Ren Jun, born in 1961, started his career from the artistic category of“sculpture”, and initially pursued the simple ideal of “avant-garde art”. Later, he devoted himself to the torrent of the social scene, experiencing all kinds of expected and unexpected people and events in the society.
在和各种人、物、事博弈的过程中，他对人情世故、文化等的认识与日俱增。不觉间，飞逝的时光 把他推到全球风云际会的当下，出于艺术家直觉、反思、表达的习惯，大大小小的“水”系列雕塑问世。 这些形态各异的不锈钢“水”，作为蕴含能量的无定形物，朝着四面八方流淌涌动，凝聚着他对时代潮流、 社会动向、人心潜欲等的综合体会。
In the process of gaming with different people, things and events, he has a growing understanding of the ways of the world and culture, etc. As time goes by, he has been unconsciously pushed to the present moment facing upon the ever-changing world, and created the series of sculptures of “Water” with different sizes, large and small, stemming from an artist’s habit of intuition, reflection and expression. These different shapes of stainless steel“Water”, as an amorphous material containing energy, will flow in all directions , cohering his comprehensive experience of the times, social trends, and human desires.
艺术史作为知识背景，潜移默化地影响着他的美学判断。但他基本是在直觉和激情的驱动下进行创 造，以致这些镜面不锈钢铸造出的点线团块明显透露出他的个人气质，美学方面的独特性也就自然显现： 强劲粗重、放肆狂野，甚至有意无意地无节制生长。这种独特性，让他和他人（尤其是讲究秩序、章法、 尺度的人）形成差异，自成样态。
His aesthetic judgments are influenced by the history of art subtly as his knowledge background. However, he was basically driven to create by intuition and passion, so that the dotted lines and the blob made of mirror stainless steels clearly revealed his personal temperament. The aesthetic uniqueness naturally appeared: strong and heavy, unbridled and wild, and even uncontrolled growth intentionally ｏｒ unintentionally. This uniqueness differentiates him with other artists, particularly those who pay attention to the order, rules and measures, and allows him to be himself.
当下是稍纵即逝的，在回顾过去、眺望未来中审视当下，会从“水”中产生丰富的感受。宇宙浩瀚无涯、 深邃莫测，生命却极其偶然和短暂。作为能量流的“水”，是对人莫衷一是的心理欲求和精神状态的模拟， 是对复杂难辨的时代局势的发问。同时，也是艺术家在美学语言方面的推进和嬗变。艺术家生产了特定 的视觉信息，它是文化语境的产物。这本书把“水”诞生的过程和它在多个方面的特点以图文对照的方 式汇编出来，期待观者们以不同视角和丰富信息进行互动。
The present is fleeting. Gazing at the moment when looking back at the past and looking forward to the future, we will get rich feelings from the “Water”. The universe is wide and unpredictable, but life is extremely accidental and transient. “Water”, as the flow of energy, is a simulation of the uncertain psychological desires and mental states of people, a question on the complicated situation of the times, and meanwhile, a promotion and evolution of the aesthetic language by the artist as well. The artist produces the specific visual information, which is an outcome of cultural contexts. This book compiles the process of the birth of “Water”and its characteristics in many aspects via pictures and words,looking forward to interacting the different perspectives and rich information with viewers.
杜曦云 / Du Xiyun 2019年 9月 4日 / September 4, 2019