Wei Zhou is a contemporary artist who is known for his ability to paint in many different styles, using a variety of techniques that makes each piece different and a creative representation of his work. While he was trained in realism, classical, academic, neoclassical, and traditional styles, he tends to like more abstract expressionist styles of painting, featuring larger brush strokes and compositions with strong, simple shapes and colors.

The skies in many of his paintings are muted colors, with soft brush strokes creating the shading and texture for clouds. He prefers to paint landscapes and the outdoors, and the representations of what he sees in nature and paints on the canvas, tends to be more impressionistic in style - trees with soft branches, dots of paint representing the leaves, and wispy shrubs along the road. There is often an atmosphere or mood that is expressed with the use of color - brighter colors for sunny days, and muted tones and shades of gray, often combined with heavier brush strokes, for showing the texture of overcast, rainy, and cloudy days.

Wei Zhou was raised in Chongqing, China and began to study art at an early age. He attended Southwest Normal University in China, and graduated from the Oil Painting Department in the Fine Arts Department. He went on to work as an art professor at a private school, and then decided to work as an artist in the Dafen art village where he spent 10 years learning how to create painting reproductions, "original replicas", of paintings. During this time, he refined his artistic skills while learning to imitate other styles, and expanded his learning of Western and European art which included realism, surrealism, abstractism, expressionism, impressionism, and contemporary art.

Today, Wei Zhou is a Professor of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts at Chongqing Southern Translation College in China, and the master of his own art. He is an active member of the artist community and continues to create new art and explore new styles of painting.

Wei Zhou with international art curator Sophia Kidd, Ph.D who visited him at his studio in China

As an artist and art instructor, Wei Zhou has now completed thousands of canvases during his career. Wei Zhou is also the Director of the V-Dimension Art Museum and has an entire museum of his own, the V-Museum in Chongqing, which is filled entirely with his artwork. He is a member of the Chinese Artists Association, Director of the Chongqing Artists Association, an Vice Chairman of the Artists Association of Yubei District, Chongqing.

Artist Jiannan Huang and President Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee as Huang presents his gift of painting called "Olympic Flowers"

The Olympic Winter Games 2022 will be held in Beijing, China and a new program called "Cheering for the Olympics" was initiated in 2019 to help promote Chinese art and culture to the world. "Cheering for the Olympics" is a program that is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee and aims to combine Chinese culture with the Olympic spirit. Artist Jiannan Huang was chosen to be the Olympics 2022 Overseas Art Advisor and presented a painting called "Olympic Flowers" to President Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to express his appreciation and thank him for supporting the program.

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee with Jiannan Huang

Huang's artwork represents his best wishes to the Chinese artists for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and his strong support for the Olympic Games. Mr. Bach expressed his gratitude and encouraged Huang to promote art and culture, and spread the Olympic spirit.

Jiannan Huang with Thomas Bach at a reception he held for him in Switzerland in January, 2020.

“Cheering for the Olympics” is a culture and sports program that is authorized and sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. It uses the international element of sports as a basis to share art and culture on the Olympic stage. As a cultural program, there will be planned events that will include the "Courage for the Olympics", “Olympic Art Expo City Series”, and other special activities for promoting the events and Beijing Winter Olympics 2022”.

Jiannan Huang demonstrates a painting technique to promote art and culture at a Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 reception.

One of the special activities that Huang created for primary and secondary students was "Dream Drawing Action" where he gave them professional guidance on painting. "Dream Drawing Action" is an important part of "Cheering for the Olympics" as it looks to popularize art education throughout the country, so that more young people can learn about art and the humanities through painting.

Jiannan Huang signs books for students as a part of his program to inspire young people and promote the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.

With "Dream Drawing Action," Huang hopes to enrich the spiritual life of students by promoting the combination of sports and education in an artistic way and bring more possibilities for the cultural growth of young people.

At Nantong Station in Jiangsu Province, Huang signed and wrote blessings for local school students on the "Dream Drawing Action" theme picture book to encourage students to be enjoy art and create outstanding paintings.

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

by Joey Zhou

Inspired by watching a Gucci Guilty advertisement and "The Ashes of Time"

Behind the meeting window

Beauty's smile

Parting dream

Lover's arm

When the wind blows away the fragrant night

Wake up

It's the yearning of sin...

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Pulse beating with afterglow

Spin in black

To ask

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Restore again and again...!


Behind the window

Beauty's smile;


In a dream

Lover's arm

When the wind blows away the fragrant night,

Wake up

It is the yearning of sin...!

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