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Multi-layered¡ª¡ª2012 Contemporary Traditional Chinese Elaborate-style Painting Exhibition

 

Jiang Ji¡¯an¡¯s work <Next Door>


Xu Hualing¡¯s work <Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains>


Xu Lei¡¯s work


Zhang Jian¡¯s work <Defocus>
  

City: Shanghai

Duration:20 April¡ª¡ª2 May 2012

Venue: Shanghai Art Museum

Artists: Xu Lei, Jiang Ji¡¯an, Zhang Jian, Gao Qian , Xu Hualing ,Hang Chunhui , Chen Zi, Chen Lin , Cui Jin ,Zeng Qingyu, Hao Liang ,Zhang Qing, Lv Peng , Jin Sha

 

Whether easel painting will disappear? It is not a new topic, since the 1980s, ¡°Neo-expressionism¡± in Germany, ¡°Neo-realism¡± in France, and ¡°Super-avant-garde¡± in Italy have given an answer through a post-modern approach: after modernism dissolved the uncertainty of art concept, art has returned back to traditional easel painting, discovering ¡°modern¡± expressing ability of ¡°the traditional¡±, to rebuild a stable concept of art by copying, grafting, grouping, and reconstructing the classical. From a certain perspective, this character is exactly the direction of these Fine Brush painters for their artistic expression ¨C they explore the modern language abilities of traditional Fine Brush Painting, rebuilding illusory scenes with classical objects, in a philosophical and rhetoric Expression, making metaphor and symbolizing of the mental experience of collisions, contradictions, confusion, emptiness, and decadence. Thereby they successfully switch from modernism to post-modernism painting through Oriental painting approach. Based on this view, we could call them ¡°New Oriental painting¡±¡ª a post-modern way derived from traditional Chinese painting.