Sunday, 6 November 2011

ARTIST'S STATEMENT NOV 2011

Personally, I am interested in the connection between “still” and “life”.


I deconstruct and rebuild visual relationships as I draw on figure, everyday objects and space. This is not to depict literal dismemberment, but rather to augment the disconnected, anxious tension between themselves, their bodies and immediate surroundings.


By adapting the formula of classical painting, I shape representation form with black outline accordingly to my collective conscious, which inspired in daily life, and then I purified my intended images with white pigment by overlapping the previous black outline. At last, I apply an even paint onto surface, to reveal what eye sees: colors, shapes, optical phenomenon. Color isn't playing any significant role to portray my feeling.


In my artwork, narration and expression are not my concern. “Form” is my intention. I am inquiring into a formula that can completely record the sensational experiences. My process of painting is like withdrawing a drawer, and then inserts it back after clearing and cleaning it.



我相信贴身事物与身处空间构成个人生活。

我透过刻画物件、空间、人的关系,呈现人的生活状态。


我抽取生活场景的片断、日常物件的形象与活动中的人的姿势,透过视触的方法——象盲人般的以线条触摸,把人、物与空间同时建构、结合。当中出现的错置、失焦,与事物在空间中的移动轨迹有关,也与观感上的错觉有关:当视线集中在一点时,两旁的空间会重叠或出现偏差。黑色线描总结了我的触觉轨迹,整体尚是一团混沌。接着我再以白色线描覆盖,把片断连接,整理出些许轮廓。最后为形象确定的事物填上其原色。


相对于叙事或抒发,绘画形式的探讨是我最感兴趣的。对我而言画画在于整理我的感观经验,当中的逻辑就像整理一个抽屉: 我习惯先把东西个别取出,擦拭干净再分类重新置入。在我的作品里结构等于造型,好比把隐藏在雕塑里的支架曝露;而颜色则仅是表面的呈现,不表现主观情感。


Figure in Sofa I
2011 / Oil on linen / 156 x 140 cm

Figure in Sofa II
2011 / Oil on linen / 168 x 182 cm

In black and white events of ‘Figure in Sofa I’ & ‘Figure in Sofa II’, I am depicting a fluid human form in the sofa which place in a living room. I translated the visible objects into my vision; I am capturing the movement of still life and suggesting a quiet but pervasive depression atmosphere in a timeless tense of a living room.


椅子是我的常用主题, Figure in sofa I Figure in sofaII 捕捉如肉团般滩在沙发里的人的姿势。少了骨架支撑的肉体似乎遭沙发吞噬,是我观照自身的生活经验得出的形象。


Falling Figure in Bathroom
2011 / Oil on canvas / 110 x 100 cm

The falling gesture images came from my memory, on the daily news letter that i have been through. I feel insecure, with the victim’s state of mind, to the hidden crisis that might come to me in anytime anywhere.


往下坠的姿势是我的另一个主题,出发点是关于坠楼的社会新闻,投射我对日常生活中隐藏的不可知的危机的一种过虑、被害的心里状态。




Nothing Happened Here
2011 / Oil on linen / 200 x 300 cm (tryptych)

Study on a sequence of motion (walking). I tried to restore the scene of a petition from various aspects, based on personal experience. I paint everything with black lines: the possible details and process, and then I cover/ rubbing off everything with white paint.

I doubt the authenticity of my life, through the information that is reported in mainstream media, through the contradiction of being an active facebooker to the great silent majority, through the invisible warning lines everywhere.


这是一幅三联画,关于一场请愿活动,背景是城市一隅,作品记录了我的亲身经历。我用黑色线描把事件勾勒出来后,再以过分的白又把一切掩盖。作品比较了自身所见的真实与媒体所呈现的支离片断;旨在探讨主流媒体的限度,反映对真相的锲求。



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