1964 born in Nanjing, Jiangsu province
1989 graduated from Mural Department of Nanjing University of the Arts,Nanjing
Shen Kelong’s lacquer works, no matter plane lacquer painting or solid utensils, contain the rich Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. Mounting the cloth, scraping the ash and the lacquer tier upon tier create concave-convex figures and gardens in the picture, and create the touching stories. In the depth of the courtyard, someone seems to be singing in a low voice; behind the rocky design, it seems lovers are whispering…… “Peony Pavilion” was created by Shen Kelong with sincere hue and simple technique, and we can’t help recalling its remote atmosphere and gentle temperament beyond description.
The beauty of lacquer lies in its rich expressiveness and extensive inclusivity with the special taste and romantic charm of the orient. With the linen as the conformality, the negative form shows proudly independent official hat chair, if standing beside it, you have to be serious. The heavy history digested the comparison of its texture – The exquisiteness of lacquer had plasticity and blended with the roughness of linen in competing, presenting the works’ internal oriental spirit. Meanwhile inheriting the tradition, Shen Kelong’s works are also added into the mode of composition of the modern painting: all the Buddha statues do not sit in the center of the picture, but show their Buddha’s light in the mist, or overlook the buddhas in the cave across mountain and sea, seeming the wall painting stripped from the cliff mottled and non-existent through 1,000 years, and become immortal.