Chinese Art Auction

Welcome to the first project of the “Art without Boundaries Project – Yi Shu Wu Ya Gong Cheng”. From September 21 – 27, 2012 we will be hosting a group of artists from the Henan Province of China at the International Arts Gallery in downtown Vancouver. This will include an art auction on Wednesday, September 26. All proceeds will go to covering the costs of bringing the artists over and contributing to the Global Civic Policy Society.

In 2008 as part of my duties as Mayor of Vancouver I attended the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. When I was there I met several people involved in supporting artists of China. This contact ultimately led the Global Civic Policy Society to support the visit of five artists to Vancouver. Thanks to the support of the International Arts Gallery we will be showing a number of pieces of art and auctioning some of them. We will also be celebrating the tour by a group from the Vancouver Art Gallery to Shanghai and Beijing beginning on September 28. All of these initiatives help bring together art patrons from the English-speaking and Chinese speaking communities.

Please take a look at the art below and if you would like to participate in the auction and support this initiative we would be very grateful.

Sam Sullivan

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Mr. Xie Bingyi 谢冰毅
Xie Bingyi was born in 1958 in Ningjin County, Hebei Province, and graduated from Henan University, majoring in Chinese Painting. He is currently the executive vice president of the Painting and Calligraphy Institute of Henan Province, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, vice chairman of the Henan Province Artists Association, and is a director of the Landscape Painting Art Committee of the Henan Province Artists Association.
Mr. Xie received bronze at the 6th National Art Exhibition, received the Award of Excellence at the 8th National Art Exhibition, nominated to the seventh and ninth National Art Exhibition and the First National Art Biennale Exhibition. In 1985, he painted a fresco named “Hao Men Dai Yue” for Beijing's Great Hall of the People, followed by a large mural named “Soul of the Yellow River” in 1990. In 2001, he created “Great Wave of the River” which was incorporated into the publications "Chinese Modern Art Works * Landscape volume, 1900-2000, Hundred Years Chinese Painting Retrospective Exhibition”, and in "Spirit of Chinese Landscape Painting". Mr. Xie was awarded the Huang Binhong Art Award in 2004, and in 2005, received the Outstanding Works Award at the National Biennial of Painting and Calligraphy Institute Awards.

谢冰毅 1958年生,河北省宁晋县人。毕业于河南大学美术系中国画专业。现供职于河南省书画院。中国美术家协会会员,河南省书画院常务副院长,河南省美术家协副主席,河南美协山水画艺术委员会主任。
作品获第六届全国美展铜奖、第八届全国美展优秀奖、入选第七届、第九届全国美展以及首届全国画院双年展。1985年为北京人民大会堂作壁画《嵩门待月》 1990年创作大型壁画《黄河魂》 2001年为北京人民大会堂创作《大河惊涛图》 作品编入《中国现代美术全集*山水卷》、《1900—2000百年中国画回顾展》、《中国山水精神》;2004年获黄宾虹艺术奖;2005年获全国书画院双年展优秀作品奖。
Mr. Xu Zhixiong 许雄志
Xu Xiongzhi is currently Secretary-General of the China Calligraphy and Seal Character Association, a Trustee of the China Calligraphy Association and Xiling Seal Club, Vice Chairman of the Henan Calligraphy Association, Director of the Henan Calligraphy and Seal Cutting Creation Committee, Vice Curator of Zhengzhou Art Gallery, Vice President of the Zhengzhou Painting Academy, and a professional calligrapher.

Awards include: "National Award" of the 5th National Calligraphy Exhibition; “Nomination Award” of the 6th National CY Exhibition; "National Award" of the 3rd National Traditional Calligraphy Exhibition; " First Prize" at the 1st National Youth Calligraphy Show; and "First Prize" at the 5th National Couplets Calligraphy Exhibition. His scholarly treatise: “The Style of Seal in Qin Dynasty " won “Nomination Prize” of the 1st Lanting Award. Publications include: “Xu Xiongzhi Calligraphy Works Set ", “Ten Contemporary Well-Known Youth Calligraphers - Xu Xiongzhi volume "; “Contemporary Famous Calligrapher and Seal Cutter Collection Set - Xu Xiongzhi Volume". Mr. Xu has served as editor of “The Style of Seal in Qin Dynasty ", "Qin Dynasty Printed Text Compilation", “ Ming and Qing Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy Anthology ", and "Archaic and Classical”.

现为中国书协篆书委员会秘书长,中国书协理事、西泠印社理事,河南省书协副主席、河南省书协篆刻创作委员会主任,郑州美术馆(郑州画院)副馆长(副院长),专业书法家。
作品获:全国第五届书法展“全国奖”;全国第六届中青展“提名奖”;全国第三届正书展“全国奖”;全国首届青年书法展“一等奖”;全国第五届楹联书法展“一等奖”;学术专著《秦代印风》获首届兰亭奖“提名奖”。出版:《许雄志书法作品集》;《当代著名青年书法十家•许雄志卷》;《当代著名书法篆刻家精选集•许雄志卷》;主编《秦代印风》、《秦印文字汇编》、《明清书画选集》、《古风与经典》。

Mr. Ding Kun 丁昆
Ding Kun, also known as Ding Fanli, was born in 1963 and studied at the People's Liberation Army Art Institute. In 1990, he completed the Painting Materials and Techniques Seminar by French master Evel. He is a professional painter at the Henan Sculpture, Calligraphy and Painting Institute, Henan Art Gallery, a National First Class painter, Vice-Chairman of the Artists Association of Henan Province, vice president of Henan Oil Painting Society, and a member of the China Artists Association.
Since 1985, Mr. Ding’s works have been nominated into the National Art Exhibition over 10 times. Works such as “The Song”, "Ladies” , “ Sand Wind”, " Portrait ", have won Excellence Awards, Honourable Mentions, Bronze Awards, and Arts Awards at the National Art Exhibition. His major works are in the collections of the Art Museum of China, the Chinese Military Museum, the Arts Development Foundation, the Oriental Art Museum of Chinese Revolutionary History Museum, Yan Huang Art Museum, Soka Art Center, University of Hong Kong, Japan Qian Dai Tian Club, and Juan Antonio Samaranch, former International Olympic Committee president.

丁昆,又名丁梵力, 1963年出生。就学于解放军艺术学院。90年结业于法国专家伊维尔油画材料技法研究班。现为河南省雕塑书画院、河南美术馆专业画家,一级美术师,河南省美术家协会副主席、河南省油画学会副会长、中国美术家协会会员。
1985年以来作品十多次入选全国美术展览,其中《歌声》、《婆姨们》、《沙风》、《人像》分获全国美展佳作奖、优秀奖、铜奖、艺术奖,其主要作品由中国美术馆、中国军事博物馆、中国艺术发展基金会、中国革命历史博物院东方美术馆、炎黄艺术馆、索卡艺术中心、香港大学、日本仟代田俱乐部、国际奥委会暨萨马兰奇收藏。

Mr. Chen Wenli 陈文利
Chen Wenli graduated from Chinese Painting at the Fine Arts Department of Henan University in July 1996. He is Vice President and Associate Professor of the Henan Xuchang Art Academy, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a trustee of the Henan Arts Association, standing director of the Henan Traditional Chinese Painting Artist Association, a distinguished artist of the Henan Painting and Calligraphy Institute, a trustee of the Henan Flower- Bird Painting Research Association, and a distinguished artist of Henan Overseas Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Institute.

In September 2003, “Summer Plantain " was selected into the first China Beijing International Art Biennale and National Contemporary Flower- Bird Painting Exhibition. At the same time, “Golden Wind” was nominated for the Second National Art Jincai Award. In December 2003, "Early Summer" was selected into the Eighth Flower- Bird Painting Exhibition as a work of excellence. During the same month, "Hometown Spring" was selected into the 11th Flower- Bird Painting Exhibition, and won the Award of Excellence. In May 2006, "Late Spring" was nominated into the sixth Claborate-Style Painting Exhibition, and won the Award of Excellence. In January 2007, "Flower-Bird" won an award in the Fifth Henan Chinese Painting Art Exhibition. In May 2008, "Life" was nominated into the First National Line Drawing Exhibition.

1996年7月毕业于河南大学美术系中国画专业.现为河南省许昌学院美术学院副院长,副教授,中国美术家协会会员。河南省美术家协会理事,河南省国画家协会常务理事,河南省书画院特聘画家,河南省花鸟画研究会理事,河南省华侨书画院特聘画家
2003年9月《夏日芭蕉》入展首届中国北京国际美术双年展序列展《全国当代花鸟画艺术大展》。同月《风来聚金》入展第二届全国美术金彩奖,被收藏。(每八年一届)
2003年12月《初夏》入展第八届花鸟画展获佳作奖。同月《春满故园》入展省第十一届花鸟画展览,并荣获优秀奖。
2006年5月《暮春》入选第六届全国工笔画大展获优秀奖。
2007年1月《花鸟》荣获河南省第五届中国画艺术展获奖作品。。
2008年5月《生命》入选全国首届线描展
Mr. Li Jianqiang 李健强
Li Jiangqiang graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Henan University in 1982. He is a member of Chinese Artists Association and Chinese Calligrapher Association, Deputy Director of the Landscape Painting Association, a trustee of the Henan Artist Association, Vice President of the China Traditional Chinese Painting Research Institute, Henan Branch and a consultant for the Henan Province National People's Congress of Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute. Mr. Li is also an honorary Professor of Zhengzhou University, a Professional Painter of Henan Calligraphy and Painting Academy, and a National First Class Painter. His works were frequently selected for national and international scholarly exhibitions, and are collected by many art institutions. He is considered as the most collectable artist by a number of media.

1982年河南大学美术系毕业。中国美术家协会会员,中国书法家协会会员,河南省美协山水画艺委会副主任、河南省美协理事,中国国画研究院河南分院副院 长,河南省人大书画研究院顾问,郑州大学名誉教授。现为河南省书画院专业画家,国家一级美术师。作品多次参加国内外学术展,并被多家艺术机构收藏,被多家 媒体评为当代最具收藏价值的艺术家。
Mr. Feng Shuguang 封曙光
Feng Shuguang was born in October 1957 and is a member of the Chinese Artists Association, vice-chairman of the Henan Artists Association, and is a National First Class Painter. He is Curator of Zhengzhou Art Museum (Zhengzhou Art Academy).
In 1994, Zhengzhou, “Christmas Eve" was selected into the Eighth Exhibition of Fine Arts, Zhengzhou; In 1997, Canada, "Landscape" was selected into the First Chinese Art Biennial exhibition of the Star of the Century; In 1998, Beijing, “Warm Winter in Taihang” was selected into Life Painting Exhibition by China Artists Association, and won Honorable Mention; In 1999, Zhengzhou, his works were selected into Three Hundred Chinese Painting Exhibition by the Chinese Artists Association; In 2000, Geneva Switzerland, Switzerland and China Cultural Development and Exchange Association held the “Feng Shuguang Landscape Painting Exhibition"; In 2001, Australia, his works were selected into "21st Century Chinese Painting Australian Exhibition" by the Chinese Artists Association; In 2004, Hangzhou, "Power Time" was selected into the Tenth National Art Exhibition, and is now in the permanent collection of the Zhejiang Art Museum; In 2005, "Gold Coast" was selected into the Third National Art Academy Outstanding Works Exhibition by the Ministry of Culture, won Best Work Award; In 2009, the Datong Art Museum in Japan held “Feng Shuguang Landscape Painting Exhibition"; In 2009, Shanghai, "Western" was selected into Chinese Paintings of the 11th National Art Works Exhibition; In 2009, Beijing, "Western" was nominated and selected into the 11th National Prize-winning Art Works Exhibition. Mr. Feng’s works are collected by the National Art Gallery of China.
封曙光,1957年10月出生,中国美术家协会会员,河南省美协副主席,国家一级美术师。郑州美术馆(郑州画院)馆长。
1994年郑州,作品《平安夜》入选全国第八届美术作品展;
1997年加拿大,作品《山水》入选世纪之星首届中国艺术双年展;
1998年北京,作品《太行暖冬》入选中国美协“全国写生画展” ,作品获佳作奖;
1999年郑州,作品入选中国美协“中国画三百家作品展” ;
2000年瑞士,日内瓦瑞中文化发展交流协会举办“封曙光山水画展” ;
2001年澳大利亚,作品入选中国美协“21世纪中国画澳大利亚展” ;
2004年杭州,作品《动力时代》入选全国第十届美术作品展,展出作品被浙江美术馆收藏 ;2005年,作品《黄金海岸》入选文化部第三届全国画院优秀作品展,获最佳作品奖 ;
2009年日本扎晃,大通美术馆举办“封曙光山水画作品展” ;
2009年上海,作品《西部》入选全国第十一届美术作品中国画展 ;
2009年北京,作品《西部》获奖提名,入选全国第十一届获奖美术作品展,展出作品被中国美术馆收藏。
Mr. Liu Jie 刘杰
Liu Jie was born in 1963 in Shangqiu City, Henan province, and graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He is a trustee of the Chinese Artists Association, a six-time member of the Henan Province Literary Federation, and Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Henan Province Artists Association. His artwork has won numerous awards at many National Art Exhibitions, and his paintings are collected by national and international art institutions. He has led artist delegations to more than 10 countries including Poland, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, and Korea. He was awarded the "Outstanding People's Artist" by the Office of the National Science and Technology in 2005.
刘杰,1963年生,河南省商丘市人。1988年毕业于广州美术学院。现为中国美术家协会理事,河南省文联六届委员,河南省美术家协会副主席兼秘书长。作品多次参加全国性美展并多次获奖。多幅作品被国内外美术机构收藏。先后率团赴波兰、芬兰、法国、德国、意大利、韩国等十余个国家进行美术交流活动。2005年被国家科技奖励办公室授予“优秀人民艺术家”称号。

ARTWORK

Group 1

Catalogue No: 9769
GC No: 19-1
Redolent from afar
香 远

Ink on xuan paper
68cm×135cm
Artist: Chen Wenli
陈文利

Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $4,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9770
GC No: 19-2
Sanity
和气清

Ink on xuan paper
55cm×69cm
Artist: Chen Wenli
陈文利
Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $3,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9773
GC No: 19-4
Misty Shadows
清影

Ink on xuan paper
68cm×135cm
Artist: Chen Wenli
陈文利
Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $4,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9784
GC No: 19-5
Real admirers see Inner Beauty
万物静观皆自得

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×138cm
Artist: Li Jianqiang
李健强

Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $4,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9785
GC No: 19-6
Spring in a Misty Mountain
山霭野泉

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×138cm
Artist: Li Jianqiang
李健强

Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $4,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9786
GC No: 19-7
Calligraphy of a lyric poem [Du Fu]
书法:杜甫诗一首

Ink on xuan paper
69cm×69cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志

Est, Value: $4,000

Minimum Bid: $1,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9789
GC No: 19-8
Calligraphy of a poem
[Jiao Dao]
书法:贾岛诗一首

Ink on xuan paper
69cm×69cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志
Est, Value: $4,000

Minimum Bid: $1,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9792
GC No: 19-10
Conquering Three Arches with An Arrowhead
书法:一簇破三关

Ink on xuan paper
73cm×70cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志

Est, Value: $4,000

Minimum Bid: $1,500

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Catalogue No: 9793
GC No: 19-11
[Han Dynasty] postscript on an ancient brick [rubbings]
西汉十六字
古砖题跋

Ink on xuan paper
57cm×69cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志

Est, Value: $4,000

Minimum Bid: $1,500

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Catalogue No: 9794
GC No: 19-12
[Han Dynasty] Court dance carved on a brick (fractured)
汉乐舞残砖

Ink on xuan paper
33cm×80cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志

Est, Value: $3,500

Minimum Bid: $1,200

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9795
GC No: 19-13
Calligraphy
by Xu Xiongzhi
书法:丹青独任
心迹双清

Ink on xuan paper
32cm×65cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志

Est, Value: $3,000

Minimum Bid: $1,000

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Catalogue No: 9796
GC No: 19-14
Calligraphy of two pastoral poems
[Su Dong-Po]
书法:苏东坡 词二首

Ink on xuan paper
32cm×65cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志

Est, Value: $3,000

Minimum Bid: $1,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9797
GC No: 19-15
[Tang Dynasty] Calligraphy of a pastoral poem
[Wei Ying-Wu]
书法:唐
韦应物诗一首

Ink on xuan paper
28cm×45cm
Artist: Xu Xiongzhi
许雄志
Est, Value: $3,000

Minimum Bid: $1,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9800
GC No: 19-16
Autumn Garden (I)
园林之秋(一)

Oil on linen
65cm×81cm
Artist: Ding Kun
丁 坤

Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $5,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9802
GC No: 19-18
A Delightful Rural Scene
(II)
乡 野 (二)

Oil on linen
65cm×81cm
Artist: Ding Kun
丁 坤

Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $5,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0101
GC No: 19-19
Symbolic scene over a ravine at Autumn
秋谿诗意图

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Xie Bingyi
谢冰毅

Est, Value: $18,000

Minimum Bid: $6,000

Current bid:

Group 2

Catalogue No: 9771

Dustless
无 尘

Ink on xuan paper
66cm×66cm
Artist: Chen Wenli
陈文利
Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $4,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9798

Vagrant Soul Over The World of Mortals
游心尘外

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Li Jianqiang
李健强

Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $5,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9799

Green lake as clear as glass
一碧净若空

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Li Jianqiang
李健强

Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $5,000

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Catalogue No: 9803

Autumn Garden (II)
园林之秋(二)

Oil on linen
65cm×81cm
Artist: Ding Kun
丁 坤

Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $5,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9804

Drizzling in Spring South of the Yantze River
江南春雨

Oil on linen
50cm×80cm
Artist: Ding Kun
丁 坤

Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $5,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 9806

Rural Village
沙窝

Oil on linen
50cm×80cm
Artist: Ding Kun
丁 坤

Est, Value: $15,000

Minimum Bid: $5,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0096

Ebb Tide
海退潮

Ink on xuan paper
60cm×96cm
Artist: Feng Shuguang
封曙光

Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $4,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0097

Low Tide
海平安

Ink on xuan paper
60cm×96cm
Artist: Feng Shuguang
封曙光

Est, Value: $10,000

Minimum Bid: $4,000

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Catalogue No: 0098

Cliff of Heaven
天 崖

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×138cm
Artist: Feng Shuguang
封曙光

Est, Value: $12,000

Minimum Bid: $4,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0099

Winds of Heaven
天 风

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×138cm
Artist: Feng Shuguang
封曙光

Est, Value: $12,000

Minimum Bid: $4,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0100

Hearken to Nature's Rhythm
听风听雨
听清声

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Xie Bingyi
谢冰毅

Est, Value: $18,000

Minimum Bid: $7,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0138

Drifting over autumn river
练白秋江远

Media: Ink on xuan paper
30cm×138cm
Artist: Xie Bingyi
谢冰毅

Est, Value: $18,000

Minimum Bid: $7,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0139

Winds through the pines
林密松风图

Ink on xuan paper
30cm×138cm
Artist: Xie Bingyi
谢冰毅

Est, Value: $18,000

Minimum Bid: $7,000

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0108

Spring Symphony
春 曲

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Liu Jie
刘 杰

Est, Value: $6,000

Minimum Bid: $2.500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0111

Rustling Breeze

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Liu Jie
刘 杰

Est, Value: $6,000

Minimum Bid: $2,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0112

Pride
大声图

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Liu Jie
刘 杰

Est, Value: $6,000

Minimum Bid: $2.500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0113

Crow
报 晓

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Liu Jie
刘 杰

Est, Value: $6,000

Minimum Bid: $2,500

Current bid:

Catalogue No: 0110

Seek

Ink on xuan paper
70cm×70cm
Artist: Liu Jie
刘 杰

Est, Value: $6,000

Minimum Bid: $2,500

Current bid:

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