Paper Cuts by Guan Xiaoyun
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About 100 of Ms Guan Xiaoyun's traditional Chinese paper cut artworks, including the first ever showing of her masterpiece titled "Revisit of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing" —a 15 x 3 metres long artwork which took six years to complete—are on display at the CityU Gallery from 16 January to 28 February.
Ms Guan's later works, showing the influence of her painter husband, are enriched by the artistic features of traditional Chinese paintings, as well as other forms of painting. She has expanded the subject matter and composition of her work, showing more modern characteristics. The inner lines of her work are usually broad and long, whereas those at the outer side are narrow and short. With such distinctive and creative styles, her paper cuts carry a strong sense of depth, perspective and vividness.Paper cuts by Ms Guan have won wide acclaim at home and abroad. The Opening Ceremony of "The Art of Paper Cuts Exhibition", held on 15 January, was officiated by Professor Matthew Chen, Chairman of CityU's Cultural and Sports Committee, and Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, together with Ms Guan and her husband Mr He Hanhui. You are invited to view Ms Guan's art at the CityU Gallery now. The exhibition is open daily from to until end of February.