GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: ZHANRUI LIU

How old are you?
24

What is the primary medium you work in?
digital / Photoshop

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Photoshop

What is your favorite subject matter?
People from vintage photos

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
Photoshop and oil paints

What sources would you recommend for artists that are interested in pursuing your art medium?
Blick Art Materials

How and when did you start creating artwork?
2015

Who or what are your biggest artistic influences?
It’s hard to narrow it down, almost everything around me inspire me equally.

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
Enjoy the journey not the destination.

What is your absolute dream project? If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
Animation feature film.

What is your ultimate goal as an artist? Has this changed over your art career?
My goal changes consistently.

What is your favorite plant and/or animal? 
Iris and cats.

Is nature something that you’re drawn to? 
Yes

Can you tell us about the pieces you created for this gallery? 
The balance of natural and and cycle of life.

Are there any messages that you’re aiming to convey with the art you created for this gallery? 
Life is about the journey and sometime it’s nice to stop by and appreciate things around you.

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around the theme of this gallery? 
The beauty of life is about born and death, the cycle of life, The reason why I adore a bunch of fresh cut Iris is I know it will fade away, but that’s why it made the bloom more precious. I appreciate it while it last, that’s why I never brought artificial flowers.

If you could invent any kind of plant or animal, what would it be/look like/what kind of environment would it thrive in? 
If I could invent a flower, it would be growing next to a pond and bloom like flaming fire.

Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before? 
It’s my first time

YOU CAN FIND MORE FROM ZHANRUI LIU HERE:
Website
Instagram

*Please note that all artwork is reposted with permission from the artists. Please do not use, alter, or repost the artwork without direct permission from the artists. Each artist may have a different Creative Commons license on their work/images and you will need to contact them directly in order to obtain permission for your uses.

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