Min Zou

Min Zou

Location: China

I am an artist from China, and studied in China and Europe.

My artistic creation ideas of the present stage are from my true feelings, my thoughts, my knowledge, and my wisdom...

As an artist, I have a Bachelor degree in engineering in 2014, and a Master degree in 2008. I like the abstract theoretical thinking. My works generally come from the accumulation of my knowledge, the love of nature, the love of Natural Science, the exploration of Humanities and Social Science, and the philosophical insights. So, it can be said: Most of my inspiration comes from my thoughts and thinking.

With the growth of my art works, my art works have experienced the changes of history, cultural integration, and the exchange of Chinese and foreign culture. The current art is very colorful, and the diversity of art can expand people's thinking, and no longer binds off their own thoughts , and people can look at the world in the multi-dimensional ideas, so that people can be of more inclusive in this world and can be of more innovative, then promote the social progress. I think we should look at this world in a multi-dimensional thinking, just as the multi-dimensional nature of the universe, but I think we should pursue the truth, the goodness, and the beauty. Inside me, I like those simple, natural, and sincere things. So my works are always full of truth, goodness, beauty, and the love of nature.

Art is to improve and purify the hearts and souls. The core value of art is to promote the progress of human society...

In order to create new artworks, I went to Xinjiang, Tibet, Gansu, Qinghai, Hainan, and so on. Meanwhile, I sublimate the viewpoint of art. Now, I appear to be doing art, in fact, it is the sublimation of thought, the realm of life, and the realm of thought. The sublimating of mind, the opening of mind, boundless imagination…

2024, Exploring the Origin of the Universe, Temple of Heaven North Art Center, Dongcheng District, Beijing ,China

2021, Cov-art Project, Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Greece

2021, The most tranquil moment -- Min Zou solo exhibition, Cultural and Creative Guangqu Park, Shuangqiao East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

2020, Infinite Feelings -- Min Zou Solo Exhibition, 798 Exclamation art space, Beijing, China

2020,Silent walking-exclamation art space exhibition/ 798 Exclamation art space - Beijing,

2020,Sailing - 2020 exclamation art space recommendation Exhibition / 798 Exclamation Art space - Beijing,

2019,gallerytoday.com collaboration

2019, paintings are featured in Niji Magazine as a free feature

2019,Exploring and thinking -Min Zou Solo Exhibition, 798 Exclamation Art space, Beijing, China

2019, The Carlos Reid Gallery in New York collaboration,

2019, Artbaazar.com collaboration

2019, Won the excellence award of "independent character nomination exhibition", Beijing

2019, the first excellent works exhibition of signed artist of Jiali culture, Beijing

2018,35x35 art project - Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Greece

2018, " meticulous" Sunshine international small and micro exhibition, Sunshine international gallery, Beijing

2018, the Paris agency (SINGULART) set up an official website for me to collaborate

2018,the exhibition of "landscape with stories", Nanjing University of the Arts

2018, oil painting works were selected into People's Daily - people's painting program,China

2018, PARALLAX ART FAIR London February 2018, Kensington Town Hall, London

2017, the fourth great exhibition of outstanding art works in the left West right east of Chinese and American, Shanghai

2017, the painting and calligraphy exhibition of the second Confucius Cultural Festival, QuFuYan mansion, Shandong

2017, the new summer art festival in Lake Villa, Suzhou industrial park, Suzhou

2017, Lake100 national new artists invitational exhibition, Nanjing art100 art space

2017, art Nanjing Expo, 100 Lake, Nanjing

2017, "Fragrant Bud" Contemporary Chinese women's art exhibition, Beijing

2016, INTELLECTUAL: visual consumption - third 2016 Nanjing International Art Fair parallel Exhibition,100 Lake, Nanjing

2016, the first quarter of Chinese metaphysical Institute of contemporary art exhibition of Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing

2016, Whiplash! The light echoes of ten anniversary artists group exhibition, “SURGE Art”, Beijing

2016, Art of Nanjing, signed artists joint exhibition of 100 lakes, Nanjing

2016, 38 women's day art exhibition in Guozhong Museum,Beijing

2015, Christmas “spiritual art” Exhibition, Sunshine International Gallery, Beijing

2015,“Abstract August” Saatchi art

2015, “Things” and “Material” oil painting exhibition, Art Deco space, 798 Art District, Beijing

2015, Margaret Doll Fashion Art Exhibition,won the art leap award

2015, “Dark Float” Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Phoenix Mountain Art Museum, Nanjing

2015, Dan traces – Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Phoenix Mountain Art Museum, Nanjing

2014, “Having an affair with the times”, United Artists Exhibition, Beijing

2014, “Dreamers – Youth Art Exhibition”, Changsha US House Art Gallery

2014, The 17th Beijing Art Fair, Beijing

2014, China International Gallery Art Fair, Jinan International Convention and Exhibition Center, Jinan

2013,International Art Exhibition, Shandong

2013, Artbarcs (The codes of American Art) and the American Amazon cooperation projects.

2012, The second session of the “China mood” painting, oil painting Artists Exhibition, Quintessence, Beijing

2012, Artbarcs (Art Code) global project

2011, Time and space series oil painting solo exhibition, Phoenix culture and art salon, Beijing

The permanent collection status of artworks:
CCTV.com, artxun.com,zhuokearts.com, “Hebei contemporary Painting and Calligraphy”, “Leadership Journey”, “artistic horizons”, “leisure tourism”, “International Exchange Center of Chinese Painting and calligraphy”, China painting and Calligraphy Association, “painting and Calligraphy Research”, artpangu.com, the International Exhibition Center of Shangshang, Wansheng Garden Art Museum, Beijing art fair, Chinese (Shandong) International Art Expo, “leisure tourism”, “my art-the mentor of Youth scroll, Chinese Art, Anhui painting and calligraphy exchange network, Oriental artists, Margaret Doll fashion art exhibition organizing committee, yidianchina.com, Shanghai Hui Zi Business Services Ltd., Guozhong art museum, Song Qingling Foundation, “the taste of life”, the second Confucius Cultural Festival Shandong, 100 Lake, People's Daily (China), Japan, Greece, Hongkong, United Kingdom, USA, France, Germany, and so on.



About Min's art

In "Art, philosophy and science", in the face of that some artists said Art is nothing, I emphasize the artistic value, and said it has not only aesthetic functions, but also the social function. Science in the final analysis is to serve mankind, and is for the happy life of human. Art, philosophy and science complement each other, with the service of humanity.

The universe, we all know, is the sum of time and space, one-dimensional time and multi-dimensional space of scientific speculation exist in the world we live in, and now scientists believe that space is of 10-dimensional, but we can only feel the three spatial dimensions and a time dimension. If a space is of less than two-dimensional, which certainly can’t produce life, and it is also hard to imagine a higher dimensional space.

For my understanding and pursuing of art, I have painted oil paintings in 2010, the main theme of which is in a series of space-time. They also are the accumulation of my natural science and philosophy of knowledge of many years. The paintings are my comprehension of the universe, the exploration of life. I try to describe the profoundness, infiniteness and mystery of the universe by my paintings, and try to display the hierarchy?the depth?the greatness and the infiniteness of the universe in front of people, for people to taste the endless universe, crossing the time, time travel and magic blurred galaxies. In this series of paintings of time and space, I put not only my Chinese painting technique of years into the Western oil paintings, but also the actual situation theory/ yin and yang theory of Chinese philosophy, and especially take space-time as the media to form my own unique painting language. In 2011,Beijing Phoenix Culture and Arts Salon Phoenix held a Solo exhibition of Time-space series of painting exhibition.

Min's principle of art

First of all, I think the everyone’s art is the embodies of his / her own cultural knowledge and cultural connotation. Everyone speaks on his / her cultural background. Different cultural backgrounds, and different social experience can lead to different ideas, then create different arts. Everyone just exerts his / her knowledge and wisdom as much as possible.

I would like to explore the more deep-seated things by exploring the philosophy of time and space, and see the essence of things through the surface phenomenon of things, then see the develop and future of things. Look upon the world at an extremely broad mind and endless horizons. The same for the art, describe this universe - the sum of space and time with a great spirit and imposing manner, and integrate knowledge, wisdom, and emotions into my paintings.

All knowledge fields (including art) eventually up to reach the level of philosophy. By exploring the viewpoint of time and space, we can see the different philosophical viewpoints during the different periods, and the development of science and technology promotes the formation of philosophical concepts. A history of philosophy is the complex of concepts of different periods. When the art combines with science, the art is of scientific; When the art combines with philosophy, the arts is of philosophical (depth); When the science combines with philosophy, the science is of philosophical.

When art, philosophy and science into one, it goes beyond the science, the philosophy and the art single individual, which makes the art be of scientific and profound (philosophical) with levels and depths, and no longer just explore the phenomenon of surfaces of things. So there must be a certain philosophy of knowledge, a certain artistic heritage, a certain scientific knowledge in the person to deeply understand the combination of art, philosophy and science! This is what I have been exploring and pursuing. I hope my art will be of deep and profound, not just staying in the surface phenomenons of things.

The highest state of art is also a philosophical realm. Philosophy is the highest state of all scientific knowledge. No matter what fields of knowledge, he/she will become a philosopher when he / she reaches the highest state, but the philosophy is also based on the science. Therefore, different periods, different regions, different philosophical concepts. A history of philosophy is the complex of different ideas in different periods. The advancement of science and technology promotes the formation of philosophical concepts.

Of course, to reach the highest state of art, to achieve the level of philosophy, we not only have knowledge and wisdom, but also have a transcend state of mind, the sentiments free from vulgarity, boundless horizons, and broad mind. Not an common person can achieve, not just one day to achieve, she is something inside, she is a kind of spiritual realm, but also must be carefully to comprehended by heart....

Someone asked me: "Does not this exist: the mathematics deductive is beyond or instead of a physical exploration, and people believe it. "Yes, to some extent, this exists. Many physics experiments can not be confirmed in the experiments. This is why Hawking, the world's greatest scientist, did not obtain the Nobel Prize, because his theory can not be proven and disproved! So, some people say that the physics has come to a dead alley, so, many physicists have change their occupations.

The same to the Philosophy. From ancient Greek philosophy to postmodernism, deconstructionism, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Sartre, Derrida and so on. In 2007, I asked a professor ( University of Cambridge ) if the philosophy went to a dead alley, she replied: "go on, the road there!"

The same to the art. From the ancient art to the modern art, Classicism, Rococo art, Neoclassicism, The romantic, Realism, Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Fauvism, expressionism, Cubism, Abstractionism, Surrealism, Abstract expressionism to Pop art, and so on. So someone said the art comes to a dead alley. Now people just repeat the previous arts without innovation!

All theories are valid within a defined range. Out of this range, not easy to say! Because people's knowledge and understanding is limited! Especially for a scientific theory.

Art also. This is why the art history exists! Different periods , different regions and different cultures, different art!

Of course, the art is different from the science. The science reflects the laws of the objective world with the human reason. The art reflects the world through the human sensibility, including objective and subjective world. For the science, it is more of "discovery", and for art, it is more of "creation." The art is a reflection of the true feelings of human heart.

The artists express and communicate their aesthetic susceptibility and aesthetic ideals by art creativity, the viewers meet their aesthetic needs and obtain the aesthetic feeling by art appreciation. Aestheticism is the perfect play of aesthetics. In addition to aesthetic value, arts have other social functions, such as cognitive function, education function?mold functions, and entertainment function and so on. Among, the social function of art is that people understand the nature?the society?the history and the life through art activities. The educational function of art is that people are nurtured and influenced with the truth?the goodness and the beauty through the art activity, which can lead to the changes of the thoughts?the feelings?the attitudes of life and the values. The entertainment function of Art is that people get the spirit enjoyment and aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic needs.

Science is a kind of social ideology, which is the knowledge system about the nature, the society and the law of thinking development. There is not only objective factors in science, but also the human factors. The nature comes first, then human come, after human exist, then the natural sciences come, so, anyhow the natural sciences are man-made out. There must be some human agreed factors in the human language? the human thinking way? the experiments by people. In science, what factor is the truth factor and what factor is a human construct factor is now a problem in the philosophy of science.

The art itself is a special way that a human takes emotion and imagination as the characteristics to grasp the world, and also is the visual reflection of the real life and the spiritual world of human. With the development of society, the imagination and creativity of human are keeping getting on. The art breaks the boundaries of space-time, enhances people's sentiment, expands people's imagination, stimulates people's thoughts and feelings, and cultivates people's temperament. The art activity is not only an important part of the spirit civilization of a nation, but also an important part of the spiritual life of the individual. Outstanding artworks are the common spiritual wealth of all mankind.

Why Socrates could become a great philosopher, because he said he was ignorant. We have to see our own ignorance,then we can progress. Only after we go-ahead, we can see the meaning of our own existence. Because people are of not only rational, emotional, but also thinking and intelligent.

To reflect on their own

What have you done? the meaning? Don't always think what you got...