Visit the National Day Exhibition! “Oriental Lacquer – The 5th Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition” was held at Biyun Art Museum in

Visit the National Day Exhibition! “Oriental Lacquer – The 5th Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition” was held at Pudong Biyun Art MuseumFlying into the homes of ordinary people

Xinmin Late News (Reporter Song Ninghua) Go to the National Day Exhibition! From October 1st, sponsored by Shanghai Artists Association, specially supported by Shanghai Foreign Cultural Exchange Association, and hosted by Shanghai Pudong Biyun Art Museum and Shanghai Artists Association Lacquer Art Committee “Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition” opened in Art Museum Biyun in Pudong, Shanghai. The exhibition is open to the public between 1 October and 4 November.

Using lacquer as a medium to promote artistic innovation

This exhibition explores and implements the value and significance of lacquer art in the present More than 200 works are widely collected from the Yangtze River Delta region, and 110 works are finally displayed, including recent masterpieces of important artists in the national lacquer painting industry ■ There are more than 30 lacquer paintings (three-dimensional) works by famous artists from other painting genres and foreign lacquer artists.

Weng Jijun, director of the Lacquer Painting Art Committee of Shanghai Artists Association and curator of this exhibition, said: “The works displayed in this exhibition are rich in themes, covering figurative realism, image writing, abstract expression, symbolic composition, etc. ; , three-dimensional, installation, etc.; the media are diverse, including lacquer, cotton and linen, bamboo, wood, metal and other comprehensive media; the lacquer techniques and language are sufficient, showing the artists in sculpting, painting, painting, covering, colouring, engraving, inlaying The active practice and exploration in many aspects such as lacquer, grinding, etc. reflects the author’s conscious awareness of the art of lacquer and the satisfactory appearance of emphasizing individual expression .”

Since its establishment in September 2012, the “Oriental Lacquer – Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition” has been held every two years, and was held for the fifth time in a row. The Society of Artists is one of the important platforms for the prosperity of the art of creation and the collection of talents. In 2020, for the first time, a wide range of works from the Yangtze River Delta region were collected, which greatly promoted the connection and exchange of lacquer painting creation between Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and other places. In 2022, on the basis of the Yangtze River Delta region, it will further spread to the national and international lacquer painting circles, the overall quality of the exhibition will be further improved, namely the subject, content and expression methods of the exhibited works. shows richness, and a varied and diverse academic atmosphere will be further formed.

“Eastern Lacquer – 5th Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition” opened at Shanghai Pudong Biyun Art Museum Photo courtesy of the organizer

Shanghai lacquer painting shines with the brilliance of the times

Zhang Xiaoling, deputy director of the Theory Committee of the China Artists Association and the academic host of this exhibition, said, “‘Oriental Lacquer – Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition’ was started in Shanghai, but it is not limited by the region. On the basis of the radiation of the Yangtze River Delta , it also covers the whole country. This glorious atmosphere is not only based on the cultural self-confidence of the Shanghai New School, but also clearly reflects the cultural responsibility of the Shanghai cultural and art circle and the Shanghai Artists Association for the revival of art Chinese lacquer.” He believes that Shanghai Lacquer Painting The development is based on the art academies of East China Normal University, Shanghai University, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Academy of Arts and Crafts and other colleges and universities, and has formed a complete set of creations led by teachers and old artists to young artists as a method of inheritance. Along with academic logic, the ancient lacquer will shine with the dazzling brilliance of the age.

Lin Wei, director of Shanghai Pudong Biyun Art Museum and curator of this exhibition, said, “This exhibition is not only included in the autumn activities of ‘Le Tour Shanghai Art Season’, but also one of the key exhibition activities to welcome the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. One.” During the exhibition, the museum will invite exhibition curators, participating artists, etc., to bring more than 10 Catholic and people-beneficial activities related to the creation of lacquer paintings, such. such as curator tours, artist lectures, painting experience, tea ceremony See exhibitions, etc.

At the symposium, the participating experts exchanged their thoughts on how to further integrate lacquer art into the mainstream process of Chinese contemporary art, and how Shanghai lacquer painting became the “source” of the great creation of the “pier” based on the general situation of the exhibited works.

Shanghai is the main stage for early Chinese lacquer painting activities. Since the 1930s, Shanghai style lacquer painting has shown its own unique charm in different times. Entering the new era, under the infiltration of the intense “red culture”, “Shanghai style culture” and “Jiagnan culture”, innovation, experimentation and diversity have become the development trend of Shanghai contemporary lacquer painting.

The person in charge said that Shanghai Artists Association and Shanghai Pudong Biyun Art Museum will work together to continue to promote the implementation of the brand project of “Eastern Lacquer – Shanghai Lacquer Painting Exhibition”, and help artists to create more excellent works oriental with the aesthetic characteristics, the artistic spirit of the age and the cultural characteristics of the Shanghai style actively contribute to the new development of traditional Chinese lacquer art in the contemporary period.

Editor: Li Yineng

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