姜明姬的自然空間| THE NATURAL WORLD OF MYONGHI KANG

生於這個時代,我們時常被水泥叢林和高聳林立的建築物所包圍。節奏急速和煩囂的城市令我們與大自然漸行漸遠。現代文明和大自然已站在對立面。韓國藝術家姜明姬以繪畫的形式主張了人類與大自然本為一體的理念, 有著不可或缺的關係。

Being in this generation, we are constantly surrounded by concrete jungle with high-rise buildings. The fast-paced society and the hustle and bustle of city life distance us from our roots of nature. Modern civilisation and nature have become binary oppositions and dichotomous. Korean artist Myonghi Kang sought to reinforce the idea of man and nature being one and to reconstruct our relationship with the natural world through her paintings.

Myonghi Kang

通過合併抽象和具象的描畫風格, 明姬讓觀賞者擁有橫跨時間、空間和色彩的全新體驗。她以顏色和圖形的創作帶來了在城市裡珍貴無比的幽寂和安寧。

By combining abstraction and figuration in her works, Kang was able to create novel experiences across time, space, and colour for viewers. Her intricate landscapes together with her high command of colours and shapes offer a rare sense of serenity, peace, and tranquility in urban society.

VILLEPIN,一間由收藏家為收藏家而創立的藝廊對明姬的創作理念給予肯定與認同。她在自然界面臨滅絕的威逼下仍然孜孜不倦地紀錄著大自然所蘊藏的美。她的藝術敞開了一個容許我們與大自然對話的避風港,遠離城市的喧鬧與侷促不安。籍著這次畫展,香港大眾能夠一起沉浸於象徵著明姬內在世界的藝術體驗。

VILLEPIN, a gallery created by collectors for collectors acknowledges and recognises Kang’s artistic pursuit of capturing the beauty of nature in the face of extinction. The gallery represents a meditative sanctuary to complement the artist’s work, providing a hideaway from the exhausting city life。 They want to share her creations with the people of Hong Kong, allowing viewers to douse in her works and discover the world through her eyes.

「明姬擁有療癒人心的能力──她的畫作裏運用萬紫千紅的色彩,蘊藏著可以治癒靈魂的神韻。藝術孕育於明姬的畫筆之中,彷如神諭一般恪守世界之美。」 ──VILLEPIN 創始人多米尼克‧德維爾潘(Dominique de Villepin)

“Myonghi is a true medicine-woman. Through her infinite display of colours, her paintings contain an embodied spirit that can cure the soul. Art is created through the magic of her brushes, offering a way to preserve the world as well as an oracular challenge,” said Dominique de Villepin, co-founder of VILLEPIN.

Myonghi Kang in her studio at Jeju, South Korea

Myonghi Kang

Date: 2021.5.24 – 10.17

Venue: 香港中環荷李活道 53-55 號地下至二樓

G-2/F, 53-55 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Image Courtesy of Villepin and the artist

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