Stroll series, Mixed media on paper, 2012>


Stroll.10
Mixed media on paper
75.5x143.5cm
 
Animals in heart.13
Mixed media on paper
75.5x143.5cm

 
Animals in heart.
6
Mixed media on paper 143.5x75.5cm

Stroll.2
Mixed media on paper

75
.5x143.5cm
 
Animals in heart.3
Mixed media on paper 143.5x75.5cm


 
Animals in heart.
5
Mixed media on paper 143.5x75.5cm

Animals in heart.3
Mixed media on paper 75.5x143.5cm
 
Pleasure.5 Mixed media on paper 75.5x143.5cm
 
Pleasure.5 Mixed media on paper 75.5x143.5cm

Tan Jun: (1973-)
2005
MA from Central Academy of Fine Arts;

Tan Jun's tastes embody his pickiness towards paper. After experimenting with treated scroll paper, untreated scroll paper and partially treated scroll paper, he tried parchment, cotton, flax paper, yuanshu paper, yunlong paper, fine rice paper and cicada skins before finally finding the best material carrier for his expressions: "handmade original color long fiber wrapping paper." The natural color of the unbleached paper is needed to present a vivid, translucent air. The long fibers make the paper more durable and add a unique feel to the sheets. The paper must be water-permeable but not overly sensitive, so that there is no order to the bleeding of the ink. Tan Jun uses the supposed disadvantages of this paper as advantages. His pursuit of the primitive and crude qualities of paper has established the weighty yet vibrant spirit of his artworks, and his tastes find manifestation within the sprightly beasts, birds, forms and expressions that populate his ancient-style images.

Solo Exhibition:
2008
Different Language, Tan Jun Paper Works Exhibition, Shanghai;
Exhibitions:
2011
Youth Ink Painting Exhibition, Beijing;
The 2nd Chongqing Youth Art Biennale, Chongqing;
Boundless, Young Ink Painters Guest Exhibition, Beijing;
Superimposed and Mixed, China Contemporary Artists Invitational Exhibition, Beijing;
Image Narrative, the 2nd Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition, Tianjin;
2010
Ink Focus, Barcelona;
The 5th of A+A Exhibition, Beijing;
2009
At Heart, Academy Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition, Beijing;
Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing;
2008
Crossover, Contemporary Ink Painting Artists Exhibition, Beijing;
The 3rd of A+A Exhibition, Beijing, Shanghai;
2006
New Power of China, Contemporary Biennale, Shanghai, Beijing;
2005
The Special for New of 2nd Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu.