• 遗忘之海

    Oblivious Ocean

    水墨绘画,多种尺寸,2011-2017

    与此刻平静分明的海面相比,记忆中的洋面是神秘黑暗的,汹涌的海水中潜藏着无数的怪兽。那是一片无主的混沌,没有陆地和海洋的分界,海水想去哪里就去哪里 …

     

    我寻着这些景象而涂画:少年时心中的怪兽、祖母和村里的老海人讲述的传奇又伴着成年后对大海的经验从画面中渗出,文学中的幻觉、电影中的蜃景再现而再生。对前辈创造的山水画精华逐渐领会,浪花和云朵交织在一起,情绪和海雾一同弥漫。大海看上去也不那么像海了,海浪和山峰在此重叠。

     

    然而,我依然没有找到“记忆”中的那片汪洋,那是人类出现之前的海洋。从绝对奇异的海面上却有似曾相似的人朝你走来,面目模糊。这时你也许会问自己,该不该回头,遗忘之海的深沉壮阔让你不想靠岸。

    Ink On Paper, Multiple Size, 2011-2017

    Compared with its calmness and clearness today, the surface of the ocean is dark and mysterious in memory, numerous monsters lurking beneath its surging tides. It was chaos without the existence of man, without any border between land and sea, even without land, allowing the water to travel to anywhere it pleased…

    Recalling those scenes, I drew them down: the beast in the teenager’s mind of me, and the legends told by the old fishermen were all shining through in the paper, replaying the illusion in literation, and the castles in the air. I gradually grasped the essence of the Chinese landscape painting created by ancestors, with the waves and clouds interweaving, the emotion and mist permeating. The sea didn’t look like sea anymore, only to see the waves and mountain overlapping.

     

    However, I still haven’t found the boundless ocean of my memory, which is the ocean before the appearance of man. Imagine the first human to see the ocean, where you may glimpse someone familiar walking towards you, but you are not able to distinguish his contour clearly-exactly like the fact that you are from the ocean but you know so little about it. You would ask yourself whether to return or not, for the surging waves of the forgetting sea didn’t make you want to pull into the shore.