Materials: Ink and colour on hemp paper
Image size: 35 x 140 cm (13.78 x 55.12 inches)
Frame size: 45 x 159.50 cm (17.72 x 62.8 inches)
Signature: (Jiangang Su in autumn 2019)
red seal and white seal pair: Jiangang
read seal: ink cloud
The artist uses a moderate sized horizontal scroll to depict the beautiful spring season and a traveler crossing the river on a boat to return to his hometown. The mountains and rocks are rendered in layers of blue and green, highlighting the pines and cypresses. Despite the changing seasons, they stand tall, just like people’s perseverance.
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.