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IMPACT 2015 REPORT
“Water” amazing hand-printed, water-based multi-plate woodcut by artist Chen Qi, one of the great masters of relief printmaking, in “Resurrecting the Phantom” main exhibition of the 2015 IMPACT at China Art Academy, organized by Kong Guoqiao and curated by Cai Feng, Li Zhenhua and Min Han. Chen Qi exhibited at the University of Michigan in 2011. In 2014, Stamps students studying in China visited Chen Qi’s studio in Beijing.

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This week of December 17, 2012, I have been a visiting artist at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts.  My friend, artist Chen Qi, whom I have exhibited with in several survey exhibitions in China and Europe, invited me to visit his studio.  Chen Qi’s work in printmaking is the most fascinating I have seen in China, and I would say, anywhere. Using large, custom made sheets of hand-made paper, Chen prints by rubbing ukiyo-e style using water based inks without printing press. Each print presented here was produced applying over 100 individual woodblocks.  He pulled out many of his prints and blocks.  It was just wonderful to see this great work in person.

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Following a visit to Chen Qi’s studio in Beijing, his graduate student Aysha met with Stamps students. She shared her large woodcut prints and talked about her study at Central Academy of Fine Arts.

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Beautifully crafted pieces by a graduate student from the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, a presentation we saw in the CAFA 2014 Annual Student Exhibition. The work was carefully constructed using ceramic sculpture and fabric to create puppets for the live performance, which were later turned into a film.

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A series of life-size portrait clay sculptures created by a student from the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing Figurative Sculpture Department in Beijing, which we saw in the CAFA 2014 Annual Student Exhibition.

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Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing Painting Department offers several highly specialized programs of study which include studies in figurative painting, expressive painting, and classical Chinese painting, all which are considered amongst the most prestigious and selective programs in the world.  The works represented here are a selection of paintings we saw in the 2014 China Academy of Art Annual Student Exhibition,