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Cen Long – The Follower of Light
Why do I call him a follower of light? His paintings have always been suffused with an inner glow, a holy light of kindness. Cen’s earliest motif was the traveling bard, wandering amid depictions of down-to-earth scenes of Northern Chinese agriculture, cultures, and farming habits. These rustic human landscapes brought to light his most frequent theme: the harmony between man and nature lending the strength needed to survive in harsh conditions with only primitive technology. During this period, the light that permeates Cen’s art is one of gentle hope: men find a home in nature and inspire one another with love and solidarity. He paints lives, man and animal both, that live close to the sun on highlands and prairies. Around this time in his artistic career, he told me that he would be satisfied if his artwork, like the sporadic starlight one sometimes sees at night, could touch the heart of even a few.
Roman Nogin – The Gallery of Eastern European Artists 2018
Laden with rich, vibrant colors and intricate expression, audiences will immediately feel the intensity and passionate lure of Nogin’s art. The variegated expressions of the female sex and the fluid body language of his figures are unique and thought-provoking elements of Nogin’s aesthetic Romanticism.
Volodymyr Nosan – The Gallery of Eastern European Artists 2017
We can perceive in Nosan’s artwork, the folk life of Ukraine and their positive attitude towards life. His art seems to conceal under the surface of the canvas, an accordion and bandura performance of Ukrainian folk music, or a recording of the sing-songs of Ukrainian youths, or even the stories of the black soil the elderly impart under the cloak of night… Nosan’s artwork is naturalistic and tenderly amicable.
The Southern Cross – Cen Long, His World of Art
Many have said that listening to Bach’s music is enough to make one believe that cherubs are gracing the sky: it enforces one’s belief in the existence of ethereal bodies. Bach’s music is infused with a pious and ardent quality—whenever I listen to his music, I always indulge in the bliss and elation religion imparts to the soul. On multiple occasions, Cen Long’s artwork has reminded me of such experiences.
Moon and the Tree, You and I：Yasuko Hayashi
Pictures of dreams and abstractness, her works are a portal for viewers to travel to a plethora of magical illusions she crafted. Amidst a shower of the silvery moonlight, Yasuo Hayashi illustrates her understanding of the universe, and praises an invisible power that shines within it.