his own imagination on the stone’s shape and colour. It’s a combination of plaster skills, graceful line painting and a great sense of 3-dimensional ‘sculpting’. A wide range of subject matter and means can be expressed in stone painting, making it unique in the modern art circle.
Li Qiang’s stone painting emerged in the 80’s and since then, has been widely reported by news media. In October 1995, CCTV (Chinese Cable TV) had a special report on his stone painting. In August 1996, he participated in the Fourth Chinese Art Fair Exhibition and the same year in November, the Beijing Youth Daily published an article on him entitled ‘The dialogue With Stone’. His biography was compiled into the Dictionary of the Celebrity in Chinese Art Circle, The Yearbook of Chinese Painting, calligraphy and Seal Cutting and the Dictionary of Chinese Folk Industrial Artists. His popularity has grown wider throughout the country, and many of his works have been collected by both domestic and overseas collectors.
Currently, Li Qiang has begun a new creation in oil painting. The main theme focuses on Chinese opera and the contour of mountains. His work is a major break from tradition and is a unique style. Some of his works had been collected by art dealears.