In the transcendental world created by the ancient Chinese thinker Zhuangzi, the experience of “travel” is a spiritual tour, that is, a “tour of the heart”. Since then, Chinese people have opened up a way of scrutinizing the world through travel. This free and unfettered mindset which continually explored the world’s externalities and internalities reflects the unique way of thinking of the ancient Chinese.
Ma Dan was born in 1985 in Yunnan, China. In 2008, she graduated from the Art and Design Department of Yunnan University with a Bachelor Degree. In 2011, she earned her Master of Arts from Art and Design Department of Yunnan University. Currently she works and lives in Yunnan.
Liu Yun was born in 1957, Yueyang, Hunan Province. He is a graduate of the fine arts department of Hunan University. Initially he painted with oils and used western painting techniques to express Chinese painting philosophy. Because of this creative painting style, Liu Yun has gained much attention from the art world. Subsequently, when he focused on Chinese painting, it could be said that he has chosen a medium of expression with which he was more familiar.
Patrick held his first solo show in 1961 at the Portal Gallery, London. It was the first one-man show by a Pop Artist, though they were not even called that then. A few years later, Hughes made two seminal reverse perspective works, Infinity and Sticking-out Room.