Kong Fanpei, born in 1943 in Pingyang, Zhejiang. I started working in July 1963. Retired in July 2003, he has never left his hands on calligraphy and painting for over 70 years. After retirement, he regained his childlike charm and achieved good results in the qualification appraisal training for calligraphers organized by the Correspondence University of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting and the Cultural Management Center of the Ministry of Culture. His works at the exhibition competition were highly praised, winning over a hundred domestic and foreign awards, and selecting hundreds of books. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Republic, he was awarded the “highest honor gold award for culture and art of the Republic” The title of “Outstanding Meritorious Artist of the Republic” and “First World Folk Art Master”!
I am currently a member of the World Artists Association, an expert member of the World Organization for Education, Science, Culture, and Health, and the Chief Artist. I have been awarded the title of World Artist Master, a specially invited member of the China National Rites Art Master Association, and a national senior calligrapher. On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, he was awarded the titles of “Outstanding Artist”, “Top Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Master”, “Representative of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art”, “National First Class Artist”, and “People’s Heroic Meritorious Artist”. At the 100th Anniversary Honorary Film Festival of the CPC, he was elected as the “Model of the Times, and was honorably selected into the 3D Cloud Exhibition Hall of the Model of the Times. At the same time, he was elected to the UNESCO by the World Culture and Art Network, and won the World Art Award, and was awarded the 2021 World Top Ten Outstanding People and the World’s Most Influential Artists”
In November 2016, as an outstanding Chinese artist in China and the United States, his calligraphy works were selected for publication and distribution as a national business card in the “37th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States Commemorative Stamp Album” produced by the American Philatelic Group. In 2018, his calligraphy works were selected for publication in the “Ink Margin Paris – Honor French Art Hall” Outstanding Chinese Artist Kong Fanpei Stamp Collection. In 2021, the calligraphy work “Wen Yi Zai Dao” was exhibited on the Beijing Metro Line 1 “Cultural China” themed tour, and was awarded the “Xi Zhi Calligraphy Lifetime Achievement Award” by all members of the Chinese Calligraphy Association’s evaluation committee. In 2022, the calligraphy work “Yi Tong Xin” was selected as the national gift and awarded the Silk Road Cultural Envoy.
Mr. Kong Fanpei’s calligraphy is unparalleled. His book is a classic work with a clear and boundless atmosphere, a strong momentum, a fusion of thought and spirit, and an abstract sense of pen and ink. With rich life experience and academic cultivation as the foundation, he is supported by his pen and ink skills that have reached the realm of transformation. He breaks through the previous constraints of traditional climbing and laws, creates the realm with his heart, and uses his hands to move the heart. Calligraphy is written with divine experience rather than visual experience, indicating that Mr. Kong Fanpei’s artistic skills and achievements are extraordinary. In terms of brushwork, it has also reached an unprecedented level. Mr. Kong Fanpei’s calligraphy is layered deep, imposing, and shocking, which has also elevated Chinese calligraphy to a supreme level. Mr. Kong Fanpei’s calligraphy does not have many colors, but he is clear in both black and white. It expresses one void and one reality, one movement and one stillness, and is complementary to each other. It is a profound expression of traditional Chinese culture. Upon reading Mr. Kong Fanpei’s calligraphy works, I immediately felt a fresh and elegant atmosphere rushing towards me. His works had a pure and pure atmosphere, vigorous and simple, and ethereal and free spirited. Pursuing the charm of writing and the purity of style; The haze is vast and hazy. Fresh and elegant: There is also a direct perception that touches the soul. The outline lines in his pen are sharp and sharp, with a gentle and firm tone. The ink technique in the fine areas is delicate, with trees standing tall and branches like dragon claws, clouds and smoke changing, and the blending of color and ink embodies a rich sense of composition and a spicy flavor. Its simplicity, clumsiness, and grandeur are both bold and unrestrained, and extremely emotional.