Ligling Zhao’s practice is at the intersection of modern painting, mysticism, and traditional Chinese iconography and philosophy luminously expressed in a series of unique imaginary worlds

Artist Statement

In my contemporary practice one can see
a myriad of influences and technical practices coming together to generate a world that is
between that of the natural world and the imagined or spiritual realm.
While I paint realistic images I am connected to the ideas of the power of natural energy, metaphor,
and imagination within painting. I was born, raised, and educated in China and the field of traditional
Chinese arts has great influence on not only my personal outlook but my artwork.
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