Cui Zhenkuan 崔振宽 (b. 1935)
Cui Zhenkuan belongs to an older generation of ink painters who received rigorous traditional training. Innovating within that tradition, he has produced a powerful body of landscapes relevant to the present.
"One paints from within one’s heart, painting the meaning of the object . . . In this way the brush and ink are liberated."
"There are many subtle qualities to Chinese painting, many ideas to express. But these ideas can only be implied, not directly spoken."