Artist: Jiangang Su
Title: Poetic Essay on Musical Instrument Qin
Media: ink on paper
Size: 11 x 19 inches
I have loved music since I was a child, and practice playing the qin when I grew up. In my opinion, everything has its ups and downs, but music does not have this change; people’s appetite is saturated and tired, and the love of music is not tired. Music can maintain one’s spirits, harmonize emotions, and make a person in adversity without feeling idle. There is nothing better than music. Therefore, I realized my shortcomings after repeated practice of music. People chanted poems to express their minds; chanted poems can not be full of fun, so they expound their thoughts through words.
However, these musical instruments, the imagery of singing and dancing, and the talents of the past generations have written a lot of eulogy for music. The system and style of music have been inherited from generation to generation. The raw materials that can be used to make musical instruments are made of wood that grows in a harsh and difficult environment; therefore, the sound of the creation is mainly sorrow; the aesthetic and educational effect of music is more expensive. Just know that beautiful music is good, but I can’t explain the rationale. Inferring the reason, it seems that the root cause lies in the inability to analyze the mystery of music; to appreciate the purpose and meaning of music, it also fails to understand the taste of ritual music. Among the many musical instruments, the qin plays the most prominent role in education. Therefore, I wrote this sympathetic work and named it Qin Fu （Poetic Essay on Musical Instrument Qin）.
The remark says:
Please take a look at the living environment of the phoenix tree, which is suitable for making violin. It always rests on the high hills of the lofty mountains. It is rooted in thick soil, and the top of the tree is as high as the Big Dipper. It drank the pure air between heaven and earth, and absorbed the beautiful brilliance of the sun and the moon. It is luxuriant in the lush forest.
Always serve the qin without getting bored, and firmly believe that the qin is a noble musical instrument from ancient times!
The peaceful virtue of qin is really unfathomable. The pure and pure body of the piano can make the artistic conception of the piano sound high and reach the realm of extreme difficulty. It is the fate of this world to meet a piano player with a high quality of quality. The sound of their piano is rich and beautiful, and their talents are superb. It isa pity that there are few friends who really understand the sound of the piano. Who can cherish it? And to make qin’s performance to the extreme, only those who can achieve the ultimate in practice and can forget about themselves!
Snow 2019, written by Jiangang Su under the window
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