Artists: Huang Yu, Su Qianjun, Sun Xiaoxiao
Curator: Kelvin Huang
Exhibition Duration: 2018. 10. 20 — 2018. 11. 26
Open Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
Venue: Kui Yuan Gallery, No.9, Xuguyuan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区恤孤院路9号 逵园艺术馆)
Organizer: Kui Yuan Gallery
Travel in Autumn
The so-called "art" person, to put it in a decent way, refers to the traveler on the way of art. Here, I would like to start from the famous Travelers among Mountains and Streams of Fan Kuan, a painter in the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Northern Song Dynasty, and talk about the three postgraduate students who graduated from the pathway of mineral color painting at the Department of Chinese Painting of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
The time of three years is both long and short. Because the materials and techniques in the art of mineral color painting are quite unique, they spent most of these three years exploring, which involves two aspects: one is to be familiar with material and techniques, the use of “tools”; the second is to enrich the traditional mode of “five shades of ink” into a multidimensional color expression. However, all of these has to be carried out along and around a main clue, and this requires them to "observe and learn from the nature", since you would not be able to find the self without looking at the "outside", and you would be prone to confusing "right and wrong" without proper learning.
Among the three of them, Huang Yu is the oldest. He is an honest, sincere, straightforward lad who adores animals. And that is why he prefers to manifesting the walking or crawling four-legged animals. The second one is Su Qianjun, who has been staying in the Academy since her studied at the affiliated school till she graduated from the postgraduate school. These years definitely earned her the title of “old GAFAer”. As for the last girl, Sun Xiaoxiao, probably because of her young age, she described herself that: “…father always says that I’m not brave. My paintings are mostly about beautiful flowers, adorable animals, and maybe some lovely scenes in daily life…”
In fact, talking about painting and expression, whether it is the birds in the sky or the beasts on the ground, whether it is the magnificent peony or the flowers and plants on the side of the country road, as long as there are feelings, there is love, and you move others only when you move yourself. I hope that all of them will take this as a starting point, bearing in mind their homage to nature, their pursuit of art, and love of life, to start their own way of art.
Born in Guangzhou. Graduated from the Education College of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in oil painting in 2011. Graduated from the Chinese Painting College of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in the field of mineral color painting with professor Wan Xiaoning in 2017 and got the Master’s Degree.
Huang Yu / Return / Mineral color on paper 150x150cm 2016
Exhibitions & Awards
2011 Oil painting Painting Wall Series won the "Outstanding Graduation Creation of Guangzhou
Academy of Fine Arts"
2016 Chinese painting Paradise was selected into "Guangdong Lingnan Art Exhibition (Chinese
2017 Chinese paintings Coagulation Night, Step Yang and Leaf won the third prize of "Red Star
Born in Zhongshan. Graduated from the Affiliated School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Graduated from the Chinese Painting College of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in flower and bird specialty in 2013 and got the Bachelor’s Degree. Exchanging study in Japanese School of Fine Arts for Women in 2016. Graduated from the Chinese Painting College of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in the field of mineral color painting with professor Wan Xiaoning in 2017 and got the Master’s Degree.
Su Qianjun / Flowers in Vase series 2/ Ink and color on paper 38x38cm 2018
Exhibitions & Awards
2013 Graduation work Flower Wedding- Month won the second prize of “1st Chinese Painting
Red Star Award” of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2014 Graduation work Flower Wedding- Month won the third prize of college exhibition for the
“Chinese Painting Works of Colleges and Universities of Guangdong Province”
2016 Chinese painting Flower Blueprint was selected into “The 3rd Guangdong Lingnan Fine
Born in Heyuan. Graduated from the Chinese Painting College of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in flower and bird specialty in 2014 and got the Bachelor’s Degree. Graduated from the Chinese Painting College of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in the field of mineral color painting with professor Wan Xiaoning in 2017 and got the Master’s Degree.
Currently teaching at Guangzhou Fine Arts City College.
Sun Xiaoxiao/ Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk / Ink and color on paper 60×60cm 2017
Exhibitions & Awards
2012 Chinese painting Bihai Coral, Bauhinia Vase and Fruit Basket were collected by
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2017 Chinese painting Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk was selected into “The National
College Student Art Exhibition” which hosted by the China Artists Association
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