丁蓓莉 毛冬华 叶 李 岗 李戈晔 佘 松 郝孝飞 熊明非
After the experience of painting and photograph about seaside, the creations of Ding Beili which were about the understanding of horizon have been expanded to a wider area. Her visual angle was changed between water - sky and land - sky ceaselessly. In the process of this converting, we can see not only the long sweep of the mountains in the heavy fog but also the office blocks of metropolis permeated the mountain massif. However, we can find that the strategy of frame which was used by Ding Beili is aimed to the interests of shadow, outline and water vapor which is under the unbound state. The water vapor which permeated the mountain massif or the office blocks of metropolis forms not only the hazy hue but also the temperament of remote, dignified, low-pitched and pragmatic in the large mountains because of the character of floating.
The artworks of curtains and cages presented by Mao Donghua are the purely one in his paintings of foolproof composition. It's also one of the directions she is looking for. The choice of this matter has a powerful symbolism and a character of metaphor. Curtains and cages match the traditional Chinese classical culture directly. Meanwhile, the choice also shows flexible esthetics. Maybe it is because her female identity and the understanding of life by herself. This series artworks come through two stages. The first stage is that the themes of pictures were composed by curtains, cages and birds. Secondly, when she removed the birds from the cages, the paintings display the state of metaphor in another level immediately. The painter brings his thinking into his creation and makes the pictures more purity.
Ye Peng is thinking how to keep the traditional character of esthetics in his new works recently. His annotation of Buddhism and preference of zigzag theme are showed in his artworks of flowers. His paintings of lotus are filled with spiritualism. He values shape but not make it too formal. He pays more attention to establish his own atitude base on the similarity in shape and shows his own ideas or emotions. His flower-bird works not only have the preciseness of drawing which was presented in Song dynasty but also have the pizazz of drawing which was presented in Yuan dynasty. Meanwhile, Ye Peng also pays attention to deal with the background of painting and gives its colors of surroundings specifically. Through treatment of hue, the artworks of Ye Peng are away from the traditional form. The artworks were achieved the level of luxury through adding colourful emotions at the same time.
The characters of figure drawings presented by She Song come from three fields: one is the choosing of theme. Cover girls from the fashion magazines are the resources of this theme. It brings him the fashional beauty. The second character is that he usually keeps the display of lines to a minimum. Meanwhile, he makes an utmost effort on the skill of cutting up the frame in using the small squares which are filled with heavy colors. It makes his compositions of the pictures have a visual tensility which is erratic. The last one is his dealing with dreamlike vision. We can hardly see the figure in his artworks. He maybe caters to the consideration of heavy colors in using this kind of misty mode. She Song regards the painting of cover girls as the discovery of cultural illusion which was remained in the memories of people since time immemorial. Although She Song thinks the fashional women and the traditional scholar-bureaucrat has the similarity on cultural imagination, but we have more reasons to looking forward to the contradiction of them both.
The powerful perception in the paintings of LI Gang has a closer relationship with the choosing of volcano by him. In order to reappearance the general thinking, the traditional landscape painting prefers to describe the natural landscape which is in the chaos state. But the theme of LI Gang's painting is quite different from it. It is to say that the traditional landscape painting focus on the remote and chaos of the surface of mountains with great passion, then the landscape painting of Li Gang pay more attention to the display of the internal structure of mountains and the sight after the volcanic eruption. It makes the landscape paintings of Li Gang be selected in the situation of contemporary landscape painting at new latitude. The theme of volcanic presented by Li Gang has the character of multiple powerful perception, not only the quiet state of brewing but also the unrest after breaking out, even the floweriness after the volcanic congealed. Li Gang puts the natural force into the art vision. There is no doubt to be linked with the modern mind at present.
The paintings of Li Geye never belong to the category of faddish esthetics. Her artworks always contain deep worldly thinking. So the splurge of technique has been put to a subordinate position as to aviod the criticism of mediocrity. Her paintings reside in the range of self-reflection and usually connect to the philosophy. Li Geye often compare life to the flowing river. And then she puts differents taste of life into this flowing river ceaselessly. So the river water and lives floating above the water filling our eyes from her drawing. Life, light or heavy, lonely or inner resource,lost or ignorant, stable or not even anchor or love has melted into the floating dust of life. Looking from this angle, the fashional departure by Li Geye illuminates the life state of modernist and notion developing from an opposite way.
Hao Xiaofei regards the discovery of contemporary Chinese painting by himself as an important part of visual image in a large cultural condition. It is for this reason that he draws the representational painting picture on the rice paper, so that he can fulfill the breakthrough of classical character painting. However, in term of the visual language which is showed by Hao xiaofei's artworks, although he regards the 襂nnermost and enjoyable?which was said by the ancients as the pursuit of esthetics, but the innovation of language on character painting and the departure of nonrepresentational painting makes him increasing the interpenetration of current situation in the contemporary converting of character painting. He integrates the effects of painting language into his virtual space through his hardworking. It is successful for his creation of visual character painting as well as for finding a way of esthetics which purify the thinking.
The artworks presented by Xiong Mingfei have a close connection with several interests in life. Different from the artists who are good at painting in the impressionistic manner, Xiong Mingfei puts his interests on the way of dark color. It makes his drawings have a character of intuitionism and realizeise. In order to pull away from the tradition as possible, Xiong Mingfei uses some techniques of modern cartoon as reference. Therefore, the traditional painting with meticulous detail is given more interests and innocents. Looking from his last artworks, he wants to achieve a higher level on classical painting with meticulous detail absolutely. So the strategy he used is to form his own scheme language through resets the classical scheme and fashion scheme.