My paintings are personal investigations into the interaction between Eastern and Western culture - how I see and feel towards it; how I interpret it intuitively and spiritually by using the visual language.

In my works, I adapt a variety of techniques and thoughts from the West, but emphasize my oriental originality. I employ Chinese brushes, rice paper and ink, mixing with watercolour, gouache and acrylic to create a visual statement of lyrical image and expressive mood. "Lifelike spirit" is the birthplace of art. The purpose of my landscape theme paintings is not to explain the world, but rather to pursue a universal balance between nature and the artist. Art must be natural yet spontaneous.


Andy Shutse Lou

Winter Trees

Andy Shutse Lou

Mt. Douglas