Materials: Ink on hemp paper
Image size: 45 x 34 cm (17.72 x 13.39 inches)
Frame size: 72 x 52.5 cm (28.35 x 20.67 inches)
red seal: Su (artist’s last name)
white seal: Jiangang’s everlasting joy
red seal: Mind travels far
Holding a stick and following the stream into deep clouds.
Peaks appear after peaks and steep rocks are along the roads.
I want to ask where my friend is living,
But all I see is an empty mountain.
In this painting, streams are flowing quietly in the valley and the towering trees stand steadily. It seems that the movement of the scholar, the little bridge, the flowing stream and flying birds break the tranquility of the valley. It implies that people yearn for freedom to pursue harmonious coexistence between human and nature.
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.