「形色之外 : 霍剛米蘭回顧展」台灣同步：霍剛新作展
Beyond Colors and Shapes: A Retrospective of HO Kan –A Synchronous Exhibition in Taiwan
2018.06.02 — 2018.07.22
地點Venue：采泥藝術 Chini Gallery
藝術家回國分享會Artist Talk：2018.06.23 14:00
台灣抽象藝術先鋒霍剛今夏受邀至米蘭近郊的蒙札皇宮美術館(Villa Reale of Monza)舉辦個人大型回顧展「形色之外」，由法國知名策展人Sabine Vazieux統籌規劃，呈現藝術家自1950年至2016年以來的精彩創作，包括1950年代的超現實主義風格，到1970年代逐漸轉向幾何硬邊的創作形式發展。2000年後的霍剛創作，色彩漸趨明快，近十年的作品則更加靈動。藝術家無拘無束地讓潛意識揮灑，用色奔放自由，造形時而平穩輕快，時而迴旋反覆，更有不少具象呈現，融合其一甲子以來的兩大創作風格，成就了超現實感的幾何抽象，皆於本展完整呈現霍剛超過六十年的精彩創作。
Taiwanese abstract pioneer Ho Kan will present his large-scale respective, Beyond Colors and Shapes, at the Villa Reale of Monza in suburban Milan, Italy. Curated by renowned French curator, Sabine Vazieux, the exhibition displays Ho’s masterpieces created from 1950 to 2016, in a span of over sixty years. In short, the exhibition presents a comprehensive review of the artist fascinating career over six decades.
Meanwhile, in Taipei, Chini Gallery will present a synchronous exhibition of Ho’s new works from 2017 and 2018, which reveal more diverse and richer composition with dots, lines, planes and color blocks. In recent years, his arrangement of color, line, space and form is fast-paced and agile as well as simple and poetic, embodying the unique Eastern abstract poetics through his philosophical contemplation on compositional arrangement.
In addition to Ho’s recent work, the Taipei exhibition also showcases sculpture models and sketches from a collaborative project by the artist and Yang Bei-Chen, a well-known realist sculptor in Taiwan while the sculptures are on view at the Villa Reale of Monza. With the display of models and sketches, visitors will realize a remarkable collaboration based on the innovative perspective informed with the element of spontaneity and experimentation that characterizes both artists’ creative approaches.
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霍剛 (HO Kan)，來自中國南京。曾遠赴義大利，長居米蘭50年，近年返台定居。因緣際會受教於「台灣現代藝術導師」李仲生，以超現實主義畫風聞名。1957年，參加「東方畫會」，成為1960年代達到高峰的「台灣現代藝術運動」代表人物之一。1964年前往義大利米蘭，作品受到硬邊抽象等西方藝術概念影響，結合東方書法、金石印刻等創作元素，以極簡且饒富詩意的視覺語言發展出個人特有的東方抒情抽象。
HO Kan was born in Nanjing, China. Before he came back and settled down in Taiwan, he had lived in Milan, Italy for five decades. Mentored by Li Chun-Shan, “the master of modern art in Taiwan,” Ho was known for his surrealist painting style. In 1957, he joined the Tongfang Art Group, and became one of the representative figures in Taiwanese modern art movement that peaked in the 1960s. In 1964, Ho moved to Milan, where he was influenced by Western artistic concepts, such as hard-edge abstraction. He then incorporated various Asian artistic elements, including calligraphy and seal carving, his work and created a minimalist yet highly poetic visual language that enabled him to form his unique style of Oriental lyrical abstraction.
Ho’s early work showed a surrealist style and was informed with a sense of mysticism and unusualness. At this early stage, he had already begun using geometric forms in his creations. After he moved to Mila, he fully focused on geometric abstraction and concentrated on exploring the nature of painting. He started with fundamental elements in painting, which were point, line, plane and color blocks, and later moved on to the study of the entire composition, in which he discovered the abstract expression suitable to his art. His painting usually starts with the element of point and evolves a philosophical arrangement of the image, in which each element exists in its own way. He adopts the method of reduction to create his work, rendering it simple yet poetic. His body of works forms an inclusive abstract world that echoes the Oriental philosophical concept that all things are mutually embracing and nurturing, which, in turn, gives birth to an infinite world. In 2016, Ho held a large respective at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, entitled Reverberations · HO KAN. His works have been exhibited extensively in Taiwan, China, Italy, Switzerland, etc.
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