◆ About Wang Ke:
Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Deputy Dean, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor of the Academy of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, member of the Chinese Artists Association, his work has been selected for more than 40 times at the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th National Art Exhibitions. "Beijing Teachers' Moral Advanced Individual Honor" and other titles.
Mind and Heart Language
Wang Ke has two hobbies—sports and Beijing opera. On the day of the school celebration, he rarely dressed up carefully. "I know it's five short stature. In order to look better on the stage, I added a heightening pad to the new shoes. Unexpectedly, the waiting time was long, and my feet were swollen by two yards." He teased, "Why hide in my arms? Suffering from this foreign crime! How far can you walk on tiptoe? "
"In 1978, I participated in the college entrance examination as an educated youth, but I was disappointed because the village was late for political review. I received a letter from my father at this time and gave me a lot of suggestions ... A college student. When I was graduating, my father wanted me to paint Su Wu shepherds ... I suddenly discovered that my father was a cultural, visionary, and moral person. "
"Once we went to Shaanxi to collect the wind, we went into a cave dwelling, and saw an uncle sitting on the urn, very enthusiastic. He asked us to pour water. After a while, his wife came in and explained, while pouring water: ' Do n’t hesitate, his leg hurts, he ca n’t get rid of it. 'Uncle ’s white socks are clean, which shows that the old couple ’s relationship is very good. At this time, a woman wearing stretch pants and shoes on the floor is holding the child in and smiling at the gum. The exposed half said, "Ah, take a picture of me, and take a picture of me." "So Wang Ke drew" Old Man "and" A picture for me ".
"Each piece of work is conceived like directing an army to fight a major battle. Every piece of work is a kind of growth."
Some people say that Wang Ke's ink and wash figure painting is a simple portrait.
Indeed, even those who are doing big things in Wang Ke's writing are put in the crowd as if they were all "stunned."
Gao Derong is an example. He used to be the head of the Dulong Nu Nu Autonomous County in Gongshan, Yunnan, and made a significant contribution to the entire Dulong race's poverty alleviation and the leapfrog development of the local economy and society. The word he often drew was: If you don't do it, the road will be in heaven; if you do, the road will be at your feet. He is affectionately called "the old magistrate". On the eve of National Day this year, Gao Derong was awarded the national honorary title of "People's Model".
As early as 2017, Wang Ke created "The Good County Chief of the People-Gao Derong". Wang Ke said: Gao Derong is dark and not tall. It is a chore to seek development in the mountains and canyons, but there is no bitterness on his face; he is an official, but his eyes are so gentle and not overbearing. "Gao Derong in the painting is not surrounded by everyone, and there is no arrogance. The hand reaching forward is not pointing at the river, but talking about it. It seems that we are asking if we can do that.
The characters in Wang Ke's pen are so ordinary and natural. He hopes that his paintings can convey simple and true emotions.
This year, Capital Normal University celebrates its 65th anniversary. At the school celebration party held in October, Wang Ke participated in singing the original Beijing song "I am the first teacher".
Wang Ke has two hobbies-sports and Beijing opera. On the day of the school celebration, he rarely dressed up carefully. "I know it's five short stature. In order to look better on the stage, I added a heightening pad to the new shoes. Unexpectedly, our program is a" big finale ", the waiting time is long, the feet are swelled for two yards, big The feeling of wearing small shoes is uncomfortable, and I endured the pain to end the curtain. "He said that he should simply wear high-heeled shoes," why are you hiding and holding on to this foreign crime! How far can you walk with your feet on your feet? "
Laughing at himself, Wang Ke didn't show mercy.
Getting along with students, Wang Ke is like a loving father. Their WeChat group of teachers and students is called "because we are a family." Graduated students often take their children to his home for dinner on weekends.
In 1983, he became a teacher as soon as he graduated from the Fine Arts Department (now the Fine Arts Department) of Qufu Normal University. "I was a teacher first, and then I painted."
For many years, Wang Ke has insisted on making paintings for students in the classroom, and will share his learning experience with students. Take the postscript as an example: "Some people say that Pan Tianshou's postscript: One word is regrettable, and one word is a burden. There are many discussions on writing postscripts, but there are not many specific training methods. When I was undergraduate, The teacher asked each classmate to pick up a picture frame, put it into the picture frame after each picture was drawn, and wrote on the glass, adding less, adding more, and feeling appropriate, and then took the work out and wrote the post. The method is not so Tall, but very useful. "
In addition to techniques, Wang Ke requires his students' works to be "positive", "the old saying is good, 'the character is not high, the ink cannot be', and what is absolutely necessary is to express the negative, even pathological, in the work mood."
Wang Ke often said that he must be in awe of his predecessors and art.
One of the most impressive lessons in his studies was Yang Xiangxian's "Eyewash Class": in Qufu in the early 1980s, it is difficult to see the works of famous artists. As long as there is a painting exhibition in the county, Teacher Yang will walk us three or four miles Go and watch, but often return disappointed. After returning from an exhibition, Mr. Yang said to us: You are new to the school, and seeing these things will “damage your eyes.” He instructed us to clean up the classroom and go home. It did n’t take long for me to come back with a printed bag. They are all masterpieces. He kept wearing white gloves when explaining to us.
Recalling the teacher, Wang Ke is respectful between words.
Speaking of students, they are full of pride. "These students have been chasing and running forward all these years. If you relax, you will be surpassed by this group of children."
Since teaching at Capital Normal University in 2006, Wang Ke has brought students to Tibet, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Yunnan, Henan, Gansu and other places every year to encourage them to create works that are close to real life. During this period, his studio's student works have repeatedly been selected in national art exhibitions hosted by Chinese artists.
After becoming a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Wang Ke included the education problems found in his work in the proposal.
During the National Two Conferences in 2018, he called on art education to uphold morality and to educate students with correct values. "Under the conditions of the market economy, the vulgarization, vulgarization, and kitschism of art have intensified, and even those with ulterior motives have used art creation to" reshape "the value system. In this case, pay attention to the ideology and morals of students in college art education Education is particularly important. "
During the National Two Sessions this year, he submitted a proposal to "strengthen the cultivation of fine arts students in primary and secondary schools in Tibet, and strengthen the discipline construction of primary and secondary schools in Tibet." He mentioned in the proposal: In July 2018, there were more than 70 primary and secondary schools in a certain city in Tibet, but there were only more than 40 full-time art teachers. To this end, he suggested: increase enrollment efforts to break the export bottleneck of Tibetan art specialty students; increase the training of art teachers in primary and secondary schools in Tibet to further improve the quality of art education and teaching; further establish and improve primary schools to junior high schools and junior high schools in Tibet Cultivation mechanism of high school art specialty students. "Relevant comrades from the Ministry of Education have communicated with me about the implementation of the proposal in person, and I am quite satisfied with the result."
Wang Ke said he rarely mentioned his father, "because the pot would not open."
When Wang Ke was born in 1960, his father wore a "rightist" hat. When he was in elementary school, he was ridiculed for this, and he did not want to go to school. Coincidentally, at the time, many schools under the jurisdiction of the Weifang City Handicraft Industry Administration set up propaganda teams to rehearse the Peking opera "Shajiabang". Wang Ke was selected. He played Afu, banditry, wounded and the sick who sent rice cakes ... and played a game of Shasilong, but the propaganda team was dissolved shortly after.
Wang Ke was very happy that year, because he had a legitimate reason not to go to school.
Wang Ke really understood his father started with a long letter.
"In 1978, I participated in the college entrance examination as an educated youth, but I was disappointed because the village was late for political review. I received a letter from my father at this time, which analyzed the pros and cons of staying and returning, and gave me Many suggestions ... I hope to become a college student next year. When I was graduating, my father wanted me to paint Su Wu sheep, and Su Wu held his whip up in the snow flock ... I suddenly discovered that my father was a educated, visionary, A man of integrity. "
After graduating from university, Wang Ke taught in Weifang for 18 years. In 2000, he was admitted to the equivalent master's degree program of the Korean Hazel Studio in the Department of Chinese Painting of the Central Academy of Fine Arts; in 2002, he was admitted to the Doctoral Course in Chinese Painting of the Central Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Professor Lu Shen and Zhang Lichen; Visiting Scholar of Yuan Studio.
Wang Ke said, "I know exactly what our generation lacks, so I have been making up lessons, but after the best age for studying, it is naturally more difficult, but I still have some gains."
In 1993, Wang Ke went to Beijing Academy of Fine Arts for further studies under Professor Wang Mingming. He rented a penthouse built by himself at a farmer's house in Shuizizi (now Chaoyang Tuanjiehu Subdistrict). The house had no windows on all sides, only a single door opening inward, and the door had been deformed. There was no heating in the winter, and the electric mattress he took from his home was short-circuited the same day. The remaining water in the cup would form ice the next day.
That year, conditions were difficult, but Wang Ke felt very fulfilled. Together with his classmate Qi Rubin, he designed the reclining Buddha in Sanshui, Guangdong, and drew the renderings. He also drew more than 30 Buddhist biographies, line drawing artwork of the Buddhist Bunsen story, and more than 100 ink paintings.
Recalling all kinds, Wang Ke wanted to tell his father who had died for many years that he worked very hard and did not live up to his expectations. "I've loved painting since I was young, and it was related to my father teaching me to read and write Chinese characters before I was in school."
Wang Ke, who has reached the age of Hua Jia, admits that realistic painters have a hurdle. When energy, physical strength, and eyesight can not keep up, art has started to go downhill. "Of course I have such a sense of crisis, so I am trying to draw some rigorous and powerful productions now. Otherwise, I will definitely regret it in the future."
In 2018, Wang Ke created "The Study of Marxism in Yan'an Period", and was selected into "The Power of Truth-The Theme Exhibition to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Marx's Birth".
"At that time, Yan'an was a symbol of learning and progress in the country, and this was also the core content of that creation." In the choice of characters, Wang Ke chose to take ordinary party members as the main body, and "recognize the words in the backpack." On the ground, writing is on the ground, the classroom is on the road, and the table is on the knee.
Wang Yan is no stranger to Yan'an.
Since 2000, Wang Ke has repeatedly visited the rural areas of Yan'an and Yulin, Shaanxi, where he lived in caves, sleeping loquats, and coarse tea, and experienced farmers' lives. He found that although the peasants' lives were not rich at the time, they always smiled. He created a series of works on the subject of farmers in northern Shaanxi, named "Happy North Shaanxi".
"Once we went to Shaanxi to collect the wind, we went into a cave dwelling, and saw an uncle sitting on the urn, very enthusiastic. He asked us to pour water. After a while, his wife came in and explained, while pouring water: ' Do n’t hesitate, his leg hurts, he ca n’t get rid of it. 'Uncle ’s white socks are clean, which shows that the old couple ’s relationship is very good. At this time, a woman wearing stretch pants and shoes on the floor is holding the child in and smiling at the gum. The exposed half said, "Ah, take a picture of me, and a picture of me." "So Wang Ke drew" Old Man "and" A picture for me ".
Wang Ke said that in those years he called on the streets of Shaanxi to tell his portraits to the fellows, who always said, "Busy, busy." It was half an hour originally, but it was more than an hour after the painting was finished.
With them, Wang Ke will not be uncomfortable. "However, creation is not that simple, because we are facing people with a very rich inner world. To accurately show the character's temperament, we must have in-depth thinking and we must put the characters in a specific living environment. Observe so that you can accurately grasp the inner emotional and spiritual qualities of the character. "
In recent years, Wang Ke has accepted the creative tasks of some major historical themes in the country. "I see it as an opportunity in my artistic life." "Unification of Qin Shihuang", "Hong Kong and the Revolution of 1911", "Red Flag Canal", "Worker Movement No. 1" "The Climax" "Wayao Fort Meeting" ... "Each piece of work is conceived like directing a great battle through thousands of armies and horses. Each piece of work is a kind of growth."
Wang Ke said that the process of participating in politics is also a process of continuous learning. "Especially since I participated in the training of the new members, I have noticed a significant change. I used to be non-speaking on many occasions. Now I think about the members' responsibilities and I will say a few words."