Rereading Times – The First China Oil Painting Society Exhibition, opened on November 19 in Beijing. The exhibition was jointly organized by Beijing Council International Auction Company and Duffy Arts Center, presenting the audience 35 art works made by the Mainstay artists of oil industry, including Duan Jianwei, Shen Ling, Wang Xin Dong ,Xu Deqi and other artists in the 90s of the last century. These works will appear in the Beijing Council Autumn Auction held in early December 2013 in Beijing after the end of the exhibition.
From the beginning of the new trendy art in the late 80s of the last century, Chinese painting creation appeared divided into official and unofficial camps. In the fall of 1995, the China Oil Painting Society was formally established, marking the history in which the oil painting have passed from the West to China for nearly 100 years setting off a new page, and interpreting the development of Chinese oil painting in a unique semi-official and semi- private way, showing their unique value in the intermediate zone between the system and outside-system. In 1996, nearly a year after the Society was born, it held the first China Oil Painting Society Exhibition, which is the fruit on the new cultural trees since China’s opening up, and is also a first major exhibition organized in the name of the society since the establishment of China Oil Painting Society. It is a combination of Chinese oil painting artist’s mind in several generations, and their sweat from tireless quest to create and hard work .