高妍筆下的靜謐與詩意 | TRANQUILITY AND POETRY

看高妍的畫時,總覺得當下身邊吹起了一陣初夏的暖風,舊時回憶一瞬間從指縫溜過。很難相信她只是一個不到25歲的女生,因為她的作品充滿詩意、細膩和懷舊感,讓日本文學大師村上春樹都為之觸動。

When looking at Gao Yan’s painting, readers can always feel that a burst of warm wind of the early summer has been blown by one’s side at the moment, where the old memories slip through the fingers in a flash. It’s hard to believe she’s just under 25 years old, as her works are so poetic, subtle and nostalgic. She has even touched the heart of Japanese literary master Haruki Murakami.

2019年時她被邀請在日本連載,偶然被村上春樹的書籍設計師見到,覺得她的畫風和新書的氣氛很合得來,兩人雖素未謀面,但就這樣促成了合作。對於她,村上春樹如此描述:「在她的畫面中不知道是哪裡,散發著一種不可思議的熟悉與懷念的感覺。」

In 2019, she was invited to serialize her drawings in Japan, and her works was accidentally seen by Haruki Murakami’s book designer, who thought that her painting style and the atmosphere of the new book were matched. Even though the two had never met before, one occasional opportunity have led to this collaboration. Murakami describes her as “out of nowhere in her images, with an uncanny sense of familiarity and nostalgia.”

茫茫沙洲中央,有個拿著書的男孩,獨自屈膝坐在瘦長的紙箱內,遙望遠方。 這是高妍為村上春樹《棄貓:關於父親,我想說的事》所畫的封面,一共創作了13幅插畫,其中有兩幅是根據村上春樹提供的照片繪畫。

In the middle of the boundless sandbar, a boy with a book was sitting alone in the cardboard box with his knees bent. This is the cover Gao Yan painted for Murakami’s new book “Abandoning Cat: About Father, the Things I Want to say”. There are 13 illustrations in total, two of which are based on photos provided by Murakami.

雖然每幅畫都好似藏著一個個故事,但她的作品沒有固定答案,讀者可以任意解讀,甚至將自己的情緒投放在畫中,她說:「我不想多說什麼,而是希望由讀者自己來說。」

Each of her illustrations seems to contain a story, but there are actually no fixed answers in her works. Readers can interpret them at will, or even put their own emotions in the paintings. She said: “I don’t want to say anything. I hope that the readers interpret them for yourself.”

More about 高妍 Gao Yan:

@_gao_yan

https://www.instagram.com/_gao_yan/?hl=zh-hk

https://www.facebook.com/gaoyann

Photo courtesy of the artist

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