Han Yuchen's retrospective reveals his beloved paintings of Tibet and its people

The family in the valley, 2015

The family in the valley, 2015

A retrospective of Han Yuchen's at the National Museum of China in Beijing explores the artist's paintings inspired by his annual trips to Tibet, revealing a tender love and respect for the country and its gentle people.

Born in 1954, Han Yuchen has loved calligraphy and painting from an early age. In the 1970s, he began to learn techniques with eminent engraving artist Li Hua and renowned oil painters Su Gaoli and Liang Yulong. It was under their teaching that Han developed his talent and discovered the works of Dong Xiwen and Chen Danqing that aroused his fascination for Tibet.

In 2006, Han made a pilgrimage to Tibet, which became an annual event for Han. A keen observer, Han intuitively grasps humans and landscapes emotion and authenticity. Pursuing the sake of painting "real life", his work is a tranquil conversation between nature and eternity. Han wants to depict today’s Tibet where tremendous changes have taken place. Inspired by Dong Xiwen, Chen Danqing and Ai Xuan’s paintings, Han Yuchen’s vision of Tibet is original, modern and optimistic.

Han Yuchen: Retrospective will be on show at the National Museum of China in Beijing until 25 December 2017. Discover more of his work at www.hanyuchen.com.

Shining day, 2014

Shining day, 2014

Brother and Sister, 2009

Brother and Sister, 2009

Shepherdess, 2012

Shepherdess, 2012

Stare, 2014

Stare, 2014

Fortune of Buddha, 2015

Fortune of Buddha, 2015

YeZhen, 2015

YeZhen, 2015

Deep in the mountain, 2015

Deep in the mountain, 2015

Have a rest, 2015

Have a rest, 2015

Waiting, 2015

Waiting, 2015