16 to 28 February 2018
Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world.Traditional Chinese painting uses many of the same techniques as calligraphy, where gesture and control of the brush form part of the artistic method. Since earliest times nature, in particular the landscape and the creatures that inhabit it, has been the main source of inspiration for Chinese artists.
Rong-Gen Yin, will be having his first solo exhibition in Chinese watercolours which coincides with the Chinese New Year. The paintings will range from detailed landscapes in traditional style – Gongbi, where intricate brushstrokes shape meticulously coloured landscapes, which can include narrative themes – to Shui-mo, the more fluid depiction of plants, birds, and animals using bold brushstrokes in ink and watercolours.
There will be on display over 50 beautiful paintings exquisitely mounted on Chinese silk brocade, as hanging scrolls or in traditional frames. Rong-Gen will also be doing daily live demonstrations.
This exhibition is supported by National Museums NI, Northern Ireland Museums Council, The Framing Table and The Crescent.