馬鵬抽象畫展

Brief Introduction of Peng Ma

Peng Ma (马鹏) is a versatile professional artist whose artistic practice extends to Chinese ink painting, Chinese ink and color painting, oil painting, sculpture, and print-making. He immigrated to Canada in 1989 and has been working fulltime as an artist.

After seeing his creation of Confucius (a three meter tall bronze statue commissioned by Shandong Province in 2000), Mother Love (a three meter tall black marble sculpture installed in Beijing in 2002), and his 13 works displayed in the China-Canada Friendship Sculpture Garden (completed in Beijing in 2004), the audience have to be impressed by his ability to depict his objects so realistically and artistically at the same time. In 1998, invited by Magna International Inc., he also created a full-body bronze statue of its founder, Frank Stronach. The two castings are respectively installed in Aurora, Ontario, Canada and Vienna, Austria.

For over two decades, Peng Ma has tirelessly promoted the great traditions of Chinese painting in overseas. Unsatisfied with his past achievements, he always seeks to explore the potentials of abstract ink and color paintings executed with traditional Chinese brushes, ink and pigments. He has held several solo Chinese painting exhibitions in Taiwan and Canada. Some of his paintings are published in his personal albums, including "A Collection of Ma Peng's Chinese Brush Painting", "Peng Ma: Chinese Brush Painting" (by TSAR Publication, Canada) and "Peng Ma: Abstract Ink Painting" (by TSAR Publication, Canada).

 

我的水墨畫創作理念

 

藝術家馬鵬口述  高耀星博士筆記

 

(引用前請先洽筆者)

 

   從中國到加拿大,我經歷了兩種不同文化的長期洗禮。這成為我當前從事水墨畫創作的重要動力。我想從三個方面向中國繪畫傳統進行挑戰。

 

第一:為了改進中國傳統文人畫的公式和舊習,我的作品大量地取材於當代社會生活、地方色彩和人生經歷。在構圖概念及創作手法上,我廣泛借鑒西方藝術中的特色與優點,並將其生機地融合到我的作品中。這樣的努力有助於通過造型及寫實,進一步發展與豐富水墨畫。

 

第二: 通過對西方抽象繪畫歷史及技巧的研究,我認為,在向西方借鑒的同時,當代水墨畫仍應該充分發揮筆、墨、宣紙等媒介的特點和功能,並繼續發揚東方文化傳統精神。我不斷地在文人寫意畫、寫生畫及抽象畫中反覆探索與提煉,砥礪自己創作出既能與中國傳統繪畫精神相貫通,又具有當代性及無國界性的水墨畫,與各種文化背景的觀眾交流。

 

第三: 我於一九九七年赴台北國父紀念館舉行水墨畫個展,當時即提出「形離神存」的抽象藝術理念。如何在最大的程度上抽離形象,同時又在最高的程度上傳存神韻,這是我在創作抽象水墨畫時追求的理想。馬鵬抽象水墨作品集2011年出版後,引起老師、藝友及許多中外讀者的肯定,証明我的努力已取得了一些成果。但要讓更多人理解和接受我的理念,我仍要在理論和實踐上更深入地探索。

 

   將文人水墨畫、寫生(寫實)水墨畫和現代抽象水墨畫三者統籌進行,就時間而言可以連綴古今,就空間而言可以跨越中西。它們其實是一體的三面,可以並蓄兼容,也會相互衝擊。兼容則厚積、廣博,衝擊則激揚、靈動;持之以恆,掌握得當,就可以全系統地發展中國當代水墨畫,並創造出新的面貌。這是我理想中的藝術高峰,我將繼續努力攀登。