Fish Seller Counterattacks as a Landscape Painter

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 09:41
Shen Jianjiang
Shen Jianjiang

In the evening, the crowd at the Yucai Farmers' Market faded.
Shen Jianjiang's wife arranges and serves the fish, shrimp, clams, and clams at the aquatic stall. She sifts through a pile of aquatic products and exchanges water for them. Then, she picks up a large piece of white ice and puts it into the water tank. The dining table of the people of Jiangsu and Zhejiang cannot do without aquatic products. The busyness of aquatic product stalls is self-evident, but even when they are not busy, just looking at these closing processes shows that the operation of aquatic product stalls is not as simple as imagined. During the conversation with the reporter, Shen Jianjiang did not forget to help his wife.

With the same hands, he runs a fish stall during the day and writes calligraphy and paintings at night.

Previously, Shen Jianjiang received attention for being admitted to the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts during a fish sale break. After 23 years of operating a fish stall business, Shen Jianjiang has long been accustomed to living frugally and frugally. In order to pursue his artistic dream and receive professional training in higher education institutions of traditional Chinese painting, he gritted his teeth and paid a one-year tuition fee of 30000 yuan, embarking on a long journey of study.

Last March, Shen Jianjiang officially entered the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts for classes. Get up at 4 o'clock every day to stock, the booth opens at 7:30, and arrive at the School of Continuing Education at the China Academy of Fine Arts for classes before 9 o'clock.