Artist: Jiangang Su
Four Poems by Meng Haoran
Chinese ink on paper
69 x 23 CM
In August, the water of Dongting Lake soared almost flat on the shore, and the sky and the water were indistinguishable.
Yunmeng Daze steamed white and white, and the turbulent waves seemed to shake Yueyang City.
Wanting to cross the lake, but unable to find a boat, Shengming times lived idle and felt ashamed of Mingjun.
Sit and watch how leisurely the fishing people are, but unfortunately, they can only have a feeling of envy for the fish.
There are changes in human affairs, and the days that come and go form the past and the present.
The historical sites preserved throughout the country, now we can climb and visit in person.
Yuliangzhou is exposed to the surface of the river due to the falling of the water, and Yunmengze is darkened by the cold weather.
The Yanghu stele still stands tall, and tears wet the clothes after reading the stele.
Under the high lying forest, the spring is coming to an end, and the curtains are opened to admire the brilliance of the scenery.
Suddenly I met the messenger who delivered the letter. It was Immortal Chi Song who invited me to visit his home.
The golden stove for alchemy had just started a fire, and the fairy peaches in the courtyard had just bloomed.
If the immortal can really keep his youthful appearance, why would it matter to get drunk?
Stop writing to the northern court and let me return to the dilapidated hut in Nanshan.
I am ignorant, no wonder the master abandoned me, even friends estranged the old and sickly me.
Gray hair urges people to age gradually, and the arrival of spring sun forces the old age to pass away.
Full of sorrow, it is difficult to fall asleep, and there is emptiness outside the window of pine forest.
Calligraphy by Jiangang Su in Vancouver by leisure in March 2021
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