He Xiaohu, born in Zigong City, Sichuan Province in 1970, studied painting since childhood. Admitted to the Central Academy of Art and Design in 1989 (now Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts),Having studied under a renowned master.During the school, many works were collected by the college, graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1993, and obtained the same degree as a postgraduate degree in mural painting in 1997. He is currently a contracted painter of The ART door Fund of the United States, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, the executive vice president of the Chinese Academy of Painting and Calligraphy, a distinguished painter of the Sichuan Provincial Museum, a director of the China International Culture and Art Exchange Association, a standing director and visiting professor of the Hong Kong International Painting Academy, first-class fine art Teacher, Director of the World Chinese Artists Association Mountain Water Society, Director of the Chinese Poetry Association, Director of the Chinese Sinology Research Association, Chinese Sinology Culture and Art Ambassador, Distinguished Painter of the Hong Kong International Academy of Painting and Calligraphy, Visiting Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, Visiting Professor of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing University of Technology Visiting professor, visiting professor of Southwest University of Technology. He has made great achievements in the field of Chinese contemporary color ink painting and ink painting, innovating and developing the advantages of traditional Chinese ink splashing and painting, combining contemporary elements and Western oil painting light and shadow colors to create a gorgeous, bright and bright color ink lotus and landscape painting series. The work is hailed as another "king of lotus flowers" after the two masters Huang Yongyu and Yuan Yunfu. He has independently drawn and completed a number of large-scale government projects, and dozens of works have been collected by domestic and foreign art galleries, foundations and government agencies. Set up a studio in Vancouver, He set up his studio in Vancouver, Canada in 2016 and lives and works in Beijing, China and Canada.
Lotus Pond Flower Fragrance Size: 68×70cm
On the Evolution and Formulation of Contemporary Ink and Wash Schema
The generation of contemporary art works is influenced by the time and working environment of the artist's life. When creating, artists will incorporate their own life and work experience into their own works of art. This is why art comes from life and is higher than life. . Artistic creation is not isolated, he is the artist's emotion and life as well as the emotional expression of contemporary society.
As a metaphor or symbol of Chinese culture, ink painting has its value system in that it provides a set of cognition concepts of the world and its corresponding pen and ink formula.
Lotus Pond Flower Fragrance Size: 68×68cm
As far as contemporary forms of communication are concerned, graphics are more intuitive, more vivid and more likely to produce strong memories than language. In today's globalization, time and space are more rapid and complicated than any previous era. However, the contemporary attributes of a mature work of art will have unique characteristics in the era of its existence, stand out from the crowd, and acquire its own value. As far as every successful artist is concerned, if you study it carefully, his artistic expression language techniques and the subject matter of his works have a very graphic personality-we call it recognizability. This is the direction that every artist pursues throughout his life.
Moonlight in the Lotus Pond Size: 68×68cm
As a unit of the powerful matrix of Chinese culture, ink painting is a national image bred from the multi-cultural genes of "harmony without difference" of many ethnic groups living in this land, rather than a pure totem based on simple isomorphism. The ink and wash language schema is a spiritual nobleman accumulated in a long history, economy, society, politics, religion, and folklore psychology. Since the Tang and Song dynasties, there have been great artists who span history and illuminate the stars in all dynasties. Ink and wash is one of the most wonderful carriers of Chinese cultural memory, and it was the peak of ink and wash art in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was on the basis of repeatedly reading history that I stumbled upon the pattern of Taihu stone and lotus painted by the great painter Chen Hongshou of the Ming Dynasty. After a lot of comparative research, I realized that new creative patterns appeared. Combining the colorful ink lotus that I have been creating for more than ten years, my "Taihu Stone and Lotus" series was born.
Jinbi Big Lotus Pond Size: 198×200cm
The series of Taihu stone works originated in the last years of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty. From 683 to 690, Wu Zetian was appointed as the empress dowager of Tang Zhongzong and Tang Ruizong, and later became Emperor Wu Zhou (690-705). Folklore Wu Zetian wanted to change his dynasty. The ministers of civil and military affairs refused to accept that they wanted women to be emperors unless the stone blossomed. At that time, someone reported to the court that a lotus flower was found blooming from the stone cave in Taihu Lake. This was a rare omen in a thousand years. After reciting the proverb of the Minister of Civil and Military Affairs, Wu Zetian then changed the dynasty and established the Great Zhou, the first female emperor in history. Since then, Taihu Stone has become a kind of cultural appreciation for literati, doctors and nobles, and it has been highly respected until today. "Water Margin" is a story drawn from Taihu Stone. I unearthed the Taihu stone series from this allusion, and used images to express the auspicious omen of this once-in-thousand-year encounter. Let everyone feel the charm of art. The paintings combine fine brushwork and freehand brushwork, and the contrast between tradition and modernity gives people a strong visual impact, which is pleasing to the eye and endless aftertaste. This is the ink scheme created by contemporary ink language.
Taihu Stone Series-DF001 Size: 68×68cm
Contemporary ink and wash is a knowledge system in a new context, and its spread is the oriental charm that appears in the differentiation of the Western cultural context. This is a context that lasts for thousands of years. The existence of Chinese ink and wash is determined by its orderly inheritance and perfect industrial chain. Its unique tales of paper, pen, ink, inkstone, and inscriptions on gold and stone show the eternal power of ink and wash culture. Only the truth of the soul is the truth of ink and wash. I have created landscapes, characters, flowers and birds in ink and wash for more than 30 years, with countless works. However, through the transformation of time and space, what finally exists in the long river of human art is-"Taihu Stone and Lotus".
Taihu Stone Series-DF002 Size: 68×68cm
The futurists in the West maintain that art is an avant-garde that abandons tradition. However, the contemporary ink painting in the East focuses on going from tradition and surpassing oneself. Ink and wash are Taoist, and calligraphy and painting are of the same origin. For contemporary ink and wash to develop in depth, calligraphy skills must be used as the cornerstone to enhance the strength of pen and ink expression. Ink and wash is the art of cultivation.
Fragrant Lotus Pond Size: 97×120cm
Contemporary ink and wash takes the oriental thinking mode as the starting point, so that we can be rational and meditated through ink and wash, and make people become fully developed people, so as to find a new harmony between man and nature, and show the scene of Zen. Practice calligraphy. In recent years, I have integrated the calligraphy "Diamond Sutra" with the Taihu Stone Lotus series to create a new series full of Zen paintings, expressing the most traditional ink and brush with the most contemporary ink language. Therefore, the language of ink and wash is invincible, and Zen is home to give contemporary ink and wash a way home.
Jinbi Big Lotus Pond Size: 160×200cm
Contemplation with intuition, experience life in the condensed and subtle of ink and wash, performance and self-understanding, breaking the boundaries of landscape painting, figure painting, flower and bird painting, Chinese painting, and Western painting, isomorphic and abstract visual language, consistent with the times The aura of the spirit makes it possible to express the self-spirit independently. Although ink and wash has been developed for thousands of years, there will be peaks in all ages. We all want to be those who stand on the top and devote our lives to it. s hard work.
Xiangyuan Yiqing Size: 68×136cm
Today, the confusion of the importance of meaning and technique of contemporary ink and wash lies in the misunderstanding of the spirit of calligraphy. Contemporary artists need to study calligraphy more deeply in order to gain the favor of the times. Chinese ink painting is a unique art in the world. However, the evolution of ink and wash is the evolution of the development of personality and self-consciousness.
Today, the construction of contemporary ink and wash in the universe and space, breaks through the visual field of abstraction, dynamics, transparency, bumps, drifts, black and white, color and light, burst and convergence and other elements, allowing art and soul to dialogue, through a wider range of mass media And spread.
Lotus Pond Flower Fragrance Size: 100×150cm
Human culture will eventually be isomorphic by the development of science and technology. Life is limited, and only art can last forever.
He Xiaohu in Vancouver on July 27, 2020
Taihu Stone Series-T8009 Size: 68×136cm
Taihu Stone Series-T8010 Size: 68×136cm
Taihu Stone Series-T8011 Size: 68×136cm
Great Wall Winter Charm Size: 68×72cm
Tang Dynasty Poetic·Autumn Size: 85×260cm