Zhao Li

Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts


It is clear that China's young artists are a diverse bunch, full of individuality and different directions for growth and development. Greater sense of individuality is fundamental to the role of an artist. Without individuality, diversity in the arts would vanish. The most important thing for a young artist is cultivate courage. Only with great courage, can artists break from outdated conventions and find their own voices. Of course, conventional artistic methods are also at play in the works of young artists, but they must have the courage to break away from everything in order to reach new territories.