Guiming uses an empty hook for coloring, which is the most traditional way. The colors he paints are very bright and thick; the lines he draws change its thickness accordingly to the occasion, which seem to be coarse but actually are very elegant, different from the traditional method. His paintings are fantastic, just like dropping rain from the sky. Once his painting had been said as "Kaleidoscope” by someone. And others compare his works to magic glass window patterns of the ancient churches. Hearing all of these, he just smiles and continues to explore on his way.
His new style had been regarded as vagary by the professional painters within this circle. Cheng Shifa once commented "the extraordinary light of the alien art.” Omitting the word alien, it also reflects the extraordinary style of him: It goes beyond the mundane works of many painters within this circle, and it owes its own flickering quality and charm.
The transformation of Zhang Guiming’s art begins in a rather open time and in an open place Shanghai. That is to say the appropriate ground and climate are the essential prerequisites for beautiful blossoms of art.
Zhang Guiming’s paintings are really very good. He attaches much importance to his own feelings, and his paintings are created by his different feelings. He cares about more about the effects than the methods. So he adopts a best way that can make best use of the gentleness and exquisiteness of traditional painting but also revolts against it. He takes the most courage for the thoroughness of art.