煮山川—彭弘智個展|4.28-6.2|双方藝廊

煮山川—彭弘智個展|4.28-6.2|双方藝廊

 

煮山川—彭弘智個展

展期|2018/04/28 – 06/02
地點|双方藝廊Double Square Gallery
開幕|2018/04/28 15:00


双方藝廊將於2018年4月28日推出彭弘智個展「煮山川」。曾獲第五屆台新藝術年度大獎並活躍於各大國際雙年展的彭弘智,以裝置、錄像和雕塑創作聞名國際藝壇,擅長運用不同的媒材,將藝術、社會、宗教與人性的議題結合。本次個展由社會外部返回自身內觀,以道教經典文獻「內經圖」為本,呈現藝術家運用道家靜思與自我修煉的過程。展出作品皆為從未發表的創作,觀眾將可一次群覽「後內經圖系列」自最早期與最新的繪畫力作,而運用3D列印技術製作、翻模而成的巨型金屬雕塑〈成龍成鳳〉與〈小周天〉,更藉由身體線條的律動與轉化,開展出猶如經絡氣血運行於空間中所產生的動勢和張力。展覽中觀眾可看到藝術家重組建構東西方的藝術語言,結合現代科技與傳統教養,形成深具個人美學特色的藝術風格。

「煮山川」展名引用彭弘智過去曾看過的北京白雲觀版本「內經圖」石刻板拓印,畫中所記載的一段文字「一粒粟中見世界,半升鐺水煮山川」。以此拓印做為探詢內心方寸天地的起點,凝練而成〈內經圖變奏曲〉的十六連幅作品,完整呈現出彭弘智對於「內經圖」最初的自省,與了悟後的快意變奏,後而啟發大家所熟習的「後內經圖」系列,畫作中結合行動繪畫、自動性技巧、國畫渲染及傳統工筆畫,來詮釋氣勢的運動。「後內經圖」系列最新作品為太極24式,藝術家站於顏料中,手持大筆做出太極招式,用渲染的方式造就顏料深淺讓空間的層次清晰化,再用工筆技法描繪畫布中流竄的無數小生命,創造充滿身體感、介於抽象和具象之間的繪畫。

觀念的形變與多重層次的樣貌也呈現在大型的雕塑作品中,〈成龍成鳳〉以3D列印建構出人類骨骼彎曲轉化為龍鳳呈祥的形狀,龍鳳造型意象為東方特有的精神指標,望子成龍望女成鳳訴說人們所渴望的追求目標,而道家認為人類經由內丹和外丹的修煉能夠得道成仙,亦反映出中國文化對於身體的概念與其他文化不同之處;延續內經圖脈絡,〈小周天〉是身體任督二脈的一個循環,也代表著十二個年份,藝術家集結十二種生肖動物特質,組成一個超越時空限制理想的完美人體。

彭弘智生於台北,1997年取得舊金山藝術學院美術碩士學位。善長於繪畫、裝置、錄像和雕塑創作中探討當代社會文化現象並對歷史文本進行深度地反思,作品多反映其對於世界及社會所觀察到的各個現象。活躍於歐美及亞洲舉辦多次個展,如2002年奧地利OK當代藝術中心與2009年法國巴黎吉美亞洲藝術館等,其中「Beware of GOD─彭弘智個展」更獲得「第五屆台新藝術獎-年度視覺藝術獎」。作品廣見於國內外重要藝術展事與國際雙年展,如2002年韓國光州雙年展、2002年日本福岡三年展、2007年土耳其伊斯坦堡雙年展、2008年日本東京森美術館「之間-亞洲錄影藝術周」、2014年台北雙年展、2016年釜山雙年展。作品獲國立台灣美術館、台北市立美術館、高雄市立美術館、日本福岡亞洲美術館、澳洲白兔美術館等重要美術館收藏。

Double Square Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Peng Hung-Chih, entitled Warm up the Landscape, on April 28, 2018. Peng was the winner of the Visual Arts Award of the 5th Taishin Arts Award, and has been active in international biennials, recognized for his installation, video and sculptural creations in the global art scene. He excels in mixing different media to incorporate and explore issues about art, society, religion and humanity. In this solo exhibition, the artist shifts his focus from the outer society and takes an introspective examination of the inner self, using the classic Taoist text “Inner Scripture” to demonstrate his contemplation on Taoism and the process of practicing self-refinement. The artworks featured in this exhibition are all shown for the first time. Audiences can view the Post-Inner Scripture series from its earliest work to the latest painting all in one visit. The artist also utilizes 3D printing technology and casting technique to create two large-scale metal sculptures, respectively entitled “Transformation into Dragon and Phoenix” and “Microcosmic Orbit”, which delineate the momentum and dynamics in space through rhythmic and transforming physical contours, reminding viewers of the movement and operation of the meridian system as well as qi and blood in the human body. From this exhibition, audience can observe how the artist has reconstructed Eastern and Western artistic languages and formed a highly individualistic aesthetic style by incorporating modern technology and his understanding and learning of traditional culture.

Born in Taipei, Peng Hung-Chi graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with an M.F.A in 1997. Specializing in painting, installation, video and sculpture, Peng’s work investigates cultural phenomena in contemporary society and demonstrates profound reflection on historical texts, displaying his observations of this world and our society. Peng has held multiple solo exhibitions in Europe, the US and Asia, such as the exhibitions at the O.K Center for Contemporary Art in Austria in 2002 and Musée Guimet in Paris in 2009; and he has been awarded the Visual Arts Award of the 5th Taishin Arts Award for his solo exhibition, Beware of GOD. Peng’s works have been extensively shown in major art exhibitions and international biennials in Taiwan and abroad, including the Gwangju Biennale in Korea (2002), the Fukuoka Triennale in Japan (2002), the International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey (2007), In Between – Asian Video Art Weekend at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2008), the Taipei Biennial (2014), the Busan Biennale (2016). Many of his works have been included in the collections of prestigious art museums, among which are the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, White Rabbit Gallery in Australia, etc.