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Ting Qiu

 (born 1971)
Ting Qiu is active/lives in Asia, China.  Ting Qiu is known for painting.

Ting Qiu

Biography from Sotheby's Beijing

Qiu Ting was born in Luhe, Guangdong province in 1971.  In 1992, he enrolled in the traditional Chinese painting department of China Academy of Art to study landscape painting and graduated with a master's degree in 2000.  In 2004, he earned his doctorate in fine arts from Tsinghua University.  He is presently a professor in the traditional Chinese painting department of Central Academy of Fine Arts. 

Qiu Ting's fascination with Zhao Lingrang may have begun with seeing the painting Whiling Away the Summer by a Lakeside Retreat at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Qiu Ting's extensive studies in ancient literature, poetry, and art history make him an uncommon individual in modern painting.  He has his own interpretation of Zhao's well-documented philosophy of "what you see is incomplete, and what you experience is not extensive".

Contemplating paintings has led him to accept Zhao's words as the ultimate expression of the classical scholarly notion of woyou (literally "roaming while reclining": the spiritual journey of studying art).  A complete mastery of this philosophy is evident in Qiu's mature work, which includes many exemplary models of pingyuan (level-distance) landscapes.  His sense of fullness and integration, auspicious creative concepts, and distant, sloping mountains are also typical examples of Song-style landscape painting.  Qiu's reverence for Song-style painting is the basis for his continuation of this rich tradition.

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About  Ting Qiu

Born:  1971 - Luhe, Guangdong province
Known for:  painting