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Jiqun Chen was born in China, 1947. 

He attended the Art School Attached to the Central Academy of Fine Arts from 1963 to 1967. He began his artistic creation about grassland scenery in 1967 when he was sent to East Ujumchin Banner(1967-1980).

Jiqun Chen has held successful exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. As a professional artist who specializes in portraits and landscape paintings, his vibrant-style has captured the hearts of many.---


 

 

The Solitary Landscape of Chen Jiqun  

Dr. Zakaria Ali
Associate Professor, U.S.M.
Ph.D.( Harvard U. )

 

Chen Jiqun Mongolian Landscape resemble the open sea, with the horizon forever receding. Chen Jiqun treats such vastness as an integral component in his composition, adjusting it to suit his needs, either at eye-level, below or beneath it. The horse serves as a scale with which to measure the vast breathtaking grassland that is brutal in the winter and unforgiving in the summer. To capture these elemental qualities, Chen Jiqun intrudes only minimally. He places a peasant boy leaning on a pole while his horse takes a drink; a girl in her ethnic costume resting her arm on a fence; a stallion displaying her mane that resembles the curls of a lady's hair; a dirt path leading to an isolated farm; a stream winding across the treeless plains. Common things pretending to be nothing else, they emerge in a given vignette unobtrusively, as quiet as the breeze in spring.

The inhabitants exert their presence like a quail stepping out of the marsh The inhabitants exert their presence like a quail stepping out of the marsh, cautiously. They refrain from competing with the configurations of undulating mountains, the moist laden clouds, and the sky, the recurrent leitmotifs that evanescent quality, a poetic softness of localized tonal blending. In "Shepherd", for example, the horse is made to blend with the background, suggesting its spirit is spirit is one with that of nature, symbolized by the ubiquitous spread of whiteness. The characters are withdrawn into their own inner space, brooding, resigning. Like prairie peoples of other continents, they are tough, self-reliant, and solitary.

The harshness of prairie life is best exemplified by "Out of Mongolian Tent", "Young Mongolian", and "Camel" in which the unpredictability of the weather is hinted by the many-layered clothing and the ever faithful family dog, coded in their survival manial is reliance on domestic animals, rather than on man, a theme these works explore with such consummate skill.

(June 1, 2001)

 

 

Nomadic crusader

 

Painter devotes artistry to protecting environment in Inner Mongolia

 
 
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East Ujumchin Banner1968


Malaysia 1992-2001


Malaysia 1992-2001


Malaysia 1992-2001

       


Malaysia 1992-2001


Paris1992


Paris1992


Malaysia 1993

       


Hong Kong 1993


Malaysia1996


Mandubaolige 1997


Mandubaolige 1997


Xilinguole 1998tv

Xilinguole 1998

Beijing 1999

Hulunbeier 2000

Beijing 2003


West Ujumchin Banner 2003


Beijing 2003

Steppe 2005
       


Beijing 2008


Este Ujumchin
Banner 2009


Beijing 2010


Zheng Lan Qi Banner 2011

       


Classmates in 2013


In 2015, Mongolia awarded the award ceremony for "Wolf Totem"


Investigating wild animals in Mongolia in 2018


2019 Echoing Steppe ArtShow

 

 

The Vatican City  2019

The Italian Republic.  Roma City Museum  2019
Paiting in Florence  2019
 

Paiting in Beijing  2019

 

 

 Artshow

 

 "Echoing Steppe Art Show 2019" Chen Jiqun Works Catlogue: