黑夜未至-许宏翔个展 Not Dark Yet-Xu Hongxiang Solo Exhibition

2018.3.17-2018.4.25

黑夜未至-许宏翔个展

NOT DARK YET - XU HONG XIANG SOLO EXHIBITION 

艺术家 | Artist: 许宏翔  Xu Hongxiang

策展人| Curator:亚历山大·格林姆 Alexandra Grimmer

开幕时间 | Oppning Ceremony:2018年3月17日 16:00

展览时间 | Duration:2018年3月17日-2018年4月25日



ž凯旋画廊荣幸地宣布将于2018年3月17日举办许宏翔在艺ž凯旋画廊的首次个展《黑夜未至》,展览将呈现许宏翔创作于2016至2018年的一系列绘画作品

许宏翔的近期作品展现出一种近乎于超现实的形式美感和视觉效果。这来自于他独特的光感运用。画家仅从一个方向将光投射在图画的少数区域,让其余部分留在阴影中,由于许宏翔的经营,一种神秘莫测之感油然而生。

近期作品中常常会出现树枝、洒满阳光的林间空地或瀑布,这些元素被转置到一种特殊的氛围中。当我们考量他绘画的图景如何形成时,艺术家体现的独特视角便会显豁:这些油画没有一幅可以从中看见完整的风景,许宏翔每次都摘取某些片刻,和通过一扇小窗窥见的局限性视野相似。当他被人问及画笔下的图景有何来源,艺术家否认那些风光是真实存在的东西。景色本身对于他的吸引力并不大。他的兴趣点在于某些树枝中可以发现的形式特征,也在于其形状、外观在画面背景中造成的累积。

当我们考量这些作品时,很快就会清楚它们都不是观念的标榜,而是一个工作及反思过程的自然结果,用艺术家本人朴实的原话,那就是怎么画、画什么”。这是许宏翔一直以来在绘画道路上探索的两个根本性的问题。

 

关于艺术家

 

许宏翔,1984年生于中国长沙,2007年毕业于中央美院版画系获学士学位,2011毕业于中央美院版画系获硕士学位,现工作、生活于北京。他的作品以架上绘画为主,前期感兴趣于“绘画与图像之间的关系”,目前通过一些个人项目着重探讨“绘画和现实之间的关系”。他的个人展览和个人项目包括:“黑夜未至-许宏翔个展”(艺ž凯旋画廊,中国北京,2018)、“许宏翔作品展”(圣之艺术中心,中国北京,2014)、“下地”(中国湖南,2016)、“李强”(中国湖南,2016)等。近期群展包括:“视态之问”(广东美术馆,中国广东,2017)、“东方物语”(中国美术馆,中国北京,2017)、“向心力”(悉尼美术学院美术馆,澳大利亚悉尼,2017)、“裂变的流徙”(Kommunale美术馆,德国柏林,2017)等。曾获中国艺术权力榜“发现未来”奖。作品被中央美术学院美术馆、今日美术馆、广东美术馆等重要机构和个人收藏。

 

 

 

Triumph Gallery is pleased to present “Not Dark Yet – Xu Hongxiang Solo Exhibition” on March 17th, 2018 at Triumph Gallery. This exhibition will present Xu Hongxiang’s works created during 2016 to 2018.

The recent works by Xu Hongxiang demonstrate an almost surrealistic aesthetic form and visual expression, which is thanks to his unique use of light. The painter casts light only from one direction onto a few parts of the image, leaving the rest in shadow. Xu manages to create a feeling of enigmatic mystery.

In Xus recent works, there are often scenes with branches of trees, light-flooded forest glades or waterfalls, which have been transferred in a special atmosphere. When considering the image formation of his paintings, a very particular view is being presented through the artist: there is never a whole landscape visible in one painting. Each time, Xu selects particular moments, similar to a view that has been limited through a small window. When it comes to the origin of his images, the artist negates that it is a matter of real, existing landscapes. The sceneries themselves do not primarily interest him. What do interest him are the formal aspects that can be found in certain branches of trees and how their shapes and physiognomies accrue in the background.

When thinking of these works, it quickly becomes evident that none of them were set up as concepts by themselves. They all came out of the process of working and reflecting on his work: ‘How to paint and what to paint’, as the artist puts it in simple words. These are the two fundamental questions that Xu Hongxiang has always been exploring.

 

About the artist

Xu Hongxiang was born in Changsha, Hunan province in 1984. He graduated from the printmaking department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) with a bachelor´s degree in 2007, and received the masters degree from the same department in 2011. He currently works and lives in Beijing. Xus works are mainly easel paintings. In his prior phase, Xu is interested in the relationships between painting and image. Recently, Xu focuses on discussing the relationships between painting and reality through several individual projects. His solo exhibitions and individual programs are: Not Dark Yet - Xu Hongxiang Solo Exhibition" (Triumph Gallery, Beijing, China, 2018), "Xu Hongxiang Solo Exhibition" (SZ Art Center, Beijing, China, 2014), "In the Field" (Hunan, China, 2016), "Li Qiang" (Hunan, China, 2016), etc. The latest group exhibitions are:  Visual Questions (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China, 2017), “Oriental Story” (NAMOC, Beijing, China, 2017), “Centripetal Force” (Sydney College of the Art SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia, 2017), “The Migration of Fission” (Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2017), etc. Xu Hongxiang won the Discover Future Award by Art Power 100. Xus works has been collected by CAFA Art Museum, Today Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art and many other institutes and private collections.