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Han Wu Shen - Shen Han-Wu - 沈汉武

Shen Han-Wu

Han Wu Shen - Shen Han-Wu - 沈汉武

Nantung, China, 1950

An established Chinese artist, Shen Han Wu paints with oil in a realist style. He describes life in the Chinese countryside in a straightforward way, using fine clear brushwork, and subtle subdued colors. Underlying all his work is a belief in the simple sincerity of country people and a deep nostalgia for the peace and simplicity of country life.

Shen Han Wu graduated from the Hubei Fine Art Institute, majoring in oil painting.

He says of his work: ''If the unusual and the exceptional cause surprise and even shock, then I prefer the everday. Whenever I think of the coutryside, the mountain villages, streams and chimney-smoke, I think of those simple, kind people. They start work at sunrise and at sunset come home to rest. They work very hard and live side by side with nature; they are ordinary people but in their eyes you can see something which moves you.?''

Feng Chiang-Jiang

Feng Chiang-jiang was born in the city of Xian in 1943. Interested in painting since his youth, he taught himself the art. After initially practicing Western painting and Chinese ink-and-wash painting, he specialized in the traditional meticulous brushwork painting with help and inspiration from the famous art historian and painter Pan Xie-zi. Pan Xie-zi also passed on his knowledge of ancient frescoes replication to Feng, which Feng was able to apply to various temples, tombs and sites such as Yung li Palace and Qing-long Temple. The experience has benefited his artistic development and style maturation.
Feng's works integrated the rhythm of the traditional lineal approach and the Western spectacular colour approach. After his successful debut, "Dance of Red Silk" Feng produced numerous modern meticulous brushwork and heavy colour paintings that earned him critical acclaim in China. With his talent and effort, he was awarded numerous times and was recognized as an "Eminent artist" In 1997, Feng relocated to New York to further develop his artistic career. His exhibitions in the U.S. were successful and aroused the interest of many foreign viewers and collectors. A number of his works have been selected to form "Works of Feng Chiang-jiang" "Selected Works of Feng Chiang-jiang" "Selected Heavy Colour Paintings of Feng Chang-jiang" and "Works of Art of Feng Chang-jiang" His works have been exhibited throughout the world and are treasured by many museums and collectors as works of art.


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