“Exhibition of Famous Artist from Jiangsu in Beijing: Retrospective Exhibition of Mr. Feng Jianqin’s Oil Paintings” Raised the Curtain in National Art Museum of China
With retrospect to Feng Jianqin’s oil painting creation chronicle, this exhibition features a total of 128 oil paintings dating back from 1959 to the present. These exhibits crystallize Feng Jianqin’s artistic career in the past six decades, and take kaleidoscopic view for copying works and thematic works in his early years, landscape series with focus on Mount Huang, the Great Wall and other tourist attractions since the early 21st century and thematic works entitled “Soft Power Series” with implied connotations, with a view to rolling out an all-round picture for Mr. Feng Jianqin’s exploration path and aesthetic pursuit in the field of oil painting.
As a veteran artist cultivated by the New China, Mr. Feng Jianqin’s oil painting creation not only reveals his unswerving pursuit for art, but also shows typical and distinctive imprint of the times. From the academic perspective, he sets a referable example for oil painting development of the New China.
Feng Jianqin has been studying, working and residing in Nanjing University of the Arts for nearly sixty years. His growth story is inseparable from development of this university. After graduating from Nanjing University of the Arts in the 1960s, Mr. Feng Jianqin has been fulfilling the mission of a teacher in this university with lifelong dedication. He not only gave basic courses and instructed graduation design, but also offered advice for doctoral theses. He has cultivated a large number of artistic professionals so that there are his students all over the country. At the same time, Mr. Feng Jianqin has also devoted to authoring books and propounding ideas. Compiled by him, Sketch, Color and other textbooks were the most classic ones during the 1980s and 1990s, which were widely used by many art institutes of higher learning across China.
In addition to teaching, Mr. Feng Jianqin perseveres in artistic creation. He can not only apply creation experience in teaching, but also give full play to teaching enlightenments in personal artistic creation. He skillfully does a good job in teaching and creation, and serves as both teacher and painter in two-pronged manner. As a painter, Mr. Feng Jianqin has extremely extensive interests. He overshadows other people by accomplishing so many kinds of paintings. He successively creates posters, lacquer paintings, watercolor paintings, gouaches, color ink paintings, ceramic murals, glass paintings and oil paintings. However, oil painting is always his favorite, which is a companion along his lifelong art journey.
Currently, Mr. Feng Jianqin, who is nearly 80 years old, still insists on painting for six hours every day, and creates huge oil paintings on ladder. According to him, he is now busy creating new artworks for the exhibition as scheduled in 2018.Feng Jianqin also continuously reflects, innovates and reforms his unique painting language.
Venue: Hall 3, Hall 5 and Hall 7 of National Art Museum of China
Show Time: March 22, 2017-April 1, 2017