- Opening｜4.13, 15:00-18:00
井上有一 個展 無我
井上有一 (Yuichi Inoue) 是日本前衛書法藝術家。一生致力于書法個人化的內心法則，面對井上有一的字，當形態幾乎無法辨識或出乎意料，我們要怎麼看待他的書法呢？
Tso Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition for Yuichi Inoue.
Yuichi is a Japanese avant-garde calligrapher who devoted his life to showcasing highly individualised inner desires through the medium of calligraphy.How should we comprehend the almost unidentifiable or unexpected form of Yuichi Inoue’s calligraphic works? They were created at the climactic moments when calligraphy and painting merge into one via Inoue’s hand, and to distinguish the former from the latter is like herding cats.
However, Inoue’s calligraphic works were by no means a manifestation of the age-old argument in Chinese art history, that is, calligraphy is homologous to painting, which was why this traditional aesthetic idea didn’t apply to his oeuvre.
For example, Insubstantiality, a “calligraphic painting” by Inoue displayed at the 4th São Paulo Art Biennial (1957) that shot him to fame, was hardly recognizable until we read its caption. To put it another way, it had nothing to do with calligraphic literacy, but aimed to liberate calligraphy from the character’s meaning it attached itself to, thereby transforming them into the articulation of an alternative meaning.
To borrow Gilles Deleuze’s philosophical phrase. His substantiality transmuted into insubstantiality after his narrow escape from death. What arose therefrom was his innermost being. To sum up, Inoue’s calligraphic oeuvre was an artistic incarnation of telepathy or affect, and his aesthetic practice of sublimating his life through calligraphy was nothing short of a Japanese-written chronicle of contemporary people manifested in this art form’s very modernity.