Sui Jianguo



Today's young artists have strong character and great freedom. They lack, however, a wide horizon. Instead, they are overwhelmed by a multitude of minor feelings and sentiments. I was born in the 1950s and have always felt intimately bound to the feelings of my family and country. These new generations of artists think quite differently. People's minds, horizons and ages are not always directly linked. So, I don't think it is accurate to say that young people are only concerned about themselves. There are many outstanding talents at today's art academies. There are many young artists who persist in their dreams, stand up for themselves, and broaden their horizons. At the same time, young artists must draw artistic inspiration from a range of resources, travel across China and the world. A greater range of spiritual inspiration will provide fertile soil for their work and careers to grow.