紐約街頭藝術置身香港 | STREET ARTISTS BOMB HK UNDERGROUND

JPS畫廊策劃由新晉藝術家李思汝(Afa Annfa)、林輝(Chino Lam)和街頭藝術傳奇Cope2在置地廣塲中庭BELOWGROUND聯⼿展出的「逆時⾞站」。與此同時,位於置地廣塲⼆樓的JPS畫廊也會展出Cope2的個⼈展覽,向塗鴉界⿁才Cope2致敬,肯定他把街頭藝術帶入主流藝術的成就。

JPS Art Gallery presents a crossover project titled “Time Travel” with BELOWGROUND featuring the works of two rising local artists, Afa Annfa, Chino Lam, and street art legend, Cope2. The show is presenting in tandem with the solo exhibition of Cope2, on view in the gallery’s location in LANDMARK, complimenting the oeuvre of the artist.

是次展覽旨在歌頌街頭藝術及其影響往後藝術發展的重要性。展覽靈感來⾃1980年的經典電影《時光倒流七⼗年》,主⾓在環境與精神的配合下穿越時空。因此展覽為觀眾營造出當年的環境設置,渲染懷舊氣氛,讓觀眾以冥想回到舊時。觀眾只要穿過現代的⾞⾨,踏進⾞廂,便可時光倒流四⼗年,回到那個街頭藝術發展蓬勃的美國⼋⼗年代末,體驗當年被Cope2和他的團員以狂野塗鴉稱霸的紐約地下鐵⾞站和⾞廂。

The exhibition is a celebration of street culture and its legacy. Inspired by the concept of the 1980s cinematic classic Somewhere in Time, where the main character travelled back in time with the right environment and mentality, the exhibition sets the scene for meditation, allowing the audience to travel back in time. The modern subway doors act as the portal of time that brings the audience back to the late 1980s, a golden age of street art in New York City, a time when Cope2 and his crew were bombing the streets and the subways of the city with their distinctive tags and graffiti.

⾞站內的七幅⼤型畫作和巨型壁畫,喻意跨世代的融合。這些合作作品融合了Afa細膩的藝術語⾔,Chino的標誌性⼈物Jiro與⿁才Cope2的塗鴉元素,展示了三位藝術家的獨特風格。Afa和Chino以當代藝術衝擊當年紐約的塗鴉,以現代眼光重新審視那段輝煌的歷史。時⾄今⽇,時代和環境的改變印證了⼋⼗年代街頭藝術的蓬勃發展和次⽂化的流⾏。展覽還展示了Afa⼀幅以《時光倒流七⼗年》原版電影海報為藍本的新作,以她標誌性的⼈物畫
與展覽敘述相呼應。

The seven large-scale collaborative paintings and murals set in the station symbolize the unity of the two generations. The collaborative works feature the artists’ distinctive styles, incorporating Afa’s delicate artistic language and Chino’s signature character, Jiro, with the virtuoso graffiti of Cope2. With their contemporary expressions, Afa and Chino reimagine this epoch in history and view it in the light of today’s context. The shift in time and environment represents the rapid development of street art and the popularization of the subculture as well as its international influence. The exhibition also features Afa’s reinterpretation of the original movie poster Somewhere in Time in her signature figurative painting, echoing the narrative of the show.

Afa和Chino的藝術⾵格也同樣受到流⾏和街頭⽂化影響,他們以跨媒介、跨類別的創作挑戰藝術殿堂對歷史的定型,顛覆傳統,從中尋找個性與⾃我,為⾃⼰在藝術歷史洪流中定位。展覽藉匯聚這三位不同年代的藝術家,捕捉塗鴉熱潮的頂峰時期,向街頭藝術忠於⾃我、堅持反叛的精神致敬,並為這⼀種藝術形式注⼊新時代的活⼒。

The artistic oeuvres of Afa and Chino are influenced by popular and street culture. Their enigmatic cross medium and discipline works challenge the canonical art historical codes and conventions, pushing boundaries and reworking traditions, echoing the rebellious spirit and defiant attitude of street art. By bringing artists of the different generations in concert, the exhibition is a salutation to the pinnacle point of the graffiti boom while breathing new life into the art form.

逆時⾞站
TIME TRAVEL
Cope2 x Afa Annfa x Chino Lam
Date:

2021.3.18 – 5.16
Venue:
香港中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場中庭B樓
BELOW-GROUND, Basement, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Image courtesy of JPS Art Gallery and the artists

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