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Works of young mural artist in SW China go viral on social networks

Aerial photo taken on June 24, 2022 shows Liu Zhicheng (R) working on a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

LIJIANG, June 27 (Xinhua) -- A "post-95s" wall painter, hailing from Yongsheng County of Lijiang City in southwest China's Yunnan Province, gained popularity both among villagers in his hometown and netizens on social media platforms.

The mural artist named Liu Zhicheng has painted more than 20 wall paintings for public service in many villages of his hometown.

His artworks have added color to the villages and attracted many tourists as the short videos recording the painting process went viral on the internet.

"It is my honor and my pleasure to have the chance to pretty up the surroundings with my artistry," said Liu.

Liu Zhicheng works on a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Liu Zhicheng works on a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Liu Zhicheng works on a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Liu Zhicheng takes a break with his wall painting in the background in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Liu Zhicheng works on a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Liu Zhicheng (R) works on a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Liu Zhicheng (C) poses for a photo with villagers after finishing a wall painting in Yongsheng County, Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 24, 2022.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)■