B07 | Affordable Art Fair 17 - 20 May 2018
Updated: May 2, 2018
我們首次在Affordable Art Fair參展，希望把本地藝術家的非凡作品呈現給大家。以下是有關是次聯展的內容︰
馮捲雪 (b.1982,香港) - 「天空膠雨」是一個反烏托邦的警世預言故事。故事內的未來世界中，人類瘋狂的食膠熱（如水泡冬甩、電話聽筒熱狗等）食到無可救藥，帶領人類步上不歸路。這種全球對食膠狂熱的狀態起源於2084年度之五大工業國年度會議。會議上，矛盾國的代表（豬先生）提議：假如動物都能學會食膠，小朋友也可以吧？在2017年，作品出版為繪本（三聯出版社，2017）而是次展出之混合媒界作品乃繪本天空膠雨內之真跡。
馮孟忠 (b.1990,香港) - 藝術家喜歡從筆記中重讀自己的生活經驗。閱讀當中的每一個字、每一個符號，都是自身的思想重塑。藝術家以木雕強烈刻劃的方式，呈現筆記本中自身與周圍環境相處時的景象，例如今次展出的系列「1:15pm」是藝術家每天在公園午飯的時刻。
郝立仁 (b.1988,香港) - 藝術家在不同地方收集泥土並處理成可用的顏料，以木板作為畫布進行創作。作品描繪人類對大自然的兩種態度︰一種是人類要掌控一切的態度，連大自然的生死也要由人類決定；另一種是人置身於大自然當中，其實只是一粒微塵。
何濼聰 (b.1991,香港) - 以木製雕塑呈現出自然物的流動形態。 藝術家以創作來捕捉一剎那的狀態，例如海浪和煙的形態，猶如把紊亂的思緒放空。藝術家一直以來傾向以作品訴說比較嚴肅的議題，是次作品則是由累積而來的創作經驗轉化成跟大自然聯繫的情懷。
袁永賢 (b.1981,德國) - 作品靈感源自於城市建築和天然物，在藝術家眼中前者立出一道道橫直線，層層緊扣。而後者如樹木、天空、海洋等天然事物，交匯於這些橫直線條之間，拼出一組組被裁剪得奇形怪狀的風景。「構想風景」系列記錄著這些風景，以及自然、人造物和觀看者的關係。結合寫生和想像，成為水彩繪畫作為的回應。藝術家認為我們都帶著想像來觀看每一道風景。
The human-nature relationship is inseparable - from every breath to every land that we inhabited, we rely on our mother nature to survive. However, with the industrial advancement, humans were overwhelmed by their pride, devastating the environment in large scale while fading into oblivion to treasure the benefits offered by the mother nature.
Rethinking the core value of Chinese philosophy “Great Unity of Heaven and Man”, the notion seems unfeasible in the over-urbanised society. ‘Man’ is further segregated from “Nature” as cursed by the phantom of Capitalism, their immanent connection is gradually undermined. We are dragged by monotonous activities every day, drowning in bewilderment and begin to falling short of our primary instinct. Through presenting works by five artists who based on their research related to nature, this exhibition is eager to extend the dimension of such narrative. By projecting human-nature relationship from multiple angles, this show aims at catalysing the importance of human-nature coexistence, which simultaneously fosters self-understanding and introspection for human beings.
FUNG Kuen Suet, Michelle (b.1982, Hong Kong) - "Plastic, plastic, every where!" is a dystopian cautionary tale that tells a future where the frenzy of human plastic consumption (as in life saver donuts, telephone hotdogs…) has led us past the point of no return. This global craze originates from the 2084 annual meeting of the Great Five Industrial Nations. At the meeting, imaginary country Contradictoria (in the form of a pig) proposes that if animals can learn to eat plastic, why can’t children? The work also become a published illustrated book Tin Hong Gaau Jyu (Joint Publishing 2017) and this group of mixed-media paintings are original artworks from the book Tin Hong Gaau Jyu.
FUNG Mang Chung, Jeremy (b.1990, Hong Kong) - Artist himself likes to read from his sketchbook as a way to seek clues from daily experience, as he believes every word and symbol within constitute part of his unconscious reflection. In the form of wooden sculpture which can create carving powerfully, the artist depicts his encounters with nature, for instance, the lunchtime he spent in a random park during working days is shown in the series of “1:15pm”.
HAO Lap Yan, Benjamin (b. 1988, Hong Kong) - Artist himself collects different soil from different places and makes them to pigment through his own formula and meticulously employs soil on wood for his creation. The work portraying two sets of human attitudes towards nature – one is anthropocentric attitude that human has the right to control everything, another is the attitude of great unity that human is just a tiny component.
HO Lok Chung, Dave (b.1991, Hong Kong) - Using wood sculpture to depict the movement of natural elements. Artist captures the moment as his creation, for example, curves of wave and the shape of smoke. This artistic practice allows him to set his mind free. His creation used to base on solemn topic but this time he transforms his art experience to the connection with nature.
YUEN Wing Yin, Thomas (b.1981, Germany) - His work is inspired from artificial and nature in the city. In his eyes, artificial buildings create lines meanwhile the nature things such as trees, sky and ocean are staying in between those lines. This kind of collage turns out as an irregular landscape. “The Conception of Scenes Series” is a documentation of this imaginative scenery as well as an expression of the relationship between nature, artificial and the view from us.
Date and time:
Friday 18 May 2018 - 12.00 - 18.00 ForArtsSake Friday - 18.00 - 22.00
Saturday 19 May 2018
11.00 - 19.00
Sunday 20 May 2018
11.00 - 19.00
Location: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) Hall 3D&E