Contemplating the Original Point—The Oriental Abstract Language of HO Kan
開幕Opening: 2016.07.02(Sat.) 15:00
本展「原點 · 解析—霍剛的東方抽象語法」將展出台灣知名抽象藝術家霍剛的近期作品，以其作品最基本的元素：點、線、面與色塊組成進行探索，端視其如何建構靜謐而抒情的抽象情致。「點」做為萬物的開始，也是霍剛開啟個人想像空間的起始。在畫面中，「點」依照任何形式與位置的擺設，搭配線條與色塊，生成各自的意義。無論是返樸歸真的圖式創造，或是靜中喻動的哲思世界，霍剛近期作品以點化約構圖，線與面的構成也更趨簡約。畫面上零星的三角形、正方形、變化的線型元素組合成多變的陣式，鋪陳出緊湊的韻律，在看似收斂的整體蘊含更為細膩的內在動勢，發展出專屬個人更接近純粹化的抽象語境。這個語境不特別多言，多半是明亮且爽朗，體現揮灑上更多的自由。精煉後的簡約也蘊含詩意，在靜謐中醞釀觀者無邊際的想像空間，有了更多的開放。霍剛的抽象語法以「減法」運行，所得的結果卻是加乘的，他建構了一個更具包容性的抽象世界，呼應東方哲理主張萬物相容再生所孕育的無窮性。
My works now are more compact, uncomplicated, self-contained, and assertive.
—HO Kan, artist.
Contemplating the Original Point—The Oriental Abstract Language of HO Kan presents the works of this renowned Taiwanese abstract painter. The exhibition departs from the most basic elements in Ho’s paintings, which are points, lines, planes and color blocks, to explore how the artist has constructed his tranquil yet poetic abstract world. The “point” as the beginning of all things also represents the genesis of Ho’s individual imagination. In the images he created, accompanied with lines and color blocks, each of the points creates unique meanings according to how and where they are arranged. Whether the image that recovers the original simplicity or the philosophical world that embodies movement in stillness, the composition of Ho’s recent works has been simplified with his use of points, and the structure of lines and planes has also become more uncomplicated. The sporadic triangles, squares, and variable forms of changing lines create a compact visual rhythm, enabling a more delicate sense of subtle inner movement in the entire seemingly self-contained image and producing an even more individualized abstract language that is refinedly purer. This language is not excessively articulating; instead, it is mostly bright and clear, demonstrating more freedom in painting. The refined simplicity conveys a sense of poetry that allows the imaginative space to expand tranquilly and open up without end. Although Ho’s abstract language is constructed with the method of “reduction,” the result is that of addition and multiplication instead. He has constructed a more inclusive abstract world, which responds to the oriental philosophy that perceives infiniteness as all things are mutually embracing and nurturing.
All things start from a single point.
Every point is a universe of imagination.
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