ABOUT ZHOU HOU
Zhou Hou is an oriental artist who comes from beautiful China where has more than five thousand years of historic culture. She followed her faith of love and now residing in Ukraine and still specializing in painting and calligraphy. Most of her original works sell to USA, Europe, China and Australia.
She always tries to develop beyond the previous paintings, so that her works in the art market are highly regarded. The artist seeks perfection at each of her painting. She pays close attention to emotions and soul，and reposed them on her paintings.
Zhou Hou says: "The means of artistic expression have no unified standards, it is the carrier of the free soul."
Educational Background：Hunan University of Arts and Science
Academic Degree: Bachelor degree
Work Experience：Since graduating in 2011, mainly engaged in painting education of teens, and in May 2012 award the honor "EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR" which issued by Hunan provincial's education department. In 2014 was invited to Beijing to attend private Juvenile Art Education Institutions for experience exchanges and teach. Back and forth between China and Ukraine, in the end of 2014, at last, settled in Ukraine in 2015, started her own studio and continue to engage in artistic creation.
Hobbies：DIY、cooking、music、reading、theater and opera、snowboard、hiking ...
VIEWPOINTS OF ART VALUE
If you ask what is art, I think every artist will give different answers. This question is like asking, "What is happiness", your concept of happiness depends on your view of life. Thus, your philosophy also determines your concept of art.
I think that art is an aesthetic system which founded on certain values. Artists from different historical periods and different nationalities created rich and varied artworks, which are related to their unique experience of life、knowledge、philosophy and times. All artworks convey the human common emotions，the difference is that artists are distinctive and diverse expression methods and their work philosophy.
Every great master of art have their own unique and profound creative ideas, and they persistently explore and verify the concept of their own faith. This profound concept is not like a flower which opens overnight, it is pearls crystallized from an integration of real life experience and creative works. To compared the works of great masters, their creative concepts and ideas more thrilled me, these concepts and ideas like vibrant voice which could wake me up, nothing more sobering than this.
For me, it's more like showing me perfect painting techniques when painting a beautiful woman or painting something very accurate. For example; ultra-realism painting is commonly accepted artworks, which is painting techniques developing to the extreme of human ability, it is a memorable milestone for painting techniques. And I amazed too, in the same time a ultra-realism definitely not my interest idea. I am sure that everyone can be a ultra-realistic painter, but not everyone can be Monet or Picasso. Remember the meaning of artistic creation itself, and precipitate your own idea for the art.
by Zhou Hou
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.