生猛 Raw Vitality

生猛 Raw Vitality

135cm x 68cm
Ink on paper

“生猛”,是个现代语汇,不常出现在传统书法作品中;但我想,艺术创作应该贴近生活,反应时代的特征。现代人常常如蝼蚁一般庸碌,我们是否可以活得更“生猛”一些,更原生态一点呢?

The term “生猛”,translated here as raw vitality, is a modern term which is rarely associated with the traditional art of calligraphy. Nevertheless, I hold the view that art should stay close to life and reflect the characteristics of the times. Modern men live hectic lives like the ants. Can’t we live life with a little more raw vitality, in a lifestyle more like olden days?