Frame size: 51 x 71.5 cm (20 x 28.15 inches)
Materials: Ink and colour on hemp paper
蘇Artist’s last name “Su”)
白文 white-text seal: 健剛長樂 (Jiangang’s everlasting joy)
如意 (wishful)The spotted deer depicted in this painting shows a balance between the Song Dynasty (960 -1279 A.D.) painting style and contemporary realistic painting that the artist is seeking. The portrayal of the pine tree in this painting is also influenced by the style of ancient Chinese paintings. A flowing stream draws the viewer into the scene. It also symbolizes blessing, good fortune and longevity.
Translated by Toni Zhang McAfee and Dr. Jan Walls.
As frost melts, bears emerge from hibernation. A deer drinks from a stream in unpopulated woods By Jiangang in 2019
Artist’s note: “As frost melts, bears emerge from hibernation” tells us that when the ice and snow of winter melts away, spring has returned to the world and life is reborn.
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