馮永基: 當代夢幻山水畫 | RAYMOND FUNG: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE INK PAINTING

山水一直是傳統水墨畫的主角。然而,氣候變化和一系列的環境問題正在使這群主角陷入危機。3812畫廊很高興在歐洲舉辦香港藝術家馮永基當代水墨風景畫的首次個展 – Breathing and Life。這些雄偉又壯麗的作品旨在提高人們的環保意識。

Landscape has always been the protagonist of traditional Chinese ink painting. However, climate change and a series of environmental issues are putting these protagonists into crisis. 3812 Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the Hong Kong artist Raymond Fung’s contemporary ink paintings – Breathing and Life – in Europe. Fung’s magnificent works aim to raise people’s awareness of environmental protection.

Why it matters:

馮永基是香港著名的藝術家和建築師。儘管在亞洲享有極高的聲譽,但他的作品以前並沒有被廣泛在西方展出。本次展覽讓在西方的新觀眾也能體驗馮永基將中國傳統水墨畫與西方抽象表現主義的原創結合。「Breathing」是一個全新、從未展出的系列。這些複雜而又抽象作品表達了馮永基對環境問題的思考與看法。日益惡化的生態氣候和人類對環境造成的破壞令他感到困擾和苦惱。從他稀疏的建築風格中,我們可以感受到馮永基與自然及其對周圍環境的緊密關係。他希望帶動觀眾去思考環境退化的問題,一起保護自然世界的美麗。

Raymond Fung is a renowned artist and architect in Hong Kong. Despite his high reputation in Asia, his works have not been widely Fung’s original combination of traditional Chinese ink painting and Western abstract expressionism. “Breathing” is an entirely new and unseen series. These complex and abstract works express Fung’s ideas and views on environmental issues. Fung is troubled by the deteriorating ecological climate and the destruction of the environment caused by mankind. From Fung’s sparse style of architecture, we can perceive his close personal relationship with nature and its surrounding environment. He wishes to drive the audience to contemplate environmental degradation and protect the beauty of the natural world.

4 Highlights:

  • 與傳統的墨水方法不同,馮永基嘗試將五彩繽紛的顏料和當代題材加入他的作品。
  • Deviating from traditional ink methods, Fung experiments with rich coloured pigments and introduces contemporary materials to the surface of his Xuan (Chinese rice) papers.
  • 馮永基的畫作上面皆覆蓋著精細的塑料薄膜。這些薄膜的作用是「按摩」墨水和顏料,讓它們能在下面「呼吸」,同時耐心地畫作表面出現自然的裂縫。
  • Fung’s many layers of water, ink and pigment, and are overlaid with fine plastic films. The filmes serve the purpose of massaging the ink and pigment, allowing them to breathe underneath, whilst patiently waiting for the cracks to appear on the surface as they dry. 
  • 由此產生的畫作具有紋理和層次感,在底層的墨水上閃爍著礦物顏料色彩。
  • The resulting paintings are textured and multi-layered, glimmering and shining with mineral pigments and splashes of colour, over laid upon the underlying ink.
  • 馮永基的的作品通常採用多聯畫的形式,將視線從一端吸引到另一端。他彷彿創造出一扇窗,讓觀眾能通過它看到馮永基腦海中的風景。
  • Fung’s works often take the form of tall, narrow polyptychs that draw the eye from one end to another- a rhythmic momentum that creates ‘windows’ in space through which to view his imagined landscapes.

Background: Abstract Expressionism

  • 抽象表現主義是由美國畫家於 1940 和 1950 年代開發的新抽象藝術形式。
  • Abstract expressionism is the term applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters in the 1940s and 1950s. 
  • 抽象表現主義者的目標是使藝術在抽象的同時也具有一定的表現力和情感。
  • The abstract expressionists aim to make art that while abstract was also expressive or emotional in its effect. 
  • 他們受到超現實主義思想的啟發,即藝術應該來自無意識的思想,以及藝術家 Joan Miró 的自動主義。
  • They were inspired by the surrealist idea that art should come from the unconscious mind, and by the automatism of artist Joan Miró.

Source: TATE

Final Tips:

馮永基花費了大量的時間來策劃他的展覽,就彷如他在設計建築物那般。

Fung takes considerable time over the curation of his shows, installing them with the same precision as he designs buildings.

RAYMOND FUNG – BETWEEN BREATHS

Date: 

2021.11.2 – 2022.1.7

Time:

Monday to Friday 10:00 – 18:30

Venue:

21 萊德街,倫敦,SW1Y 6PX

21 Ryder Street, London, SW1Y 6PX

Courtesy to 3812 Gallery and the Artist

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