Frame size: 51 x 71.5 cm (20 x 28.15 inches)
Materials: Ink and colour on hemp paper
red seal and white seal pair: Jiangang
white seal: Leaf Sweeping Art Studio
red seal: Everlasting Joy
red seal: Ultimate Joy
The boiling tea is bubbling and bubbling.
The sound of boiling water is louder and louder.
The tea leaves are being ground into powders.
They are floating on the surface of the boiling water.
Silver ewer is the second best for pouring tea, but it does not
understand why ancient people even made tea.
Don’t you see that in the past, Mr. Li was hospitable and served tea
to the guests by himself. The meaning lies in using fire to give the fresh spring water new energy.
Don’t you see that Mr. Lu Gong (Mr. Wen, Yanbo, Song Dynasty’s official) learned from Xishu (now Sichuan Province), and used Dingzhou (in nowadays Hubei Province) porcelain for tea.
I am poor, sick and hungry, and I have no beautiful women to serve tea to me.
What I can do is to learn from those scholars on how to make tea and make do with the brick stove.
I do not feel like producing 5,000 volumes of text. What I want now is just food and tea to fill my stomach and enough sleep.
Cooking Tea at the Examination House
Poem by Song Dynasty scholar Su, Dong Po (Su, Shi)
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