LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Ph.D. in China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Art History).
Graduate in Renmin University of China (human resources ).
Bachelor in China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Fine Arts Woodblock) .
If we regard Buddha statues and votive texts as an image/text system of works of art, then images and texts are mutually externalized and interpreted.
When studying Buddhist statues in the Northern and Southern Dynasties during his PHD, Jia Hongjun got inspiration, applied this "image-text" system to his own creation, and explored traditional culture in a contemporary way.
Jia Hongjun has been thinking: How does Chinese contemporary art treat its own traditions from different angles and aspects?
Trained in Western printmaking and Chinese religious art history, his work takes on a recognizable form - "Amulet" and "Wish". "Amulet" is the image, an independent symbol system with specific meaning created by Jia Hongjun. In order to interpret the "Amulet"(符), Jia constructed a corresponding interpretation system based on Chinese Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism - the "Wish"（祝）, which is hidden behind the picture. "Amulet" and "Wish" complement each other, construct each other, and create each other's meanings.
His painting（Amulet） is presented in a contemporary abstract form, and is completely different from traditional ink painting in both theme and material. Most of artworks' writing system(Wish) are in the style of ancient Chinese, and they are often inspired by Buddhist scriptures and ancient books. However, the content of Wish is related to the current events. In other words, Jia Hongjun's works integrate "poetry, painting and calligraphy" into a whole, looking for a contemporary expression in traditional elements.
No matter from the core of the work, the subject matter, the form of expression, or the ideas expressed by the artist, his artworks' mission is contemporary and change-seeking. It is the artist's repeated explorations in the field of contemporary art from a global perspective, and also a reflection on the artist's self. Combining the image of "Amulet" and “Wish” in traditional culture with the form of contemporary art, Jia Hongjun's works present critical and practical significance. His works and exhibitions have been reported by domestic and foreign media for many times, and his works have shown good results in international auctions.
2021, Yellow Box Art Museum, group exhibition "Yellow Box Open Exhibition", Qingdao
2021, Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture and Art Center, Solo Exhibition "Fu Kuang - Artist Jia Hongjun Solo Exhibition", Changsha
2020, EAEST BAOLI The Time Museum, group exhibition "Untitled and Infinity - The 5th Poly 'Star of the Academy' Contemporary Art Exhibition", Beijing
2020, EAEST BAOLI The Time Museum, Solo Exhibition "Fu Xin - Jia Hongjun's Determination and Faith", Beijing
2020, EAEST BAOLI The Time Museum, Solo Exhibition "Zhu Fu - Jia Hongjun's Thoughts and Actions", Beijing
2017, Won the half award of 2016-2017 Central Academy of Fine Arts Doctoral Scholarship
2009, works represented by Creative Gallery;
2008, works were selected for Art Basel Miami Expo, Byron coheng Gallery, Miami, USA;
2004, work "Stop Ready go" was selected for the 10th National Art Exhibition;
2004, work " Modern times of man" was exhibited in Contemporary Chinese Printmaking Exhibition in Russia；
2004，works participated in the year-end exhibition many times in CAFA, and Collected by school
2003, work "Scroll woodcut (Untitled)" woned the third prize of the student exhibition of the Central Academy of Fine Arts;
2002, work "The past of human modernity" was selected into the 16th National Printmaking Exhibition;
2002, work "Untitled" participated in Works Exhibition of the 6th National Annual Printmaking Teaching Conference of Colleges and Universities, and woned "Exploration Award" of this exhibition;
2002, work "Grassland Series" was selected into the rural works exhibition of the printmaking department of the Central Academy of fine arts;
2001, Work "I see the world selected " for the "Nokia 2001 Art Grand Prix" (Joint exhibition of China Central Academy of Fine Arts， China Academy of Art and The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.)
2021 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd., his personal work "Wenchang Emperor Talisman" was sold in the "Modern and Contemporary Art" section of Poly Autumn Auction
2021 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd., work "Successful Amulet" was sold in the "Star of the Academy" special sale
2021 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd., "The Extreme Symbol of Tao" was sold in the "Modern and Contemporary Art" section of Poly Spring Auction
2021 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd., work "Antarctic Longevity Emperor Spirit Amulet" was sold at Poly online auction
2020 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd., the work "Pure Heart Amulet " was sold in "Untitled and Infinity - The 5th Poly Academy Star Contemporary Art Special"
2020 In China Guardian Auction, work "The Seven Stars of the East" was sold in the "Twentieth Century and Contemporary Art" special auction of the Guardian Spring Auction
2020 In China Guardian Auctions, the work "Tang Snake Duration Amulet" was sold at Poly Online Auction
2020 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., work "Dragon King Amulet of Water" was sold at the "Star of the Academy" online auction
2019 In Beijing Poly International Auction Co., works "Maze Series No. 1" and "Maze Series No. 2" were sold at Poly Autumn Auction
2020, the work "Disaster Elimination Amulet " was collected by Poly Art Museum
2014, Oil Painting "Cloud Landscape"（2 paintings）were collected by APEC 2014 Yanqi Lake Convention Center，Beijing
2004，"Untitled" and other works are collected by China Central Academy of Fine Arts
2002, work "The past of human modernity" was collected by the 16th National Printmaking Exhibition Association
WHO I AM
An artist, an art researcher, also a fighter who use art .
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