A Calligraphy Accomplished on Full Emotion --- Tentative Opinions about Xu Jies Calligraphy Zheng Zhusan
Calligraphy is a best artistic carrier for conveying culture, and on this people seem to have already reached a consensus long ago, besides it is generally accepted by people of vision. Thereupon, in the present era when the country is prosperous and the people are at peace, calligraphy has a more profound humanistic meaning.
My younger townswoman Ms. Xu Jie is an excellent calligrapher bred in this peaceful era, and of course a fruit raised by the Small Zou Lu culture of Jinhua.
I have read quite a few good calligraphic works by Ms. Xu Jie, but I have never studied their genres and lineages, however I vaguely know they are the authentic original tradition of the running-cursive script. Her calligraphic structure is nimble in a square, regular way, and skews in a steady manner; the correspondence between characters, the continuity of the running momentum, and the charm throughout the composition. Xu Jies calligraphy is a surge of the times in the history of calligraphy as well as a participant in the course of the calligraphy study culture, so to speak, therefore her prospects are very bright. To sum up after an inquiry, the impetus and charm of her calligraphic creation is the spiritual freedom and joy resulting from unrestrained emotional expression. She performs calligraphy out of the elevation of her feelings like a colorful rainbow after rainfall, and never mechanically; her calligraphy is an emotional creation or a flow of natural emotional compulsion. Thus Ms. Xu Jies calligraphy and the process of her calligraphic creation can move audiences, encouraging herself and her fellows, and she is really a female artist of temperament. For every author or a creator, calligraphy is taken as an art at first and then as an artwork, of this Xu Jie shi is very clear, so she has little desire for material gains, and this makes her free of many distractions and enables her to delve calmly into the depth and collateral evidence of the calligraphy study. I think that, having progressed so far, she should also go towards a phase of bringing out the best for herself as a rather mature calligrapher. What is most worth mentioning in Xu Jies calligraphy is the generation of emotion inside calligraphy, as this is the prime impetus of life, the egress and ingress of true goodness, and more the performance of lifes tension. Calligraphy already integrates with Xu Jies life, and in the future, the height of her calligraphic achievement will become a segment of her life, may this segment be glowing, full of flesh and blood, and epochal and historic.
At the Mid-autumn Festival of 2000 Zheng Zhusan at Qiantang Wuqing Pavilion