Chunhui KANG (Urumchi, Xinjiang Province, China 1982 - )

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The value of Kang Chunhui’s work lies first in her uniqueness. She possesses a traditional sensibility, affirming the traditional rationality found in ink painting, while also expressing through her works a belief that tradition is not merely something to be respected, but also something to be developed in modern times. In her work, we see her attention to tradition, but a tradition that is living, that is open to development, as she successfully avoids allowing her creativity to become tethered to the past. Thus, in her eyes, tradition becomes a creative resource to be drawn upon, and her respect for tradition a personal principle that she upholds in the creation of her works. For example, when painting flowers, Kang Chunhui recreates nature in her work, recording the changes the flower undergoes from blooming to withering, condensing both the form and spirit of the living object into the ink she puts onto paper. In the words of GuKaizhi, her works demonstrate an instance of “transference in imagination bringing an unexpected acquisition,” as neither the form nor the spirit of the objects represented is neglected in her work.

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