March 16, 2018, an entirely fresh and different exhibit, of Hu Yubing’s photographic works under a titled Song of Silence, had made its debut in Beijing 798 Art Center. One-by-one, that artist’s unusually wonderful works, attracted eye-sights as well thoughts of viewers: international photography-lovers, senior photography artists and journalists. The exhibit, let viewers have felt as in a super rich esthetical harvest, through the successful delivery of the artist’s sublime and his search in art and skills.
Hu Yubing’s works, presented characters of the Silence: traveling merchants on camels, lone poplar, ruin of Yuanming royal garden, corner architecture of former palace, Miao Nation’s old town… All are far and away from our vibrancy and impetuous under the modern skyscrapers. All together hardly few human figures are in these photos, but in silence they hold very human impressions, praise and sentiments. It associates a viewer his/her thought to history, encouraging his/her seeing-through toward the far silence.
Mr. Hu is an executive of a nterprise, and he has been an emerging figure of science and technologies. As well, his has debut an unexpectedly outstanding in frontline of the photography art circle, being capable to deliver works even well-known photographers admire. How have this happened? Mr. Luo Jin, who authored the Foreword for the Exhibit, has disclosed a simple truth of the sophistication.
Hu Yubing was an outstandingly smart and nice boy. Influenced by his parent’s generation, of high intellectuals, he encountered and loved photography at his youth. However, to those years, photography could be an absolute luxury hobby. In his middle school, Hu Yubing mastered darkroom processes, and his skills grew more mature than his field photography. He has participated new-peasant youth movement before entering college, studied and employed in engineering, and then studied and worked abroad. In 2002 he came back China with full commitment for high-tech startups and technological innovations. He pioneered supplemental bandwidth radio communication systems and post-LED healthy engineering lighting, two important latest world inventions from China origin. No matter in countryside, on school campus, live domestically or overseas, Hu Yubin persistently kept his hobby. His passion of photography, fused with sharp observations and capable grasp，enabled his works achieving an individuality realm of inner and in-depth thoughts. Today, as an CEO of a major financial administration enterprise, as well a managing director of a state think-tank, Mr. Hu works day-and-night, still manages to keep the one hobby of his. Once, he went to the famous landmark Nine Stockade Gully, the same day in and out, a round-clock trek, and no-stop for meals. That is his tenacious streak. Persistent persuasion, that truly explains his achieving status in photography.
This exhibit had a very successful opening. Participants are honored guests, such as: Ms. Xie Yingmei, the director of professional appraisal committee under Chinese Association of Photographers (also for many years she has been the director of the Association’s publish house), Mr. Zhang Guohua, the chairman of Administration Committee of 798 Art Zone, poet Qiao Fang (son of the well-known Qiao Yu), State First-Rank Fine Artist Xu Hongy, public art curator and director of Time-Space, a PhD from Central Fine Art Institute, Director Jincan of Sports and Culture Center under China Social Science Academy, General Secretary Lin Qiujin of Taiwan World Friendship Promotion Association, and so on. Media participants of this event included News Sector Chief Tian Changyou of Phoenix News, Reporter Zhou Jiming of China Sport News, Report Ye Zhufeng of Tensent, Also participated are Director Chen Jing of Design Committee under China Architecture Decoration Association. Chairman Yin Zhongjie of Oriental Jiuhong Investment Partnership, LLC.
We wish there are more wonderful photography artworks come out from Hu Yubing, along his wonderful journey of life.
Phoenix News (accountable editor, Xi Wen)