窈渺2017-1   Hidden Immensity 2017-1   145x165cm   2017   綜合媒材、畫布   Mixed media on canvas

 

「窈渺」—董心如個展

Hidden Immensity: Tung Hsin Ru Solo Exhibition 

2017.08.19-09.24

開幕 Opening:2017.08.19 15:00

藝術家 Artist:董心如 Tung Hsin Ru

策展人 Curator:陳貺怡 Chen Kuang Yi

 

 

窈:女子文静而美好;山水深远曲折

渺:微小

窈渺:精微、幽遠

董心如在其新作《窈渺》系列,似乎試圖探究一個全新的議題。在創作過程中,她時而在畫布上施以厚重的基底,彷彿粗糙的地表;時而平滑透明有如光潔的水面。顏料的使用上,時而濃稠緻密、時而清淡疏薄,時而遲滯、時而流動,她甚至開始挑戰那些難以掌握的刺目螢光色,光線、深度、空氣也因著色彩與筆法的尖銳對立而跟著騷動起來,而以風馳電掣般的力量與強而有力的色彩而擄獲人心,卻也同時發散出無盡的和諧。藝術家彷彿造物主般的創造穹蒼、海洋、深淵、峻嶺…;光與暗、滿與空、實與虛、混沌與秩序交互輪替,迸發著內在的活力與生命的焦慮。在董心如的筆勢與色彩之下,如此這般的爆發了感官的世界與難以駕馭的動力。

本展名為「窈渺」其實並非偶然,「窈」乃「山水深遠曲折之意」,但也意味著「女子文静而美好」; 「渺」則意味著「微小」。「窈渺」的意境只要看到畫家其人以及若干作品便可以明瞭,但是在董心如畫如其人、人如其畫的嫻靜悠遠之下,其實蘊藏著極大的爆發力,以及誰與爭鋒的雄心,碰撞而後穿越永遠是她創作的核心,是和諧而非對立造就了無限魅力。

— 策展人   陳貺怡

Yao Miao (窈渺): Refined and delicate, hidden and remote.

Yao (窈): A graceful and elegant woman; deep and profound landscape.

Miao (渺): Tiny or infinitesimal.

The new series, Hidden Immensity, Tung Shin Ru reveals an attempt to initiate a new topic. In some of the new paintings, she applies a thick foundation that is like a coarse, rough land surface; and in others, we see smooth, transparent surfaces that look like water surfaces. In terms of her use of paint, it might be thick and dense that seems to fill up the entire space, sometimes; and it might be light and thin that barely covers the surface at other time. It might also be still sometimes, and fluid at others. Besides, she starts employing challenging neon colors and work on methods to integrate these contrasting tones with creating contradictions. Even the light, depth, and air have become alive and stirred because of the sharp contrasts in colors and brushstrokes. We can see how she has tried to reach a balance between the self-revelation of the material and her control over it. Through the movement of Tung’s brush and her colors, her paintings intensely stimulate our senses and demonstrate uncontrollable forces.

We can say that the artist has purposefully named the exhibition Hidden Immensity. The Chinese character, “yao (窈),” can refer to both ” deep and profound landscape” and “a graceful and elegant woman” whereas the character, “miao (渺)” means “tiny or infinitesimal.” One can understand the meaning conveyed through the Chinese title by looking at the artist and some of her paintings. However, although Tung’s paintings remind us of herself as the both embody elegance and profoundness, the artist and her works also demonstrate extremely powerful forces and a sense of great aspiration. The core concept of Tung’s art has always been to create breakthroughs after initial collisions, and it is a sense of harmony rather than conflicts that lends this new series its infinite charm.

— Curator  Chen Kuang Yi

 

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