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T W Chui

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Christine-1000
Christine, 2007 Oil on Canvas 70x48 Inches © johnc
Pamela-1000
Pamela, 1981 Oil on Canvas 72x54 Inches © johnc
Five-friends
Five Friends, 1980 Oil on Canvas 88x66 Inches © john chui
Between-the-sexes
Between the Sexes, 1982 Oil on Canvas 96x48 Inches © johnc
Black-eagle
Black Eagle attributed to E.S. Curtis Oil on Canvas 96x48 Inches © johnc
Drummer-goddess-1000
Drummer and Goddess, 1983 Oil on Canvas 96x73 Inches © johnc
Mohawk
Mohawk, 1983 Oil on Canvas 96x48 © johnc
Christ
The Shawl, 1982 Oil on Canvas 67x54 Inches © johnc
Nude
Recling Nude, 1984 Oil on Board 36x36 © johnc
Self-08-09-900
Self Portrait, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60x40 Inches © johnc
Baba-muktananda-800
Muktananda
Food-ball-800
Jfk-engraving
JFK Pen and Ink
Lhghnoon_m
High Noon Pen and Ink
Dragon
Chinese Dragon
Dart
Sally-74
Sally Oil on Canvas
Kaligirl-500
Kali Oil on Canvas
20110929165305-skin-pelt_closeup3
Theman_18
Quick Facts
Birthplace
China
Lives in
Richmond
Works in
Berkeley, USA
Tags
realism, abstract, figurative
Statement

I think we are in the first hundred years of a second Renaissance. The public are increasingly interested in the arts. There is no shortage of great works outside of the mainstream. This is because most critics and curators seem unequipped to deal with pictorial styles beyond the repudiation of the past. As a result, artists who make a splash in the contemporary art scene generally fall into two groups: Sensationalists who paint famous people, mutilated nudes, or illustrative social commentaries; and Color-field Abstractionists whose paintings are devoid of intellectual and emotional content but focus entirely on ingenious formal technicalities. Since these types of works were designed to be visual charades that echo the general feelings of the public, their built-in recognition is uncontested because they tend to confirm the norm and prejudice in the collective experience, and rarely provoke or complicate our perceptions with any crux. Under the guidance of art dealers, academics, and museum curators, contemporary arts have managed to preserve their aesthetic and institutional values by eluding any disturbing practical consequences. I believe that the contemporary arts are caught in a temporary regressive state. Hence we have ample of glaring examples in the Art Slant competition. Thus Confucius said: There is art. There is illustration. Plenty more are images readily made for mass consumptions; and everyone has a personal masterpiece reserved for public restrooms.