> About the Artist
Ma Ke
Birth Date£º 1970
Birth Place£º Zibo, Shandong Province
Education£º Studied at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts from 1990 to 1994.  He finished his further education in Central Academy of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2005.
Work place£º Professional Artists
Solo Exhibitions£º
¡°Ma Ke Art Exhibition¡±, 1999, Gallery of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China
¡°People in Tower¡±, 2003, Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
¡°Ma Ke Art Exhibition¡±, 2004, Yuzi Paradise Art Space, Beijing, China
¡°Ma Ke Production¡±, 2006, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
¡°Self-created suspision¡±, 2012, China Station, Beijing, China
Group Exhibitions£º
¡°Art Communication Exhibition Between China and Germany¡±, 2007, Lubeck Art Museum, Germany
¡°Niyama Clear Water  China and Germany Contemporary Art Exhibition¡±, 2008, Palatinate Historical Museum, Germany
¡°China Modern Art New Wave¡±, 2010, California University, United States
¡°China Will¡±, 2011, Beijing Modern Art Museum, Beijing, China
¡°Draw again¡±, 2012, China Station, Beijing, China
Art Reflections
¡¡¡¡My paintings exist in an actively unstable state. When I¡¯m confronted with traditional concepts, norms and conventions, and with existing power structures and interests, painting can be unbearably painful. But when I¡¯m able to overcome restrictions, and create a metaphorical linkage of fleeting images with contemporary reality ¨C during those moments of artistic success ¨C I¡¯m overjoyed and content, and I sense the nobility of humanity. It¡¯s like being reborn. Desire for these moments is what motivates me to keep painting.  These momentary achievements are made possible by complex systems, which are based on centuries of historical upheaval, on cultural links between past and present and between East and West, and on the human spirit and individual talent. I hope that other artists of my generation can transform the energy of our times into creativity, in order to reveal reality as we know it, the aspirations of art, and the character of a generation. And to make this moment eternal.
  • Torch
    Size: 300¡Á245cm
    Time: 2012
  • Crowd
    Size: 438¡Á390cm
    Time: 2011
  • Sand storm 8
    Size: 390¡Á219cm
    Time: 2012
  • Sand storm 9
    Size: 390¡Á219cm
    Time: 2012
  • Horn
    Size: 245¡Á300cm
    Time: 2012
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