Li Xiaogang is a Chinese artist who after graduating from art department of PLA Art Academy, continued his study in Japan and Italy. In 2002, he painted a fresco for a modern Buddhism hall in Osaka, which is now the largest tempera mural painting in the world.
Li Xiaogang’s tempera oil painting “Atelier” is said to have won a special award at the 39th Nitten, the most popular of all the great art organizations in Japan, according to news from tom.com. This is the third time for Li to won a Japanese award in recent two years.
Li’s Atelier is appraised as to have “excellent descriptive force and technique.” The delicate composition of two nude women in the center of the painting created a unique fanciful world.