Hubei, b.1941

Shen Aiqi

Born in 1941 Hubei, Shen Aiqi has been engaged in the exploration of the painting process since his youth, and in the late 1950s was already a dedicated student of great Hubei master Xu Song’an. As the decades passed by he immersed himself in the study of the “six canons” of Chinese art, creating a unique body of work grounded on the training he received under his master’s tutelage, yet very uniquely his own. For many years, Shen Aiqi rarely showed his paintings to others: it was only after he celebrated his 70th birthday that he chose to share his work with the world in a solo exhibition at Wuhan. This has caused a true sensation in art circles and beyond. Shen Aiqi’s painting is majestic and vibrant, radiating a...

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Biography

Born in 1941 Hubei, Shen Aiqi has been engaged in the exploration of the painting process since his youth, and in the late 1950s was already a dedicated student of great Hubei master Xu Song’an. As the decades passed by he immersed himself in the study of the “six canons” of Chinese art, creating a unique body of work grounded on the training he received under his master’s tutelage, yet very uniquely his own. For many years, Shen Aiqi rarely showed his paintings to others: it was only after he celebrated his 70th birthday that he chose to share his work with the world in a solo exhibition at Wuhan. This has caused a true sensation in art circles and beyond. Shen Aiqi’s painting is majestic and vibrant, radiating a unique sense of life-force that is tangible to all who come into contact with it. Within his works are contained organic patterns of nature and energy. This is the kind of grandeur that can only arise when the artist merges with sky and earth, mountains and rivers, fusing his life-force with that of nature. For Shen Aiqi, the process of merging with nature and then expressing this oneness through his art is one of the greatest joys of painting.

Artworks

12

I’m Wandering in the Midst of It (我在其中游蕩), 2019

Related Categories

20th Century Art / 21st Century Art / Abstract Landscape Painting / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Art of the 1980s / Art of the 1990s / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Chinese Art / Chinese Ink Painting / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Energy/Vitality / Human and Nature / Ink / Ink and Color on Paper / Ink on Paper / Inspired by Nature / Monochrome Painting / Nature / Painting / Paper / Rough and Brave Brushstrokes

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Yitian Lixiang--Painting by SHEN Aiqi, Donghu Shan Art Museum, Hubei

  • 2015

    Hanart TZ Gallery at Ink Asia 2015, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

  • 2014

    Painting With Qi by SHEN Aiqi, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    WILD NATURE: The Gestural Brush of Shen Aiqi and BuZi, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2016

    Metaphysical under—Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Ink, Enjoy Art Museum, Beijing

  • Being and Inking—Documenting Contemporary InkArt, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Yitian Lixiang--Painting by SHEN Aiqi, Donghu Shan Art Museum, Hubei

  • 2015

    Hanart TZ Gallery at Ink Asia 2015, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

  • 2014

    Painting With Qi by SHEN Aiqi, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2013

    The plant root is growing downwards---the ancient root and the spring fresh bud from the plant, The Fine Art Gallery of Ai Qi, Hubei

  • 2012

    TAI: Painting by SHEN Aiqi, Wuhan Art Museum, Hubei

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    WILD NATURE: The Gestural Brush of Shen Aiqi and BuZi, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2016

    Metaphysical under—Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Ink, Enjoy Art Museum, Beijing

  • Being and Inking—Documenting Contemporary InkArt, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou

  • 2015

    The 11th China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), China National Convention Center, Beijing

  • Abu Dhabi Art 2015, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

  • Hanart TZ Gallery at Art Basel HK 2015: Magic Mountains, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

  • 2013

    RE-INK: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing

  • 2012

    RE-INK: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei

  • 2011

    Ink and Wash Articles: Freehand Spirit, Exhibition Series of Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan Art Museum, Hubei

  • 2010

    Retrospect and Prospect—Hubei Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei