There are certain artists I never get tired of seeing (Edgar Payne, SC Yuan), both of whom are dead. So, I get giddy when I actually get to meet and chat (via his interpreter) with a live artist. I was taken with Li Guanglin, a Chinese artist based in Beijing. His large canvasses of Tibetan life are simply breathtaking.
I was fond of the paintings where he painted the subjects from behind. The images are of the devoted praying at a holy lake.
Other artists who made an impression...
Rimi Yang, an artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico painted these large (48 X 72) child-like images. I felt like I walked into a storybook.
Cuban artist Gina Pellon did these mixed media pieces. I enjoyed the colors and energy of the pieces. There was something rural, yet sophisticated about them.
Russian artist Sergey Fedotov did these figurative abstracts. You can't tell from the pictures, but I really enjoyed the textures of these paintings. I wanted to run my fingers across them and feel them.
(39.4 X 31.5) (31.5 X 27.6)