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11 chinese artists

 

peng  shuchun,

wang  hanqing,

wang  tianmei

wang  xinming

wang  zemin

wang  zhi

xiang  kexing

lu  yuan

zhong haiying

bian hong

zheng shaoqiu

chinese ideographs have become popular in recent years, especially in the form of tattoos. however, when it comes to art, they are also components employed in painting – as printed or hand-drawn signs. if these ideographs are particularly beautifully crafted, they are referred to as calligraphy, which – like the game of go, music and painting – represents one of four kinds of art that have been cultivated in china for centuries. the significance of calligraphy equals that of painting in china – it is even often combined with painting to create a lyrical whole. there are very exact rules concerning what calligraphy has to look like. the most essential utensils for calligraphy are brushes, ink, inkstone and paper. these tools are also referred to as the “four treasures of the scholar’s room”.

 

traditional chinese painting is one of the oldest traditions in the world that is still carried on. it requires a lot of patience, technique, concentration and talent. years of training are necessary to acquire this kind of art. the same two main techniques apply to both painting and calligraphy:

 

1. gong bi hua is a style that requires meticulousness, order and attention to detail. it stipulates the use of a less absorptive and thinner rice paper and the use of two brushes simultaneously. one brush contains only clean water to spread the dabs of ink applied by the other brush meticulously and evenly. at the very beginning, however, only the contours of an object are drawn with thin lines which are then washed to achieve plasticity through shadow-drawing. then, vibrant colors are applied in several layers, a technique that was used by many court painters in chinese history to visualize the splendor of the imperial dynasty. 

 

2. cu bi hau (drawing with rough brushstrokes) is spontaneous painting which is produced on absorptive paper permitting few corrections. this style is more about the personal emotions and interpretations of the painter regarding his object than a detailed reproduction. the painter is supposed to already have a mental image of his work in order to put it on paper in a plain and simple way. according to an old saying, the apprentice is supposed to copy the master of this technique a thousand times before trying to create something by himself. 

 all paintings on display have been painted on typical rice paper. we are especially looking forward to the concert by gary laowai and kaspar singer, who will play at the exhibition’s opening.

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2017, 65 x 32 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 2017, 69 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2018, 66 x 66 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 2017, 70 x 70 cm, painting on rice paper 2018, 140 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 70 x 70 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 70 x 70 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 65 x 32 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 2018, 66 x 66 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 2017, 60 x 60 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 2017, 65 x 32 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 2017, 69 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 69 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2018, 69 x 69 cm, calligraphy on rice paper 138 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 138 x 68  cm, painting on rice paper 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 2018, 140 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 135 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2015, 47,5 x 108 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 70,5 x 74 cm, painting on rice paper 2015, 95 x 108,5 cm, painting on rice paper 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 60 x 60 cm, painting on rice paper 2015, 69 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 2015, 69 x 69 cm, painting on rice paper 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 2018, 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 2017, 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper 68 x 68 cm, painting on rice paper
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