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2016年11月24日

与何汶玦对话-Talk with WenJueHe

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Questions for Wenjue
与汶玦对话

是什么原因使您从“看电影”转移到“日常影像”,难道是电影题材已经不再炙手可热了吗?

What makes you switch from Watching Movies to Daily Images? Is it because movie subjects are no longer popular?

当然不是的,一直以来我都是几个题材同步进行的,从九几年开始创作的“水系列”到今天我也一直都在继续探索,所以“看电影”系列未来也会继续研究下去。因为这些都是我个人的成长经历,我的生活,我所有的创作理念都来源于我的生活,生活本身发生了变化,创作也自然会随之发生变化。“看电影”系列并未从我的生活中消失,只是我现在专注于新的创作方向,“看电影”系列在将来也许会以新的形式展现给大家。

Of course it is not like that, I’ve been focusing on several subjects at the same time, starting with Water back in 1990s. As a result of it, I will definitely keep working on Watching Movies. Since all of those creative ideas are from my own experience in life, when life itself changes, the concept of creation will change as well. Watching Movies never dies, but I’m currently focusing on new direction in my creation. Chances are that Watching Movies will be shown in a different art form in the future.

 “日常影像”系列是冥想性的,是田园式的,他们代表着平静祥和的世界,反观之我们则生活在充斥着暴力和艰难的时代。

Daily Images is meditational and idyllic, which represents a peaceful world. The real one that we are living in, by contrast, is full of violence and difficulties.

其实我并不这样看待,“日常影像”系列并不代表着理想化的田园诗意,它也含有不安的成分,我想要呈现的就是我所见到的生活的本来面貌。我画了菜市场,台球厅,医院等等一些地方,这些就是日程生活的点点滴滴,我像写日记一样观察着记录着他们,期待能够如实地反映它们。

Actually I’m not thinking that way, Daily Images doesn’t only represent the idealistic life, but also the uneasiness hide behind it, and that’s what I really wanted to show—the nature way of life. I painted farmers’ market, poolroom and somewhere else like the hospital, with the intention to reflect life the way it is like I’m writing a diary and these places, rightly considered, are the expression and epitome of life itself.

“日常影像”是不是对过去时光的一个闪回,或者他们代表了一种回归和平年代的可能性?尤其是关于“博物馆”的绘画,我们看到一个孤独的女子在博物院的长凳上休息;“麻将”作品中,看到人们在户外阳光下玩麻将。请问汶玦是不是想要表达某种心情,一种属于中国式的日常生活,或者是一种更加偏向于精神层面的表达?

Is Daily Images a flashback of the past life, or it represents a possibility to go back to those old peaceful days? We saw a lonely girl was sitting on the bench in front of the museum in Museum;we saw people play mahjong in outdoors. Wenjue, are you trying to express a certain kind of mood, a Chinese way of life, or something spiritual?

也不是。“看电影”系列是回忆性的,“日常影像”要表达的是当下。它们只是我对世界的一种看法,不代表我要追忆逝去的年代。“博物馆”,“打麻将”都是生活的片段,“博物馆”中我看到的不是孤独,而是片刻的安宁,“打麻将”就是众生相的一面。在我的家乡湖南常德,人们很喜欢在室外打麻将,家家户户都有麻将,就像您天天喝咖啡,就是一种生活方式。所以我是通过我的认知去表现这个世界,不妄加评价,而是单纯地呈现它。

Not really. Watching Movies is about the past memories, Daily Images tells the present, they are all simply my opinions about the world, not that I miss those old days. Watching Movies and Mahjong both show clips of the life and I see no solitude but momentary peace in Museum. In my hometown Changde, Hunan, the fact that almost every family enjoys playing mahjong in outdoors, like you drink coffee everyday, is just a certain lifestyle. So Mahjong shows people’s daily life in a nature way. All that I want to do is, to show this world the way it is through my judgment-free cognition.

对于西方人来说,作品“美术馆”和爱德华 霍珀的作品有相似的痕迹,请问您是不是对历史绘画感兴趣?

For westerns, Museum looks similar in some ways to Edward Hooper’s paintings, are you also interested in historical paintings?

我喜欢宁静忧伤孤独的事物,正如我的内心也是如此。“博物馆”并没有刻意地去贴合历史绘画,但我确实比较欣赏霍珀的绘画,可能也因此留下了其画作风格的痕迹,让人觉得些许相似。

I like things with peaceful and solitary image because deep inside, that is also the way I am. Museum is not a copy of any historical paintings. I truly appreciate Hooper’s works and that’s probably why I got influenced by his painting style and reflect it in my own works unconsciously.