Liu GUANCHEN ceramic art
Liu GUANCHEN was born in a family of traditional Chinese painting. From an early age, he thumbed through the picture album and splashed ink and color beside his father's painting case. He has accumulated a deep knowledge of Chinese and western traditional painting. After that, he studied design, engaged in art teaching, constantly explored on the road of art growth, and looked for an art language suitable for giving full play to his personality. In the early stage of artistic creation, he chose the direction of contemporary art and practiced artistic exploration with easel painting as the medium. His works combined the different cultural feelings of the East and the West and have formed his own unique artistic style. His works have been exhibited everywhere for many times and praised by the community.
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art | misty rain in spring mountain (Jun ware tea)
He respects the rules and principles of modeling and cherishes the academic knowledge and skills he has obtained, but he is unwilling to be bound by it. The visual form of easel painting and solidification still makes him feel a slight regret in artistic expression. The modeling of the new century gives him a new proposition: how to inherit and develop? Then the artist with the spirit of free creation started ceramic design across the border, from plane to three-dimensional and then to multi-dimensional space. Of course, Liu GUANCHEN had to make up the basic courses of ceramics: drawing embryo, sharpening embryo and firing... For this reason, he spent a lot of effort and energy.
Liu GUANCHEN asked his teacher, Mr. Yang Wenxian, for advice
Liu GUANCHEN was influenced by the concept of modern industrial design because he had been taught by Japanese industrial designer and design educator Mr. Bono sasano and Mr. Matsumoto. Combined with years of teaching and artistic practice, Liu GUANCHEN, who is not a ceramic major, just jumped out of some shackles existing in Henan Ceramic Creation, not confined to conservatism and intended to innovate. In recent years, he has the honor to follow Mr. Yang Wenxian, the creator of "ceramic leader" and "Mao porcelain", to learn traditional glaze theory and scientific ceramics and become a closed disciple of Mr. Yang Wenxian. Mr. Yang Wenxian is nearly 90 years old. He teaches by example, has clear thinking, orderly regulations and rigorous scholarship. In particular, his teacher's spirit of forging ahead and not sticking to the past has deeply affected him. Occasionally, he talked about mud, shaped and painted with famous artists such as Liu Zhijun and Jin Xiaotong. In a few years, he quickly successfully transformed into another role and became a cross-border ceramic designer.
How to make the past serve the present, perfectly integrate modern innovative elements into Chinese ceramic design, jump out of the rigid conservatism of traditional ware types, push through the old and bring forth the new, innovate and develop contemporary ceramic art has become a research topic that the teacher gave him to explore all his life. Liu GUANCHEN believes that the inheritance and development of Chinese ceramics should be a concept of "big system". In this system, in addition to the traditional Henan ceramics, "it also includes Longquan celadon, Hebei Ding porcelain, Jingdezhen blue and white, colored porcelain, Yixing purple sand, modern ceramic art, and other sister arts... In short, all the factors that can promote the development of ceramic art are our research, inheritance Objects to be absorbed. "
Mr. Yang Wenxian's inscription: one Liu workshop is all the different kinds exquisite
Bearing the wisdom and expectations of many predecessors, Liu GUANCHEN has been thinking about how to integrate traditional ceramics with modern science and technology and contemporary art ideas, so as to make the changing Chinese ceramic art go further in the torrent of the times. He believes that tradition is not conservative, but the beginning of modernity. From the ancient experience of China in the past, it is adjusted to the element that can enhance the vitality of life. It may be many life elements provided by the cultivation of knowledge, science, philosophy or humanities. It is changing and unchanged, just as the creation and change philosophy of Yi Chuan said; As the mirror of modern civilization, traditional culture has both real reality and virtual reality.
With the desire to express ceramic art in their own language, new angles and forms. With the encouragement of our predecessors and the support of senior brother Liu Zhijun, we have gradually formed a unique R & D team. Adhering to Mr. Yang Wenxian's creative purpose of "the perfect combination of ceramic science and design art", Liu GUANCHEN's hard research and innovation has brought rich technical achievements. Over the past few years, he has obtained three ceramic invention patents and a number of utility model patents, and dozens of intellectual property rights; In order to study the influence of Chinese traditional tea culture on ceramics, I also applied to study tea artists to study ceramic design and culture from multiple angles“ Judge the beauty of heaven and earth and analyze the reason of all things ". What inspiration has traditional culture given Liu GUANCHEN? It should be said that under the inheritance environment of Chinese culture for thousands of years, he chose the same natural and human feelings, that is, Gou Rixin, Rixin and Rixin, that is, he strives to innovate in emotion and thinking with the opportunity of cultural blending of the times“ Contemporary ceramic artists should study the internal attributes and objective factors of ceramic development and inheritance. The important thing is to inspire us from the ideological, social background and innovative model, rather than blindly imitate and copy. " Liu GUANCHEN knows the truth, so he said: "as a ceramic artist, we must understand our mother or the history of our own culture. This is the root and has been known from ancient times to the present."
Mr. Meng Shufeng, a Chinese ceramic master and master of ceramic arts and crafts, wrote an inscription for Liu GUANCHEN's works
After understanding Chinese cultural classics, how to integrate more humanistic spirit, create new forms and new meanings, and contain the thoughts and emotions in traditional culture under the background of the times. This is Liu GUANCHEN's cultural consciousness and his artistic philosophy.
In 2017, Liu GUANCHEN founded his personal studio "one Liu workshop" to try new ways of expression and ceramic materials. Theory and practice are developing simultaneously, and he is still in progress.
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art: Huanhua (Ding ware tea cup)
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art: Fulu bottle (Jun ware)
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art: Double Heart small mouth bottle (Jun ware)
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art: Peach Blossom (rujun ware tea cup)
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art: golden autumn pumpkin pot series (Ru ware)
Liu GUANCHEN Ceramic Art: golden autumn pumpkin pot series (Ru ware)