He got rid of the shackles of reproduction, and through the treatment of body planarization, the color blocks of the picture were juxtaposed to enhance the expressive force of color. Refining and summarizing the originality of Jiangnan, aesthetic elements are revived harmoniously in the picture; he attaches great importance to sketching and cherishes the fresh feelings obtained in sketching. — Preface
Shen Xinggong was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province in 1943. Painter. In 1966, he graduated from the Department of fine arts of Nanjing Art College, and in 1981, he graduated from the oil painting major of Nanjing Art College. He has lectured in the United States and Japan. Member of China Artists Association, executive director of China oil painting society, director of Jiangsu Oil Painting Research Association.
Shen Xinggong has gained a new insight in the creation of landscape and still life painting, that is, he can deal with the schema of the picture more freely and at will, and can show his aesthetic interest more fully. In the early 1990s, his works, such as Nanxun ancient town, Wannan mountain village, blue distant mountain, breeze in the countryside and still life in yellow, represented his new aesthetic pursuit and painting style: mainly choosing the theme of scenery and still life, expressing his inner feelings through color language. In the works of this period, we can feel the painter’s poetic love for Jiangnan. Whether it is the remote hillside, river, or the nearby houses and villages, these elements rich in the beauty of the south of the Yangtze River are revived harmoniously in the picture through the refinement and generalization of the painter’s ingenuity;