Artwork by Professors Cong and Magistro to be On View at Olympic Fine Arts 2012 in London Exhibition
Artworks by Zhiyuan Cong and Charles Magistro, William Paterson art professors, have been selected for inclusion in the Olympic Fine Arts 2012, an exhibition to be held at the London Museum from August 1 to 7.
Artworks by Zhiyuan Cong and Charles Magistro, William Paterson art professors, have been selected for inclusion in the Olympic Fine Arts 2012, an exhibition to be held at the London Museum from August 1 to 7 in connection with the 2012 Olympic Games.
Paradise by Zhiyuan Cong
The aim of the event is to disseminate and exalt the Olympic spirit and ideal, according to the organization. The exhibit will include approximately 500 modern artworks of the highest aesthetic and technical levels, which have been created by artists from different countries.
Magistro says his submission, Unity of People, represents the celebration of the human spirit and open competition. “Its vibrant color and organic forms evoke the life-affirming qualities of the Olympics, where differences are set aside in the name of sports ability and fellowship,” he says.
Cong describes his artwork, Paradise, as borrowing from the Chinese Han human figure stone relief, which uses simple and vigorous forms to express masculine power. “My work aims to portray an indispensible part of American life, namely, the sport of basketball. From the images in both artworks, I hope that people will see the dynamics, the rhythm, the quick pace and life in our contemporary American society,” says Cong.
Unity of People by Charles Magistro