On February 17th a special exhibit of artist He Jiaying's work opened in Haikou's Hainan Province Museum, located on Guoxing Ave.
The exhibit, which is free of charge, will remain open through March 3rd.
The art exhibit showcases 79 individual works by the prolific artist.
He Jiaying, born in 1957 in Tianjin, is a native of Renqiu, Hebei Province. He is now a professor in the Tianjin Fine Art Academy, council member of Contemporary Gongbi Painting Association, Chinese Artists Association and executive council member of its Tianjin Branch. He receives special allowance from the State Council for his outstanding expertise.
His interest in painting started at his very young age. In 1974, he worked at the Creative Workship of Tianjin Cultural Bureau as an artist and took the opportunity to study from Sun Kegang, Zhang Deyu and Du Ziling. He was admitted to Tianjin Academy of Fine Art in 1977. After his graduation in 1980, he stayed on as a lecturer.
Being recognized as one of the most distinctive contemporary Chinese artists of figure painting, he has accommodated many artistic sources and perspectives, including Chinese, western, traditional and modern art schools. His figures emphasize detailed description and adopt realism. His free-style brushstrokes are graceful and original, conveying senses of oriental charm. He also stresses the expression of emotions and humanity, and has contributed to the development of Chinese figure painting.
SOURCE: Visit Hainan
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