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2013年06月09日

The Water of the River, the Lake and the Sea--Explain the painting of He Wenjue

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The Water of the River, the Lake and the Sea

                                   --Explain the painting of He Wenjue

  The fewer artists can use the water as a representative symbol in several times and let it vivid in Chinese modern art. Fang Lijun is one of them, He Wenjue also is included in them.

  Fang Lijun’s water is full of poesies and songs, he looks like “ a poet comes from the deep of the sea”. How bright and clean, deep and unpredictable he is.

  And how about He Wenjue’s  water…

  He Wenjue’s paintings show us the feel like go back to the old times then people facing to the difficult still have a brave heart. His water let me remember a song firstly: “ ……the gigantic billow is dancing with the strong wind/ we go to swimming in the river、in the lake 、in the sea/ the wind and rain crush the billow/ we have a red heart like a fire/ the children want to grow up soon/ the spoondrift are flying/ chairman Mao leads us ahead/ leads us ahead……” The aim is unambiguous and consistent, so people just need work hard in that times.

  He Wenjue is not a hardworking man, sometimes I think he is not cares a rush in fact. For this reason, He Wenjue’s art between the adamancy and laxity, likes “an avocation painter” who has a clinging, attentive, guieless, natural, genuine and unassuming character.

  He Wenjue’s water is an offhand contradictory. Of course the other artists are fear to paint the water like his. It is so hard to use a complicated way to paint water. This kind of water we maybe had seen in the “Terry Times”. Someone laugh at He Wenjue don’t know what is the water so he paints it like this. In fact, He Wenjue wants to make “a artificial phenomenon” implies a sprits that is “a guy can’t swimming so can't drown”. This thinking just fits the true of the “Modern Art”. So He Wenjue is to be a member of the “Modern Art” actually.

  Representing water’s evil and people’s evil doing that to against the Laozi and Zhuangzi’s “Harmonizelism” that is the “active thinking” of He Wenjue’s art theory. There are some attitudes of respect and tolerance in the painting of Chinese history. These attitudes come from the religion psychology of the begging the god for rain. This is the necromancy of the “Begging Water” and the “Servile- Philosophy” of an old China culture. He Wenjue’s spirit of  “Dayu has a war with the water” is foot on the traditional culture. It is happy to him to “fight” with the water. He feels the joyance like a song to flies highly.

   He Wenjue’s water is a segment of his history. Using an active attitude to paint the riptide. Describing a rhapsodical and purportless life to be sublimation when a body rushes into the water at once.

  He Wenjue’s water is vertiginous; a body with the water is also vertiginous. This kind of the “vertiginous” is across quickly and entangled forever. It is looks like an antinomy that the high technologies grow rapidly in our society today. The human make this antinomy. Some renew thinking and machine let the people lost the power to control something. It is like He Wenjue “ In the Water” . He Wenjue’s “In the Water” is a original point of his art theory about how to think about the life.

  He Wenjue’s paintings have a rhapsodical energy. He will expel a young man who is  looking for his aim in his vertiginous and unstable life. It is clear that a heart wants to be believed in his younger artist’s paingtings. He wants to prove the younger is bravery. He Wenjue has a natural way to show the war of the life like a body fight with the billow. The most people always think of that fashion in the art is use an implied way is better that a direct way to depiction today. These artists use the implied way are named the “No-culture” that is fade and outdated. But the “No-culture” is a core of today’s culture in fact. The “ No-culture” is the fashion culture in this times. We analyze the culture of the last times when talk about the “culture” in every times. We want to use the fashion culture to suppress the rising new culture wins the war of cultures. So we need meditate culture view. It is seem that the new culture comes from the old culture. Renew the traditional culture is beginning a new culture.

  I always to think about a question lately, a lot of young artist who involved in the “Cartoon Times” still use a “Traditional way” to produce their works. Maybe this is renewed attitude culture can ahead the popularity fashion culture. I think it is too foolish to summarize a culture when it is beginning because we shouldn't behind our life times. We need observe it carefully and will ask some questions about our times. I find phenomenon of China young artists; works that are going back to the last generation of “ The thinking about the advance guard art”. I think the old generation study from Europe and America and the new generation study for the older and the teacher. I think the old generation is the ture anti-art and the new generation is the successor.

  He Wenjue’ s resplendent art career is beginning. The road is so far away in future. It is like a wide sea. Let us to wait the most splendid riptide.