观念的皮层—涂曦绘画作品展 Conceptual Cortex-Tu Xi Solo Exhibition

2016.9.20-2016.10.16

策展人:吴鸿

Curator:Wu Hong


展览时间:2016920日至20161016

Duration:2016.9.20-10.16

 

展览开幕:2016920日(周二)16:00

Reception: 2016.9.20(Tues.) 4:00 pm

 

展览地点:艺·凯旋艺术空间

Venue:Triumph Art Space 


·凯旋艺术空间将于920日举办艺术家涂曦个展。本次展览以涂曦2016年的作品为主,新作比例近百分之六十。这也是继2013年“亲切的疏离感”个展之后,涂曦作品的集中亮相。

 

涂曦所讨论的问题依然延续以往思路,但与之前相比,他对图象的应用更加得心应手,叙事方式也更加主观。他有意地摒弃画面中多余的图象因素,在色彩、构图、光影、体积、笔触、质感等所擅长的绘画本体上,简化技术,随心选取,恰如其分地再造景观,以达到更深刻的精神性的传达。

 

涂曦作品中的物像看似事不关己,但却件件有所指代。比如在《起航 No.2》中,冰面上搁浅的船所传达出的无效性,正是对上世纪七十年代末、八十年代初这代人的乌托邦梦想所提出的质疑与嘲讽。涂曦说:“现代生活中的幸福感越来越微弱,对生活意义的迷茫和困顿,势必造成青年对未来前景的怀疑。以至于即使憧憬的情景到来,也会发现其实那并非我们所期待。对生命意义的反思看似无病呻吟,却成了至关重要的恒久问题。这种唐吉柯德似得悲怆的努力,也许就是绘画在当今艺术语境中的状态。”

 

本次展览展期将持续1016日,在近一个月的展期中,观众可以对涂曦作品有更深刻的体会。

 

Tu Xi’s solo exhibition is about to open at Triumph Art Space on Sept. 20th, featuring his new creations in 2016, which will be accounting for nearly 60% of the selection. This will also be the first time since his 2013 Intimate Alienation that Tu Xi’s works have been shown on such a large scale.

 

Compared to his earlier oeuvres, these latest pieces manifest higher proficiency in Tu Xi’s use of the image and heavier subjectivity in his narratives, bringing the discussion of relevant issues further forward. Tu Xi deliberately turns away from the glut of pictorial elements—color, composition, shadow and light, mass, stroke and texture, and seeks more depth in the spiritual expression by reinventing landscapes with simplified, indiscriminate yet justifiable techniques for his well-chosen subjects.

 

His works may appear indifferent, but all his subjects have their references. For instance, in Sail No.2, the invalidity of the stranded boat on ice makes a mockery of the Utopian dream common among the generation born around the beginning of the 80s. “The doubtful attitude towards the future among the younger generation is an inevitable result of our confusion and lack of happiness living in the modern times,” Tu Xi said, “so much so that even if our vision was fulfilled, it would not be necessarily what we had expected. The contemplation upon the meaning of life has taken on a permanent importance despite its sentimentality, and this Don Quixote tragic is being repeated in the form of paintings in the contemporary art world.”

 

The exhibition, lasting for nearly one month till Oct.16, will greatly facilitate the viewer's understanding of Tu Xi's works.