Co-organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts the National Art Museum of China and China Artists Association, an exhibition of Jin Zhilin s oils is currently on display at Hall 1, 2 and 3 until May 23, 2010. The exhibition comprises a total of more than 200 oil paintings and 100 drawings over the past six decades and also provides an overview of records reflecting his devotion to the Chinese folk art.
Jin Zhilin is unique in the artistic circle. He learned from several masters including Xu Beihong, Qi Baishi and Dong Xiwen. He was famous for the works of Chairman Mao in the Mass Production Movement and Nanniwan in the early time of the People s Republic of China. In his later age, the artist started to research into the essence of Chinese culture through paper-cuts. He wrote a number of monographs on the Chinese original works.
There is enough evidence that the artists raise their works to a higher level through original and fresh odds from folk art. Jin Zhilin is accomplished in the fields of the archeology, the folklore, the culture, and the art and boasts unique artistic style.
Jin Zhilin integrated the freehand brushwork with the feature of the oils language. Jin Shangyi, a master in the oil painting, once commended that the works of Jin Zhilin boast skilled techniques and achieve a beauty of the abstraction. His artistic appreciation in the traditional Chinese painting has opened a new world for his future career.
The works of Jin Zhilin, no matter the Yellow River, the cornfield or the snow, sing the praise of the nature especially the endless vitality and vigor. Jin Zhilin has been devoted to the painting cause with cultural foundation, romantic emotion and great perseverance in the past decades and provided a unique outlook to the oil painting.