Sponsored by China Art Academy, the National Art Museum of China and Fo Guang Shan Foundation for Buddhist Culture & Education, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has held One- stroke calligraphic exhibition at Hall 1,2 and 3 since May 9 until May 15, 2010. The exhibition comprises a total of more than 140 works as the first solo calligraphic exhibition in Beijing.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun was born in 1927 in Jiangdu county, Jiangsu province. He became a monk at the Dajue Temple in Yixing, Nanjing in 1938. Master Hsing Yun has been committed to the cause of promoting the Buddhist education, culture, charity, and publicity and has made a big contribution to world peace. In addition, he has immeasurably contributed to the cause of culture and education, such as helping establish 22 art museums, 26 libraries, 12 publishing houses and more than 50 schools.
Although he has never received a formal training in calligraphy, Master Hsing Yun has devoted to calligraphic practice for Buddhism publicity in the past decades. The master has suffered vague sight in recent years from diabetes he was diagnosed forty years ago. He made deliberation on the distance between characters and completed inscription in only one stroke. That is the origin of the feature of one-stroke calligraphy .
Due to practice over the years, his calligraphic works reflect the unconventional aesthetic appeal. Master Hsing Yun stressed, I was born in a poor family and am not good at calligraphy. Please pay attention to not my writing but my heart. I have a kind and merciful heart loyal to my country.