Wide Shoulders—Exhibition of Yang Fuyin’s Chinese Paintings was opened to the public on July 22nd, 2011 at the Prince Gong’s Mansion in Beijing. 38 works are displayed in this exhibition which offer a comprehensive display of the innovations and achievements Yang has made in recent years as well as recording his experience and developments.
Born in Changsha in Hunan Province, Yang Fuyin ranks among the National Senior Artists of China, along with working as a professor in the Institute of Fine Arts at Hunan Normal University and as a visiting professor at Central South University. His solo exhibitions include exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, etc. Organized by the National Art Museum of China in 2000, his “Life—Yang Fuyin Exhibition” was a great success and his work has been retained in the collection of the National Art Museum of China, other institutions as well as private collections. The motto he advocates is “elegant art with a civilian attitude”. He also established the Yang Fuyin Gallery in Changsha in 2006 with free entrance so the general public can visit. His publications include Modern Chinese Paintings•Yang Fuyin, Yang Fuyin’s Album of Paintings, On Chang Ling, Precious Leaved, Thoughts from Red Flower Stalk, Days, Good Pregnant with New Seedlings—Interview with Yang Fuyin and other art collections and essays.
Over the years, Yang Fuyin has continuously engaged in the exploration and practice of Chinese painting. He develops a new form of expression in Chinese paintings with his succession of ink spirits as taken from Chinese paintings, thus he forms a distinctive personal style and innovative characteristics in figure painting. Through his art we can feel his wide ranging study of history, his profound achievements and his transcendent state of mind.
This exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Prince Gong’s Mansion, sponsored by the CAFA ART INFO and Yang Fuyin’s Art Gallery. The symposium on his artistic merit was attended by important critics and theorists and discussed in great depth on July 22nd.
Exhibition Time: July 22nd to August 10th, 2011
Opening: 17:00 on July 22nd, 2011
Symposium: 15:00 on July 22nd, 2011
Venue: Liuyin Street 14, Anshan Chapel of Prince Gong’s Mansion, Xicheng District, Beijing
Academic Chair: Shao Dazhen
Curator: Li Xin