Come on, Hu Zhipeng
Source:Artintern.net Author:Liu Hong Date: 2013-08-14 Size:
A teacher’s duty is to give – giving it in an occupational way. To give and to gain is a two-way activity. Whenever I come across a student who is in a particular need, my occupational giving as a teacher will turn into non-occupational and that is the passion that enables me to feel the pleasure and meaning of giving through interactions between teaching and learning. This indeed is similar to watching a plant growing under my cultivation, blooming and bearing fruits all along…

  A teacher’s duty is to give – giving it in an occupational way. To give and to gain is a two-way activity. Whenever I come across a student who is in a particular need, my occupational giving as a teacher will turn into non-occupational and that is the passion that enables me to feel the pleasure and meaning of giving through interactions between teaching and learning. This indeed is similar to watching a plant growing under my cultivation, blooming and bearing fruits all along…

  Hu Zhipeng is one of my students in a limited number who aroused my enthusiasm for teaching. To say in a limited number is because he was unusually hardworking as compared with other students nowadays; because not all students come to the school just for the sake of art, and since the availability of the Internet, the students must struggle to choose between study and play after class, but Hu Zhiping could resist that temptation and plunged himself in the studying of painting during almost all his spare time. Where there was no class or at weekend, we could see his figure in the classroom. I remember when I gave his class exercises on color tune change, I assigned them a homework to complete a set of color-tune variation program with each set having four frames, but he managed to expand it to a dozen of frames and he would always complete the homework ahead of others. His diligence even influenced and drove his fellow schoolmates to gain a fine atmosphere for study. Besides, he had a brilliant perception for painting as on every theme he would take the lead to get the feeling and make a breakthrough. Diligence and genius qualified him much earlier than others so that he became one of the most outstanding students. In grade three of his university study Hu Zhipeng began to create works with art maturity leading ahead of others, making him very eye-catching throughout his grade. Not long after he began his art creation, he showed his unique artistic imagination. I’m often amazed to see the strange and surreal scenes that he unveiled in his paintings, most of which are hardly pleasant to the eye. Just because our visual sense and psyche are brutalized, the scenes are impressive that present his complex and distorted experience in his inner heart under the cover of his peaceful, easy-going look.

  Ever since graduation from the university, Hu Zhipeng has always been persistent to make his way ahead in a weird world that he has created in his own artistic way. Recently Hu Zhipeng tried to use his own artistic language to invoke and interpret works by the Western classical masters, by which he further expanded his artistic way. I’m convinced that Hu Zhipeng will be able to gradually find an access to share experiences between his own world and others’. Come on, my dear Hu Zhipeng!

  (Liu Hong: Artist, Professor of Chinese National Academy of Arts)

[Editor] 常霞

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