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梦在“良知”“良能”中:读《王宪荣哲理水墨画作品集》

核心提示: 王宪荣的“哲理水墨小品”,就是表现之一。Philosophical Ink Sketches of Xianrong Wang are one of those kinds.

梦在“良知”“良能”中

读《王宪荣哲理水墨画作品集》

作者:端木公

读王宪荣的书画作品,令人自然想起了石涛那句“笔墨当随时代”的名言,而且,感觉已经上升到“笔墨当映时代”的境界。《深圳晚报》把王宪荣的哲理水墨小品作为“公益广告”而率先推出,其本身就是对他这一艺术形式的认同和赞赏,而连续多日持续刊出,让广大读者一睹为快。

世界有许多道理,若用言辞,则难以表达,但佐以图文,则恍然大悟。王宪荣的哲理水墨小品,借画说“话”。其角度之有味、有趣、有思,则是自己的独特感悟。他独特的艺术形式,可让人深入浅出,轻松得悟,耳目一新。

中国画的最高境界在于写意。这使我很自然想起了三个人物。一位是被称为文人画鼻祖的唐代著名诗人王维。苏轼认为,他“诗中有画,画中有诗”,是中国文人画追求的最高境界。另两位则是近代的美术大家丰子恺先生和当代的漫画大家方成先生。王宪荣的哲理书画应当受过他们的启迪和影响,但又有了自己独特的艺术表达符号和创作风格。他的画,无论是对当下民瘼民风的关注,还是对家国事务的参悟,一画一理,甚至一画多理,启人深思。他的200多幅画中,实际上列出了许多我们应当重新考量的文化课题。这与王维的真佛家品性,与丰子恺的类风情小品,或与方成的对号性辣讽都不尽相若,不仅仅是照相式的“立此存照”,而是一种富有时代激情和热望的文化灵性。可以说,王宪荣开创了一种有别于他人的新形式。他以正直的价值理念向人性叩问、掘进,从而表达出自己对世界、人性的当代思考。这在当今时代,是极其难能可贵的。难能可贵的当然不止是探索艺术,更主要是其中所蕴含的入世精神、出世姿态和文化酝酿的升华。因为它需要的不是逃避现实,也不是急功近利,而是开动头脑,向内用功,以致“良知”。良知,就是时代责任,就是艺术家的品德。良能就是表现的手段和艺术效果。以“良知”而致“良能”,王宪荣正向着明代哲学家王阳明所说的“知行合一”目标进发了。这是王宪荣“哲理水墨小品”,或者“世情哲理书画”带给我们的良性启示,或者按照时新的说法,叫做“艺术正能量”。

深圳是一个以“创新”立市的地方,曾经在经济和观念领域开创了许多“全国之最”。深圳人骨子里业已扎根的“原创”精神,正在以更宏阔的文化表现形式而逐渐内化,并日益凝结为一种“城市品质”。王宪荣的“哲理水墨小品”,就是表现之一。在本画册中,我们可以看到他独立的观察,独立的表达,独立的视觉,独立的效果。这种独立,就是“原创”。惟其原创,才价值独具。正因为价值独具,才备受关注。这既是一个深圳艺术家的品质,更是深圳的城市基因,也是中国人正在兴起的世界文化风潮。

与《深圳晚报》登载的社会公益广告作品相比,在这次结集出版的作品里,有了更丰富的展示。这表明他已经走过了这些年探索开发的初创阶段,已经走向成熟,走向更远。

这是非常令人鼓舞的。谨表祝贺,至期益远。

端木公(著名作家、书法家,“梦想文化”创始人,现任深圳市梦想文化研究中心干事长,深圳原创艺术协会副会长等职。其所撰《梦非梦》一书,曾获2011年全国十大励志书)

Dream in Conscience and Talent

—— Comment on Philosophical Ink Paintings of Xianrong Wang

Duan Li(Duanmu Gong)

Appreciating works from Xianrong Wang can easily remind us of the famous quote by Shi Tao that artworks should go with times and his works have obviously risen to the level of reflecting the times. Shenzhen Evening News’ publication of his philosophical ink sketches as public services advertisements is itself a confirmation and compliment of his art form. It has been published a few days in a row and audience could enjoy it now.

For senses and principles, it is hard to explain in words, but together with drawings people could be easily enlightened. Xianrong Wang borrows painting to tell the truths. He has his own stylish point of views which are rich, interesting and profound. His art form is simply conveyed, easily comprehended and genuinely creative.

The highest state of traditional Chinese painting is to capture the essence, which reminds me of three figures. The first one is Wei Wang, noted poet of Tang dynasty and also originator of literati painting. Su Shi thought his works were painted inside poetry with poetry inside painting, which is the highest state that Chinese scholars have been pursuing. The other two are famous modern artist Zikai Feng and well-known contemporary comic artist Cheng Fang. Xianrong Wang’s philosophical works maybe influenced by them, but at the same time have his own unique artistic expression symbols and creative style. Each of his paintings, no matter concerned about current social situation or thoughts of state affairs, make people ponders over one truth or even more truths. His over 200 pieces of paintings are actually topics listed for us to rethink about culture, which distinguish themselves from Wei Wang’s Buddhist character, Zikai Feng’s folk sketches or Cheng Fang’s sarcastic comics. They are not only photogenic record of the moment but cultural intelligence filled with passion and aspiration of the world. Xianrong Wang established a new form of art with his honest outlook to question and push humanity in order to express his contemplation on world and human being. That is rare treasure in a modern world. What is treasurable is not only to explore art but the spirit into the world, attitude about the world and cultural reflection hidden in the art, for it requires not avoiding the reality or eager for quick success, but clear mind and cultivation for conscience. Conscience is times responsibility and artists’ morality. Talent is the expression form and artistic effect. Dedicating conscience to talent, Xianrong Wang has been progressing to the philosophy of the unity of knowledge and action brought up by philosopher Yangming Wang in Ming dynasty. That is the positive inspirations given to us by his philosophical ink sketches or folkloric philosophical paintings, which defined in popular term, is positive artistic energy.

Shenzhen was built upon innovations upmost in economy and perceptive area across the country. Originality has been rooted in Shenzhenese, and it has been cohering into a kind of urban quality in much broader internalized cultural expression. Philosophical Ink Sketches of Xianrong Wang are one of those kinds. In his works we can read about his independent observation, expression, visualization and effect. That independence is originality. Only originality produces value, only which attracts attention. It is the quality of a Shenzhen artist, foundation of the city, and a worldwide cultural wave being led by Chinese.

More paintings are shown in this publication compared to the public services ads in Shenzhen Evening News. After years of exploration, the works symbolized his maturity and further development in art.

It is very inspiring. Congratulations and looking forward to more accomplishment.

(Duan Li(Duanmu Gong), writer and calligrapher, inventor of Dream Culture, Secretary in charge of Shenzhen Dream Culture Institute, and vice president of Shenzhen Original Art Association etc. His book Dream is not Dream was awarded 2011’s Top Ten National Self-improvement Books.)

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