This new exhibition at 5th Base Gallery shows the process of adapting the ancient Chinese Painting Nymph of the Luo River by Chunhui Meng.
Nymph of the Luo River is a depiction of the famous prose-poem by Caozhi (AD 192–232). It talks about a doomed romance and describes a romantic encounter with the nymph, or goddess, of the Luo River in central China—in Caozhi's own words, 'men and gods must follow separate ways'. A Chinese artist named Gu Kaizhi adapted this poem into a long-scroll painting.
Chunhui attempt to make the painting into a 3D digital animation. To achieve this goal, Chunhui conducted a number of tests. This exhibition includes 2D and 3D digital drawings, my storyboard, and other forms.
Chunhui works as a digital artist and animator. After graduated from China Academy of Art with BA Hons in Multimedia in 2010, she developed her interest in digital art, especially in 3D animation. During this period, Chunhui’s attention was exploring the relation between 2D and 3D animation. Her final project “White Album” is a combination of both 2D and 3D animation. Between 2011 and 2012, Chunhui came to London to continue studying in postgraduate character animation and also completed a MA in Digital Art. Her vision was using 3D technique to generate 2D drawing animation style. As a research student, Chunhui focus on more specific aspect of the topic the relationship between 3D and 2D. Contribute to a deeper understanding of Chinese painting and calligraphy; she is conducting research into creating 3D animation based on an ancient Chinese scroll painting, which will face both theoretical and technical challenge.