From Xuzhou City, China
Based in Beijing and Guangzhou, China
Ruozhe is a figurative painter whose subjects, often young women, tend to leap from mundane to dreamlike settings and situations. His light play creates a mysterious, surreal atmosphere in the audience
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
R: The obsession of looking, making marks.
A: What inspires you the most?
R: At this moment, film.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working(creating)?
R: Listening to music, making myself comfortable.
A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (whether artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
R: See as much art as you can.
A: What are your three favourite adjectives related to art?
R: Silent, timeless, disquiet.
A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
R: Your own point of view.
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?
R: "I feel..."
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
R: This is a must-read: The Art of Faking It: Sounding Smart Without Really Knowing Anything by Laurence Whitted-Fry
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
R: West-centred ideology.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art).
R: "Painting is not a profession, but an obsession."