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The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist
October 24,2014

 The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist 

The photo of artists who are awarded the First Award for Person of the Year in Art of PRC and the Distinguished Young Artist Award with Christian Rockefeller, the representative of Rockefeller Family

Long Rui, Yang Feiyun, He Jiaying and Wu Weishan are awarded the First Award for Person of the Year in landscape painting, oil painting, traditional Chinese realistic painting and sculpture respectively, and the First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist is awarded by Rockefeller Family in Beijing.

 

On October 22, 2014, The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist was awarded by Rockefeller family in Beijing. Long Rui, Yang Feiyun, He Jiaying and Wu Weishan were awarded the First Award for Person of the Year in landscape painting, oil painting, traditional Chinese realistic painting and sculpture respectively, and the famous sculptor Cai Zhisong was awarded the Distinguished Young Artist Award.

 

Christian Rockefeller, the representative of Rockefeller Family and managing partner of Rose Rock Culture Group, awards the First Award for artist of the Year in landscape painting to Long Rui, the honorary dean of China National Academy of Painting

 

The photo of Christian Rockefeller, the representative of Rockefeller Family and managing partner of Rose Rock Culture Group, with Cai Zhisong, who is awarded the Distinguished Young Artist Award

Christian Rockefeller, the representative of Rockefeller Family and managing partner of Rose Rock Culture Group, said in his speech: “for globalization is as an important trend of contemporary development and especially in in the Internet era, many habits of us have changed, which affected our life and bring new opportunities to the integration, development and innovation of world culture. Today, our family will continue to promote the revival of Oriental culture based on drawing on all the outstanding achievements of human civilization.” He also said that “the Chinese artists who are awarded The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist are all with unique personal style and outstanding achievements. This award is independent of benefits and is neutral. Many members of our family and Rose Rock Culture Group have fully studied the Chinese artists and their works for two years. This award is granted after the analysis and vote of Board of Directors of Arts Council and Art Club. We believe that the establishment of this award will become the driving force for helping the Chinese excellent artists enter international art field. There is a Chinese saying: ‘art is borderless, and what is of national is of international’. We think that the essence of culture never has anything to do with interest, which is also the highest state of artists.” 

Xiong Feng, the president of Rose Rock Culture Group, makes a speech at the award ceremony

Xiong Feng, the managing partner and president of Rose Rock Culture Group, said at the award ceremony that: “national strength is always accompanied by cultural prosperity. The cultural industry is not only based on reality of own country, but also based on global concentration. To adhere to the internationalization development, we must open our eyes to the whole world actively and integrate the Chinese cultural industry into the globalization process of cultural industry consciously. Today, we jointly ushered in the historical opportunity for China’s cultural renaissance. The development of science and technology, business prosperity and cultural development push the world forward, and as the creators of thoughts, our artists will surely promote the revival of Chinese culture and influence the process of human civilization. The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist is independent arts award after analyzing the contemporary Chinese culture and era spirit under the international field of vision. This award was born under the era background of China's rise and cultural renaissance. The award shows the recognition of creative artists who are representative in the field of Chinese landscape painting, oil painting, traditional Chinese realistic painting and sculpture.” He introduced that: “the topic of The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist is ‘Great Creation, Large View and Great Convergence’, and the grant of award is judged from the contemporaneity, innovation, uniqueness and representativeness of the works of artists. This is the first time for Rockefeller Family to award the arts prizes. We will continue to find Chinese culture and art talents, especially the middle-aged and young artists, explore gradually and establish the independent art evaluation system which is not only in accordance with international practices, but also with Chinese cultural characteristics.”  

The First Annual Award for Artist of the Year in China and Distinguished Young Artist was launched by Rockefeller Family and organized by Rose Rock Culture Group. It will be held once a year. In this year, there are four Annual Character Awards, one in landscape painting, oil painting, traditional Chinese realistic painting and sculpture respectively, and an Individual Award, the Distinguished Young Artist Award. In this year, the criteria are “contemporaneity, innovation, uniqueness and representativeness”, and the award-winning artists are all outstanding representatives of their fields. 

The famous critics Zhang Zikang and Ding Fang, the renowned curators Wang Luxiang, Huang Danhui, etc. make speeches at the award ceremony.

The reporters get known from the present artists that this award is significant and it represents the recognition of international community, especially the high affirmation of reputable families worldwide which have long collection history. Collin Eckles and Christian Rockefeller, the representatives of Rockefeller Family, have awarded the certificates and cups to the artists. The leaders of units such as Ministry of Culture, Chinese Artists Association, China National Academy of Painting and National Art Museum of China have attended the award ceremony at the invitation of Rockefeller Family.

 

Enclosed: Information of artists who are awarded the First Annual Award for Artist of the Year.

 

Person of the Year in ArtLong Rui: Mission shown in his landscape paintings

The charm and life of art are derived from the continuous search and development. Mr. Long Rui, who tries to return from modernity to tradition in the contemporary Chinese painting and advocates strengthening the traditional cultural spirit in contemporary cultural context, practices with the artist's conscience, and considers the development of Chinese painting deeply with a divine sense of art mission, which reveal the persistent aesthetic ideas of unique cultural consciousness and artistic ideas of the artists of our time. At the same time, we can also say that he is a great master in landscape painting after Huang Binhong in China.

Long Rui

Long Rui, native of Chengdu City in Sichuan Province, was born in 1946. He entered the Landscape Painting Postgraduate Class at the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1979, where he studied under renowned painter Li Keran. He became director of the Fine Arts Institute under Chinese National Academy of Arts in 2001 and president of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Painting in 2003. In 2006, he was appointed president of China National Academy of Painting. He is now a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, honorary president of China National Academy of Painting, National First Class Painter, the “DeYiShuangXin” artist granted by Ministry of Culture, director of the Art Committee of Chinese Painting, Chinese ArtistsAssociation, president of China International Painting and Calligraphy Research Association, the director of fine art group of the panel of senior titles, Ministry of Culture, and a young academic with exceptional achievement. 

Person of the Year in ArtYang Feiyun: A dream catcher of “beauideal”

Rich social responsibility and academic thinking of artists are the value embodiment of their art skills. Mr. Yang Feiyun, who is the representative figure for pushing the Chinese painting to the world level, integrates the traditional western classical oil painting art with the idea of “beauideal” and pursues the dream of his mind with the aesthetic orientation of times and art language in realism. On the smooth and plain classical road, he always describes the ideas in his heart with modest and humble attitude when facing various trends of thoughts and intense commercialization. His persistence and passion for classical oil painting represent his spirit and mind.

Yang Feiyun

Yang Feiyun was born in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia municipality in 1954. He became a lecturer in the Department of Design at the Central Academy of Drama after he graduated in 1982. In 2005, he was transferred to Chinese National Academy of Arts. He is currently the Dean, professor and doctoral tutor of Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, council member of China Artists Association, council member of China Oil Painting Society, Vice President of Beijing Oil Painting Society and the Representative of 11th National People's Congress. 

Person of the Year in ArtHe Jiaying: “New aestheticism” is a kind of time feelings

In the time of individual cosmopolitanism, shaping the modern form of time feelings of “new aestheticism” of Chinese painting is a kind of “life” thinking. Mr. He Jiaying, who is the leader in Chinese meticulous brushwork figure painting with innovative practice and wisdom, focuses on this and shows us the new beautiful legend of contemporary Chinese painting with his works that integrate realism spirit and oriental poetry. At the same time, he also maintains the basic national dignity and the dignity of art of his time . He leads in the art of his time with his continuous creation beyond dispute.

He Jiaying

He Jiaying was born in 1957 in Tianjin, is a native of Renqiu, Hebei Province. He graduated in 1980 from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and has remained there to teach. He is a member of the CPPCC, Deputy Chairman of the China Artists Association, professor and doctoral tutor of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and a member of Tianjin Research Center for Culture History. He enjoys the State Council special allowance and was granted the title of national “young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contribution” by Ministry of Personnel of the People's Republic of China. His works focus on the excellence of the mind and the deep concern of human nature, making rich achievements in the exploration for the innovation of Chinese figure painting. He is better than the average man in accurate insight and feeling of objects, but the extraordinary observation often benefits from the comprehensive knowledge accomplishment. His works are a “win-win” for suiting both refined and popular tastes and incredible achievements. Maybe he found the best combining site between the art and market. Many of his prized works have been exhibited in different occasions in China and overseas, including Japan, Korea, India and Hong Kong. His publications include Selected Works of He Jiaying, He Jiaying Paintings, The Contemporary Painter - He Jiaying, Collection of Contemporary Chinese Painters’ Works, and etc. 

Person of the Year in ArtWu Weishan: Shape the reality with imagery spirit

If the artists want to develop their wisdom better and implement their creation more perfectly, they need to know themselves and the time clearly. Mr. Wu Weishan, the young sculptor who has realized the noumenal, cultural, social and historical value of art with Chinese imagery spirit and art carrier, applies the technique of freehand brush work to the sculpture with his excellent sculpture skill and makes the work free, full of strength and get the value of scientific research and humanity exploration. He has always concentrated on studies and researches and dared to try, and finally achieved the maturity and success today.

Wu Weishan

Wu Weishan was born in January, 1962. He is a sculptor with international influence, a member of the National Committee of CPPCC, vice president of Chinese Artists Association, director of National Art Museum of China, a member of the national council of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles,, head of the Art Institute of the Chinese National Academy of Arts and the president of China Academy of Sculpture and president of Academy of Fine Arts of Nanjing University. He won the gold award of Louvre International Art Festival in 2012, the British Royal Pangolin Prize, the first China Arts Award and the New China Urban Sculpture Construction Achievement Award. He is the honorary fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the honorary doctor of philosophy of Inje University in Korea, a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and of the Royal Society of British Portrait Sculptors. 

Person of the Year in ArtCai Zhisong: Explore the human nature with humanity

Once art is related with the nature of mind, cultivation, morality and aesthetics of artists, and then becomes closely interrelated with national humanism and viability, art works will be acute, delicate, exact and full of aura. Mr. Cai Zhisong, the young sculptor who emphasizes the values in humanistic thinking of art creation and reinterpretation of culture characterization, thinks about the history and concerns for the future with realistic significance of humanism and with progressive culture, values and spiritual civilization. He becomes the empirical figure of contemporary art with his new classical allusion.

Cai Zhisong

Cai Zhisong is the international famous sculptor and one of the most representative figures of Chinese sculpture. He graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department in 1997. In 1997, he won Gangsong Family Foundation Award; in 2001, he won the highest award Autumn Salon in Paris, France “Taylor Award”, becoming the first ever Chinese artist to be honored in 103 years. In 2012, he was selected for the global 100 Art Leaders by Art Actuel in France and topped the cover. He was awarded the title of “2011 Art Power Figures” and “2013 Chinese Fashion Leaders”. His works have been sold at the highest recorded prices among domestic sculptors in the global auction market for three times. 



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