記憶中找尋城市影象 | RECOLLECTING NEGLECTED CITY IMAGES

COVID-19肆虐,世界各地受影響,到海外旅遊幾乎不可能,攝影藝術家陳漢榮嘗試從以往拍攝下的圖像,尋找紐約、巴黎和香港三大城市的正能量,在記憶中找尋日常物品和被忽視的城市影象。他的「城市圖像」(Urban-Graphis) 系列以蒙太奇手法將大街、地鐵和狹窄小巷裏的塗鴉、廢棄材料和標牌轉變為極富活力的藝術創作,最新作品現於SHOUT 畫廊展出。

During the COVID-19 pandemic when almost everywhere was locked down and overseas travel was virtually impossible, photographer Wing Chan used previously taken images to seek the dynamic energy of New York, Paris and Hong Kong. Remembering everyday objects and neglected city images, he transforms graffiti, discarded materials and signages into individual artworks of vitality. His latest Urban-Graphis series is now showcased at SHOUT gallery.

Urban-Graphis 102,陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇,紐約,2020,100cm x 100cm,數碼色素沖印 (也可選擇燈箱形式),1AP + Edition of 5​

Urban-Graphis 102, Wing Chan Photomontage, New York, 2020, 100cm x 100cm, Archival Pigment Print (Also available in light box format), 1AP + Edition of 5

陳漢榮表示:「在『城市圖像』這個系列,我嘗試創造光學詩歌,將在城市環境中發現的主題與自身多次交織或定位為完全與本體異化的事物。這些迫切而大膽的作品反映了城市本質,邀請觀眾重新思考他們對城市社會這些常被忽視的事物之漠不關心,在原本是靜止和公式化的環境裏尋找美麗與不可預測性。無論在香港、巴黎、首爾、東京或其他城市,都可以沉浸在視覺音樂的氣氛中。」

“In ‘Urban-Graphics’, I endeavor to create optical poetry, in which a single subject of interest (found in an urban environment) is interwoven with itself multiple times or positioned in such a way to become something completely alien to itself. Reflecting the nature of urban cities, these urgent and bold pieces invite the viewer to rethink their indifference about these often-overlooked aspects of urban society and to find beauty and unpredictability in surroundings that are otherwise stationary and formulaic. No matter it in Hong Kong, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo or any other cities, you can immerse yourself in the mood of this visual music,” said Chan.

Urban-Graphis 103,陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇,紐約,2020,100cm x 100cm,數碼色素沖印 (也可選擇燈箱形式),1AP + Edition of 5​

Urban-Graphis 103, Wing Chan Photomontage, New York, 2020, 100cm x 100cm, Archival Pigment Print (Also available in light box format), 1AP + Edition of 5

「我的數碼畫布賦予它們生命,使它們不再只是我記憶中的表象。透過編輯和扭曲圖像,然後添加和減去細節和顏色,我的抽象形式是當下生活的個人隱喻。我的影像似乎超越了我最初的現實概念,成為一種即興。」

“Culling my symbolic impressions buried deep in the memory. I use my digital canvas to bring them to life. By editing and distorting the images and then adding and subtracting details and colours, my form of abstraction is a personal metaphor relevant to today’s living. Somehow my images seem to take over and go beyond my initial concept of reality and become a form of improvisation.” 

Urban-Graphis 104,陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇,紐約,2020,100cm x 100cm,數碼色素沖印 (也可選擇燈箱形式),1AP + Edition of 5​

Urban-Graphis 104, Wing Chan Photomontage, New York, 2020, 100cm x 100cm, Archival Pigment Print (Also available in light box format), 1AP + Edition of 5

Urban-Graphis 125,陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇,巴黎,2020,100cm x 100cm,數碼色素沖印 (也可選擇燈箱形式),1AP + Edition of 5​

Urban-Graphis 125, Wing Chan Photomontage, Paris, 2020, 100cm x 100cm, Archival Pigment Print (Also available in light box format), 1AP + Edition of 5

「對我來說,紐約市是屬於追夢人和實踐者的。這城市是一張空白,具有無限可能的畫布,它把自己納入你當中。你一旦在那裡生活過,身上就有它的烙印。在許多方面,香港也是如此。它們都是我的城市,我的家,永遠都是。」

“To me, New York City is for dreamers and doers. The city is an empty canvas with endless possibilities, the kind of city which embeds itself in you. Once you have lived there, you carry it with you forever. In many ways, Hong Kong is like that too. These are my towns, my homes and they always will be,” explains Chan

Urban-Graphis 096,陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇,巴黎,2020,78cm x 100cm,數碼色素沖印 (也可選擇燈箱形式),1AP + Edition of 5​

Urban-Graphis 096, Wing Chan Photomontage, Paris, 2020, 78cm x 100cm, Archival Pigment Print, (Also available in light box format), 1AP + Edition of 5

Urban-Graphis 133,陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇,香港,2020,78cm x 100cm,數碼色素沖印 (也可選擇燈箱形式),1AP + Edition of 5​

Urban-Graphis 133, Wing Chan Photomontage, Hong Kong, 2020, 78cm x 100cm, Archival Pigment Print, (Also available in light box format), 1AP + Edition of 5

陳漢榮生於香港,十八歲赴美並在紐約發展了他屢獲殊榮的職業 – 商業設計。2011年,陳漢榮回流香港,重新尋根並一直專注他的攝影和攝影蒙太奇。陳漢榮的蒙太奇充滿了植根於街頭藝術和塗鴉肖像廣泛藝術表現形式。他的作品以大膽的色彩和質感的節奏跳動著。儘管這些都是平面作品,但它們的變形超越了現實,並為作品增添了深度和動感。「城市編織」和「城市圖像」都是陳漢榮的標誌攝影蒙太奇系列。此後,他陸續在巴黎、東京、京都、神戶、首爾、香港、曼谷、紐約和新加坡舉辦了攝影蒙太奇展覽及多場的藝術講座。

Born in Hong Kong, Wing Chan left for the United States when he was 18 and had an award-winning career in commercial design in New York City. In 2011, Chan returned to his roots in Hong Kong to focus on his photography and photomontage. Chan uses photomontage for a wide range of artistic expression that is more grounded in contemporary arts than in photography. His photomontages reflect a fusion of pop art, street art and graffiti iconography. The images dance with the rhythms of bold colours and rich texture. Although his creations are two-dimensional, they transcend reality to lend a great depth and movement to the work. Chan has held exhibitions of his photomontage work in Paris, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New York, and Singapore. He has also conducted numerous Art Talks.

就地取材 ─ 陳漢榮攝影蒙太奇個展 | IMPROVISE — Wing Chan Photomontage Exhibition​
Date: 2021.1.5 – 2021.2.5​
Time: Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday, 12:00 – 19:00 | Friday & Saturday, 12:00 – 21:00​
Venue: SHOUT ART HUB & GALLERY​
香港灣仔聖佛蘭士街15號​
15 ST. FRANCIS STREET, (STAR STREET PRECINCT), WAN CHAI, HONG KONG

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