I would like to express my views about the talent of an exceptional artist.
There are people today that we respect because of their social rank, others for their strength and some for the power they exert in their day-to-day life. But it’s not for any of these reasons that I hold the highest respect for the person in question. This person deserves respect for his talent. There are many types of artists around us today. Some of which accomplish one thing that is great. A few manage to do many great things that are remarkable. But rarely do we see someone who succeeds in all that they do; this is exceptional.
Not that I have seen and studied all of his work, but upon my first meeting with him, I recognized a genuine artist having the natural instinct to rise to any challenge. He’s an artist that enjoys setting his own limits. This artist is Cui Zimo.
What do the great artists have in common that we learn about in history like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, or more recently, Picasso, Salvador Dali and even Andy Warhol? They were all great communicators and unanimously had the gift to emphasize their creativity.
In China I met an artist that possesses these rare qualities that match the trademark of a master. Sure, the artwork speaks for the artist, but let me tell you about CuiZimo. He’s a painter, a calligrapher, a philosopher, an engineer, a teacher, and the list goes on. There’s no doubt in my mind that he could be one of the best diplomats or among the best politicians of his country. He is among those that understand and utilizes the environment around him and interprets it as he sees it. Wisdom is on his side and watches over him.
I can’t help but be constructive and supportive for someone as such. Excellence is the enemy of mediocrity; the one that bears excellence doesn’t dwell on the pain of their effort but instead aims higher.
It’s through the spontaneity and discipline of CuiZimo’s work that I recognized his unique artistic qualities. He is one of the rare artists that I want to keep my eye on, anxious to see his work evolve in the years to come.There is one truth that all artists cannot escape: the day they leave us, it is only their work that stays behind and speaks for them. I therefore, wish him the best that life has to offer and that his cultural heritage is seen through his work along with riches and pleasurefor generations to come.