Introduction of works
"Old Joe's Wanderings Picture Book" is a hand-drawn diary of French artist Old Joe's travel stories. Lao Qiao is the Chinese nickname for the French artist, whose Chinese name is Qiao Liwei. After graduating from art college, old Joe did not immediately enter the workplace as most people do, but began a solo backpacking trip. Old Joe's trip is not deliberately planned, he is like a child and nature, the opposite of the other world, fully enjoy every surprise and accident. Travel for him is a rest, is an adventure, but also for the start of the zero restart, so that he can bravely face the challenges of life will never be absent.
In the "City Impression · Shanghai, China", old Joe walked all the way from the People's Square to the old town, and from the old town to the Bund, saw the street fireworks, but also witnessed the modern high-rise buildings. In his eyes, Shanghai is both traditional and modern, lazy and energetic. Looking at the portraits he painted for Shanghai, you will feel strange and amazed: it is obviously a very familiar city, but for the first time through the perspective of others, you find its delicate and rich layers of beauty.
Old Joe, a French artist and traveler, graduated from the Paris Academy of Decorative Arts in the year, he walked around France, while painting the scenery along the way, which began to walk while painting career.
Qiao Liwei is his Chinese name, and we affectionately call him "Old Joe". He has been to China dozens of times, visited many Chinese cities, tasted various regional cuisines, and has a special plot to the country.
On every trip he travels lightly, a backpack (which he named Wilson) carries all his luggage: the necessary equipment, the indispensable pen and paper. He returned to nature, separated from the Internet, paper and pen instead of electronic devices, outline the scenery along the way, record what he saw, heard and felt, old-school and some hard.
Old Joe is a very lovely "life observer", with a keen insight into different cultures, he feels the similarities and differences of other worlds with curiosity and tolerance, and feels the kindness and warmth of the journey. Maugham said: "A man who can observe the fallen leaves, the shy flowers, and appreciate everything from the smallest point of view, life can not do him." And old Joe was just that.