How does Chongqing look in a comic strip?
Accessible Linjiang · Rising Chongqing displays the changes of Chongqing by contrast.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The 5th National Easel Comic Strip Art Exhibition, held by the China Artists Association, opened at the Chongqing Art Museum in Jiefangbei recently. It was the debut of 100 easel comic strips in Chongiqng.
It is said that the “easel comic strip” has separated from the traditional “picture-story book” style and become one of the categories qualified for national art exhibitions on par with traditional Chinese painting, oil painting and printmaking. With its presentation in a popular and easy-to-understand manner, it is more easily accepted by viewers.
Chongqing artists contributed 12 comic strips to the 100 shortlisted works. Accessible Linjiang · Rising Chongqing, a work by Yu Du, displays the development of Chongqing in a special way. He shows the changes of Chongqing in every piece of his work by contrast.
Yu Du was born in Chongqing in 1980. “I decided to paint something to show the development of Chongqing when I participated in the exhibition.” Finally, he selected traffic development as the leading role to show the changes of this city. He made modifications repeatedly and spent an entire five months on this work. He explained that, “I want to present a visual contrast between the new and the old to the spectators so that they can directly see the dramatic changes of Chongqing.” (Translated by Xu Mengmiao, Fathom Language Limited)