In 1982, Zhang Jian Long was born in Lanzhou,
Gansu Province, and graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanyang Normal
University, Henan Province, in 2004. His graduation art piece was published
in the 2003 Annual Works of China Fine Arts Academies and he has since
exhibited extensively in China. Zhang's paintings attempt to look through a
child’s eyes, depicting an ideal world of innocence and joy. Free from the
confines of modern society, Zhang's works show us the human spirit's full,
unbridled potential while also shedding light on the constraints of modern society and 'adult' life.