The emergence of Zhang Guiming’s flower-bird painting marks the beginning of the modernity of Chinese paintings to step into the front stage from behind the scenes. He brings a new criticism method as well as a difficult to the current painting criticism, because his paintings definitely reject the representative of painting and restore the spirits of the paintings themselves. His painting to some extent reflects the beauty of his heart. Traditional Chinese flower-bird paintings come all the way to today with the concept of expressing the emotions through the objects. The reason why flower-bird paintings are loved by people is that it is viewed as the art that can most reflect human beings’ feelings in the aesthetic realm, and because it is a kind of art without independent character, that is the meaning of the image itself has not been defined. The real art is definitely not a tool, and it can become a cross-referencing of human activities. The modern significance of the painting is the embodiment of the beauty of the painting itself.
The ancients said: “The essence is consistent with the nature.” Zhang Guiming earnestly expresses his love for nature in his paintings, gradually getting close to the freedom of heart and the freedom of art, also close to the true meaning of artistic creation. With his profound artistic accomplishment and keen sense of art, Zhang Guiming uses his pen to combine the changes of images with Chinese painting, and he always adheres to the fundamental spirit of Chinese paintings in color and shape. In the painting world today that is full of strong expectation of changes, Zhang Guiming’s art is giving us to some extent a kind of confidence.
His paintings, whether of figures or flowers and birds, whether large or of small frame, whether takes his pains or produces very easily, all consists of very simple form of language, Several lines, either thick or thin, either dull or rising, either broken or continuing, we cant not see the changes of shades. A few pieces of mosaic colors, coarse or fine, together or diverse all use simple coloring. As for the design and plan, he prefers to adopt a horizontal molding and casual decoration, building his own and home decoration, construct his special poetic imagery real or fantastic. He gives up the conventional intermediate-level vocabulary and transition, and puts the simple elements not from the related levels together and then heats them up. He searches for space from the plane, seeks the neatness from frankness and rashness, intensiveness from simpleness, and also he seeks feelings and fun from uncompleteness and unreasonaleness……