Mu Lei 穆磊
Mu Lei 穆磊
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Intro 作品简介


“Transcendence” is MuLei's new series of graphic motion artwork. The series include Dimension of Time,Floating,Taihu Rock,Blue,Mirrored Stone,Time Capsule , Twin Peak,Ring.

“Beyond the World” in old Chinese saying refers to a world beyond normal senses.I use three-dimensional digital form to describe the "boundary" of the era of virtual reality and reality. This "boundary" is a window between squares and circles. The shape of time and dimension of space becomes tangible through the window. The spirit of Chinese intellectual is entrusted with natural elements such as “water, wood, mountain, stone”. They are separated, reorganized and recreated in different dimensions. Boundary,infinity,loops and multidimension are recurrent throughout the series. Audience can watch my works from onward or backward angle, there is no fixed direction for viewing. This is also my attempt to create multidimensional visuals by digital media.

In addition to the visual construction of "boundary and dimension", I tried to capture the continuity of the image during its formation. Image creation is different from imagery. For example, painting is a frozen image in which the creator combines his imagination and puts it into a frame. I try to turn the stillness of image around through the digital medium and capture the fluidity of image creation. This series can be understood as a complete reflection of my conception and creation process.

The image productivity of digital media is amazing. In the face of this powerful productivity, artists tend to be influenced and programmed without knowing it. Perhaps an artificial intelligence society will soon come, and people have general concerns about the lack of humanity in such environment. Ways to avoid excessive dependence,balance the relationship and coexist are a long-term topic worthy of further discussion.

In the process of digital creation, I stay true to my role as a painter as much as possible from the beginning. Although the work is eventually put together by digital 3D software, the initial model and the composition of color are mostly drawn or constructed by me. This kind of manualness is obviously less efficient than relying on computer program to directly calculate the output.Additionally,people make mistakes but computer does not.However, this "stupid method" is my attempt to cultivate artistic conception and the warmth of humanity in digital works.

Human beings and digital world, balance and coexistence, is perhaps the question everyone should contemplate and try to find their own "boundary."

 

“洞见时空”是艺术家穆磊创作的一组全新的动态视觉作品。

中国有句古语叫做“别有洞天”,意为穿越某种界限另有一番天地。我用数字三维的形式去描绘这个虚拟和现实日渐交融的时代“界限”。这个“界限”在方圆之间像是一扇窗口。时间的形状,空间的维度在窗口内外变得触手可及。东方人的精神寄托“水木山石”等元素,在不同的维度间游离,重组和再造。界限与无限,循环与多维贯穿该系列作品。甚至观众无论正向或倒向观看作品都是合理的角度,这也是我透过数字媒介进行多维视觉创作的尝试。

除了对于“界限和维度”的视觉构建之外,我试图去捕捉图像在形成过程中的时间轴。图像创作不同于影像,例如绘画是创作者将其想象力集合成一帧的定格图像,而我透过数字媒介,试图打开这定格状态,使图像的前后时间轴具有延展性。所以这组作品也可以理解为我在构思和创作过程的完整映像。

数字媒介的图像生产力令人赞叹。在这种强大生产力面前,艺术创作者很容易不自知的被程式化和模式化。也许全面数据化人工智能社会很快就会到来,对于人性温度缺失的问题人们有普遍忧虑。如何避免过度依赖,惯从,如何平衡二者关系和共存是一个值得深刻探讨的长期话题。

我在数字创作过程中尽可能以一位绘画者的角度切入,虽然作品最终经由数字三维软件输出,但在初始模型的建造,色彩元素的构成,大多由我手工绘制或构建,再反向由程序介入。这种手工性相对于依靠程序直接计算输出图像显然效率较低,况且手工有误笔而程序不会,这种“笨方法”是我作为创作者在数字作品中找寻意境和人文温度的方法尝试。

人与数字世界,进退之间如何平衡和共生,或许每个人都应试图思考和寻找自己的“界限”。


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