Kyoto, Japan (Merxwire) – The 39th International Lanting Calligraphy Exhibition, which was held at Miyako Messe in Kyoto, Japan, featured calligraphy works from China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. The exhibition took place from November 4th to November 6th. Sponsored by MerxArt, Taiwanese female artist Wu Liying presents her new calligraphy work titled “JING GUAN,” which had already captured the attention of numerous collectors before even arriving in Kyoto. Throughout the exhibition, she utilizes social media to promote the exhibition and the artists’ works, effectively bringing Chinese culture to the forefront of the global collector community.
The International Lanting Calligraphy Association was founded in Hangzhou, China 1984. It is a historically significant and influential international calligraphy organization with the mission of preserving Chinese culture. Over the years, the International Lanting Calligraphy Association has left its mark in cities like Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei. It has also visited European countries such as Italy, France, and Egypt, earning recognition from various nations. In this exhibition, hundreds of calligraphers from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and China have been invited to showcase their work. It features various calligraphy styles and artistic characteristics from different Asian countries and various Chinese dynasties, making it a must-visit for calligraphy enthusiasts.
Wu Liying explained that “JING GUAN” extends her previous ink painting, “JING GUAN SONG CHYUAN ZIH YI YUEH.” The foreground of the ink painting features a massive pine tree, while the background showcases a waterfall and a spring. Through this artwork, Wu Liying envisions herself in a comfortable environment, enjoying the changing seasons of nature, feeling the presence of the wind, and experiencing tranquility and leisure.
Therefore, Wu Liying expressed her thoughts metaphorically through poetic lines, conveying, “I admire the green pine tree because it can endure the cold. The wind blowing is as marvelous as a dragon’s voice. The sound of waterfalls and springs playing in harmony. By quietly experiencing it all, one can attain relaxation and happiness.” This creative process gave birth to the classic piece “JING GUAN.” Life often presents situations that one must accept. Through her verses, she conveys that as one gradually adapts to these feelings, they can come to terms with their circumstances and let go of attachments, transforming negative elements into nourishment for the soul.
Wu currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at the “Wu Liying Gallery of Calligraphy and Painting,” located in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. She also serves as the Chairman of the Taipei Chinese Painting Study Association. Committed to promoting the art of traditional Chinese painting and continuously propagating the essence of Chinese culture, she organized a series of events in Taiwan this year, including the “Taipei Chinese Painting Study Association’s 62nd Annual Members’ Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition.” The exhibition’s results have been shared online with individuals worldwide.
“The internet knows no boundaries!” stated Wu Liying. To promote cross-strait art exchanges, the Wu Liying Gallery of Calligraphy and Painting actively utilizes social media to promote traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. She also invites artists to explain the inspiration behind their works, enabling enthusiasts of calligraphy art to understand the artworks promptly. Additionally, she documents many exhibition events, becoming a significant driver in the preservation and propagation of Chinese calligraphy and painting culture.
“Art and life are inseparable. Among the numerous artworks, people not only observe the styles and uniqueness of the creators but also witness Chinese culture and wisdom,” says Wu Liying. People choose their paths, engage in endeavors they are passionate about, experience life in reality, and use poetry to express their emotions, creating a form of “beauty.” She looks forward to the flourishing of Chinese calligraphy and painting, spreading Chinese culture to every corner of the world.