Frame size: 51 x 71.5 cm (20 x 28.15 inches)
Materials: Ink and colour on hemp paper
Leaf Sweeping Studio
red seal and white seal pair: Jiangang
Poem by Mei Yaochen (1002 – 1060 A.D.)
Going out in the morning to herd the water buffalo in the wild,
Until the sun goes down. The bamboo flute is with me always.
Riding the water buffalo and blowing the flute casually.
Letting music flow into the wind on high and low notes.
The river is so calm and smooth like a mirror.
The enchanting music is so relaxing.
If it suits people’s hearts, why play ancient music?
The Zheng State’s music is incredibly beautiful, but it is also eating away the country’s wealth.
There are signs of dilapidation, like cracking roof tiles.
The inauspicious star shows the world is turbulent, and temples are scattered around.
I wrote this poem today. They said that everything is the same.
I created this painting in May 2019 in Song Dynasty’s style and quoted Song Dynasty poet Mei, Yaochen’s poem to make his painting more interesting. – Jiangang Su
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