ARTIFY GALLERY 「筆」能言喻:夢寐及思緒 | Unspoken Tales: Dreams and Emotions

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ARTIFY GALLERY

本地新晉藝術家梁依廷及黃向藝聯合藝術展覽

 「筆」能言喻:夢寐及思緒

 

香港 – 專營當代印刷藝術、攝影及繪畫藝術品的本地畫廊 Artify Gallery 將於 7 月 25 日至 8 月 28 日期間,為本地新晉藝術家梁依廷黃向藝舉行聯合藝術展覽。兩位藝術家將以傳統中國工筆畫技巧呈現當代主題,訴說夢寐及思緒中 一個個故事

 

梁依廷 在夢中與張愛玲對話

 梁依廷擅長以工筆畫刻畫日常生活中的一事一物:懸掛的燈泡、佇立的鏡子,還有款款看來美味可口的食物……然而,這些仿似一般靜物畫的筆觸背後,卻有著夢寐般的故事。細心察看,你會見到燈泡內的不是烏絲卻是小花朵;鏡中的不是倒影而是觸手可及的實物,還有浮在半空的桌布、輕輕飛舞的蝴蝶等……都在現實與夢幻之中交替出現。

梁依廷的作品筆觸細緻,她運用中國傳統工筆畫的渲染技巧及創作元素,同時當代感十足:港式的點心、茶餐廳是她常選的題材;摩登的家居、電話電器等都在她的畫中佔一席位。而是次展覽中其中一系列作品「張愛玲語錄」,更是將當代的文學概念以工筆畫形式展現——展開了一場梁依廷與張愛玲的夢寐對話。

黃向藝沉溺沒有性別之分的愛情

黃向藝的畫風明顯受日本流行文化影響,同樣以中國傳統工筆畫的手法創作,卻取材自日本漫畫中男男戀 (Boys Love) 的「耽美」文化。「耽美」一詞有沉溺之美的意思,黃向藝通過作品,將個人的思緒和對愛情的幻想投放到作品的角色之上。

黃向藝推崇工筆畫精細的線條以及賦色,認為它足以誠實地體現藝術家的精神狀態;與此同時,她卻希望為工筆畫擺脫「傳統」的枷鎖,賦予它更多可能。

黃向藝的作品看以溫婉含蓄,卻有著大膽的意念;男性角色們不經意地、陰柔地展露惹人遐想的身體及容貌,而周邊的一事一物則有意識地滲透出她對世俗目光抗衡 。最新的作品「淖溺」之中,正在落髮的花樣男子沉溺於綻放的花卉當中,平靜而震撼,觸動人深層的思緒。

展覽詳情:

「筆」能言喻:夢寐及思緒
日期:2013年7月25日 至 8月28日
地址:柴灣 嘉業街18號 明報工業中心 A座 10樓
開放時間:星期二至五早上10時至晚上7時;星期六上午11時至晚上7時;星期一及星期日休息
聯絡電話:+852 3543 1260
網址:www.artifygallery.com

傳媒預展:

日期:2013年7月25日
時間:下午5時至6時
梁依廷與黃向藝將會出席,為傳媒介紹今次展覽所展出的作品。
歡迎傳媒預約訪問。

私人預覽及酒會:

日期:2013年7月25日
時間:下午6時至9時

Artify Gallery簡介:

本地畫廊 Artify Gallery 於2012年12月成立,專營當代印刷藝術、攝影及繪畫藝術品。 Artify Gallery致力與新晉藝術家合作,讓他們能夠利用畫廊的尖端創意科技,創造新的藝術形式。畫廊將會舉辦多種不同類型的藝術展覽及外展活動,包括當代攝影印刷、傳統蝕刻 (Etch)、平版印刷術 (lithography)、 水墨藝術 (ink art)、絲網印刷 (silkscreen)、木版印刷 (woodblock) 等 ;畫廊亦會與不同的藝術家合作舉辦版畫印製 (edition printing) 工作坊、講座和錄像放映,促進當代印製版畫及繪畫藝術品的討論和發展,讓大眾得益。

梁依廷簡介:

 梁依廷於香港中文大學藝術系取得藝術學士 (BA 2010) 及藝術碩士 (MFA 2012),她擅長以中國工筆畫創作,作品曾入圍「亞洲當代藝術展 – 香港年輕藝術家獎 2012」以及「香港當代藝術獎 2012」。她亦曾獲得「香港工筆畫會創作獎」、「中國書畫創作獎」等,其作品為香港藝術館及私人收藏。

梁依廷十分推崇中國畫的傳統藝術精神和詩意追求,她希望透過自己的藝術創作去捕捉生活上的尋常事物,以單純的水墨表現簡單的生活美學以及本土文化,並努力尋求畫面上那無限的溫婉平靜之境。同時,她亦一直嘗試利用自己的作品去探索永恆,以及一些在生活中難以捕捉的生活元素,例如:水、夢、記憶。梁依廷現時工作及定居於香港。

黃向藝簡介:

黃向藝出生於馬來西亞,2010 年畢業於在香港中文大學藝術系,她的作品曾於中港海外多個地方展出,包括香港文華東方酒店《亞洲頂級畫廊酒店藝術畫展 2013》、海港城「美術館」、伙炭工作室開放計劃 2013、香港會議展覽中心《香港國際藝術展》等,更曾獲多個藝術創作獎項。

黃向藝的作品以細膩的傳統工筆畫技巧,配合當代的創作概念,其藝術創作受日本漫畫「耽美」文化影響,探討兩性、性別等議題。黃向藝現時定居香港。

ARTIFY GALLERY

Unspoken Tales: Dreams and Emotions

New artworks by emerging Hong Kong artists Leung Yee Ting and Wong Xiang-yi

 

HONG KONG – Artify Gallery, the city’s foremost platform specialising in the contemporary art of print and paper will present the works of local artists Eve, Leung Yee Ting and Wong Xiang-yi in a new exhibition. Leung and Wong practice in the classical Chinese tradition of Gong Bi – united in their medium of choice, tales of the contemporary condition are evoked using the fine technique of ink and brush, allowing for undercurrents of dreams and emotions to percolate. The exhibition is available for view from 25 July – 28 August 2013.

 

Eve Leung Yee Ting – A Reverie with Eileen Chang

Leung uses gong bi to record the mundane objects that inform our daily lives, from the lightbulb and standing mirror to the very food that we consume, the artist is entranced by these humble objects. It is this very act of documenting that reveals the fantastical caprice of these inanimates; a filament maybe a flower whilst a reflection maybe a portal into another vision of floating, lightness and butterflies. It is through the minutiae that the tenuous connection between dreams and actuality may converge.

Gong bi allows for the descriptive rendering of contemporary living, and Leung utilises this, with each moment carefully considered and meticulously portrayed. Leung draws from a vast pool of sources: from dim sum and cha chang teng so synonymous with Hong Kong to modern furnishings, electronics and devices. The exhibition also presents the series Quotations from Eileen Chang connecting gong bi with local literary heritage and beginning a castle-in-the-sky dialogue with the tour de force writer.

 

Wong Xiang-yi – Wondering in an asexual love story

Though practising in gong bi, Wong’s oeuvre is clearly influenced by “Yaoi”, also known as “Boys’ Love”, a Japanese popular culture of female-oriented fictional manga, which focused on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships. The artist reveals this sub-culture of female preference to engage with visuals that depict the metrosexual male, ones that display a softness of character and a touch of femininity. Through the protagonists in her works, Wong sets out a very personal emotion towards love, sexuality and relationships.

In parallel, Wong has aspirations for gong bi to break from the shackles of tradition, embracing the medium’s breadth for a contemporary re-interpretation, achieving a new aesthetic with detail, elegant lines and colour.

Wang juxtapositions the visually soft with concepts that are hard – reevaluating the ideal male form in the 21st century, and blurring the lines between preconceived ideals of beauty according to gender.  The world has to contend with the transformative gaze of Wong, in her newest work Indulge, a beautiful boy has his hair shorn amongst tender blossoms – a still and yet powerful image.

 

Exhibition Details:

Unspoken Tales: Dreams and Emotions
Date: 25 July – 28 August 2013
Address: 10F, Block A, Ming Po Industrial Centre, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm; Sat – Sun 1pm to 7pm; Closed on Public Holiday
Phone: +852 3543 1260, Website: www.artifygallery.com

Press Preview:

Date: Thursday 25 July 2013
Time: 5-6pm

Private cocktail and opening:

Date: Thursday 25 July 2013
Time: 6-9pm

 

About Artify Gallery:

Launched in 2012, Artify Gallery is Hong Kongʼs premier gallery dedicated to the art of contemporary print and paper works. The Gallery aims to collaborate with emerging artists to provide access to new methodologies of production, opening channels from contemporary photo printing to more traditional forms such as etching, lithography, ink art, silkscreen and woodblock printing. The gallery will host a dynamic combination of exhibitions and interactive outreach events. Workshops, edition printing with artists, talks and screenings are programmed to benefit the public, acting as catalysts for new ideas, dialogues and developments for contemporary art in print and paper.

 

About Eve Leung:

Eve Leung Yee Ting graduated from the Chinese University, Hong Kong with a Bachelors of Arts in 2010 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2012.  Leung’s works have been finalists in the Asia Contemporary Art Show – Hong Kong Young Artist and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award in 2012. Leung has also received critical recognition from the Hong Kong Chinese Meticulous Painting Association Creative Award and Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Painting Award. Her work is in the collection of the Hong Kong Art Museum as well as several private collections.

Leung has great respect for the poetic license of Chinese gong bi and hopes that her practice can fulfill the unanswerable questions of life, the elements that cannot be captured such as the flow of water, the escapism of dreams and the remnants of memory – with ink on paper she has visions of eternal harmony. She lives and works in Hong Kong.

About Wong Xiang-yi

Wong Xiang-yi was born in Malaysia and graduated from the Chinese University, Hong Kong’s Department of Fine Arts in 2010. Wong’s works have been exhibited locally and internationally including: The Hong Kong Hotel Art Fair 2013, Gallery by the Harbour at Harbour City, Fotanian Open Studios 2013 and the Hong Kong Art Fair. Wong has received a multitude of awards for her artworks.

Wong practices in the Chinese tradition of gong bi and is influenced by the Japanses “Yaoi” manga movement, working with themes of sex and gender in the 21st century. She lives and works in Hong Kong.

 

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