Young Painter Expresses Love for Chongqing
By Drawing Pens

06th April 2018

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Recently, marker pictures about the old streets and daily life of local people in Southwest China's Chongqing have gone viral. Many said these works capture the soul and spirit of the historic mountain city by the Yangtze River.

最近,一組展示位於中國西南地區的重慶市老街道和當地人民日常生活的標誌性照片廣泛傳播。許多人說,這些作品捕捉了長江沿岸歷史悠久的山城靈魂和精神。

The pictures are drawn by Zhao Hang, 27, a painter from Northeast China's Liaoning province, who settled down in the city last summer.

這些照片是由27歲的趙航繪製的,一位去年夏天定居重慶,來自遼寧省的畫家。

Zhao has previously worked in several big cities, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. But he felt he couldn't fit in the fast-paced life there.

趙航曾在上海,廣州和香港等幾個大城市工作過,但他覺得自己無法適應這些城市快節奏的生活。

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"I traveled to Chongqing when I was in university and felt connected to the city since then," he said.

“我上大學時曾去過重慶,自那時起我就感受到了與這座城市的聯繫,”他說。

In his eyes, Chongqing, a "megacity" with 30 million people, is unique among China's big cities.

在他看來,重慶是擁有3000萬人口的“特大城市”,在中國的大城市中獨樹一幟。

"It is developing very fast, but it remains its own lifestyle and history," he said. "It is very inclusive and I immediately felt like I was home."

“重慶發展得非常快,但仍有其獨特的生活方式和歷史”他說,“這座城市具有包容性,立刻讓人體會到家的感覺。”

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Zhao likes to visit the old streets hidden behind high-rises and observe the daily life of residents.

趙航喜歡尋找隱藏在高樓後面的舊街道,觀察居民的日常生活。

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As an artist, he finds the colors in the city very impressive.

作為一名藝術家,他發現這座城市的色彩令人印象深刻。

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"I just love the color tones of the city: the sky is grey almost all the time, the old streets look brown and green," he said.

“我特別喜歡這座城市的色調:天空幾乎一直都是灰濛濛的,老舊的街道看起來是棕色和綠色的,”他說。

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He plans to visit more places in Chongqing and hold an exhibition of various city perspectives.

他計畫踏上重慶更多的地方,舉辦各種城市展覽。

"Chongqing has many interesting things, such as yellow cabs, bridges and traditional tea houses," he said. "I am going to record them with my drawing pens."

“重慶有許多有趣的事物,比如黃色計程車,橋樑和傳統茶館,”他說,“我要用我的畫筆記錄下這座城市。”

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