廿年空白前後話

廿年空白前後話

歷史記載,我國曾發生幾場大瘟疫。十九世紀末曾斷續發生鼠疫;二十世紀三十年代也有一種名為肺癆的傳染病肆虐;廿一世紀初據說曾出現過一種名為SARS的傳染性惡疾。以上瘟疫每次都死傷數以千計,但最大規模也最影響我國歷史的,倒是一場暫無法深入考查的瘟疫。

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從你的生命裏看到亮麗的七色彩虹

親愛的郭桓先生:

你好嗎?冒昧的給你寫信,除了因為久仰大名,還有是你的朋友都說你豪邁爽朗、不拘小節,也不擺架子平易近人。說起你時他們的眼睛都是閃亮亮的,有人說,沒有了你,澳門藝術就是若有所失一樣;也有人說,希望在澳門有多些性格像你的人;有人說沒有人會討厭你的;還有人說,你的一生色彩繽紛,會用不同的色彩迎難而上……道聽塗說也能讓你活現眼前,看作品猶然感受你栩栩如生。郭先生,你是怎樣一個鮮明的人,活在大家的心裏?如是,就在你離去了十多年之後,我才有緣跟你交錯,不慌不忙的搜羅他們說及你的故事,如同撿拾你散落到四周斑斕豐富的生命碎片……

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From You, I see the Splendid Rainbow of Life

November 2016

Dear Mr Kwok Woon

How do you do?  I take the liberty to write to you, not only because I have heard of your name for long, but also all of your friends told me that you were a generous, casual, friendly and approachable person. Their eyes are always sparkling when they talk about you.  Someone says, without you, Macao art scene is missing something.  Someone says, he wishes there were more people like you in Macao. Someone tells me that nobody dislikes you.  Someone also says that you had a colourful life, and always used colour to confront challenges.  All these stories I have heard make you alive to me; your artwork makes you a vivid person too.  Mr Kwok, don’t you have a larger-than-life character that stays in everybody’s mind?  Ten years after you passed away, I have had a chance to cross your path by collecting stories from your friends, as if picking up lots of colourful fragments scattered in different corners…

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我是丁級藝術家 I am a Grade D Artist

2011年,魂游應考了最後一屆香港中學會考視覺藝術科,以零畫技考取了丁級成績。2013年,經過兩年的繪畫訓練,魂游再接再厲應考了最後一屆香港高級程度會考視覺藝術科,同樣考取了丁級成績。求學不是求分數,但兩個考試制度的終結,斷定了一個藝術家無可駁回的等級,而這個等級又代表了怎樣的(藝術)制度?
wen yau sat the very last Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 2011 and obtained a Grade D in Visual Arts. After striving to learn painting for 2 years, wen yau sat the very last Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) in 2013 and obtained a Grade D in Visual Arts again. The two examinations are gone and replaced by a new system; and the grading of an artist will remain on her resume despite the effort and achievement she has made…

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