Fruit Love

Zhang Sunzhe
Chinese Ink Painting on Silk Roll丨50 x 50cm

Ladder

Zhang Sunzhe
Chinese Ink Painting on Silk Roll丨50 x 50cm

Preface

To promote culture exchange between China and Australia and create a colorful art feast, China Cultural Center in Sydney and Artall Culture Group Corporation jointly launched an online exhibition: Competition of thick ink and water color, collision of silk and cloth: Dialogue – The Four Seasons and Colors. In this exhibition, 10 Chinese and foreign artists showed 34 works using different artistic methods, different cultural backgrounds of life, and different regional geographies to express “season and color” for a silent dialogue. It gives the audience the opportunity to compare works of different civilizations, different regions, different eras, different concepts, and different styles in the same time and space context.

These Chinese artists not only use traditional painting and calligraphy techniques to express the beauty of mountains and rivers, but also use modern styles to show the seasonal colors of portraits and Chinese cities and villages. The works cover oil paintings and paintings of landscapes, figures, flowers and birds in traditional Chinese style, and many other paintings, such as Yang Yaoning’s “Winter” and An Yumin’s“Spring Outing”, all incorporating meticulous traditional brushstrokes and modern expressions, which is full of oriental aesthetic spirit.

The works of foreign artists in this exhibition are mainly based on  watercolors, which combine extremely high realism and loose painting skills, such as David Paskett’s “Reflection in the Lotus Pond and Angie Lewin’s “Summer Garden Edinburgh”. These watercolors with the theme of colors in different seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter combine extremely high realism colors and ingenious painting skills.

This “Dialogue” exhibition attempts to present art of the East and West, and different cultures. It extracts meaningful forms and uses different styles and techniques to express themes, and presents different cultural concepts and artistic styles. Communication and understanding through art creation can be enhanced to promote culturalexchange and mutual learning between China and other countries.

Moon • Lock

Zhang Sunzhe
Chinese Ink Painting on Silk Roll丨40 x 50cm

Fireworks on Paddy Fields-3

Zheng Yingchun
Oil on Canvas丨150 x 150cm

Artist Works

春

Spring
Yang Yaoning
Ink and Colour on Paper丨45 x 53cm

Spring—Flower Dance in the Wind
Nie Weigu
Colour Ink Painting on Paper丨69 x 69cm

Spring-Outing

An Yumin
Xuan Paper丨 138 x 69cm

Spring

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨51 x 37cm

Spring

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨42 X 42cm

Blowing in the Wind
Gerry Baptis
Watercolour

夏

Summer
Yang Yaoning
Ink and Colour on Paper丨45 x 53cm

Summer-A Midsummer Night’s Dreams
Nie Weigu
Colour Ink Painting on Paper丨69 x 69cm

Summer-joy
An Yumin
Xuan Paper丨138 x 69cm

Summer

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨51cm x 37 cm

Summer

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨42 X 42cm

Luban’s Stand

Zhang Sunzhe
Chinese Ink Painting on Silk Roll丨40 x 50cm

Reflections in a Lotus Pond
David Paskett
Watercolour

Lotus Pond Hong Cun I
David Paskett
Watercolour

Summer Garden Edinburgh
Angie Lewin
Watercolour

The height of Summer
Gerry Baptis  
Watercolour

Grass-2
Zheng Yingchun
Oil on Canvas丨40 x 60cm

Ollie
Katherine Jones
Watercolour丨112x76cm

秋

Autumn
Yang Yaoning
Ink and Colour on Paper丨45 x 53cm

Autumn—View in Moonlight
Nie Weigu
Colour Ink Painting on Paper丨69 x 69cm

Autumn-Moonlight
An Yumin
Xuan Paper丨138 x 69cm

Autumn

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨51 x 37cm

Autumn

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨42 X 42cm

Burn-8

Zheng Yingchun
Oil on Canvas丨100 x 150cm

冬

Winter
Yang Yaoning
Ink and Colour on Paper丨45 x 53cm

Winter—Listen to the Waves
Nie Weigu
Colour Ink Painting on Paper丨69 x 69cm

Winter-Appreciation of Plum
An Yumin
Xuan Paper丨138 x 69cm

Winter

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨51 X 37 cm

Winter

Liao Songtao
Xuan Paper丨42 X 42cm

Butterfly in the Dream

Zhang Sunzhe
Chinese Ink Painting on Silk Roll丨40 x 50cm

Artists

Yang Yaoning

Born in 1958.11, he has studied traditional Chinese painting in Research Institute of Jiangsu Academy in 1996, Now he is the director of the Landscape Painting Institute of Jiangsu National Painting Academy; a national level artist, director of Jiangsu Artists Association, and a member of the Jiangsu Political Consultative Conference. In 2016, he won the highest award in Jiangsu — 'Jiangsu Art Award'

Nie Weigu

Born in 1957, he is a member of Chinese Artists Association, vice president of Jiangsu Chinese Painting Institute. Now he is a professor of The School of Arts』Nanjing University, master supervisor of the directions of Chinese painting and history of Chinese art. He has held solo exhibitions 'World view' at National Art Museum of China (2015.5), and at Convention Center of Florence Cathedral (2016.11)

An Yumin

He is a member of Chinese Artists Association, director of Jiangsu Artists Association, president of Yangzhou National Painting Academy and a national Art Fund expert. His works reflect a love of the traditions of Chinese watercolour coupled with his enthusiasm for combining delicate character painting and calligraphy.

Liao Songtao

Born in 1973, he is an invited painter of Jiangsu National Painting Academy, vice president of Zhenjiang Flower and Bird Painting Research Association. He has held solo exhibition 'Liao Songtao' s Chinese paintings, in Jiangsu Art Museum (2010) and solo exhibition of selected painting in Jiangsu Contemporary Art Museum (2016) Published 7 monographs about painting techniques in landscape, flower and bird.

Zhang Sunzhe

Born in 1991, he is now studying Chinese painting at the China Academy of Fine Arts for his PhD degree. He has held solo exhibition 'Sky and Sea' in Bernini Art Space in Hangzhou (2016.5). He also published a book named 'The exploration of still life painting, (2015). Now he works in Beying and Hangzhou.

Zheng Yingchun

She is graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts in 1996. Then she studied oil painting for master degree in Nanjing University of the Arts in 1997. Now she is work in Phoenix Mountain Art Park. Her main works include GREEN series, BURN series and more recently PERFORMANCE series which based on lines.

David Paskett

Born in 1944, he studied fine art at Hornsey and Exeter Colleges of Art. Since living in Hong Kong 1986-1990 David has regularly visited China sourcing imagery for paintings that reflect over thirty years of the changing face of China. He was the president of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2009-2012.

Angie Lewin

Angie studied Fine Art Printmaking in Central School of Art & Design from 1983-1986. Landscape, viewed through intricately detailed interlocking plant forms, plays a vital role in Angie' s work. Focusing on the structure of stems, seedheads and seedpods, she draws the reeds and teasels, wild and garden flowers of Norfolk, the birch trees, scabious and yellow rattle of the Scottish Highlands. Attracted to the relationship between plants on an intimate level, even fine lines of insect eggs laid on a flower bud are incorporated. She has designed a series of printed fabrics which is very popular in Britain.

Gerry Baptis

He was born in India in 1935 of Portuguese/British parents and was educated in India and England. He uses simple patterns and bold contrasting colors to create amazing works that show the contradiction between modem life and society. His early life in India has had a great impact on his work. He went on to The London School of Printing for three years where he obtained the National Diploma in Design. He is the member of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Print makers.

Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones is an artist who works in painting, installation, book arts and printmaking. Her prints are a beautiful mix of collagraph, intaglio: aquatint and block print with translucent gradations of colour that convey atmosphere and light. Her work is becoming recognised for its strong iconography, its depiction of light, its sense of scale, and its sheer technical brilliance. Her works have been collected by institution around the world such as V&A National Art Library (UK), Yale University Library (US).

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Hosted by

China Cultural Centre in Sydney

Artall Culture Group Corporation