Zhou ShiQiang

Zhou ShiQiang, the subject of the documentary China's Van Goghs, is a Chinese artist from the city of Shenzhen.  He began his career as a Van Gogh replica painter, painting over 100,000 replicas of the Dutch artist's works.  After a trip to Europe to see original Van Gogh paintings, he came to the realization that after 20 years of painting prolifically, he had never done a single artwork of his own.  Today he uses his technical mastery to create original work based on his life.