Peiliang Jin - Artist

East meets West
     Peiliang Jin’s work transcends traditional concepts of eastern and western art, just as traditional artistic and cultural boundaries between east and west are blurring. Trained in both classical Chinese and contemporary western technique, his works cannot be defined in strict eastern and western terms, but rather represent a new, multicultural milieu.
     The art of Peiliang Jin brings us to another, better place; a place of tranquility, inner peace and dignity. This young Chinese-American artist expands our view of nature by blending curve, color and light. Using elements of East and West, Peiliang reminds us of the beauty of the natural world with an unparalleled vision and depth of expression. To view a painting of Peiliang Jin is to be reminded that purity and good still exist.

                                                                                                                Lucie & David Lapovsky


     Peiliang Jin is a third generation artist. He was trained and educated in the classical manner of Chinese watercolor painters.
     However, given a modern curiosity about color and style, his approach to his art has evolved beyond the classic style. His subject matter is generally landscapes. While certain of the traditional elements are clearly present in his landscapes, particularly in the deft accuracy and delicacy of single brush-stroke tree trunks, his paintings generally have an impressionistic and evocative structure. In one of his seasonal change series, there is a transition from a brightly colored active summer to the slight melancholy of a pale, foggy fall day, calm elegant winter, and finally the gentle warmth of spring's arrival. In others, still, the issues of the season are irrelevant, and the viewer is invited to a meditatively calm view of an ever-expanding horizon or a deeply hued view into mountains.
     Peiliang Jin's intention is to have us engage in an internal dialogue concerning landscape and nature that sates our senses and gently warms us internally. In this, he succeeds.

                                                                                                                 Derryl & David Brody


     “Peiliang’s paintings convey a refreshing sense of optimism. His watercolors evoke the dawn of a new day or the very pleasant golden haze of a world we may wish to see, but somehow seldom find.”

                                                                                                                 John J. Metzler


     A landscape painter of outdoor scenes, particularly in watercolor, Shanghai-born artist Peiliang Jin blends a unique synthesis of East and West through both traditional Chinese and modern art. His technique is inspired by his classical training and in the ancient watercolor methods of Chinese art.
     Peiliang’s cosmopolitan Shanghai-style is underscored by a consummate passion which creates an exceptional technique which envelops our senses and gently warms us internally. His unique background of traditional Chinese art, modern art, and portrait art and his extraordinary eye for blending color all combine to give us a harmonious vision of the peace and tranquility of the world.
     Fine point brushes allow him, with a single stroke, to convey accuracy and delicacy to highlight anchor structures such as trees and flowers within a painting, while at the same time blending curve, color and light in the more expansive parts of the picture. The total effect of his technique engagingly pulls the viewer into the painting itself.
     Born in Shanghai China in 1958, Peiliang Jin emigrated to the USA in 1988 and later became an American citizen. Raised in an artist’s family, his father and grandfather are both portrait painters, Peiliang first studied traditional Chinese painting for seventeen years from two noted masters; Jian-Lou Cao and Yo Ding in Shanghai. In the late 1980’s he studied modern art at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in Germany. He also received a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. His work has been exhibited in many shows and appears in over 100 private collections.
     Peiliang lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.





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