The report of the 19 th National Congress of the Communist Party of China put forward: “Cultural self-confidence.” The manifesto of this era also points out that culture is the soul of a country and a nation. Prosperity of culture means prosperity of the country, and a strong culture means a strong nation. Without a high degree of cultural confidence and cultural prosperity, there would be no great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Culture is the backbone and soul of a nation. It creates the soul and character of a country and a nation. A nation can exist in the world only if it has cultural self-confidence. Only when the people have faith can the country have strength and the nation have hope. Cultural self-confidence is the most important factor contributing to these goals.
Introduction of the artist
Jian Renyi was born in Zunyi, a famous historical and cultural city in China in 1943, and his ancestral home was Chongqing.
He has served as the director of China Fine Arts Education Professional Committee, the chairman of Guizhou Fine Arts Education Professional Committee, and a famous fine arts educator and painter. He was appointed as an associate professor in 1980s and was awarded the honorary title of “Fine Arts Special Teacher” in 1990s. In 1995, he won the highest award of China Normal University; “Ceng Xianzi Education Fund Award.”
Jian Renyi is the descendant of Jian Yi, the official minister of Ming Dynasty in China, and the second son of Jian Xianai, a famous contemporary Chinese local literature representative writer. He studied painting under the famous Chinese painter Fang Xiaoshi. Because of his parents’ relationship, he was personally instructed by famous painting masters Liu Haisu and Wu Guanzhong. He also studied oil painting, traditional Chinese painting, the combination of Chinese and Western, adopted a unique approach, and selected a wide range of materials. His works were highly praised by famous artists such as Yang Yongshan, former vice president of the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts, doctoral tutor, and Chen Jiangong, curator of China Modern Literature Museum.
In 2017, he held an exhibition of “Oriental Love” in Singapore’s Geshang Gallery. His works have participated in many exhibitions or publications at home and abroad, and won joint awards from art organizations in China, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Jian Renyi has been invited to give lectures in Singapore three times, and is an enthusiastic matchmaker for cultural and artistic exchanges between China and Singapore.
His published works include “A Collection of Paintings by Yan Renyi” (Singapore Art Publishing House), “A Collection of Roaming Art Grand View Garden” (Guizhou People’s Publishing House), “Biography of Ai Xian Ji-Local Floating Poetry Soul” (Shanxi People’s Publishing House), “Interesting Chinese Idioms-Chinese Painting Pieces” (Chongqing Publishing House) Guizhou Batik Art Film (adopted by China Education TV Station), “Literacy Paradise” All kinds of Art Textbooks for Primary and Secondary Schools from the central to the local areas come from Guizhou-Yi Renyi Art Exhibition (Beijing Modern Chinese Literature Museum), Interesting Chinese Idioms 2-Chinese Painting Pieces (Chongqing Publishing House).
Work: “Afterglow of the lotus”. Size: 80 x 60 cm. Created in 2017.
Work: “Purple in Lotus Pond”. Size: 100X100 cm. Created in 2011.
Work: “Thoughts on the Community of Human Destiny”. Size: 80 x 60 cm. Created in 2020.
Work: “Thousands of Branches of Old Trees”. 120x80cm. Created in 2019
Work: “Yellow River’s waters comes out of heaven” 100 x 80 cm. Created in 2011
“Meeting across time and space – Qi Baishi and Da Vinci”. Size: 120x80cm. Created in 2019
Work: “Autumn Rhyme”. 80 x 70 cm. Created in 2000