記錄情緒的旅程 | A journal of a trip of emotions

人長大了,情感變得複雜了,變得很難只用一言半語來表達所想。但許多人其實並不了解自己,誤會自己的感受,逃避面對真實內心的想法。香港本地藝術家Joanne Chan陳頌欣在6月19號至8月1號期間舉行的個人展覽會「無用之用」,紀錄了她在各個時期的情感變化。

As we grow up, our emotions also pile up and become more complex, it becomes difficult to express ourselves using simple words. Many people do not actually understand themselves accurately with their emotions, avoid from facing the forthright thoughts deep in their mind. Local Hong Kong artist Joanne Chan is having her solo exhibition “the usefulness of uselessness”, between 19th June and 1st August, a record of her emotional journeys throughout the years. 

Infant, 2013, Ceramics
Infant, 2013, Ceramics

在6月19號至8月1號期間舉行的個人展覽會「無用之

利用油畫,噴漆,塑膠彩,陶瓷,等等的藝術手法,率直地表達出他最真實的感受。而在作畫及冥想的同時,心情亦會慢慢改變,對同一件事的看法也會慢慢改變,因此,Joanne的作品相比起是一個結果,更是一個過程的紀錄。不同的媒體,不同的手法,是Joanne情感表達的語言。

Using oil paint, spray paint, acrylic paint, ceramics, and other artistic expressions, she deliberately delivers for most forthright emotions. As she proceeds painting and meditating, her emotions are constantly changing, the view towards the same happening is also fluid. Therefore, her artworks are records of the process, rather than results. Different mediums, different skills, are her language of expressing her feelings.

每一幅畫都是一個情緒,一個我將我當時的現況記錄下來的一個媒介。”
Every painting represents a sentiment, containing my emotions of the moment.”

每一個時期的作品都有明顯的色調變化,代表著她各個時期的情感與心態變化。
There are explicit change in tones and colours in works by Joanne of different periods, represents her emotional and attitude change overtime.

Stage one: discovering  ​
2015
Spray on Canvas
25 x 35 cm
Stage two: Inside 
2015
Spray on Canvas
125 x 153 cm
Stage Three: tunnel as an exit
2015
Spray on Canvas
160 x 205 cm

人長大了,情感變得複雜了,變得很難只用一言半語來表達所想。但許多人其實並不了解自己,誤會自己的感受,逃避面對真實內心的想法。香港本地藝術家Joanne Chan陳頌欣在6月19號至8月1號期間舉行的個人展覽會「無用之用」,紀錄了她在各個時期的情感變化。人長大了,情感變得複雜了,變得很難只用一言半語來表達所想。但許多人其實並不了解自己,誤會自己的感受,逃避面對真實內心的想法。香港本地藝術家Joanne Chan陳頌欣在6月19號至8月1號期間舉行的個人展覽會「無用之用」,紀錄了她在各個時期的情感變化。人長大了,情感變得複雜了,變得很難只用一言半語來表達所想。但許多人其實並不了解自己,誤會自己的感受,逃避面對真實內心的想法。香港本地藝術家Joanne Chan陳頌欣在6月19號至8月1號期間舉行的個人展覽會「無用之覽會「無用之

“我由鍾意從外界去搵靈感,好專注在外面,變到好專注在入面,我自己裡面。”
“From finding inspiration externally, focusing on the outside, to focus more on the internal, inside myself.”

Joanne的作品與冥想有密切的關係,相比起一個固定的主題,她的作品更是一個表達情感的工具。由對美的定義,到尋找生命的意義,生活的方式,她用顏料, 一堆一疊道出她的世界觀。
Joanne’s artworks are closely related to meditation. Instead of a fixed theme or topic, painting is her tool of delivering emotions. From defining beauty, to the search for the meaning of life and to live a good life, she uses paints, to build up and convey her worldview.

Joanne
2017 
Oil, Spray on Canvas
205 cm x 160 cm
Three Fold Flame​
2016
Spray on Canvas
59.5 x 50 cm

人長大了,情感變得複雜了,變得很難只用一言半語來表達所想。但許多人其實並人長大了,情感變得複雜了,變得很難只用一言半語來表達所想。但許多人其實並

“God of the storm,我會覺得它不是灰暗,佢似是一種狂想曲。”
“I would not say that ‘God of the storm’ is a dim work, in fact, it is more like a rhapsody.”

GOD OF THE STORM
2018
SPRAY ON CANVAS
205 X 320 CM

Joanne在作畫和冥想的過程中,情感不斷變化,由一些片面的感覺,一層一層地拆解,了解自己,去到發現自己的感情其實不只是簡單的傷心。傷心的背後可以是狂歡,是喜樂;在我們學習了解自己的情緒的過程中,這其實是一個成熟的過程,不再依賴外在的快樂,幸福其實是可以從我們自己的內心出發。
As Joanne is painting and meditating, she stated that her emotions would change as she goes one. From feelings that are on the surface, breaking them down and understanding the emotions from the inside, to realise that she is not only feeling sad. Behind sadness, it can be carnival and joy! As we learn more about our own emotions, it is in fact a process of maturity. We no longer have to rely on happiness from the outside, but it can actually come from ourselves.

Arrival
2020
Oil, Acrylic, Spray and mixed media on canvas
205x320cm

如果要用一個物件去形容你自己,那會是什麼?
If you have to describe yourself as an object, what would it be?

“水。”
“Water.”
“未決定好自己想成為些什麼,那種不確定性很高,亦都是我希望自己的不確定性好高,所以會想成為水。”
“It also symbolises the flexibilities and possibilities in things that I can become, with a high uncertainty, and I wish to be uncertain.”

VICTORIA
2018
SPRAY ON CANVAS
120 X 100 CM

水對Joanne的意義在於,它可以成為水,它可以成為冰,它可以成為水蒸氣,正正呼應了此次展覽《無用之用》的主題。不為自己做定義,則能成為任何自己想成為的狀態;不為自己做界定,可以探索的空間便是整個世界,無所禁忌。 
The meaning of water to Joanne is its uncertainty; it can become water, it can become ice, or it can become steams; this notion corresponds to the ideas of “the usefulness of uselessness” of Joanne’s exhibition. Never define yourself, so you can become anything you wish to; never limit yourself, then the whole world it there for you to explore without prohibition.

無用之用
THE USEFULNESS OF USELESSNESS

Date: 19.6.2020 ~ 1.8.2020
Time: Monday~Saturday 9am~7pm
Venue: KC100 Art Space 100 Kwai Cheong Road (葵涌葵昌路100號)

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