Paper-cutting is one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China. Born in Huazhou, Guangdong in 1932, Chen Qiuying is a renowned Chinese paper-cutting artist. He has been making paper-cuts since he retired in 1993. When he was young, he joined the army and lived in border areas of Yunnan for many years. By drawing inspiration from life and culture of ethnic groups, he has created a unique artistic style. Many of his works reflect the traditions and life styles of the minority ethnic groups in China. Over the years he won many prizes in China and his paper-cut artworks are collected by the Guangzhou Art Museum. In 2018, he generously donated over 300 pieces of paper-cut artworks to the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. This exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of work created by Chen Qiuying, revealing both the aesthetics of modern art and the flavour of folk traditions.
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