Mo Hai Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition
An exhibition of the calligraphy and paintings of the Chinese artist Mo Hai opened on August 12, 2017 in the Chinese Business Convention Center in Beijing, with the theme “Exploring the Splendour Different to the World.”
The show had dozens of Mo's calligraphy and paintings on display, and the artist took an active part by creating works on the spot and shared his ideas on creativity and his experience with art enthusiasts and visitors.
Also on hand for the exhibition, in another area, were some travel experts who came to share tourism and travel ideas and experiences as a way of perfectly blending the artist's landscapes with tourist culture and resources.
Mo uses an objective treatment of changes and exaggeration in artistic expression, instead of a direct copying of real scenery, mountains and water. His works have an effect of making the landscape interdependent with a void and solidity, through “bony brush-works” and “rhythmic vitality.” Mo's techniques are meant to be relentlessly true to life, while describing nature that suits public taste.
Mo has traveled to China's mountains and rivers in recent years to produce nearly 100 landscape paintings and to use ink to paint, for example, a blade of grass, a pine tree, a mountain peak and a cloud. He developed his own style with an ink and wash technique. He has worked ceaselessly to refine Chinese calligraphy and painting, with harmonious colours and vigour. At the same time, his works express the carefree and natural, and painting that is full of fun.
One of Mo's more outstanding works—“The Panoramic View of Mount Huangshan”—is a 100-metre-long scroll based on several dozen visits to Mount Huangshan in Anhui Province over the past five years.
In related news, the Liaoning Normal University Press published the Mo Hai shuhua ji (“collection of the calligraphy and paintings of Mo Hai”) in 2011, and he has exhibited his calligraphy and paintings for the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and the 100-year anniversary of the 1911 Revolution.