Come immerse yourself in the energetic, colorful and contemporary art of He Qi, who blends Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, adding his own spin, techniques and style.
From his start painting Mao’s portrait during the Cultural Revolution in China, he learned about Renaissance painters, studied in Europe, and became the first Chinese to earn a PhD in religious arts. “I wanted to create peaceful scenes. We need to hear the peaceful voice of heaven,” he says.
Fully Chinese, fully Christian, his images invite us to re-imagine Biblical stories in dynamic and vibrant ways.
Dr. He Qi (pronounced huh chee) is Artist-in-Residence and visiting Scholar at Claremont School of Theology and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Art Institute of Renmin University of China in Beijing.