ink on hemp paper image size: 68 x 28 cm frame size: 155 x 28cm 2020
The brush holder is for placing calligraphy brushes to prevent the brush from contaminating other items. It is the most indispensable stationery for ancient scholars. (Wen Zhenheng) mentioned that they were made of jade, copper, porcelain and so on. Today, I use a Ge Kiln brush holder. Its shape is like a mountain. The Ge Kiln style is particularly rare. There is a poem in ancient times to describe it: the broken lines are full of valerian veins, but the whole is blue and green. It was considered a defective product in ancient times, but today it is a treasure. I like to paint and record these elegant utensils in my studio.
Seals: ultimate joy, Jiangang’s everlasting joy, ultimate coolness, private seal of Jiangang, Leaf Sweeping Studio, everlasting joy, Gang.
Jiangang Su (born in 1974), graduated from Changshu Institute of Technology in Arts and Crafts. He specializes in traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal carving. In the 1980s, he studied under Mr. Yan Gongda, a famous calligrapher and seal carver. Su is also an experienced art educator. His works are collected internationally and appear in the private collections of many art institutions and galleries. In 2017 he served as the Art Director of the Canada 150th Anniversary International Tea Festival. Su is a member of Jiangsu Calligraphers Association, the Suzhou Calligraphers Association, and is a senior registered Teacher of China.