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    Shuhua Jin

    View: What is your Background?

    Shuhua Jin: My early education was completed during the height of Mao’s Revolution propaganda. After this, I went to study fine art at the University of Formal China East, in Shanghai. In 1989 I decided to move permanently to UK. I have worked as a practicing artist for decades with art exhibitions in London and all over the world.

     

    View: What inspired you to move to London?

    Shuhua Jin: I decided to move to London for personal reasons and because I believe that in order to become a true artist it’s better to expand your horizons and travel around the world, in countries like Britain, USA and France.

     

    View: What is your creative process like?

    Shuhua Jin: When I have the mood to paint, my process is to express myself freely. Culturally, I am surrounded and influenced by various historic artists of the Western and the Eastern cultures, like Leonardo Da Vinci, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon and Chinese artists Ba Da, Xu Gu and more. In my mind, every time the challenge is to reflect my culture through my creative process, a continuous battle, which I am willing to fight for.

     

    View: Has your style changed over the years, if so how?

    Shuhua Jin: My ‘style’as you call it, has changed through the years based on the different tools that I am using and the influences that I have at the time.

     

    View: What do you believe is a key element in creating a good composition?

    Shuhua Jin: It is difficult to define what is a good or a bad composition. I think that a composition in general needs to communicate your intentions with a balanced and clear structure in order to enhance them and make them visible.

     

    View: What do you look for in a subject matter?

    Shuhua Jin: My artwork is based on people, their relationships with other people and themselves, as expressed through love, grief, anger and compassion.

     

    View: What is your favourite piece of art?

    Shuhua Jin: I don’t have a specific piece of art in my mind. I am always interested in pieces that have a simplicity in them, that are extraordinary and could engage the viewers to want more.

     

    View: Can you explain your painting technique?

    Shuhua Jin: I attempt to use both, brush techniques over layers of paint and ‘calligraphy’ (the traditional Chinese calligraphy technique).

     

    View: How long does it take to paint each piece?

    Shuhua Jin: It is a tricky question to answer. When I start my composition, my aim is to complete it as quickly as possible, but it normally takes longer. It could take me weeks and sometimes months to finish it. I try to finish the painting quickly so I can have the time to revisit it.

     

    View: Can you describe your studio?

    Shuhua Jin: My studio is always in a messy condition, but there is order in a weird way. It is part of my house, I enjoy working in my studio as I enjoy having my coffee in my kitchen.


  • winter-blossom

    Winter blossom

    £1,200

    ink on Xuan paper

    framed


  • wintersweet_No1

    Wintersweet No.1

    £1,800

    mixed medium on paper

    framed


  • crane_formed_No.3

    Crane formed No.3

    £2,000

    ink on Xuan paper

    framed


  • wintersweet_No.2

    Wintersweet No.2

    £1,800

    mixed medium on paper

    framed


  • aphrodisiacs_No1

    Aphrodisiacs No.1

    £4,000

    oil on canvas


  • aphrodisiacs_No2

    Aphrodisiacs No.2

    £4,000

    oil on canvas


  • aphrodisiacs_No3

    Aphrodisiacs No.3

    £4,000

    oil on canvas


  • blue_and _ink-flower

    Blue and Ink – flower

    £1,500

    ink on Xuan paper

    framed


  • mood_No.1

    Mood No.1

    £1,200

    ink on Xuan paper

    framed


  • crane_formed_No1

    Crane formed No.1

    £1,800

    ink on Xuan paper

    framed


  • the_third_dragon_masked1

    The Third – Dragon Masked No.1

    £5,000

    oil on canvas