首都艺术中心:【破˙立 Tear Down˙Build Up

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首都艺术中心【破˙立 Tear Down˙Build Up | Art Central HK 20首都艺术中心:【破˙立 Tear Down˙Build Up

    展期

    日期:2016-03-21 ~ 2016-03-26

    地点

    香港中环龙和道9号 | 中环海滨活动空间

    参展艺术家

    刘国松,萧耀

    首都艺术中心:【破˙立 Tear Down˙Build Up首都艺术中心

    台湾,台北市

      破˙立
      Tear Down˙Build Up
      首都艺术中心 | Capital Art Center
      刘国松 & 萧耀 | Liu Guo Song & York Hsiao
      Art Central HK 2016 | Booth F13
      香港中环龙和道9号 | 中环海滨活动空间

      2016年春季,首都艺术中心将于Art Central HK 2016,展出两位于台湾具指标性的现代与当代艺术家:刘国松、萧耀。

      华人地区的现代与当代艺术,多现于政治、经济、社会、人权的不平等与现实困境概况中,艺术家透过各种媒材与形式,突破困境,打破既定固有的传统或不合理,在表达创作理念的同时,提出借镜反思,也替生命寻找更多不同的出口。成立于1984年的首都艺术中心,将以中国字「破」与「立」,象徵参展的两位艺术家:刘国松与萧耀,和他们的创作与思想,寻找华人现代与当代艺术更多的可能性。

      誉为「现代水墨画之父」的刘国松,去年以「香江岁月」打破个人拍卖纪录,早已在华人现代艺术中,立下了不可撼动的地位。刘氏所象徵的不仅是艺术史料中一页伟大的纪录,已届仗朝之年的身体却仍旧孜孜不倦的日以继夜持续作画,树立艺术家最佳的学习範本。他一路走来艰辛,成立「五月画会」两年后,有感于中国文人画限于窠臼的传统,为了将此从桎梏中解放,提出「革中锋的命」、「革笔的命」,以皴法与肌理解放传统对笔墨的依赖,更从题材中藉由超越山水的宇宙观,立下了现代水墨的艺术基石,不断茁壮。虽曾背负数典忘祖、背弃传统的严厉指控,但仍旧坚持、传承且不断超越、创新,正是「破」与「立」的完美典範。

      曾经多次参展国际艺术博览会的台湾艺术家,萧耀,设计师出身的背景,让他对画的色彩、布局与结构特别精準、敏锐,并附有高度想像力和创造力,只可意会不可言传的画因(Motif)。虽创作风格犀利,内心却有着细腻感性的一面。此次展出的作品「好色之图」系列,已经过数年时间的淬鍊雕琢,以意象、符号和强而有力之构图与简洁的块状形色,在画布中以压克力颜料为主,并利用不同的媒材对象,不断挑战视觉上的冲击,具体而微地传达出男女爱恋情慾缠绵的人之本性,和人类对「性崇拜」之渴求与意义。

      转换观看角度,符号却又似意象的人体身形,更深一层的意义传达出如何反思社会与艺术间的矛盾情感。从古典到现代,裸露的人体形象之美,早已是艺术不可或缺的元素,但在华人社会中,裸体仍旧与暴露、猥亵画上等号,那是极度的歧视与不平等。透过萧耀的艺术符号,唤醒观者,探索自我内心最深层的声音,以「破」打破艺术与世俗间的深渠,以「立」伫立于人类本能之上,寻求华人当代艺术中,最纯粹的美、最新的视觉飨宴。

      The modern and contemporary arts in Chinese communities chiefly show topics of politics, economy, social issues, unfairness of human rights, and problems in life.The artists, through different forms and media, attempt to break through the existing traditions or injustice.In the same time of presenting their ideas, they bring out the reflections and the many possibilities for life.Capital Art Center, established in 1984, will use the theme represented by the Chinese characters of “Tear Down” and “Set Up” to present the two artists in this show: Liu Gwo Song and York Hsiao, with their artworks and ideas to define some of the possibilities of the Chinese modern and contemporary art.

      Master Liu Gwo Song, known as the “Father of Modern Chinese Ink Paintings”, broken his own auction record with his painting “Time in Hong Kong” in last year, has established an unshakable position in current art community.Master Liu is not only representing an important chapter in Chinese Art History.At the age of over 80 years, he still insists on creating new ideas tirelessly each and every day.He establishes the best role model for the people interested in art.His road through fine arts was rocky and tough.Two years after he founded the “Fifth Month Art Association”, he believed the traditional Chinese ink painting has been putting too much constrains on the expressions of artists, so he proposed to “Rebel against the tip of the brush” and “Rebel against the paint brush”.He used alternate ways to create the rocky surfaces in his painting and also by employing paper texture to break out from the use of paint brushes.Also by incorporating the views of the universe in his paintings to completely break free from traditional Chinese ink painting restrictions to establish and develop the basics of the modern Chinese ink painting.Even gathering many harsh critics from many people for “neglecting the honored traditions” and “neglecting the foundation of forefathers”, he perseveres, preaches, surpasses, and renovates.He is the perfect model for “Tear Down” and “Set Up”.

      York Hsiao, a renowned Taiwan artist, has been participated in many international exhibitions.His background of professional designer brings him absolute accuracy of colors, composition, and structure in his works which are also highly imaginative and creative to present the underlining motif.His treatment of the subjects may seem harsh and sharp, but there is a delicate and sensitive side in the underlining ideas.The new series of works of “Paintings of Good Colors” showing in this exhibition, which had been in preparation for several years, employed abstract images, strong and forceful composition, and simple color blocks.Through the use of mainly Acrylic colors on canvas and mixing in multimedia to create the visual impacts, these works present the conflicts of love and lust between the male and female, in addition to the thirst and true meanings of “Erotic Worship” in the human nature.

      Changing the angle of view, the symbols seem to show the abstract image of human bodies and reflect on the conflicts between the mainstream society and the art community.Ever since the classical period, the nude form of human body had been an unavoidable part of the art element.But, in the Chinese community, nudity is still being equated to vulgarity and sordidness, which is an extreme bias and injustice.Through York’s symbolism, the viewers are reminded to explore their own deepest thoughts in their own minds to “tear down” the deep gulch between the artworks and the ordinary society, and “build up” the search for the absolute beauty and the latest visual feast for the current contemporary art based on the basic human needs.

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