「敘事曲」| 10.02-11.20|安卓藝術

展期:2021年10月2日-11月20日
地點:安卓藝術 Mind Set Art Center



黨若洪的繪畫一直以來充滿了劇場性,他畫筆下的人物經常給我們各種角色的想像,此次的展覽主題「敘事曲」借用了源自於音樂種類的樂曲名稱,為觀者帶來更多的抽象聯想與抒情性的展延,一反當代藝術長時間以來對於敘述與感性部分的揚棄。如黨若洪在創作自述提及:「藝術已經很長一段時間揚棄敘述與感性的部分,我自己也是。每每描述自己繪畫的時候,總是在強調自身創作的即興與偶然,彷彿不介入事物的任何一方,這給了我一種超然與脫離的感覺。雖然這是事實,但隨著時間累加,許多脈絡與背景一直從畫面中浮出,人物自己開始有了自身獨特的處境,他們自己開始交代自己,雖然未必是一個故事,但好像一個吟遊詩人喃喃吶吶的自然而然透露出遙遠的事。」僅管不談議題、情感或訊息,黨若洪多年創作所積累出的畫面與脈絡,也如他所說的作品中的畫面與形象似乎自己開始交代起自己,有著自己的道路和故事。而他所在意的繪畫性與視覺張力,則繼續透過精妙的色彩安排,自信地筆刷和觸感在畫板上留下豐富紋理與痕跡。新作《森林(夢境)作業員》中,時而強勁率性、時而蜿延流暢的筆觸,把我們帶入一座既優雅又如夢似幻的森林境地,行旅其間彷彿聆聽一首田園交響詩的優美旋律。


Tang Jo-Hong’s paintings have always exhibited a unique theatrical quality. His characters evoke our fantasies of classic archetypes. The exhibition’s title, “Ballades”, refers to a type of musical composition with an emphasis on dramatic elements. It points to the lyrical quality of Tang Jo-Hung’s paintings, which stand in opposition to the tendencies of contemporary artists to abandon elements of narration and emotions. Tang says in his artist’s statement, “Many artists, including me, have long steered our focus away from storytelling and emotions. When I describe my own paintings, I often emphasize on the spontaneous nature of the process. It is as if I’m not involved in any aspect of it and that I’ve transcended and gone beyond the act of creation. Though that is certainly true, as time goes by, the life trajectory and stories behind each character gradually begin to emerge, and their circumstances and history slowly reveal themselves. What we get is not a complete story, but rather a troubadour’s murmuring of a bygone tale.”Though Tang Jo-Hung tends not to address specific subjects or bits of information, nor does he intentionally evoke emotions, the accumulation of depth and layers in his paintings over the years, like he stated, seem to have grown a life of their own and revealed their own stories and trajectories. On the other hand, Tang arranges delicate color palettes and applies rich textures and traces on the wood boards to achieve visual impact and heighten the painterly quality. In his latest work, “Sanitation Workers in a Forest (Dream)”, his brush strokes vary from straightforward and powerful to smooth and winding. The painting brings us into a dream world, an elegant and fantastical rural forest.About the Artist
Tang Jo-Hung was born 1975 in Taipei, Taiwan, where he currently lives and works. He graduated with a BA from the Department of Fine Arts of Tunghai University in 1998. In 2002, he received his Master Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca in Spain (Máster del Arte de la Universidad de Salamanca), and was granted the prestigious Premio San Marco premiere award in the same year. He received the first prize at the 22nd Kaohsiung Awards in 2005. In 2008, Tang won the Liao Chi-Chun Oil Painting Award. And in 2016, he won the First Prize of Taipei Arts Awards. The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts held a solo exhibition for Tang in 2018, and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum hosted Tang’s solo exhibition Old Man · Fairy · and A Bit of Everything in 2019.


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