Artist: Jiangang Su
Title: Bamboo, Plum Blossom and Birds
Media: Mineral pigment, ink, cotton and linen interwoven fabric
Size: 61×28 cm
Between the slender bamboos are the blooming plum blossoms, their flickering reflections are cast on the deep and limpid creek.
The breeze carries it with the icy fragrance of plum blossoms, on the trees are perching birds.
A small boat takes me here, where I find the spring.
I send a boy to the village to buy some wine, which wine can be poured at will.
I drink to my heart’s content and sing out loud in the ancient woods.
The bright moon shines in the dark blue sky, frosty air starts to raid my cloths.
I return to my quiet cottage and continue to sing by myself while playing the zither.
Jiangang Su, 2020
Bamboo, Plum Blossom and Bird (seal script)
Seal: Lasting calmness, Jiangang, Jiangang’s humble painting
Jiangang Su (born in 1974), graduated from Changshu Institute of Technology in Arts and Crafts. He specializes in traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal carving. In the 1980s, he studied under Mr. Yan Gongda, a famous calligrapher and seal carver. Su is also an experienced art educator. His works are collected internationally and appear in the private collections of many art institutions and galleries. In 2017 he served as the Art Director of the Canada 150th Anniversary International Tea Festival. Su is a member of Jiangsu Calligraphers Association, the Suzhou Calligraphers Association, and is a senior registered Teacher of China.
2016 Carried by Materials and Navigating One’s Mind – Calligraphy and Crafts Exhibition organized by Suzhou Daily and Suzhou Art
2016 The Weight of Time – Documentary of Jiangang Su’s Art by Suzhou TV Station
2017 Moved to Vancouver. The refreshing style of his paintings are favoured by collectors in Toronto and Vancouver
2018 Artistic Conception Transcends Image – Exhibition of Jiangang Su’s Art, Shanghai
2020 Resonance of Paper Drifting – Exhibition and Online Auction of Paintings and Calligraphy by Jiangang Su, YKLM Auctions, Lipont Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2021 Happiness Lasting Forever – Exhibition and Online Auction of Paintings, Calligraphy and Seal Carving by Jiangang Su, YKLM Auctions, Lipont Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Canada 150th Anniversary Celebrations-Artist Achievement Award