Student from Confucius Institute at Durban University of Technology creates fresco China on a Wall in South Africa

[Source]     [Time]    2015-06-09 17:35:06 
 

“The Confucius Institute is a beautiful bridge of friendship between the Chinese and South African peoples, and I am deeply proud that I could be a student here.” said Bongani Innocent Khanyile, one of the students from the Confucius Institute at Durban University of Technology (DUT).

A student from DUT Confucius Institute and young artist in South Africa, Bongani Innocent Khanyile has a Chinese name called Xie Wugu. Recently, he created a large fresco China on a Wall in South Africa on the main wall of the DUT Faculty of Arts and Design (City Campus), 3 meters in length and 2.5 meters in height. In accordance with the structural characteristics of the main wall, the fresco painting, visually both magnificent and colorful, combined techniques of ancient Chinese ink painting and Western oil painting. Well-known Chinese landmarks such as the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, archaic turrets and walls, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower, etc. were all drawn in one single piece, manifesting the unique charm of Chinese culture. Once finished, the fresco was quite well-received by DUT students and teachers and visitors.

China on a Wall in South Africa

The Confucius Institute’s Director Stuart said with praise, “I’m so pleased to see this painting since it symbolizes South Africa’s increasingly closer partnership with China.”

My Chinese Bothers and Sisters

It is learnt that Xie Wugu, the young gifted artist in South Africa, is a graduate from the DUT Faculty of Arts and Design this year. He has gradually developed a passion for Chinese culture under the influence of the Confucius Institute and has always been delighted to learn Chinese and participate in the Confucius Institute’s various cultural activities. He once drew two different vivid portraits of Confucius respectively on the occasion of the DUT Confucius Institute’s inauguration ceremony in March 2013 for Confucius Institute Headquarters and also on the occasion of the DUT Confucius Institute’s official establishment in March 2014 for the DUT Confucius Institute. In addition, in 2014 he collaborated with the College of Arts/College of Landscape Architecture at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University and held two exhibitions of his art works in Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian Province, China.

 
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