Ruan Qingxiang is a contemporary oil painter and skilled in calligraphy. He is a retired civilian officer at the level of pision in the Drama Troupe of the Political Department of the Air Force. He was born in 1940 in Feicheng, Shandong and currently resides in Beijing.
Inheriting a family tradition, I have a passion for painting since childhood. As early as my high school years, I felt as if I had witnessed a special film by Leonardo da Vinci in 1955, and my heart was lifted up. It was deeply buried in my heart like a seed. Since then, I have made up my mind to strive for the art cause of my country for the rest of my life. Graduated from the Department of Stage Art at Shanghai Academy of Drama in 1964. Afterwards, he was specially recruited to work in the Drama Troupe of the Political Department of the Air Force until retirement. For the past 60 years, while engaged in stage art creation, I have been devoted to the study and creation of landscape oil painting and calligraphy for a long time. Perhaps the role of that seed has prompted me to enjoy this and not do it over the years. Through the wind and rain, I have worked hard, learned from the strengths of others, and am not limited to one style. My heart freely changes, and I have walked the way, not knowing that I will be old, until now.
In 1977, the stage art creation was awarded the Military Dance Beauty Award, and in 1979, the dance beauty creation was awarded the Second Prize in Art by the Ministry of Culture of the Air Force; Received the Excellent Award in the National Family Planning Commission Propaganda Competition in 2004; In 2008, a personal oil painting album was published and distributed nationwide; Since 2010, I have been invited multiple times to participate in various national themed calligraphy and painting competitions, and have won gold medals more than 20 times in a row. And has successively won titles such as "The Most Influential Artist of the Global Chinese in the 21st Century", "International Peace Award" Artist "," Honor China - Lifetime Achievement Award of Chinese Art "," Top Ten Outstanding Artists Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China ", and" The Most Valuable Calligrapher and Painter of Contemporary China ". Since last year, he has won awards such as the "Blue and White Award" and the "International Art Star Award". Many of his oil paintings and calligraphy works have been collected by groups and inpiduals in the United States, Southeast Asia, and China. He is currently a senior director of Jin Shangyi Studio. In 2023, he was invited by relevant organizations to publish a collection of calligraphy and painting with Mr. Fan Dian, Chairman of the Chinese Artists Association, and Ms. Sun Xiaoyun, Chairman of the Chinese Calligraphy Association, to entertain readers.
《人间重晚情》 85x61cm 2023年8月
《胡杨》 122x81cm 2022-2023年
《偷着乐》 79x58cm 2023年6月
《放学》 77x56cm 2023年6月
《上善若水》 103x51cm 2021年
《涌泉》 93x68cm 2023年7月
《万山红遍》 107x73cm 2018年
《路在何方》 80x60cm 2021年
《祖国万岁》 98×67cm 2020年
《太行脚下石头村》 92x73cm 20l4年
《日岀韶山》 80x61cm 2022年4月
《心中的太阳》 97x74cm 20l4年
《秋天的歌》 60x80cm 2021年
著名书画评论家 史锋 2022年9月30日
Exploring the Art of Combining Internal and External Cultivation - On the Famous Painter Ruan Qingxiang
The quality of Chinese calligraphy and painting art and the cultivation of creators are mutually reinforcing. Painting, like a person, the painter's life experience and experience will have a significant impact on the quality of the painting. Mr. Ruan Qingxiang lived in the military for many years and retired at the pision level. This rich and exciting life experience is reflected in the results of his oil painting creation, which can see the spirit and spirit that greatly lift people's hearts and minds. For example, the oil painting series "The Great Wall of Autumn" showcases the dynamic energy of soldiers' patriotism through their vigorous and turbulent spatial structure. Looking up in front of such works, one can fully appreciate the majesty of "Long live the motherland, the dragon of China". If there is no military life experience, the Great Wall cannot be painted as this magnificent and eternal spiritual totem!
Ruan Qingxiang's oil paintings pay great attention to the refinement of professional techniques. At present, some oil painting art creations deviate from realism and tend towards classical techniques, resulting in more and more works being influenced by the "Beast School" and aimlessly smeared on the canvas. The result of the painting, which the painter himself cannot explain and the audience cannot understand, keeps oil painting creation constantly away from the public's aesthetic perspective. On the other hand, Mr. Ruan Qingxiang's oil paintings, whether depicting dwellings, landscapes, or still life, have a profound classical technical power and possess a realistic aesthetic effect. For example, in his work "Unforgettable Homeland", he uses professional techniques to express the lingering homesickness. He recreates the memories of his hometown at the age of thirteen or fourteen in the painting, and the techniques and themes are perfectly combined. The rural charm space created can touch people's hearts and can be used to reminisce about his former hometown.
His landscape works are reflections on nature and a reflection of personal inner pursuits. Van Gogh said that there are no great oil paintings, only artists' feedback on nature will become the reason for the immortality of oil paintings. If oil painting is only the shaping of techniques and there is no communication between the heart and nature, the created oil painting works will be full of rigid craftsmanship, making it difficult to become the Xia Ding Shangyi of oil painting aesthetics. Seeing Ruan Qingxiang's painting "Time Like Water" is a classic reflection of one's natural consciousness in oil painting. In autumn, the red leaf mountain spring, deep forest and fresh tranquility, all landscape elements are derived from nature and shaped by the heart. Although there are twists and turns, they are ultimately clear and undisputed. He uses oil painting to bring out the poetic imagery of Chinese aesthetics, which can be repeatedly tasted and read for a long time. This is an oil painting artist who truly possesses professional oil painting techniques and fully understands Chinese culture. Chinese imagery and Chinese style! Facing the sea, with magnificent waves, he painted the characters on the golden beach, allowing them to have a dialogue with the vast space of heaven and earth. This is the impression of oil painting that only interacts with the spirit of heaven and earth, representing the injection of philosophical connotations into oil painting creation, becoming a representative work of the unity of heaven and man, and also full of Chinese cultural consciousness and spirit! These unique oil paintings, due to their exquisite professionalism and rich humanities, are of course the aesthetic gemstones of Qionghua and Yurui, as well as the collection of Hebi Suizhu. Their artistic value and appreciation potential are rare, and they are as precious as Xia Ding Shang Yi.
An artistic exploration that combines internal and external cultivation. Lotus, the Great Wall, Lin Hai, and Yun Cun have all become poems in his oil paintings! He used oil painting to establish his heart for heaven and earth, and to promote cultural continuity. With a sincere humanistic mood, realistic works are brought into a romantic atmosphere, and "Mom Come Back" is drawn in a metaphorical and metaphorical way to call for maternal love and create warmth. This is a helpless silhouette, but when the painter casts his caring gaze towards it, we will feel that the painter is striving to operate an infinite warmth for this society and era. This is determined by his values and is also the result of his quality of both internal and external cultivation. Through this guidance, in the future path of artistic creation, Mr. Ruan Qingxiang will never forget his original intention and dedicate more high-quality works to the cultural mainstream through painting.
Famous Calligraphy and Painting Critic Shi Feng September 30, 2022