Wu Chi-Tsung solo: Inwardscape, Feb 15-Mar 14, Hong Kong
「吳季璁個展-憬」2/15 – 3/14,香港

Crystal City 007 Wu Chi Tsung

Wu Chi-Tsung, Crystal City 007, Installation, Dimensions Variable, 2015

Wu Chi-Tsung Solo Exhibition: Inwardscape 

 

Press Preview
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 4:00-6:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6:00-8:30pm

Exhibition Dates
16 February – 14 March 2017

Venue
Galerie du Monde
108 Ruttonjee Center, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

 

Galerie du Monde will be presenting the first solo exhibition of work by Taiwanese artist, Wu Chi-Tsung (b. 1981, Taipei, Taiwan), in Hong Kong. The exhibition will run from 16 February to 14 March, 2017. With a passion for the interpretation and production of images, Wu has been working across the mediums of photography, video, and installation, to create artworks which challenge our perceptions of our physical and natural worlds. The upcoming exhibition will present a diverse range of artworks from various series, representing ten years of development in the artist’s work. Brand new works on display will include Wu’s Drapery Studies series (2014-2017), never seen before by the public, as well as recent video works. Also on display will be the artist’s renowned Cyanotype works and a large scale, site-specific installation Crystal City 007.

 

Crystal City 007 (2015), which is regarded as characteristic of the artist’s Crystal City series and was previously shown at the International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen in 2016, is the artist’s term for the virtual world which is made up of electronic equipment, networks, programs, media and information. Wu will project a variable shadow cityscape onto the gallery walls: the projection alters the landscape and results in the constant changing of the shapes and shadows of the work.

 

The new series, Drapery Studies (2014-2017), explores the notions of body, volume and texture, inspired by the drapery of classical Greek and Roman sculpture. In this way, the artist links traditional western art forms to the idealistic and poetic concept of space in oriental culture. Via his work, Wu attempts to study the relationships between materials and techniques. Wu creates the artworks by wrinkling linen, then painting it with multiple layers of rabbit-skin glue and using Gesso to fix the shape, before finally painting it with oil paint or toner. The work is a hybrid of painting, sculpture and installation, which Wu sees as an experimental mix and exploration of techniques used in both Chinese landscape painting and traditional Western art forms. The new series builds on the artist’s Wrinkled Texture series. The three works on display will be shown to the public for the first time.

 

Cyanotype photographic artworks from the artist’s Cyano-Collage series (2016-2017) will be presented as part of the exhibition. This series is inspired by the texturing technique (cun-fa) which is often used in Chinese landscape painting (Shan Shui). The method involves covering the rice paper in a photosensitive solution before continually crumbling it whilst it is exposed to direct sunlight, to create the effect of light and shadow on the paper. The resulting experimental photography montages are re-interpretations of the concept of Chinese landscape painting; the artworks resembling mountain ranges and tumultuous blue seas.

 

The two videos Landscape in the Mist (2012) and Still Life (2016) show Wu extending his examination of traditional Chinese landscape painting and moving images in an attempt to describe the fluidity of state, intersections, and ambiguities.

 

‘Galerie du Monde is delighted to host Wu’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and to collaborate closely  with the artist on such an ambitious and innovative selection of works. We are proud to present work by this talented young Taiwanese artist, who beautifully and thoughtfully explores the intersection between traditional Chinese painting with new art forms and mediums in his works’

— Fred Scholle, Founder & Chairman, Galerie du Monde

 



Wu Chi-Tsung, Cyano-Collage 007, 90 x 155 x 10 cm, cyanotype photography collage, 2014

Wu Chi-Tsung, Cyano-Collage 007, 90 x 155 x 10 cm, cyanotype photography collage, 2014

「吳季璁個展-憬」

 

傳媒預展
2017年2月15日(星期三),下午4時至6時

開幕酒會
2017年2月15日(星期三),晚上6時至8時30分

展覽日期
2017年2月16日至3月14日

地點
Galerie du Monde 世界畫廊
中環都爹利街11號律敦治中心108號

 

世界畫廊(Galerie du Monde)呈獻台灣藝術家吳季璁(1981年生於台灣台北)的首次香港個展《憬》,展期自2017年2月16日至3月14日。吳季璁熱衷於對影像的解讀與創作,其作品透過不同的媒材如攝影、錄像與裝置,挑戰觀者對真實及自然世界的固有概念。《憬》以豐富的創作系列全面介紹藝術家十年中的藝術發展脈絡。世界畫廊(Galerie du Monde)首次呈獻吳季璁從未公開展出過的全新作品系列《布紋習作》(2014-2017年)、近期錄像作品。同時展出的亦有藝術家具標誌性的氰版攝影作品,以及大型場地特定裝置作品《水晶城市007》。

 

水晶城市007》(2015年)作為吳季璁《水晶城市》系列中最為代表性的作品,曾於2016年深圳國際水墨雙年展展出。藝術家以「水晶城市」描繪一個由電子設備、網絡、程式、媒體及資訊所構築的虛擬世界。吳季璁的裝置作品將持續改變光源,透過在畫廊牆壁上投映其「城市」的形狀及影子,建構出透明的城市縮影。

 

全新創作的《布紋習作》系列(2014-2017年)靈感源自希臘及羅馬雕塑上常見的衣紋,探討傳統西方藝術形式中的體感、量感及質感,進而連結東方文化中唯心而詩意的空間觀念。藝術家旨在探討材料與技法之間的關係。吳季璁用麻布隨機拉出布紋皺摺,塗佈多層兔皮膠及石膏粉固定其造型,再填上油畫顏料或色粉。藝術家順應布面自然產生的紋理,逐步發展其空間意境,最終作品介乎於油畫、雕塑與裝置之間,是東方山水精神與西方藝術形式的整合實驗。《布紋習作》系列是延續「皴法習作」的實驗結果,三件作品均為首次向公眾展出。

 

《憬》亦呈獻藝術家標誌性的氰版攝影作品《氰山集》系列(2016-2017年)。此系列攝影作品為傳統中國山水畫「皴法」技法的重新詮釋。其氰版攝影作品的原理是將塗佈感光藥劑的宣紙揉皺後曝曬於陽光下,記錄紙張在曝光下的視覺效果。這實驗性的作品視覺上仿若峻嶺深山和洶湧藍海,建構出宛如山水又似風景畫的攝影蒙太奇。

 

同時展出藝術家的錄像作品《煙林圖》(2012年)與《小品》(2016年), 這些作品深刻探討傳統中國山水繪畫與流動影像之間的關係,其試圖描述其中流變不定、交錯與曖昧的狀態。

 

「世界畫廊(Galerie du Monde)欣然呈獻吳季璁首次香港個展,與藝術家密切合作展出一系列極具規模並創新的作品。我們非常榮幸展出這位優秀年輕台灣藝術家,他對於傳統中國繪畫與嶄新藝術形式及媒材的聯結與探索細緻入微、美輪美奐。」

——世界畫廊(Galerie du Monde)創始人蘇法烈(Fred Scholle)

 

Wu Chi-Tsung, Drapery Studies 005 (detail), 50 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, 2016

 

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