Chinese ink and colour painting of pine-and-snow landscapes
The following is a narrative from a Chinese artist Geng Shuwei 耿树伟 on his innovative style of Chinese ink and colour painting of pine-and-snow landscapes and those in Huangshan Mountains.
image above: close-up, Rising Sun Shining over Pine Peaks 松峰璀璨迎辉, ink and colour on paper, Geng Shuwei, China
As a landscape painter, who has visited numerous mountains and rivers, seen lots of natural creatures in the mountains, and sucked the pure air of the nature, I enjoy great happiness by creating Chinese ink and colour painting style of pine-and-snow landscapes and Huangshan Mountain pine-and-snow landscapes. In the seemingly limited time and space, the unlimited possibility can be created with vigorous vitality in the longitude and latitude displayed on paper. I have studied painting for decades since I was a student, and now I have come to the age to cherish time. Every minute and every second that I spent make me think about the past of my research and creation of such ink painting style.
I have been innovating and exploring the ways of artistic expression of Chinese painting style of pine-and-snow landscapes and Huangshan Mountain pine-and-snow landscapes. First, I have studied the excellent images in the schema style of traditional painting and the images that came with the artists’ feeling. Second, I have focused the cognition of painting concept on the image integrity and theme. The pattern of Chinese pine-and-snow landscape painting and Chinese Huangshan Mountain pine-and-snow landscape painting serves to interpret the concept of ‘theme’ intention and symbolic meaning. In my creation of ink and colour painting style of Chinese pine-and-snow landscapes and Huangshan Mountain pine-and-snow landscapes, I have interpreted the intended symbolic meaning of the combination of pines and mountain peaks. Only when I have the inspiration and strong desire for creation, can I express honestly with my characteristic style of ink and colour painting.
In the natural environment, I sincerely conceive and express the ‘connotation and temperament of the natural pines and the peaks’ with artistic interest to them. Meanwhile, I keep on thinking and reviewing my own intention and responsibility for the present and the future in a way of ‘external observation and internal review’. With my works of ‘Chinese pine-and-snow landscape painting’, I have formed my own symbolic approach, and have improved myself constantly for more than twenty years.
Introduction of the artist Geng Shuwei:
Geng Shuwei 耿树伟 was born in Heilongjiang Province, China. He graduated from the Fine Arts Education Department of Harbin Normal University and Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Correspondence University, learning from Li Keran, Shi Lu, Bai Xueshi, etc.
Geng Shuwei is specialised in Chinese pine-and-snow landscape painting. His works have been exhibited in the Ice and Snow Painting Exhibition of the 24th Winter Universiade. He has won an Excellent Award in the Sino-Russian Teachers’ Art Works Exhibition. The works and articles of Geng Shuwei on Chinese Pine-and-Snow Landscape Painting and Huangshan Mountain Pine-and-Snow Landscape Painting have been kept by the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Knowledge Database. His works and books have been collected by Harvard–Yenching Library, as well as in the Australian National Art Exhibition.
Geng Shuwei is a member of Heilongjiang Artists Association, contracted painter of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy News, Heilongjiang Academy of Painting and Heilongjiang Daily Art Museum. He is the Vice President and Art Advisor of Chinese Art Alliance Journal, Director of Beijing Century Golden Garden Cultural Arts Center, Deputy Director Researcher of Beijing Shuangyong Art Center, and Art Advisor of Heilongjiang Provincial People’s Congress Art Center.
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