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BIO

Gav Munro is an artist from Manchester in the UK. He has been drawing from before he could walk. His childhood was a place of imaginary worlds brought to life in his earliest illustrations. 

 

Largely self taught with an academic background in graphic and print design. He now lives and works in Hangzhou, the art capital of China. He sells his paintings around the world. From the UK and US to Australia and Singapore.

 

His work is regularly shown around China and he currently has exhibitions in Shanghai and Hangzhou,. His eclectic mix of styles are influenced by the likes of David HockneyJack VettrianoKenton Nelson and Roy Lichtenstein.

In his own words...

'I've always been interested in the human face and the inspiration for my portraits come from the many people I see around me, from friends, strangers and others.

I studied Psychology and thinks that people's face carry their story.

 

In my paintings I try to find these hidden expressions and bring them to the foreground of the image.'

In Chinese

简介

​Gav Munro 是一位来自英国曼彻斯特的艺术家。他从会走路之前就开始画画,童年于他而言是一个把想象力画在纸上的世界。

 

他的画画创作全靠自学,现在生活居住于中国的艺术之都杭州。从英国到美国,澳大利亚到新加坡,他的作品出售到了世界各地。

 

他的作品目前主要在上海和杭州展出,风格中展示着大卫·霍克尼,杰克·维特拉伊诺,肯顿·尼尔森和罗伊·李奇登斯坦等艺术家的影响。

Gav Munro一直对于人物面部的不同表情充满兴趣,他的许多人物画像灵感来源于周围的朋友,家人以及陌生人。

 

他曾学习过心理学,认为人物的面孔后面都藏着他们属于自己的故事。

 

他一直尝试着用他的画来用自己的方式解读及展示这些隐藏在他们身后的故事和情绪。

VIDEOS

If you're in China here's a video of a 'Day in the Life' of Gav . http://video.tudou.com/v/XMjg5ODk2OTU2MA==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0

If you're out of China here's Gav's Youtube video channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh28b5Rs2rj9A2wTVlN4gDKXXa4aw4ZDf

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