My name is Bella Ding, I am a Yr5 student from the Bilingual Section of WFLPS. I have learned how to create art work in my spare time during the past 8 years. This time I am excited and a little bit nervous to have my personal exhibition in the familiar school campus.
Like other painters, I appreciate the procedure of creating art which inspires my life and make me joyful. However I am always not satisfied with my own work. I am a little bit anxious and I wish I could do it better.
With the encouragement of the teachers and my family, I took on this challenge. I mapped the growth when creating art work. My work reflects my growth. The work from different periods reflects myself in another aspect. It is not like the words or the direct language. I can recount each lines of my work, the color and the light all reflect my thoughts.
展览主题介绍～Introduction to the Exhibition
This time, my personal gallery’s theme is “Between Ink and Color”
The“Between Ink and Color”exhibition leads the visitors to wonder between black and white.It is a game with the materials.
”Ink”shows the combination of the tradition and the modern. It presents multiple perspectives and the thinking steps.
”Color”shows the art philosophy and the forms of the beauty. It reflects the meaning of the art and even a scienctific invention.
”Material”plays the role as the middle person. It presents the changes of the ink and the color and the exploration as I experiment.
Ink painting, along with thousands of changes, creates the ink world of the Chinese people.
Sketch, among the different lays of the “Ink” which presents the “Black and white”art of light and shadows. It is a typical flavor of “ink”.
Every time when I use the “ink”, I feel like there are layers of fun behind the black dots of ink.
Ink is my understanding of the space.
Ink is the expression of the changes in light and shadow.
Ink is my explanation of a mysterious power.
Color is an impression. It not only brings out the wonderful colorful world, but also inspires us to feel in our hearts the wonderful world.
当色彩有规律的排列组合时，仿佛让我们感受到音乐的律动；When the color has patterns and combinations, it seems to show us the melody of music.
当色彩变得“柔和细腻”时，仿佛让我们回想起美好温馨的往事；When the color is soft, it seems to remind us of beautiful things that have happened in the past.
当色彩冷暖变幻时，仿佛让我们看遍那春水、夏花、秋叶、冬雪。When the color is changed between the cold color and the warm color, it seems to present us the water in Spring, the flowers in Summer, the leaves in Autumn and the snow in Winter
Postcard:the interaction with the little painter
I designed a session of giving postcards. I chose 5 pieces of my work and send them as postcards. I hope more visitors could take my paintings and words away and create their own painting and words too.
I hope the visitors can feel the connection between the black and the white. I’d like to share my curiosity and excitement through using different materials. Thank you for witnessing my brave trail.
丁婕倩目前就读上海世外小学五年级。她从小就喜欢美术，同时也有很多其他的爱好。2岁开始在蕃茄田艺术学习艺术统整课程。这里不仅有美术的学习，更能接触到广泛的社会主题。上课的方式生动灵活趣味性强。随着学习的深入，丁婕倩对于不同创作形式、媒材的应用，有了自己的理解，也渐渐形成自己的创作风格，艺术创作成了她表达观点、抒发情感的方式。小学阶段丁婕倩转入T.Gallery学习，学习方式更注重针对学员特点的个性化的内容设置， 同时，侧重于让学员参与大型创作类赛事展览活动中，在一定情境和主题立意下，完成集体创作或个人创作。Ding jieqian is a Yr5 student of WFLPS. She likes art and has a lot of other hobbies. When she was 2 years old, she started to learn the course in Fanqietian art center. There were not only art learning but also some social topics. The form of lessons is fun and interesting. As the time goes by, Ding jieqian has her own understanding of using different materials and has her own art style. Art is a way for her to express herself.When she was in Primary School, she went to T.Gallery to learn and the learning method focused on her personality.Meanwhile, she has participated a lot of art competitions. She achieved many group work and individual work under the certain topic.
和大多数的孩子一样，从毫无压力的爱好使然，到去适应有目标、有主题、有观点、有形式限制的创作表达，刚开始会非常不适应。但是在指导师的引导下，也在同伴的互相激发下，丁婕倩开始对获得阶段性的肯定，有了小野心。常能突破赛制限制发挥，将此前累积的知识、技能和思考都调动和激发起来。丁婕倩在投入创作时异常专注，而且对于自己的想法非常坚持。参加比赛，往往需要很大的时间投入，平衡好其他学业的需求也还是一项挑战孩子时间管理的能力。丁婕倩的父母在这方面给到孩子非常大的支持。由此也开始了她在创作历程上的一次次突破。Just like the majority of the children, she didn’t get used to the art creation starting from hobby and setting up the goal, topic, ideas, the expression with the limitation. But under the guidance of the mentor, Ding jieqian start to be recognized her efforts step by step. Using her prior knowledge, skills and thoughts to do more inspiration. Ding jieqian concentrated on her work and persists her thoughts. It takes a lot of time to participate the competition. She needs to do the time management to balance the academics and the art work. It is a big challenge for her. Ding jieqian’s parents support her a lot. She has many breakthroughs in her art work.
丁婕倩的创作风格多元，她自信开放的态度，反映在愿意尝试各类媒材，愿意挑战多种创作形式上。不管面对自画像自我的定义还是打造一个面具的个性与神秘。愿意打开整个身体创造韵律之美。每一次尝试，每一次挑战都打开里一扇艺术的窗，看到丰富多次的世界可能性。由此也开启了她在各大创作赛事活动中绽放的光彩进程。Ding jieqian has diversity elements in her work. She is confident and open. She is willing to try different kinds of materials and eager to challenge many forms of work. No matter whether it is the portrait or a mysterious mask. She is willing to open the whole body to show the beauty of the body shape. Every time, she tries, she opens an art window. It shows the possibility of the multiple layers of the world. She starts her journey of participating each competition.
2022年3月丁婕倩和所有生活在上海的小朋友一样，因为新冠疫情的影响，而开始长达几个月的隔离在家的生活。隔离期间，上海的物流受到限制，limitation of the delivery. She was short of materials. Ding jieqian was in Yr4. She had mastered the skill of creating work on the digital board. She was productive during 家中创作媒材短缺。已经就读小学四年级的丁婕倩，此时已经熟练掌握在电子手绘板上创作。隔离在家的日子，也成了她创作高产的时间，平均1-2天，她就会有新的作品。艺术融入在她生 活的点滴。In March, 2022, Ding jieqian was just like other children in Shanghai, she was lockdown at home for several months due to the Covid-19. During that period, there was the limitation of the delivery. She was short of materials. Ding jieqian was in Yr4. She had mastered the skill of creating work on the digital board. She was productive during that period. She had 1 to 2 new pieces of work on average. The art is involved in her daily life.
长期专注的投入，格拉德威尔的一万小时定律在丁婕倩身上再次上演。征战的各大赛事活动奖项接踵而来。With the long-term dedication, Gladwell’s 10000-hour rule takes effects on Ding jieqian. She got many prizes in all kinds of competitions.
2020年9月5日第三届《初芒计划》开幕式，集创作品《蝙蝠与泡泡人》在上海油画雕塑院展出。Sep.5th 2022, she got the 3rd <Chu mang Plan>Opening ceremony, group work <The bat the the bubble man> presented in Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Academy.
2020年9月《你好呀！故宫》全国青少年艺术创作征集活动获得全国级评审团大奖。平面创作奖/集体创作奖/作品设计。Sep. 2022 <Hello, Palace Museum> National teenagers art work, got the big award of the judge group. Creation award/ Group Award/ Best design Award
2021年8月《沿着大象的纹路》亚洲象保护公益展。群组作品和个人作品展览。August 2022 <Track the elephants’ line> Asian Elephant Charity Gallery, group work and individual work
2021年联合国《生物多样性公约》（COP15）自然而然儿童绘画作品市级三等奖2021 United Nation<Essential Agreements of multiple creatures> Science Children Painting 3rd prize of Shanghai
2021年 上海初芒计划《国潮少年》Shanghai Chu mang Plan <National Teenager>
2022年 中国文物报社 新春生肖文物联展全国奖2022 China Article Agency New spring Animal Zodiac National Award
丁婕倩一个年仅10岁的新锐创作者，她的艺术世界正待开启。Ding jieqian, a ten-year old painter. Her art world is ready to start.