Over the Influence 榮幸呈獻俄裔美國藝術家 Gosha Levochkin 於香港的首次個展「 (synthetic reality)」。Levochkin 以粗線實體的白描(ligne Claire)簡潔風
格及尺幅較大的丙烯畫作著稱。是次展覽將帶來他的一系列新作，靈感來源自他童年對汽車的記憶。展覽將於 2020 年 8 月 21 日至 9 月 26 日於 Over The Influence 畫廊底層展廳進行。
Over the Influence is pleased to present (synthetic reality), the first exhibition of Russian-American artist Gosha Levochkin in Hong Kong. Best known for his larger scale acrylic works in the tradition of ligne claire, the show will present a new body of work by Levochkin inspired by his childhood memory with cars. The exhibition will open from 21 August to 26 September 2020 at the Lower Gallery of Over the Influence.
The difference between folklore and reality is only a manner of storytelling.
Today’s world is different from before. Information is dispersed and digested in a multitude of ways, and what once was discerned by knowledge and experience is now told to us as a story. A story that for some is very real – a story that can easily be turned into reality with only the right intention.
在 Gosha Levochkin 的最新繪畫中，故事為王。畫作的頂部和底部可以互換，重力似乎在所有方向上起作用，而觀眾欣賞作品的視角則決定了其獲得的不同故事。受青年時期對汽車的癡迷所啟發，Levochkin 由此展開關於童年時光的故事。年少時在俄羅斯，那裡的小朋友會在廢棄的汽車內玩耍，而沒有什麼比嶄新的汽車更令人興奮了。Levochkin 的新作利用汽車作為現實的錨點，同時混淆敘事的視角“是汽車壓傷了女孩，抑或女孩正在底盤上高歌猛舞？什麼是故事,而什麼是真理？
In Gosha Levochkin’s new paintings, the story reigns king. The top and bottom of compositions are interchangeable, gravity seems to work in all directions, and the point of view from which the viewer experiences the story determines its outcome. Inspired by his youthful obsession with cars, Levochkin tells the story of childhood playtime. Growing up in Russia, kids would play inside abandoned cars and nothing seemed more exciting than a brand-new automobile. Levochkin’s new works uses the car as an anchor to reality while simultaneously disorienting the point of view of the narrative. Is the car crushing the girl, or is she dancing triumphantly on its undercarriage? What is story and what is truth?
Levochkin is a Russian-American painter; as a child, he moved from Russia to California learning very early on the importance of adaptation as a cultural survival skill. The embodiment of this skill has been a coherent and prevalent theme throughout his work. His signature characters both create and solve problems within the spatial environment of the canvas. His work represents the harmonious interactions of subjects, who naturally dismissing the bounds of cultural hegemony, are able to overcome and adapt to complicated situations.
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2020.8.21 – 9.26
Tuesdays to Saturdays 11:00 – 19:00
Over the Influence
Lower Gallery, G/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Over the Influence 底層展廳
香港荷李活道 159 號
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