花井祐介 YUSUKE HANAI: 人生滿風浪 |FACING LIFE’S “CURRENT”

人生就是要經歷一連串又一連串的風浪,一波又一波的障礙,你別無他選,只能面對逆境。日本著名藝術家花井祐介(Yusuke Hanai)歷年最大型海外個人展覽《FACING THE CURRENT 迎浪當下》正式登陸香港。是次展覽是花井祐介創作至今最巨型的 3D 立體雕塑。

Life is a series of current, waves of obstacles that you have no choice but to face head-on. Japanese artist Yusuke Hanai’s largest overseas solo exhibition “FACING THE CURRENT” debuts in Hong Kong which features the artist’s largest 3D artwork yet.

英文「Current」一字有雙重意思,可解作「風浪」或者「現況」。滑浪者面對變幻莫測及不受控制的「風浪」,上一秒或仍能踏浪而行,下一秒卻已被海浪吞噬。我們無可避免地陷入與生活「現況」的不斷搏鬥中,每個人也有各自的現實困境需要抗衡。這點令花井祐介不禁思考:「究竟我們面對現狀,應隨波逐流地生活,還是要不斷與困境搏鬥?」

The word “current” has a double entendre of “present” and “tide”. Surfers either go with the “current” – the “tide”, or fall when they lose their balance. The “current” is something that is unpredictable and cannot be tamed,  you can be on your surfboard this very moment, and get devoured in seconds. It is inevitable for us to be stuck in our own constant battle with life’s “current” – the “present”. This got Hanai questioning: “do we want to live in the current without facing the present, or do we want to face the present and keep rowing against the harsh current?”

「我很欣賞那些能站穩陣腳面對現況、勇於面對現實的人,儘管他們耗費的精力最終可能徒然或被嘲諷。」花井祐介表示:「在資訊氾濫的年代,尤其是面對未知的疫情,不隨波逐流卻反受批判。我希望以我的作品去讚頌那些仍在風浪中奮鬥的人。」今次是花井祐介於日本以外展出最多作品的個人展覽,包括他最新創作的 19 幅油畫及多層框架作品,花井祐介再道:「大家都因疫情關係而未能出外旅遊,這次很高興有機會將作品帶到香港展出,我希望能透過《FACING THE CURRENT》與香港的朋友互動交流,去帶領參觀者認識我的創作概念,對此我感到十分期待。」

“I am attracted to people who stand firm against the current and face the present in their own way, even if it could be in vain.” Hanai said. “In this era of internet where information is overloaded, it is easy to be sidetracked from your original principle, more so during the pandemic. I would like to use my art to applause people who fight hard against the ‘current’.” Hanai adds, “As no one is able to travel during the epidemic therefore I’m so glad that my work could be exhibited in Hong Kong this time. I would like to take this opportunity to connect with people in Hong Kong through “FACING THE CURRENT” and really look forward to letting them know my creative concept behind.”

花井祐介 Yusuke Hanai “FACING THE CURRENT” Exhibition

Date: 

2021.8.14 – 2021.9.5

Time: 

Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 19:00, Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Venue: 

香港中環皇后大道中15號置地廣塲地庫BELOWGROUND 7號鋪 

Shop 7 BELOWGROUND, B/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Courtesy to BELOWGROUND and the Artist

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