時空映像 ─ 歐洲藝術家聯展|9.20-10.13|也趣藝廊

藝術家 | Anna Bittersohl & Carlos Sagrera
展期 | 2019.09.20 (五) – 10.13 (日)
開幕 | 2019.09.28 (六) 4:00pm | 藝術家將出席開幕
地點 | 也趣藝廊 | 臺北市民族西路141號

今年九月,也趣以新型態Project-based之姿,登陸推廣萊比錫畫派的大本營 – 斯賓納佩畫廊區。以AKI Gallery Leipzig Prospect為名,欲以亞洲觀點帶給歐洲另一端的觀眾亞洲藝術家的能量。而在歐陸另一端,也趣將透過《時空映像》Mirroring Insights of Time一展,帶來近年活躍於歐洲的藝術家Anna Bittersohl和Carlos Sagrera。兩位深造於德國萊比錫的藝術家,各自以不同媒材和手法詮釋空間中留存的生活記憶痕跡。難得一見的精彩佳作首次在臺曝光,公眾開幕當日(9/28)藝術家將親臨現場,與各位藝術愛好者一同交流分享創作背後的構想。

1982年,出生於德國達豪(Dachau – 納粹的第一個集中營所在地)的Anna Bittersohl,長期關切著知覺感知和記憶結構對個人與社會產生的影響。作品多以拼貼的手法,繪製出一個個如夢境般、流動的錯置時空場域為特色。值得一提的是,在Anna Bittersohl獨特的藝術語彙之中,色塊起著重要的作用。它揉合著理性與感性—可視為我們對感知/情感複雜度的指標—將我們從日常生活內熟悉的寫實之物,牽引至情緒、感性的抽象之中。以一種非常態、跳脫直線敘事性的方式編排畫面,畫面多有著如夢中夢般的虛實、流露著神秘而奇幻的氣質。隨著藝術家留給觀眾閱讀的痕跡,觀眾不自覺地調整觀看角度和距離藉以識別圖像,帶領了我們如同漫遊者般遊走在未知場域的新體驗。

1987年,出生於西班牙馬德里的Carlos Sagrera,作品則以理性佈局、重構空間為特色。靈感來自於藝術家自身的家族照片,一系列作品,更準確而言,可回溯至2012年,藝術家祖父母逝世與搬家那年為起點。Carlos開始關注起留存在空間的記憶痕跡,使用著如同自傳般的赤裸筆觸和色調,詮釋著那些無可復返的時光。一如他在創作自述時曾說:「隨著時間的推移,追憶過去、回望腦中浮現的畫面在比照眼前的家庭相冊之時,無一不有所落差,這引起我的好奇與注意。我想正是因爲大腦在儲存記憶的過程,將不可避免地進行篩選、再加以封存,隨著時間與感受,那些片段記憶,終結產生質變。」因此藝術家試圖透過畫筆捕捉眼前稍縱即逝的每個瞬間,不論是在房間內存留的生活痕跡,又或是那些尚未抵達的未來記憶。這些作品摻揉著過去與未來,具有獨特的雙軌時間性。

Exhibition | Mirroring Insights of Time-Duo Exhibition of Anna Bittersohl & Carlos Sagrera
Artists | Anna Bittersohl & Carlos Sagrera
Time | 2019.09.20(Fri) – 10.13 (Sun.)
Opening | 2019.09.28(Sat) 4:00pm | Artists will attend the opening
Venue | AKI Gallery | 141, Min Tsu W. Rd., Taipei 103, TAIWAN.

This September, as a new project-based gallery, AKI Gallery Leipzig Prospect is officially located on the Spinnerei, well known as a centre for artistic production, nurturing many pioneers of Leipzig School. AKI Gallery Leipzig Prospect is going to refresh European with Asian artistic concept of perspectives.

On the other side, AKI Gallery in Taipei is delighted to present ‘Mirroring Insights of Time’, a duo exhibition of Anna Bittersohl and Carlos Sagrera, the two artists based in Zeipzig, Germany. We warmly invite you to experience the insights behind the paintings with us. Together with the two artists, Anna Bittersohl and Carlos Sagrera, you will have more insights into their creation concepts.

Carlos Sagrera, a Spanish artist whose works feature the extraordinary space reconstructed and recombined with a bunch of memories, was born in 1987. Getting inspirations from his old family photos, Carlos started to work on a pictorial series from the childhood memories about interior living spaces. After the passing away of his grandparents, Carlos moved out from the old ‘70s house and started collecting all the fragments of traces, marks, stains, and discoloration appearing around him. Carlos uses a few elements of memories and environment and focuses on the feelings of the space itself. By mixing his memories with an imaginary past, he considers the illusion produced by the process of the selective memory in relationship over time.

Anna Bittersohl, born in 1982 in Dachau, where the first Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, might have been influenced by transformative social impacts. Anna has concerned about the structure of human perception and memories which bring resulting effects to her. She tends to use collage and remixed techniques to create a dreamy floating space. As what Anna said, ‘I am fascinated by following this thought within my works; to understand my painting as an open memory of sorts. And to let the colour adapt to the way the brain works.’ Digging deep in the mind of the artist, viewers could follow the traces and trivial clues hidden in the paintings to make sense of the world.


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