Zhou Jin has been working in the medium of Chinese ink with a focus on figure drawing. This is a set of paintings in four vertical scrolls which portray swimmers in an underwater environment and capture the feelings of floating and descending into water. Drawn with succinct brushwork and nuanced ink tones, the figures appear distorted to give the illusion of underwater. The colours are subtle and delicate, while the blank spaces are skillfully designed, giving room for imagination.


  • Title: Fu
  • Creator: Zhou Jin
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Theme: Figures
  • Physical Dimensions: w157.6 x h137.5 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Zhou graduated from the China Academy of Art (Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts) in Hangzhou with a Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral degrees in Fine Arts. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was presented with the "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award" by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2009.
  • Type: Ink and colour on paper

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