In the creative age in which the great idea will be taken as judgment principle, the individual extreme image becomes a reality scene with mysterious color while the spirit transformation containing common meaning is required to obtain effective stretch in the art language. People’s infatuation into art language originates from visual fighting, and the continuous development of economy and culture may guide some kind of void judgment method to the peak. In this floating atmosphere, substantial inner sediment is generally insufficient, and leap-type fatigue progress deviates the art creation from range of cultural aesthetics. This also causes more artists failing to pursue their inner perception and cultural attitude, so stuck in a temporary phenomenon in which expand without base point. Artists cannot trade their deep pursuit in culture under specific cultural background for certain effective cultural experience. However, the art works created by He Jie under this social context directly reflect his insight in the true heart. His oil paintings contain trace of intense personal psychological rhythm with slightly sentimental autobiographical account, which form a highly contrast with many definite illustration from outside. The monologue existing in the deep heart can be controlled within dark scope when encountering with deconstruction of different appreciation strength.
The oil paintings of He Jie have apparent “Luxun Academy of Fine Art phenomenon”, which mainly result from his graduation in bachelor and master from Luxun Academy of Fine Art. In the contemporary art in northeast, especially most of easel paintings emphasize characteristics of narrativity, meantime possess intense painting feature and sense of brush stroke. Those works tend to pursue strength and explosive force based on profound and massive keynote. But many art works created by artists who are given birth to in northeast or who have background studying in Northeast College only focus on visual pursuit and excitement in the painting process, while few of artists will pursue true meaning of art itself and thinking about art and personal expression, age characteristics. Actually, the art works of He Jie also inherit from art style of northeast, which can be seen from the painting feature and brush stroke of intense expression style, as well as original painting surface in black and white color. However He Jie emphasizes to create a kind of sense of space in the painting while inheriting from above art style. He integrates into the space created by him with reality and virtuality and presents them in the form of paintings in the process of initiative recreation of passive construction and self spirit for objects. In his painting space, the objective objects and spiritual transformation exist; it guides viewers into thinking on certain situation through matter prototype with particular direction, meantime through spiritual transformation of self, impact viewers’ thought feeling by psychological status with common meanings
I have a subtle feeling on his recent works, other than existing perception of space, it almost collide with internal monologue of He Jie. He left in his brush stroke of everyday the minute perception on surrounding environment in every day. Those memories of live begin to transform from deep dependence to arbitrary disposal, this is his rational pre-setting-“the transformation from visual trace to psychological trace, the painting will be deemed as a written form of psychological trace”. In those a series of new works, writing awareness is obviously more than painting awareness, this is the effective action that will be taken to pursue expansion from original concept of conceptual awareness for personal art works. For example, in the “I dream it is the candle emitted at this moment”, the title extends He Jie’s true perception at a certain moment, which is radically different from works at the early stage in which the spiritual projection on a specific matter is displayed, the subjective thinking is emphasized and pureness of perception pursuit is continuously enhanced. However in the works including “My theatre”, “Living room” and “Picturesque letter paper” etc., to a certain extent with respect to meaning, deviate from dependence on established state of matter, recreate pure mind and emotion in the self spiritual space, which also guide people to fantasize about common sense of spirit.
From sentiment on materialization to disposal on memory, the psychological background of He Jie is progressively shifting from personal spiritual perception to the spiritual history creating a generation. It’s not important for form pressure in the art creation when artists get touch with the world, but the process from themselves to personal regression in a personal way.