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The art viewpoint of Min Zou

April 23rd, 2017

The art viewpoint of Min Zou

First of all, I think the everyone's art is the embodies of his / her own cultural knowledge and cultural connotation. Everyone speaks on his / her cultural background. Different cultural backgrounds, and different social experience can lead to different ideas, then create different arts. Everyone just exerts his / her knowledge and wisdom as much as possible.

I would like to explore the more deep-seated things by exploring the philosophy of time and space, and see the essence of things through the surface phenomenon of things, then see the development and the future of things. Look upon the world at an extremely broad mind and endless horizons. The same for the art, describe this universe - the sum of space and time with a great spirit and imposing manner, and integrate knowledge, wisdom, and emotions into my paintings.

All knowledge fields (including art) eventually up to reach the level of philosophy. By exploring the viewpoint of time and space, we can see the different philosophical viewpoints during the different periods, and the development of science and technology promotes the formation of philosophical concepts. A history of philosophy is the complex of concepts of different periods. When the art combines with science, the art is of scientific; When the art combines with philosophy, the arts is of philosophical (depth); When the science combines with philosophy, the science is of philosophical.

When art, philosophy and science into one, it goes beyond the science, the philosophy and the art single individual, which makes the art be of scientific and profound (philosophical) with levels and depths, and no longer just explore the phenomenon of surfaces of things. So there must be a certain philosophy of knowledge, a certain artistic heritage, a certain scientific knowledge in the person to deeply understand the combination of art, philosophy and science! This is what I have been exploring and pursuing. I hope my art will be of deep and profound, not just staying in the surface phenomenons of things.

The highest state of art is also a philosophical realm. Philosophy is the highest state of all scientific knowledge. No matter what fields of knowledge, he/she will become a philosopher when he / she reaches the highest state, but the philosophy is also based on the science. Therefore, different periods, different regions, different philosophical concepts. A history of philosophy is the complex of different ideas in different periods. The advancement of science and technology promotes the formation of philosophical concepts.

Of course, to reach the highest state of art, to achieve the level of philosophy, we not only have knowledge and wisdom, but also have a transcend state of mind, the sentiments free from vulgarity, boundless horizons, and broad mind. Not an common person can achieve, not just one day to achieve, she is something inside, she is a kind of spiritual realm, but also must be carefully to comprehended by heart....

Someone asked me: "Does not this exist: the mathematics deductive is beyond or instead of a physical exploration, and people believe it. "Yes, to some extent, this exists. Many physics experiments can not be confirmed in the experiments. This is why Hawking, the world's greatest scientist, did not obtain the Nobel Prize, because his theory can not be proven and disproved! So, some people say that the physics has come to a dead alley, so, many physicists have change their occupations.

The same to the Philosophy. From ancient Greek philosophy to postmodernism, deconstructionism, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Sartre, Derrida and so on. In 2007, I asked a professor ( University of Cambridge ) if the philosophy went to a dead alley, she replied: "go on, the road there!"

The same to the art. From the ancient art to the modern art, Classicism, Rococo art, Neoclassicism, The romantic, Realism, Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Fauvism, expressionism, Cubism, Abstractionism, Surrealism, Abstract expressionism to Pop art, and so on. So someone said the art comes to a dead alley. Now people just repeat the previous arts without innovation!

All theories are valid within a defined range. Out of this range, not easy to say! Because people's knowledge and understanding is limited! Especially for a scientific theory.

Art also. This is why the art history exists! Different periods , different regions and different cultures, different art!

Of course, the art is different from the science. The science reflects the laws of the objective world with the human reason. The art reflects the world through the human sensibility, including objective and subjective world. For the science, it is more of "discovery", and for art, it is more of "creation." The art is a reflection of the true feelings of human heart.

The artists express and communicate their aesthetic susceptibility and aesthetic ideals by art creativity, the viewers meet their aesthetic needs and obtain the aesthetic feeling by art appreciation. Aestheticism is the perfect play of aesthetics. In addition to aesthetic value, arts have other social functions, such as cognitive function, education function, mold functions, and entertainment function and so on. Among, the social function of art is that people understand the nature, the society, the history and the life through art activities. The educational function of art is that people are nurtured and influenced with the truth, the goodness and the beauty through the art activity, which can lead to the changes of the thoughts, the feelings, the attitudes of life and the values. The entertainment function of Art is that people get the spirit enjoyment and aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic needs.

Science is a kind of social ideology, which is the knowledge system about the nature, the society and the law of thinking development. There is not only objective factors in science, but also the human factors. The nature comes first, then human come, after human exist, then the natural sciences come, so, anyhow the natural sciences are man-made out. There must be some human agreed factors in the human language, the human thinking way, the experiments by people. In science, what factor is the truth factor and what factor is a human construct factor is now a problem in the philosophy of science.

The art itself is a special way that a human takes emotion and imagination as the characteristics to grasp the world, and also is the visual reflection of the real life and the spiritual world of human. With the development of society, the imagination and creativity of human are keeping getting on. The art breaks the boundaries of space-time, enhances people's sentiment, expands people's imagination, stimulates people's thoughts and feelings, and cultivates people's temperament. The art activity is not only an important part of the spirit civilization of a nation, but also an important part of the spiritual life of the individual. Outstanding artworks are the common spiritual wealth of all mankind.

Why Socrates could become a great philosopher, because he said he was ignorant. We have to see our own ignorance,then we can progress. Only after we go-ahead, we can see the meaning of our own existence. Because people are of not only rational, emotional, but also thinking and intelligent.

The art viewpoint of Min Zou

April 23rd, 2017

First of all, I think the everyone鈥榮 art is the embodies of his / her own cultural knowledge and cultural connotation. Everyone speaks on his / her cultural background. Different cultural backgrounds, and different social experience can lead to different ideas, then create different arts. Everyone just exerts his / her knowledge and wisdom as much as possible.

I would like to explore the more deep-seated things by exploring the philosophy of time and space, and see the essence of things through the surface phenomenon of things, then see the development and the future of things. Look upon the world at an extremely broad mind and endless horizons. The same for the art, describe this universe - the sum of space and time with a great spirit and imposing manner, and integrate knowledge, wisdom, and emotions into my paintings.

All knowledge fields (including art) eventually up to reach the level of philosophy. By exploring the viewpoint of time and space, we can see the different philosophical viewpoints during the different periods, and the development of science and technology promotes the formation of philosophical concepts. A history of philosophy is the complex of concepts of different periods. When the art combines with science, the art is of scientific; When the art combines with philosophy, the arts is of philosophical (depth); When the science combines with philosophy, the science is of philosophical.

When art, philosophy and science into one, it goes beyond the science, the philosophy and the art single individual, which makes the art be of scientific and profound (philosophical) with levels and depths, and no longer just explore the phenomenon of surfaces of things. So there must be a certain philosophy of knowledge, a certain artistic heritage, a certain scientific knowledge in the person to deeply understand the combination of art, philosophy and science! This is what I have been exploring and pursuing. I hope my art will be of deep and profound, not just staying in the surface phenomenons of things.

The highest state of art is also a philosophical realm. Philosophy is the highest state of all scientific knowledge. No matter what fields of knowledge, he/she will become a philosopher when he / she reaches the highest state, but the philosophy is also based on the science. Therefore, different periods, different regions, different philosophical concepts. A history of philosophy is the complex of different ideas in different periods. The advancement of science and technology promotes the formation of philosophical concepts.

Of course, to reach the highest state of art, to achieve the level of philosophy, we not only have knowledge and wisdom, but also have a transcend state of mind, the sentiments free from vulgarity, boundless horizons, and broad mind. Not an common person can achieve, not just one day to achieve, she is something inside, she is a kind of spiritual realm, but also must be carefully to comprehended by heart....

Someone asked me: "Does not this exist: the mathematics deductive is beyond or instead of a physical exploration, and people believe it. "Yes, to some extent, this exists. Many physics experiments can not be confirmed in the experiments. This is why Hawking, the world's greatest scientist, did not obtain the Nobel Prize, because his theory can not be proven and disproved! So, some people say that the physics has come to a dead alley, so, many physicists have change their occupations.

The same to the Philosophy. From ancient Greek philosophy to postmodernism, deconstructionism, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Sartre, Derrida and so on. In 2007, I asked a professor ( University of Cambridge ) if the philosophy went to a dead alley, she replied: "go on, the road there!"

The same to the art. From the ancient art to the modern art, Classicism, Rococo art, Neoclassicism, The romantic, Realism, Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Fauvism, expressionism, Cubism, Abstractionism, Surrealism, Abstract expressionism to Pop art, and so on. So someone said the art comes to a dead alley. Now people just repeat the previous arts without innovation!

All theories are valid within a defined range. Out of this range, not easy to say! Because people's knowledge and understanding is limited! Especially for a scientific theory.

Art also. This is why the art history exists! Different periods , different regions and different cultures, different art!

Of course, the art is different from the science. The science reflects the laws of the objective world with the human reason. The art reflects the world through the human sensibility, including objective and subjective world. For the science, it is more of "discovery", and for art, it is more of "creation." The art is a reflection of the true feelings of human heart.

The artists express and communicate their aesthetic susceptibility and aesthetic ideals by art creativity, the viewers meet their aesthetic needs and obtain the aesthetic feeling by art appreciation. Aestheticism is the perfect play of aesthetics. In addition to aesthetic value, arts have other social functions, such as cognitive function, education function锛宮old functions, and entertainment function and so on. Among, the social function of art is that people understand the nature, the society,the history and the life through art activities. The educational function of art is that people are nurtured and influenced with the truth, the goodness and the beauty through the art activity, which can lead to the changes of the thoughts, the feelings, the attitudes of life and the values. The entertainment function of Art is that people get the spirit enjoyment and aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic needs.

Science is a kind of social ideology, which is the knowledge system about the nature, the society and the law of thinking development. There is not only objective factors in science, but also the human factors. The nature comes first, then human come, after human exist, then the natural sciences come, so, anyhow the natural sciences are man-made out. There must be some human agreed factors in the human language, the human thinking way, the experiments by people. In science, what factor is the truth factor and what factor is a human construct factor is now a problem in the philosophy of science.

The art itself is a special way that a human takes emotion and imagination as the characteristics to grasp the world, and also is the visual reflection of the real life and the spiritual world of human. With the development of society, the imagination and creativity of human are keeping getting on. The art breaks the boundaries of space-time, enhances people's sentiment, expands people's imagination, stimulates people's thoughts and feelings, and cultivates people's temperament. The art activity is not only an important part of the spirit civilization of a nation, but also an important part of the spiritual life of the individual. Outstanding artworks are the common spiritual wealth of all mankind.

Why Socrates could become a great philosopher, because he said he was ignorant. We have to see our own ignorance,then we can progress. Only after we go-ahead, we can see the meaning of our own existence. Because people are of not only rational, emotional, but also thinking and intelligent.

the art CV of Min Zou

April 23rd, 2017

the art CV of Min Zou

My artistic creation ideas of the present stage are from my true feelings...my thoughts, my feelings, my knowledge, and my wisdom...

As an artist, I have a Bachelor degree in engineering, and a Master degree in art. I like the abstract theoretical thinking. My works generally come from the accumulation of my knowledge, the love of nature, the love of Natural Science, the exploration of Humanities and Social Science, and the philosophical insights. So, it can be said: Most of my inspiration comes from my thoughts and thinking.

With the growth of my art works, my art works have experienced the changes of history, cultural integration, and the exchange of Chinese and foreign culture. The current art is very colorful, and the diversity of art can expand people's thinking, and no longer binds off their own thoughts , and people can look at the world in the multi-dimensional ideas, so that people can be of more inclusive in this world and can be of more innovative, then promote the social progress. I think we should look at this world in a multi-dimensional thinking, just as the multi-dimensional nature of the universe, but I think we should pursue the truth, the goodness, and the beauty. Inside me, I like those simple, natural, and sincere things. So my works are always full of truth, goodness, beauty, and the love of nature.

In order to create new artworks, I went to Xinjiang, Tibet, Gansu, Qinghai, Hainan, and so on. Meanwhile, I sublimate the viewpoint of art. Now, I appear to be doing art, in fact, it is the sublimation of thought, the realm of life, and the realm of thought. The sublimating of mind, the opening of mind, boundless imaginatio...

MA degree, 2008.
BSC degree, 2004.

2017, "Fragrant Bud" Contemporary Chinese women's art exhibition, Beijing

2016, INTELLECTUAL: visual consumption - third 2016 Nanjing International Art Fair parallel Exhibition, Nanjing

In 2016, the first quarter of Chinese metaphysical Institute of contemporary art exhibition of Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing

In 2016, Whiplash! The light echoes of ten anniversary artists group exhibition, SURGE Art, Beijing

2016, Art of Nanjing, signed artists joint exhibition of 100lakes

2016, 38 women's day art exhibition in Guozhong Museum

2015 Christmas spiritual art, Exhibition on the International Art Museum of Sunshine, Beijing

2015 , Abstract August, Saatchi art

2015, Things and Material, oil painting exhibition, Art Deco space, 798 Art District, Beijing

2015 Margaret Doll Fashion Art Exhibition

2015, Dark Float, Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Phoenix Mountain Art Museum, Nanjing

2015 Dan traces, C Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Phoenix Mountain Art Museum, Nanjing

2014, Having an affair with the times, United Artists Exhibition, Beijing

2014, Dreamers, C Youth Art Exhibition, Changsha US House Art Gallery

2014 The 17th Beijing Art Fair, Beijing

2014 China International Gallery Art Fair, Jinan International Convention and Exhibition Center, Shandong

2013 International Art Exhibition, Shandong

2013 The codes of American Art and the American Amazon cooperation projects.

2012 The second session of the China mood painting, oil painting Artists Exhibition

2012 Artbarcs (Art Code) global project

2011 Phoenix Arts Salon Glove Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing


The collection status of artworks:

CCTV.com, Japanese Post, artxun.com, zhuokearts.com, Hebei contemporary Painting and Calligraphy, Leadership Journey, artistic horizons, leisure tourism, International Exchange Center of Chinese Painting and calligraphy, China painting and Calligraphy Association, painting and Calligraphy Research, artpangu.com, the International Exhibition Center of Shangshang, Wansheng Garden Art Museum, Beijing art fair, Chinese (Shandong) International Art Expo, leisure tourism, my art-the mentor of Youth scroll, Chinese Art, Anhui painting and calligraphy exchange network, Oriental artists, Margaret Doll fashion art exhibition organizing committee, yidianchina.com, Shanghai Hui Zi Business Services Ltd., Guozhong art museum, Song Qingling Foundation, the taste of life, 100 Lake, Greece, Hongkong, USA, UK,and so on.



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Art Philosophy and Science by Min Zou

September 19th, 2014

Art is not something you see, but you let other people see things.

------ Edgar

Since I became a professional artist, I have been pondering the relationships between art, philosophy and science. Especially when I see a lot of artists actually shouted: Art is nothing! I want to discuss what on earth the art is. Here, I talk about my perception of art, philosophy and science, and how I have been engaging in my artistic creation.

First, I think everyone's art is the embodiment of his / her own cultural knowledge and culture connotation. Everyone speaks on his / her cultural background. Different cultural backgrounds and different social experience can lead to different ideas, which can lead to different arts.

Art itself is a special way that a human takes emotion and imagination as the characteristics to grasp the world, and also is the visual reflection of the real life and the spiritual world of human. With the development of society, the imagination and creativity of human are keeping getting on. Art breaks the boundaries of space-time, enhance people's sentiment, expand people's imagination, stimulate people's thoughts and feelings, and cultivate people's temperament. The art activity is not only an important part of the spirit civilization of a nation, but also an important part of the spiritual life of the individual. Outstanding artworks is the common spiritual wealth of all mankind.


The artists express and communicate their aesthetic susceptibility and aesthetic ideals by art creativity, the viewers meet their aesthetic needs and obtain the aesthetic feeling by art appreciation. Aestheticism is the perfect play of aesthetics. In addition to aesthetic value, arts have other social functions, such as cognitive function, education、mold functions, and entertainment function and so on. And the social function of art is that people understand nature through art activities, understanding the social, historical knowledge, understanding life. Educational function of art is the people through the arts, by truth, goodness and beauty of nurturing and infection, which leads to thoughts and feelings, attitudes, values and other profound changes. Art entertainment concept is to meet people through the arts and aesthetic needs, access to the spirit of enjoyment and aesthetic pleasure.

Science is a social ideology, it is about nature, society and the law of development of thinking of knowledge. Science is not only objective factors, and some of the factors. First, only natural persons have a natural talent and natural sciences are man-made out of anyway. Human language, human way of thinking, people do experiments, where the convention was certainly factors. Science in the end what is the truth of the factors, which is a human construct factor, which is now a problem in the philosophy of science.

Over the past scientists science and science, to satisfy their curiosity, truth-seeking. Some of the early scientists to dedicate themselves to science. They believe that science is value neutral. Now the scientific community has serious consequences, such as create nuclear bombs, biological weapons, chemical weapons could destroy mankind. Cloning, genetic engineering, IVF, organ transplants, and so this type of technology in the future of the entire human life, ethics has a significant impact. So scientists can not only truth, do not ask its social consequences. Science after all, or to the service of humanity, for human happiness services.

Different arts and sciences, scientific use of human reason reflects the objective laws of the world. Art reflects the world through human sensibility, including objective and subjective world. More of a scientific "discovery", and art more of a "creation." Art is a reflection of the true feelings of human heart.

So what I am now in my art to create it?

Einstein is one of my most admired scientists. Einstein's theory of relativity in my eyes is the most beautiful theory. Curved space-time, relative time and relative space, like a poem, is an imaginative and like a beautiful picture. I like the philosophy, the philosophy in my mind is the pursuit of beauty, the natural beauty of the pursuit of truth and exploration. Especially when I was studying Plato's theory of ideas, Hume's empiricism, Kant's transcendentalism, Sartre's existentialism, I increasingly feel that the philosophy of the United States is almost unparalleled. A philosophical look on science would be like? With a scientific look on what happens arts?

Alexander in his "space, time, and the gods", said: "philosophy, all major problems are depends on what time and space - in particular, how the two interrelated questions." Ancient times, time and space has always been a big topic, people ask what time in the end. Augustine once lamented: "What is time? No one asked me, I'd know, someone asked me, I would like, but understand the loss. Heidegger also said:" If the only time it is philosophical issues. Whether in natural science, or as a way to anthropology, time itself has said that is not yourself. Time has a secret nature. Thus, the concept of time is the time history of misunderstanding, but history. All times are probably in the history of the concept of human knowledge on the macro level and repeating the proof of Augustine in the level of individual ideas have encountered difficulties or desperate. "

Poincare in the era of the famous French scientist, non-Euclidean geometry has been around, and you can find it in the practical application of physics. Unique mathematical system is broken, it can be built on top of different visual! How to determine whether the European or non-Euclidean geometry represents an innate intuitive it? Poincare said that they are comprehensive, but not innate, but agreed. To a certain convenience, some purpose, we agreed to a rule as an axiom, and thus the establishment of a knowledge system to. Poincare's conventionalism and space-time theory, Mach's principle of relativity, the speed of light the same principle of the philosophy of love and so make the advent of Einstein's theory of relativity. It tells people the time is not absolute and unchanging, absolute space is not constant, are relative, time and space are closely linked, isolated time and space did not exist in isolation, the space-time is curved. Curved space-time tells matter how, time and space tells matter how movement. Theory of relativity put an end to the concept of absolute time, it tells us the time is a subjective concept. Meanwhile, the theory of relativity also tells us there is no absolute thing, absolute idea, the ultimate truth no longer exists.

So since 2010, I created a time series of oil paintings. These paintings have time to travel through time and space, curved space-time, the magic of the universe, flying to the universe, and the alien dialogue, Star ladies and so on. These paintings can be said that I comprehend the universe, the exploration of life, but also my knowledge of natural science and philosophy over the years the accumulation of knowledge.

The universe, we all know that it is the sum of time and space, one-dimensional time and space multi-dimensional scientific speculation exists in the world we live in, and now scientists believe that 10-dimensional space, and we can only feel the three spatial dimensions and a time dimension. If a space less than two-dimensional space is certainly not produce life, but it is hard to imagine a higher dimension.

In these paintings, I try to have far-reaching and mystery of the infinite universe, the universe of the layering, depth and breadth of a sense of boundless show in front of people, let people taste the endless universe, time travel and magic blurred galaxies. In these paintings in my years of painting techniques in oil painting into the West, but also the actual situation of Chinese philosophy, yin and yang theory, should be transported to the Western oil painting, especially in time for the media, has formed its own unique painting.