85 Times Life Impression
Art Exhibition of 333 pieces of art works(1979-1989) ,Yang Shufeng
As for Contemporary Chinese Art, the 85 Modernization Art Movement was a
fiery and unforgettable memory. Although the 1989 Chinese Contemporary
Art Exhibition made it end in hurry and in quarrels, it still bore deep
imprint to the entire art world and produced a far-reaching impact to
the Chinese contemporary art.
After a lapse of 20 years, we have been able to give a more sober and
objective assessment to this movement: the beginning of 85 Modernization
Art Movement is a beginning of art backwash, for art had been alienated
to be a political discourse tool during Cultural Revolution, and 85
Modernization Art Movement was a trend of returning to the art ontology.
But under the influence of the cultural environment of the whole society
in the mid-to-late 1980s, it quickly deviated from the original track
and involved in the movement of national spirit liberation and cultural
reform, becoming the vanguard of the movement. The issues it thought,
concerned and criticized had gone far beyond the so-called art range,
covering all social and cultural issues.
The life impression art of Yang Shufeng, one of the 85 alternative
artists, was formed at the same time and space, however, he was a lucky
fish escaped net in the so-called mainstream art circles. The big
environment of social development, as well as his personal life
experience, pushed him to the road of exploring the elite art of that
time, while, his unique personality traits, as well as his living
conditions in the northwest frontier, brought him to deviate from the
understanding of explore and from the mainstream ideas of the so-called
modern elite art circles of that time. He did not look for art
destination in the Western philosophical ideas and cultural values, just
like what his colleagues done at that time, but found the true art
destination from his inner self and own life for the issue of art
ontology. He used to go to enjoy the game of life with heartily art
freehand for three decades, without intermittent. This kind of inward
exploration made him more and more isolated in society, but become
increasingly rich in spirit.
His creation during this period all began with the establishment of the
meaning of life, the value of art, the pure art language and the
artistic spirit, creating a large number of works with different
materials and different means. His works are just like his life diary,
and himself, after the run-in of life and many artistic languages,
including realism, performance, abstraction, concepts, behavior and
public, in just five or six years, left 500 pieces of life freehand
works. Without internal vitality, how could he complete so many works in
exploring state! Only one explanation, that is he is already forgot
create itself, but to painting with life.
Of course，in the ranks of 85 modernization art of China, the absence of
Yang Shufeng had instead enabled him to get a piece of wild land to
create an special system. His works are the games of life and the bold
freehand, seems irregular, but reveals the true order.
The Collision of Mind, The Visual EnjoymentOrigination of
Three-Dimensional Oil Painting
The value of works of Yang Shufeng lies in their consistent exploration
of art ontology without deviation and also lies in their successful
conquest of the viewer in levels of human nature, spirit and life. His
art reflects life, runs throughout life and can exchange with people
across time, space and culture. At this time, Holding the Art Exhibition
for the 333 pieces 85 life-freehand art works (1979-1989)of Yang
Shufeng, can make viewer not only share his artistic achievements and
life experience, but also correct the spirit and conscious deviation of
people to 85 modernization art movement, enabling people find spiritual
artistic value from the 85 elite culture and pushing the rational
thinking of art and culture to the whole society, as well as calling for
the respect of the society to pure humanized arts spirit. The exhibition
works are part of the works that the author created at 1980s
(1979-1989), including painting, literature, pictures, etc. The audience
will feel the Evolution and establishment of the art style of the artist
in a more three-dimensional and more realistic way. The author used a
variety of materials, including oil paintings, inkwash painting,
cardboard painting, carving, pottery (picture) and so on.
Art of painting where are more varieties whether it is European
Masters Leonardo da Vinci, Miro, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso.
Oriental artist Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi and Xu Beihong. Their works of
art are studied by descendants. Along with the reform and open policies,
the economic level enhances unceasingly, the market investment bloomed
and developed fast which worried artist on how to prevent their works
from duplication. To improve quality of the works to the highest and to
achieve various different techniques to a concrete level and complete
the Stereo painting on linen. The experiment starts from 90s from the
relief to half relief, finally achieved the sculpture as expected.
Massive materials and time from the research process has been wasted.
Firstly, the three-dimensional oil painting needs the comprehensive
material and the high accomplishments, the basic skill of sketching and
the color relations portray as accurate.
For a very long period of time in the past, some so-called artists
established untrue artistic language for a dialogue with the West, and
led to the failure of artistic vitality at the same time that they
sought for approval, although they obtained a temporary success, they
brought great harm to the art creation, causing serious arts and culture
lag. Going into the twenty-first century, China has begun to win focus
attention of the world, and Chinese contemporary art has also been
concerned by the world, bring a opportunity for the development of pure
art works of strong vitality, which requires joint work of all artists
who love art and respect art.
Nowadays, the art is flourishing, academism, impressionism,
abstractionism etc. Many people are engaged the importance of basic
skills and deep cultural cultivation of the real art. In the early
1980s, a large number of talented individuals were discovered, through
all kinds of background and cultivation. They accumulated all materials
and experiences. During the 30th anniversary of the founding the winners
from the Second National Youth Art Exhibition have a great influence in
the national art and occupied an important position in the fine arts.
Fortunately, Yang Shufeng has become the pioneer in pursuit of artistic
truth and conducting of art practice three decades ago. Let us share
these life freehand arts created by the collision of vitality and
society, as well as this visional and spiritual gluttonous feast,
appreciating a life art trip of all mankind.
Where is the future for the art and how to move on to the new era?
The combination of the Chinese culture and modern mix mediums represent
the importance of the culture exchange between East and West. More then
ten years ago, an Oil painting exhibition was held in France, which got
me the chance to studied and learned in Louvre. Went to Italy, the place
of birth of impressionism. Visited many art galleries and museums around
Europe. Visited Zorns hometown in Nordic Sweden to see his original
works, which benefited me. Many techniques and styles learned from the
Masters are used in my own creation. More then a dozen years ago, I
decided to make three-dimensional oil painting on canvas, which has been
recognized by the audience, the art world and collectors in Europe, the
United States, China, Southeast Asia and Art Exhibition.
In 2000, oil artwork Terracotta Warriors, Tang Shi Lady and the
Female Body made debut in Europe and the international art exhibition in
Beijing and Shanghai. In 2001, one of the largest cultural newspaper in
Sweden, said that Mr. Wang xiuzhang the three-dimensional painting took
a beat down to Sweden which stunned the Swedes. One of the collectors
sold his house for the painting Terracotta Warriors.
Two years ago, I attended the Salon exhibition in Zhuhai Zobon art
hotel. The female body painting was put in the hotel lobby coffee bar.
The exhibition made the bar business getting better and better and the
Exhibition tips, DO NOT TOUCH the three-dimensional painting but
2012 Zobon Art Hotel