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Jiantao Hu, A Young Artist from YMM to USA

2015-11-30

 

When Jiantao Hu first came to YMM, he was only 9 and so far he has been with us for over 10 years. During this period, he has attended classes including Picasso Young Masters, DIY Handcrafts Workshop, International Animation Class, International Art Class and YMM Academician Studio, etc.

 

After 10 years’ trying, Jiantao Hu, a kid who loves painting, has turned into a skilled and sophisticated student in School of Art Institute of Chicago. His work Escape has been published by American magazine FNews Magazine. Chris Ware, a well-known American cartoonist commented, ‘ Jiantao’s works have reached a profound level: his grasps of both details and colors are accurate.’ All the teachers here in YMM are pound for his achievements.

 

 

Having been accepted by 7 top art universities in the world

 

In2014, Jiantao Hu has been accepted by 7 top art universities: School of Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons The New School for Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts in New  York, Goldsmiths, University of London, Kingston University London, Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts. In the end, he chose to major in Illustration in School of Art Institute of Chicago. Because of his distinguished results, he received the full scholarship from the university.

 

The examiner of School of Art Institute of Chicago made the decision of scholarship immediately after the interview. ‘You are a very remarkable student with very touching works. I sincerely hope that you will choose our institute.’

 

The examiner of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design said, ‘ you portfolio contains a great power which amazes me and it is one of the best portfolios I’ve ever seen.’

 

The examiner of Goldsmiths, University  of London still wanted to meet Jiantao even if he learned that Jiantao had accepted the offer from School of Art Institute of Chicago and spoke highly of his works.

 

 

Awards

 

During his time with YMM, he had won a lot of awards.

 

In July 2005, his multimedia work Forgotten was chosen for the 2015 Venice International Video and Performing Art Exhibition.

 

In February 2015, his wall painting Martin Luther King was chosen for the Martin Luther King Wall Painting Annual Exhibition held by American organisation HI USA.

 

In October 2014, his illustration Escaping Lungfish entered the Autodesk Worldwide Illustration Competition held by American company Autodesk and won the Most Innovative Work

 

In March 2014, his work Handmade Cartoon Book—Escape was chosen for the 60th anniversary exhibition at Fine Arts School Affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

 

In February 2013, he became the first Illustrator for the book ZHOUJI DAODAN and this book is publish in July 2013.

 

In November 2012, his illustration work Happy Time has won The Most Creative Award in the Second National Ten Distinguished Arts-majored Teenagers Competition.

 

In December 2011, his cartoon Landlord Airplane entered the second National Animation Competition for Students held by Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education and won Excellent Work.

 

In 2011, his cartoon work The story of Xiaopang won silver at the Fourth Tianyan Cup Chinese International Cartoon Competition for Teenagers.

 

In December 2008, his illustration work Shenzhen, 30 Years Before and After the Reform and Opening-up Policy has won Gold at the Fourth Shenzhen Art and Design Competition for teenagers and won 1000 RMB prize money.

 

Special Features

 

Jiantao Hu’s works are lively, fun and full of imagination. They contains various topics. One of the work from his portfolio is a series of paintings reflecting on the WW2. The lively figures and profound theme make it difficult to believe that this is a child’s work. He said, ‘ I am enthusiastic towards this series. I’d spent lots of time pondering on this topic, searching for materials. In the end, I chose cartoon to be the form of my art.’

 

The Way of Lay out is another graphic design of his. His teacher said that his handling of details is as accurate as any industrial design.

 

Special Features

 

Jiantao Hu’s works are lively, fun and full of imagination. They contains various topics. One of the work from his portfolio is a series of paintings reflecting on the WW2. The lively figures and profound theme make it difficult to believe that this is a child’s work. He said, ‘ I am enthusiastic towards this series. I’d spent lots of time pondering on this topic, searching for materials. In the end, I chose cartoon to be the form of my art.’

 

The Way of Lay out is another graphic design of his. His teacher said that his handling of details is as accurate as any industrial design.