The report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China put forward: “Cultural self-confidence.” The manifesto of this era also points out that culture is the soul of a country and a nation. Prosperity of culture means prosperity of the country, and a strong culture means a strong nation. Without a high degree of cultural confidence and cultural prosperity, there would be no great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Culture is the backbone and soul of a nation. It creates the soul and character of a country and a nation. A nation can exist in the world only if it has cultural self-confidence. Only when the people have faith can the country have strength and the nation have hope. Cultural self-confidence is the most important factor contributing to these goals.
Zhou Xuancheng, national first-class artist, executive vice president of Confucius Institute of Chinese Local Art Association, vice president of Chinese Painting Academy, honorary doctor of Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University, vice president of Landscape Painting Institute of Chinese Painting Academy, vice president of Beijing Contemporary Friendship Painting and Calligraphy Institute, visiting professor of national architecture institute of china Painting and Calligraphy Professional Committee, a native of Dao County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province, loved painting since childhood, and studied art classes formally after entering junior high school until senior high school. In his spare time, he always writes and draws with a pen. When he sees any flowers and trees, he always observes their changes and feels their beauty. The local county cultural center attached great importance to him and asked him to study art in the art group of Gongba Village. At that time, he created a painting-“Pumps in Our Team”, which expressed that the village bought a pump. At that time, the regional cultural department printed a book for him. At that time, he was still famous. Later, he was transferred by the municipal cultural department to Ningyuan County for training for three months and Jiangyong County for training for four months. When he graduated, he painted a graduation painting “Petty Official”. At that time, Jiang Xianzhe was an art lecturer and Chen Shuqiong was a sketch teacher in the Regional Cultural Bureau. After that, he went to Lingling and Changsha Hunan Normal University for further study. In 1980, he was admitted to Daoxian Film Company, where he worked as a projectionist and artist and got a third-class screening certificate. He painted movie advertisements in his spare time, and never stopped practicing painting until 1990.
Since he started painting Chinese painting, he has participated in fine arts and Chinese painting exhibitions in counties, cities and provinces, and won many awards.
In 2016, he participated in the 8th China Double Ninth Festival Art Exhibition held in Wuhan, and was selected to participate in the exhibition in 2017. In the 9th China Double Ninth Exhibition, he won a silver medal in the competition in Guangzhou.
The ninth, tenth, 2016 and 2017 volumes were included in the “List of Contemporary Painters”; In 2017, he was appointed as the president of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Painting, Landscape Painting Research Institute and a painter. He won the honorary title and medal of “Great Country Master Artist”.
In 2018, he won the second prize in Hanmo Fenghua National Poetry and Painting Exhibition and the first prize in Beijing Senior Poetry and Painting Invitational Tournament.
In 2019, he won the “Gold Award” in the first New Literati’s Crown Artist Boutique Exhibition, and his works were collected by the New Literati’s Crown Art Museum. He also won the honorary certificate of Top 100 Chinese Painters and the honorary certificate of “Chinese Art Wealth Person”. He is a famous calligrapher and painter with a 100-meter long scroll, and the most representative painter in contemporary Chinese art circles. He was appointed as the vice president of Beijing Contemporary Friendship Painting and Calligraphy Institute, a member of Beijing Painting and Calligraphy Research Association, and an artist of the People’s Republic of China held cultural and artistic exchange exhibitions in Thailand and Malaysia. His works have been permanently collected in Thailand and Malaysia, and won the honorary certificate of China-Thailand Friendship Exchange Ambassador. He is honored to be appointed as an honorary artist of Thailand Cultural and Art Exchange Exhibition and a special artist of Malaysia Cultural and Art Exchange Exhibition. He won the Golden Crown Trophy (the highest prize) and gold medal of famous diplomatic painting and calligraphy artists in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other cultural exchange exhibitions.