Nikolaus Faßlrinner Ink Painting Tianjin China 2012

 

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Katalog über meine Tuschezeichnungen welche whärend meines Auslandsemesters 2012 in China entstanden sind

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Nikolaus Faßlrinner Ink Painting Tianjin China 2012

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Nikolaus Faßlrinner Ink Painting Tianjin China 2012 Introduction Before I came to China, I didn‘t know anything at all about Chinese culture. Perhaps I saw pictures, heard or read something… But now, after having stayed in Tianjin for five months as an International Exchange student from Germany and experiencing Chinese culture myself, I feel differently. After studying printmaking in Germany for over three years, I was exhausted by the whole technical process and was searching for something new. I love the aesthetics of printmaking but yearned for something more fast, creative and flexible. I found these elements in the traditional Chinese ink paintings. The variety of this technique is immense and I want to point out three qualities which personally appealed to me. First, the light weight of the paper which allows the artist to carry around even two to three meters folded in his pocket. Second the possibility of working more graphically by using grayscale or pictorially by adding colours and different layers. Third the use of the brush as an extension of the hand, like an instrument to produce the personal melody and character of every artist. „Painting is like calligraphy: every stroke must be distinctive,“ Ni Jianfu and Ni Yifu Going on a fieldtrip to Guizhou with the water and mountain class was one of the richest experiences I had in China. It helped me to understand more of the idea of traditional ink painting. From morning till evening we absorbed and drew the beautiful landscape and villages such as Kaili of the Miau Zu Nation. This landscape will forever be embedded in my memory and have influenced my drawings. In today’s modern world, nature is getting destroyed replaced by concrete skyscrapers and plastic flowers. Living in a big city I yearn back for the real nature which represents the beauty of the world and which I grew up with in my childhood. I found with traditional Chinese ink painting, the deep bonding and adoration of nature like no other kind of art. Therefore, I admire the Chinese traditional paintings which leads a way back to living in harmony with nature; which is an important contemporary issue. „As for the matter of art, high esteem is not given to those ancients who were rigidly following old rules“ „Those who favour change will survive, those who stick to old rules will perish.“ Huang Binhong

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„Which Way?“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 68x85cm

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„Kaili“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 70x70cm

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„Ricefields in Kaili“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 30x30cm

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„Home Sweet Home“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 85x70cm

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„Root“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 85x70cm

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„Inner Landscape“ 2012 Chines Ink on Paper 70x35cm

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„Growing Together“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 70x70cm

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„Worker“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 50x70cm

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„Me in Tianjin“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 35x70cm

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„Asking Me“ 2012 Chinese Ink on Paper 50x70cm

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