Chinese gongbi painting, or meticulous-style painting, uses meticulous brush technique that delimits details very precisely and without independent or expressive variation. Traditionally, it depicts figures, plants and birds in strong colors. Contemporary artists usually balance the colors with grays and simple backgrounds.
Guan Shanyue Art Museum
More than 130 Chinese meticulous-style paintings by 57 young Chinese artists are being exhibited at the “Youth Koans: The Seventh Guan Shanyue Art Museum Exhibition of Young Artists’ Meticulous-style Paintings” at the museum. Entry is free and booking is required.
A painting at Guan Shanyue Art Museum. Courtesy of the art museum
Dates: Until Aug. 2
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, 2-4:30 p.m.
Booking: Follow the WeChat account “gsyart” and then follow the menu instructions
Venue: Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Futian District (福田区关山月美术馆)
Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit F
Zhi Art Museum
“Hita • First Awakening” is an exhibition of young artists’ meticulous paintings on loan from Guan Shanyue Art Museum. Entry is free and booking is required.
A painting exhibited at Zhi Art Museum. Courtesy of the art museum
The meaning of “First Awakening” is threefold: These young artists are expressing their various perceptions of individual differences in life with their creativity; visitors can clearly see how these young generations are showing the fusion of traditional Chinese meticulous brushwork and a variety of contemporary creative expressions; and the curators hope to provide inspiration with the exhibition.
Dates: Until Sept. 23
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays
Booking: Contact Ms. Fu through her WeChat account “case0755”
Venue: Zhi Art Museum, Shajing, Bao’an District (宝安区沙井至美术馆)
Metro: Line 11 to Houting Station (后亭站), Exit A and then take a taxi
Nanshan Cultural Hall
Local young artists’ paintings are on display at the “Moments of Eternity: Exhibition of Young Artists’ Meticulous-style Paintings” exhibition. Entry is free.
Dates: Until Aug. 9
Venue: Nanshan Cultural Hall, intersection of Zhengfeng Road and Yiyuan Road, Nanshan District (南山区正风路和艺园路交汇处南山区文化馆)
Metro: Line 1 to Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit A and then walk northward for 20 minutes