Zhang Guiming’s unique skill lies in that when he uses balance, he at the same time can make use of the supportive role the fun of pen and ink play in the painting, such as the charm of ink, the changes of lines and the appropriate layout of white etc. When carefully analyzing Zhang Guiming’s skill in his paintings, we can see the refined expressive force hide in the bright schema, from the color to the pen and ink, from pen and ink to making up, from making up to the layout of white, all these take Zhang Guiming’s great efforts, and so they are more in-depth and elegant. In those seemingly simple compositions, the audiences are able to enjoy and taste the charm of the paintings from many aspects, having a deep impression.
He does not fix himself up in the same pattern, what he pursues is diversity. So he hardly produces similar works, which is really important for a painter. Whenever he is to create a work, he must go through the process of careful consideration, and he would deliberately weigh before he starts to paint. Some of his works seem to be a casual creation, which actually have taken his great efforts.
Then let’s talk about Mr Guiming’s paintings. Among his contemporary painters, many have hovered between tradition and modernity, losing their own opinions and sticking to the tradition , who can be called the slaves of paintings; However, a traditional Chinese painting blindly seeking innovation and ignoring the pen and ink can not even be called a traditional Chinese painting .Surveying the history of Chinese painting, every breakthrough is of epoch-making significances; I think the painting of Guiming has this sense.