楊建華の紹介(英語)

Yang Jianhua, aged 57, styled Zhi Ming and also kown as “Yan Shan Jiu Ren”, graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He is member of Chinese Artists’ Association, Chinese Calligraphers’ Association, the Undergraduate Teaching Review Group of the Ministry of Education of China, and a councilor of the Branch Office of the Postgraduate Teaching Association of Beijing Art Academy. Besides, he is Director of the CAFA’s Academic Affairs Division and a professional painter at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. His atelier is named “Ji Shu Tang”.

楊建華の紹介文(英語)

Yang Jianhua, aged 57, styled Zhi Ming and also kown as “Yan Shan Jiu Ren”, graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He is member of Chinese Artists’ Association, Chinese Calligraphers’ Association, the Undergraduate Teaching Review Group of the Ministry of Education of China, and a councilor of the Branch Office of the Postgraduate Teaching Association of Beijing Art Academy. Besides, he is Director of the CAFA’s Academic Affairs Division and a professional painter at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. His atelier is named “Ji Shu Tang”.

Mr. Yang was fond of painting and calligraphy in his childhood. He started to learn Chinese Painting at the age of 8. With arduous efforts, he started to set foot in the field of Oil Painting at the age of 15. He has successively taken Mr. Lou Shibai, Mr. Huang Runhua, Mr. Dai Ze, Mr. Gao Zongying, Mr. Hong Bo and Mr. Qian Shaowu as his masters. His works of painting named “A Distant source and A Long Stream” and “The Spring of Oil Field”, which described the Chinese petroleum workers, won the award of merit in Beijing Workers’ Fine Arts Exhibition. His oil painting named ”Going to the Fair” won the bronze award in the Youth Artists’ Works Exhibition, which is collected by the National Art Museum of China.

After being matriculated by the Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, he studied in Studio II hosted by Mr. Li Tianxiang and Mr. Zhao Youping. He also got edification from some prominent artists, such as Mr. Jin Shangyi, Mr. Zhan Jianjun, Mr. Wen Lipeng, Mr. Zhong Han and Mr. Pan Shixu, etc. Under the guidance of Mr. Zhao Youping, his work named“Tales of Waiting-husband Reef “ which was published in China Fine Arts Magazine, was highly spoken of by the professional artists and was collected by art collector. Due to his great achievements, he worked as a teacher in China Central Academy of Fine Arts after graduation.

His Paintings since 1980s are as follows:

  1. Oil Paintings: Mainly focusing on figures and landscape painting, Major works such as :”Human Figures Portraits Series”, ”Landscapes Series”,“Flowers and Plants Series”,“Encaustic Paintings Series”, etc. “Human Figures Portraits Series”have been collected by individual collectors.“ Landscapes Series”and “Flowers and Plants Series”have been collected by Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Zhong Nanhai (Seat of the Headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party), Xing Ling Resort and Beijing Hotel. Nearly 100 pieces of paintings from “The Series of Encaustic Paintings”have been collected by Japan-China Friendly Exchange Centre.
  2. Chinese Paintings: Mainly focusing on landscape and flower-and-bird paintings. He stands that the painting should be grand, bold and unrestrained, and mix both Chinese and Western styles and be a natural and integral whole, and that the painting’s context should emanate from the heart and one should use heart to maneuver the hands while painting. His paintings are characterized by gracefulness, elegance, naturalness, simplicity and magnificence. His work “Painting of the Three Friends” depicting the simple but elegant plum blossom, moon and snow is well renowned, and his works depicting red plum blossom, white plum blossom and calyx canthus are widely collected in Japan, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, Indonesia, India and also in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
  3. Calligraphy: Mainly focusing on couplets and horizontal scrolls and in pursuit of forcefulness, unrestrainedness, and naturalness. Highly popular works such as “Harmony among Heaven, Earth and Man”, and “Auspicious Purple Clouds Coming from the East” and many other works are collected by calligraphers, tea-ceremony houses and celebrities both home and abroad.

He dedicates all his life and concentrates all his energy to the fine arts, enjoying the loneliness and attaching importance to practice, tradition and basic skills, and prioritizes the refining of morality, knowledge and cultivation. He always believe that “in a group of three persons, there must be one for me to learn something from” and this may have constantly led him to incessant sublimation in arts.

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