PAN Wenxu  潘汶汛

 

selected works 作品精选


artist statement

There are images of “beings” in my paintings. Actually, by saying “being” am circling around the most important aspect of my paintings; my intention is not to paint any concrete humans, nor do I care to explain who these people are. A Long time ago, people felt it was not enough to worship Buddha with only the imagery of stupas or the traces he left behind. Thus, the image of Buddha himself began appearing in our secular world, and these illustrated figural narratives gradually permeated the lives of the masses. Such figures always follow the lives of ordinary human beings.

While our world is full of different kinds of human life, my instincts always call me back to the past. For me, the mountains and rivers are also beings. I regard human beings as I might a rock to the mountain, a branch to a tree, or a fragrance to a flower. I am searching for a more distant world. A world that resembles the one I knew as a child when I was first developing my senses. "I" am still inside this world, but it is a remote place, so remote that it touches the depth of every sensitive heart, whether it existed in past or is to be found in the future.

When people observe my paintings and ask, "Is that you?" I say, "yes". What I really mean is that my subjects are an elemental part of me, so fine and delicate that they permeate everything. They are my essence; they're everywhere and yet at the same time, they're remote. With regard to the "significance" of my painting, I think it somewhat resembles Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: We cannot measure the world. The unconformity of a mathematical matrix is like any image or word that attempts and fails to describe the world. Whereas, the incessant fluctuation gives rise to many possible channels of understanding, distance must be the main route; it opens any eyes, and exchanges the uncertain for the undisputedly splendid.

In front of my paintings, I would like to preserve this power of "distance." "The sense of distance" is like the buoyancy of water or the movement of the atmosphere; it extends people's awareness and provides access to this small and remote world.

I am happiest when I am able to capture the indistinct and delicate of the atmosphere. Between every image surface there is a wide range of minutiae: the tiny particles that keep rhythm, the atomic electrons, and quantum energy. These are the non-visible, the immeasurable and the indescribable in a painting, which help relate the "style", "allure" or "temperament" of a painting. 

When a brush touches the pater, the vestiges of ink gradually become images. The brush, the paper, the fibers, the line and the color are all poetic rhythms that ultimately stimulate our nerves in a certain way. It is thus clear that beyond the associations of the visible image, ink painting itself contains even deeper meaning.

"When a breeze kisses a lake, ripples are born. When the sun leaves a mountain, mists are born." Such is a world that I love, random and magical variations that are so rare in the "human" world.

Let's return again to "beings". These are the beings of a certain world, where there are no longer difference between the two sexes, and only their corporeal bodies remain the same as ours. These beings represents the pureness of innocence and the attraction of some distant divinity - the distinction and similarity between male and female is important here. There are also trees, stones, lotus, deer, birds, breezes, mists and fragrances in my paintings; this is what I like. For me these life forms always carry associations such as: distant clarity, happiness, sharpness, gravity, vagueness, attraction, ambiguity, endless succession, loneliness and wordless silence.

Was there ever such a scene? Although the paintings represent some distant world, I hope that every viewer can still find a connection to this free and ethereal state of mind. 

艺术家自述

我的画面里有“人”的形象。这实在是兜了圈子。我并不想画任何具体的“人”,也不想落实到具体是谁。从前的人们开始不再满足“窣堵波”或是神的足迹来纪念佛,从而佛的形象落进人间。世俗的神迹故事也渐渐化进了大众生活,形象跟着生活走。

在各式人样与世俗生活中,却我本能地想回去,山山水水其实也是人,我也想把人当做山石或是树枝岚气之类,既是世间万物一样去看待。我要一个更远的世界。象我儿时初有知觉时,认识的世界,“我”在里面,却依然遥远,远到可以触及每个敏感的心底里。无论逝去或是将来。

他们看着画面,说:这是“你吗”。我说是吧,它们的确就是我的元素,那些细细密密的透不过气来的东西,无处不在,也间隔距离。对于绘画上的“精微”,有时候就像海森伯的不确定关系定义,我们无法测量世界,矩阵中的不对等性就像任何一个企图尽力去描述世界的形象或词汇,都是无法企及那样。而不停的变幻也是各式意会的可能途径。距离是通道,打开某个眼,不确定的交换沸腾才是美妙。

一件作品,放在前面,我想要保持“间距”力量。“距离感”像水的浮力,空气动而有风一样,从而伸展出让人各自的认识一个小世界的途径。

细细晕染空气是我乐意的,在每样物象之间,都有各式各样的小小存在,它们或是一些最简单的节奏,进而也是一些原子电子量子,那些非可见的也无法确切测量、描述的“场”在绘画中,也会转述成“格调”,“吸引力与气质”。

笔落下,既有痕迹渐成形象,毛笔,纸的各式纤维,痕迹墨色;都是诗性节奏,细微牵动着神经。线与笔墨赋予可见的形象联想之外,也应有更深沉的意味。

“风值水而漪生,日薄山而岚出”是我喜欢的世界,随机与幻化,在“人”间是更难得的样子。

再回到那些“人”。某个世界的人,摒弃一些性别的差异,留下他们自己的体态。是未经时的纯粹,也是遥远神性的招引。男与女的性别差异或是交织,在这里不是重要的事情。里面还有树、石、莲花、鹿、飞鸟、风、水气、香。这些都是我喜爱的东西。它们总带着:清远,愉悦、凌厉、沉重、模糊、牵引、暧昧、悠扬自生不息、孤独沉寂不语的气质。

曾是一个场景吗?虽然有天远地缘,但依然可以化作每个观者自由维度的心境。


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1976  Born in Hangzhou

2010  Ph.D, China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou

2010 to present   Associate professor, China Academy of Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions

2015

"Pan Wenxun", Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 

2012 

"Sand of the Silk - Washing Stream", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

"Beyond the Clouds", AMAN FAYUN, Hangzhou

2006 

"Traces...Memories",  Yanhuang Art Museum , Beijing

Group Exhibitions

2013 

"ILLUSION/IMAGE: Contemporary Chinese Ink Art Series I", Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

"New Prominent of Academy: Exhibition of the Nominated for China’s Contemporary Ink and Wash Artists 2013", Today Art Museum, Beijing

2012

"Open Portrait" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

"Ink in 5 Colors" China Contemporary Ink Painting Artist Invitational Exhibition, Hubei Academy of Fine Arts Museum

"Shanghai New Ink Painting Exhibition 2012 - China Ink Scene." Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

"Detonate" CYAP opening exhibition of young contemporary artists, Beijing International Convention and Exhibition Center

2011 

"Similarities and Differences - Chinese Painting", Yangzhou Museum of Art

"No Territory - Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition", Yantai Yu Chen Art Gallery, Yantai

"New Academy Formation", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

"Youth Arts 100 Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition", Beijing Ditan Park

"Body Image", Contemporary Ink Exhibition, Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum

Vision China, Aisa, Japan lnviational Exhibition, Chinses Cultural Centre,  Tokyo

2010 

"Reshaping History 1999-2009: Temperament and Civilization" Ink Art Exhibition, Beijing International Exhibition Center

"Ink Painting Matrix", Today Art Museum, Beijing

2009 

"The Four Array", Today Art Museum, Beijing

"2170 Ink Art Exhibition", Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing

"Different Directions and Similarities", Huantie Art Gallery, Beijing

"The 4th Shanghai New Ink Painting Exhibition Ink Moment of Contemporary Women Ink Painting Exhibition", Duolun Museum of Art, Shanghai

"Reverse. Reflect", Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition, Ben Se Museum, Suzhou

"Body Image", Contemporary Ink Exhibition, Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum

2008 

National Youth Art Exhibition, China Art Museun, Beijing

"West Lake Same Year" The China Academy of Fine Art Exhibition of Young Teachers, Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen

"Ink Charm", Ueno Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2007

The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum

"The Seventies Generation: Watercolor and Desire", Wuhan fine Arts and Literature Centre

"Invitational Exhibition of Doctoral Degree Candidates", China Academy of Fine Art

2006

"Transformational of Tradition", He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen

"Sino - Korean Contemporary Watercolor Painting Exhibition", Shenzhen Art Museum

"Watercolor Young Painters", Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing

"New - Reform Invitational Exhibition" Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou

2005 

"Sino - Korean Contemporary Watercolor Painting Exhibition", Seoul, Korea

"Setting Out - Young Ink Artists' Annual Exhibition", Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing

"The First Fine-Brush Painting Invitation Exhibition of Zhejiang Province", zhejiang Henglu Art Museum

"50 Famous Contemporary Chinese Painters", Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing

2004

"Painting and Writing in Modern Times" The 4th Shenzhen International Biennial Watercolor Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Guangdong & Shenzhen Painting Institute, Guangshanyue Art Museum

"Click on Tradition" Contemporary Middle-aged and Young Chinese Painting Artists" Nomination Invitation Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum

"Majority", Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai

"Inheritance and Fusion", Middle-aged and Young Contemporary Chinese Painters Invitational Exhibition, Guangzhou

2001

"Brush, Ink, Sense, Rhyme" International Watercolor Painting Invitation Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, toured to Japan

 

简历

1976 生于杭州

2010 博士学位,国画系,中国美术学院,杭州

2004 硕士学位,国画系,中国美术学院

2004 - 今   任教于国画系,中国美术学院

个展

2015

"潘汶汛", 蜂巢艺术中心, 北京

2012            

“浣溪沙”,上海美术馆 

“云上”,安缦法云舍,杭州 

2006

“迹. 忆”,炎黄艺术馆,北京

群展

2013年             

“学院的力量---在处” 中国美术学院提名展,关山月美术馆,深圳

“幻像---当代中国水墨大展”,蜂巢当代艺术中心,北京

台北索卡当代水墨展,索卡,台北

“复兴之路” 中国当代工笔画展,快艺空间,杭州

当代水墨名家提名展快艺空间,杭州

水墨现场当代水墨艺术家提名展,浙江美术馆

“学院新方阵水墨展”,今日美术馆,北京

“第八届深圳水墨双年展”,关山月美术馆

2012年            

“开放的肖像”当代艺术展,民生美术馆,上海

“墨分五色 — 中国当代水墨艺术邀请展”,湖北美术院美术馆

“上海新水墨大展2012” - 中国水墨现场,多伦美术馆,上海

‘墨契’当代水墨展,汕上空间,汕头

“引爆”CYAP当代青年艺术家扶持计划,北京国际会展中心

 2011

“和而不同——中国画展”,扬州美术馆

“无境 — 当代水墨展”,宇辰美术馆,烟台

“品逸女画家邀请展”,品逸美术馆, 北京

“学院新方阵”,上海美术馆

“叠加与互现” 中国当代艺术邀请展,国粹美术馆,北京

“青年艺术100” 当代艺术作品展,地坛公园,北京

“身体意象”当代水墨的表述,徐汇艺术馆,上海

2010            

“改造历史1999-2009”之“气质与文明”水墨单元艺术展,北京国际会展中心

“学院水墨新方阵”,今日美术馆,北京

2009年

“四门阵当代水墨展”,今日美术馆,北京

“2170水墨艺术展”,江苏省美术馆,南京

第四届上海新水墨大展“水墨当下之当代女性水墨画展”,多伦美术馆,上海

“转向与关联”,环铁美术馆,北京

“呈现于建构—当代水墨画邀请展”,人可艺术中心,杭州

“反.映” 当代水墨展,本色美术馆,苏州

“身体意象”当代水墨展,徐汇美术馆,上海

“水墨新锐展”,文津艺术中心,北京

2008

“第三届全国青年美展”,中国美术馆,北京

“ 西湖同年”中国美术学院青年教师作品展,关山月美术馆,深圳

“水墨清韵”,森美术馆,东京,日本

“学院新方阵 - 当代中国青年水墨画家提名展”,朱屺瞻美术馆,上海

“落墨”,海上山艺术中心,上海

“南北水墨画展”,武侯祠,成都

 2007

“第三届成都艺术双年展”,成都现代艺术馆

“七零一代水墨欲望”,武汉美术文献艺术中心

“中国当代水墨”,中国当代艺术空间

“私语”,浙江省人物画展,浙江省人物画协会

“绘事后素” - 中国美术学院博士生提名展,中国美术学院              

北京宋庄水墨同盟提名展,北京

2006

“传统的延异 — 当代传统彩墨学术邀请展”,何香凝美术馆,深圳

“中韩当代水墨展”,深圳美术馆

“水墨新锐展”,炎黄艺术馆,北京

“新改良主义学术邀请展”,广东美术馆,广州

2005              

“韩中当代水墨画展” ,首尔,韩国

“启航、水墨新锐年展” ,炎黄艺术馆,北京

“倐若造化” 首届浙江省工笔画邀请展 ,浙江恒庐

“视觉惊艳”2005上海青年美术大展,上海

“翰墨精华—中国现代五十名家展”,江苏省美术馆,南京

2004

“第四届深圳国际水墨画双年展之-笔墨在当代”,深圳

第十一届浙江省美展,杭州 

“点击传统” 当代中青年国画家提名邀请展,深圳美术馆

“少数服从多数当代艺术展”,比翼艺术中心,上海

“传承与融合” 当代中国中青年中国画邀请展,广州

2001

“中国美协第十五届新人新作展”,中国美协,中国美术馆,北京

“笔、墨、意、韵” 国际水墨画学术邀请展巡展,上海美术馆,日本巡展

“第二届浙江省中青年花鸟画展”,浙江展览馆

“第二届中日人与自然绘画作品展”,浙江省博物馆

第九届全国美展,中国美协,关山月美术馆,深圳

作品馆方收藏:

关山月美术馆,湖北美术文献中心,成都现代艺术馆,浙江画院, 深圳画院


resources 资料

  • Pan Wenxun's Painting: The Serenity Within by Tiffany Beres (PDF)
  • 潘汶汛的绘画:内在的宁静 文/庞惠英 (PDF)
  • 解读潘汶汛 文/董捷 (PDF)