Qi Zhilong

Qi Zhilong

China Girl Red Lips, 2008 Oil on canvas 220 x 180.2cm

Qi Zhilong

Qi Zhilong

China Girl 5.21.2010, 2010 Graphite on paper 11 x 8.5in

Qi Zhilong

Qi Zhilong

China Girl, 2008 Watercolor on paper 43 x 31in

Qi Zhilong

Qi Zhilong

China Girl 2, 2009 Silkscreen in 104 colors 49 x 40.25in

QI ZHILONG    祁志龙

 

1962 born in China

 

Qi Zhilong is a prominent painter known for his political pop images, mostly of Chinese women during the Cultural Revolution. His consumer icon series helped him gain recognition and fame for his art internationally. His works are plain and realistic, at times sweet representations of pig-tailed women from the 1950s and 1960s, followed by brassy consumers in the 1970s and 1980s.


Qi Zhilong’s work gained international fame around 1994 with his Consumer Icons series, rendering a superficial and shallow pop culture, forecasting an onset of consumption in China. However, by 1995, Qi began work on a series with more depth - his portraits of beautiful young women in uniform. 

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