Born in Shenyang, Cui Guotai was concentrated in the beginning of his career on his inner emotional world and the esthetics of the nature of his homeland, the northeast of China. After an abstract period and four years later he approached the topics of his present-day works. His focus turned to the huge and wastelands of the regions of heavy industry, also in the northeast of China. The murky and weird industrial ruins, such as factories, chimneys, blast furnaces, locomotives, railways, ferroconcrete constructions, stand tall and upright in Guotai’s paintings. Here he uses the realistic images to bear witness to the passing of the heavy industrial era in China.
Born in Shen Yang, China
Graduated from The Fine Art Department, North East Normal University
Graduated from Oil Painting Study Course, Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Matriculated by the No. 4 Oil Painting Studio, Fine Art Department, Art and Design School, Tsing-Hua University
"BODY TEMPERATURE: INVOKING THE LEGACY OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON THROUGH CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART", The China Millennium Monument, China; Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark.
"THE SECOND BEIJING BIENNALE", National Art Museum of China, China
"NATURE AND HUMAN - THE SECOND CONTEMPORARY CHINA LANDSCAPE", National Art Museum of China, China
"BEIJING NORTHERN ARTISTS PAINTING EXHIBITION", Beijing Ai Yun Tang Gallery, Beijing, China
"BEIJING SHANG YUAN ARTISTS ARTWORKS EXHIBITION", Macau, China
"CUI GUOTAI'S OIL PAINTING EXHIBITION", National Art Museum of China, China
"ART AND SCIENCE - INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION", National Art Museum of China, China
"BEIJING OIL PAINTING INSTITUTE INVITATION EXHIBITION", Beijing huan Yu Gallery, China