City artists display international vision

Works in oil by painters who have returned from overseas are collected in a special exhibition at Jing'an Culture Center. 
City artists display international vision
Li Qian / SHINE

A visitor takes a picture of his friend at the exhibition.

City artists display international vision
Li Qian / SHINE

A woman admires one of the oil paintings on display at Jing'an Culture Center.

An exhibition featuring works by Shanghai artists returning from overseas opened at Jing’an Culture Center in Jing'an District on Thursday.

“The Artistic Companion” exhibition displays nearly 90 works from 23 painters. The oil paintings, from portraits to city landscapes, from abstract to impressionist, represent how Shanghai has changed over the years to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China in October.

The exhibition will be running through June 30 on the third floor of the center's No. 1 building. Admission is free.

These painters are encoded with Shanghai DNA and also have international vision, said Chen Hong, director of Jing’an Culture and Tourism Bureau, so their works represent grassroots life in a very international and artistic way.

“Jing’an is always home to artists and will continue to improve its role as a bridge between artists and people and create an international cultural hub,” she said.

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