Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute 
Xu Yunkui the Principle of the Institute

Strong Coulour Woodblock Prainter Xu Yunkui

         

Xu Yunkui,born in 1956,the most famous provincial strong colour woodblock printer ,one of the most important memeber of the National Art and Culture Asiociation,the principal of Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute.

Xu loved and started art since a little boy,and used to follow Master Wu Xiangmu for traditional water colour painting.Unfortunately he had to stop painting during the cultural revelution to work in the apple orchard.But he did not give up the persuring of art,kept immitating the famous ancient traditional works, and achieved after a further study following many famous woodblock printers in the "woodblock printing reaching class" in Yunnan Art College.

Xu concentrated on woodblock printing for all recent 30 years, he created quit a lot of works,many of his works exhibited in many cities and regions such as Lijiang,Kunming,Guangzhou etc.And his works were appreciated and collected by people from over 50 countries and cities.

丽江古城闻名天下,然细考历史,纳西族定都丽江之都,其都是束河,而束河也并非源头。追根寻源,纳西族最早之都乃白沙古镇。步入白沙古镇即感古韵扑面,虽规模、华丽不及丽江、束河,但古朴过之,更显历史沧桑。“白沙锦绣艺术院”的牌匾,心血来潮禁不住趋步往前。待一进展室几幅版画令我震惊:如此佳作出自那位名家?

自幼习画受何镜涵、卓然、贾浩义等诸名家教诲的我见过不少国画,我亦与北大荒版画开拓者晁楣前辈有师生之谊,也见过不少版画。就作画不敢放言,然赏画却能略知深浅。再三赏阅,眼前这几幅版画之色之景之构图之刀笔都堪称佳作,徐云奎兄号“白沙隐士”江南名城苏州人士,出生于1956年,自幼衷情笔墨,曾得国画名家吴翔木先生等人悉心指点。后于上世纪八十年末赴昆明专攻版画,有幸得昆明艺术院多位版画家器重、教诲,此后定居云南丽江,时下任白沙锦绣艺术院院长、中国文联书画艺术交流中心理事。我敬询何以称“白沙隐士”?云奎兄笑答:不求有名头但求出佳作,隐居古镇故自谓“白沙隐士”

看来,画坛中“先有佳作,后有名家”之说一点不假,所以,与其争当名家莫如埋头笔墨,带到佳作惊人之时想不当名家都难。如今,“白沙隐士”的佳作就让他再也难当“隐士”了。当然,“隐士”的心态、神韵不能丢,正所谓肯“隐”方能“显”。其实“隐”就是去浮躁之心专心致至凝神作画,想来无论对“白沙隐士”云奎兄还是对任何作画之人,都是如此的途径吧”。

                                                                             林剑冲2013年4月于北京值得堂

                                              (笔者为:中国知识产权文化大使;中国文联书画艺术交流中心副主任)