Monday, May 26, 2008

He Qi speech to ELCA Global Mission Event, Amherst, Mass

"As a christian artist, i like to use my talent to share a peaceful message to people around the world."

This visionary artist has inspired many folks with images of bible stories with bold use of color and emotion. In this talk he speaks of his influences on his art and about becoming a Christian in mainland China.

"In daytime, I paint Chairman Mao. At midnight, I paint the Madonna".

He also makes some interesting claims about how Vincent van Gogh was an American artist, not a European one.

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