Exploration and Innovation
Male, born in 1957, is a native of Anhui Province. Now he is a member of Shanxi Artists Association and the Chinese Painter-Calligrapher Fraternity. He is one of the Chinese professional painters.
Wu’s work is highly innovative and individualistic. His every use of stroke is effective and accurate, indicating his full mastery of the nature of Chinese brush and ink ––once a mark is made, no correction can be made. Moreover, he uses different tones of ink and shapes of stroke-marks to express the forms, texture, light and shadow, and even the motion of the objects. All these require high expertise.
His works were selected many times by provincial exhibitions in Shanxi, national exhibitions such as in Beijing, as well as exhibitions overseas including Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. His masterpieces include “Fragrance of Autumn”, “The Elegant Sitting Room”, “Leisure”, “Return from Countryside”, “Teahouse”, “Bliss of Farmhouse”, “Springtime Melody of the Pond”, “Homeland”, "Clear Lamp & Old Books", "Food & Seasoning", etc. They are widely published in “Chinese Digest", "Art & Collection", "Views on Fine Art ", "Book and Picture" and so on.
Since December 2011 Wan Fung Art Gallery has organized Wu’s tour exhibition, showing in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong. The Gallery has also published the "Exploration and Innovation - Wu Qi Ming Painting Album" in the same year.