Associate Professor, Doctor of Fine Arts, Assistant Director of Basic Teaching & Research Office
Deputy Secretary-General of the China Heavy-colored Painting Research Association, China Artists Association
Member of the China Artists Association
Member of the Chinese Wall Painting Society
The Cultural Turn of the Contemporary Chinese Heavy-colored Painting
The soon rise of the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting is a simple act that speaks complex and rich phenomena. As one of the key fields of study of arts history, the study of the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting, with rich and colorful connotation and denotation, is closely tied up with the academic thoughts in contemporary times.
Ye holds the standpoints that one should study the following questions by taking the rise of the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting as the starting point.
Track the relationship between the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting and traditional Chinese color painting by studying the historic concepts, historic forms and the contemporary rise and development of the heavy-colored painting, and explain the complex competition between the contemporary Chinese and modern Western art;
By taking inheritance and transformation as the breakthrough point, study the difference between the production of traditional wall painting and background color of heavy-colored painting, in particular painting structure, color-centered pen and ink language, systematic development of heavy-colored pigment, aesthetic presentation of heavy-colored materials, and harmonious and unified color and texture; and differentiate and analyze the essential value of the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting by breaking through from both the language and technical forms of the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting;
Discuss the cultural ecology, cultural value as well as the cultural diversity of the contemporary Chinese heavy-colored painting by analyzing the cultural turn from elitist aesthetic taste into taste of general public, and from collective experience into self experience.
Ye has won a series of awards for his creative works, among which: “The Wheel” won the silver prize of the Tenth National Exhibition of Fine Arts, and “The Forever Sun” and “The Splendor Course” won the Excellent Prize of the First National Wall Painting Great Exhibition. In September of 2007, Ye was conferred the title of “Outstanding Contributor to the Capital Artistic Undertakings” by the Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles.
Ye has participated in various domestic and overseas exhibitions for many times, such as, The 2001 Asian Art Biennial in Dhaka, Bangladesh; The 2003 Micro and Elegancy — The First Heavy Colored Chinese Realistic Painting Works Exhibition in Beijing; The First Chinese Color Powder Painting Exhibition in Suzhou; The Tenth National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Guangzhou and Beijing in 2004; The First National Wall Painting Great Exhibition in Beijing; The 2005 Chinese Exhibition of Fine Arts in Japan; The Exhibition of Modern Chinese Fine Arts in South Korea; The Beijing Biennial Young and Middle-aged Artists Exhibition; The 2007 Cross Straits Exchange Exhibition of Doctor Students’ Creative Works in Taipei; The Third National Exhibition of Chinese Painting in Beijing; The Third National Exhibition of Young Artists’ Works in Beijing in 2008; Tradition and Nowadays — The 2009 Cross Straits Inheritance Exhibition of Heavy Colored Painting in the National Museum of Taiwan History; The 2009 Cross Straits Exhibition of Heavy Colored Painting in Taipei; The China Jinling Artists Exhibition (Chinese Painting) in Nanjing; and The Asian Chinese and Western Painting Exhibition in Taipei among others.
Ye’s works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, the China Artists Association, and other cultural institutions and individuals. The works collected by the National Art Museum of China include, The Colored Scarf, Knot Weed, The Wheel.
Ye has published the following books and articles:
Sketching, a basic course series for design majors of the School of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, published by the China Higher Education Press in February, 2008;
The Cultural Turn of the Contemporary Chinese Heavy-colored Painting, article for doctor’s degree published in June, 2009;
Special Studies on the Cross Straits Inheritance Exhibition of Heavy Colored Painting (the analysis of the current situations of the development of heavy colored painting in Mainland China and Taiwan) published by the National Museum of Taiwan History in December, 2009;
Article Collection of the Cross Straits Heavy Colored Painting Forum (the analysis of the multi-dimension development of the language forms of the contemporary Chinese heavy colored painting) in May, 2010.
Ye has led and completed the design and production of the brass relief sculpture and tapestry for Tianjin Chengxi Guangyuan Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd., and brass relief sculpture wall paintings for the hall of Beijing Dongcheng District People’s Court; and has participated as key team member in the research project of Relief Sculpture and Color Wall Painting for the China Millennium Monument etc.
Sketching, Color, Heavy Colored Chinese Realistic Painting, and Social Practice