I thought I’d draw attention to an interview of one of my favourite Christian artists, He Qi, in Christianity Today this month. It introduces his as follows:
The witty, reverent paintings are full of the symbolism of Beijing Opera, medieval-style hidden messages, and modernist plays on perspective and time. And He is introducing a new idiom for biblical art, one influenced by, but not part of, the European traditions. His website says, “He hopes to help change the ‘foreign image’ of Christianity in China by using artistic language, and at the same time, to supplement Chinese art the way Buddhist art did in ancient times.”
And the news I found particularly interesting was this, He Qi is now working on a new project, an illustrated Bible. That’s something I’ll really look forward to.
If you’d like to check out his work, see HeQiArts.