盡界 – 吳熙吉個展 Lines in between Void – Wu Hsichi Solo Exhibition| 04.20-05.19|Powen Gallery 紅野畫廊

▴展出期間 Duration | 04.20.2019 – 05.19.2019(10:00-19:00 週一休館)
▴開幕茶會 Opening Reception | 04.20.2019 Sat. 3:00 p.m.
▴藝術家座談會 Artist Talk | 04.27.2019 Sat. 3:00 p.m. 與談人-陶文岳 Talk with Tao Wen-Yueh
▴展覽地點 Venue | Powen Gallery 紅野畫廊(台北市中山區松江路164巷11號, 行天宮站1號出口 / 松江南京站8號出口)
▴影片連結 YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlZfKE8nGW8
▴更多資訊 More Info | http://www.powengallery.com/index.php/zh-TW/current


本次「盡界」為藝術家於紅野畫廊的第五次個展,目前定居於宜蘭頭城的吳熙吉,周遭望眼所見盡是山海之瑰麗。他將佛學思想注入創作,畫中反覆出現的龜山島意象及人形的線條描繪成為他獨有的藝術語言。

在最新作品中,吳熙吉持續展露對人性與環境的探索。時而以情感直覺揮灑著顏色彩度,時而以接近古山水畫的筆墨色調詮釋著禪宗的「明心見性」。細膩且密集的線條暗喻著山水與人形骨架,世間萬物皆會隨著外在的無常變化而消逝。線條同時也是枷鎖,象徵著肉體束縛和生命無止境的修煉課題。

而現今社會裡充斥各種螢幕的視覺現象,也是他創作中探討的主題之一。透過藝術家獨特的視角,與畫面中錯落不一的視窗,讓我們反思自身如何觀察這個世界。在渴望融入與疏離感的對比下,映照出人的靈性,以及日趨空泛的精神意識。受到今日科技的習慣影響,我們究竟離世界更近抑或是更遠?

吳熙吉說,畫中人物常仰著頭,是望著蒼穹,心中有所期待。不論是渴求悠遊自在的狀態或對未來事物的想望,我們都可從他的畫作中找到一種特有的平和之美。

Lines in between Void – Wu Hsichi Solo Exhibition

▴Duration | 04.20.2019 – 05.19.2019(10:00-19:00 Closed on Monday)
▴Opening Reception | 04.20.2019 Sat. 3:00 p.m.
▴Artist Talk | 04.27.2019 Sat. 3:00 p.m. Talk with Tao Wen-Yueh
▴Venue | Powen Gallery 紅野畫廊 (No. 11, Lane 164, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491)
▴YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlZfKE8nGW8
▴More Info | https://is.gd/xE8cos

This is the fifth solo exhibition artist Wu Hsichi has held at Powen Gallery. Wu currently lives in Toucheng, Yilan where he is surrounded by the treasures of nature. He incorporates the philosophy of Buddhism in his work. The repeated motif of Guishan Island and the outline of human figures become his unique expression.

In his new series of works, Wu continues to explore human nature and the environment. Sometimes he goes with his instincts and generously paints with different colors. Other times, he imitates the ancient ink landscape painting to portray the Buddhist’s idea of “seeing one’s essence”. With neat and dense lines, Wu employs the mountains, waters and human figures as metaphors, to depict the ephemeral nature of the world. The lines also symbolize shackles of the flesh and the never-ending challenges throughout a life.

The ubiquity of screens nowadays is also one of the topics he explores. From an artist’s perspective, by using the different misplaced windows, he aims to challenge the audience to reflect on how we observe the world. The contrast between the yearning to blend in and to keep a distance illustrates human natures and the withering of spiritual awareness. In light of the influence of technology advancement, are we closer to or more away from the world?

Wu describes that the figures in his paintings usually lift up their heads – when they look into the sky, they hold different desires. Such is the same with audiences who are hit by a sense of tranquility via his work – they could be yearning to be at ease or having their own expectations for the future in mind.


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