“不安的肉身”:关于张兴旺和严仁奎的作品

zhangxingwang
张兴旺作品


严仁奎作品

不安的肉身
文:罗菲

张兴旺的绘画是关于一只只或膨胀或干瘪的气球,近乎肉身的气球质感被无可名状的情欲附体,或者,隐秘于肉身内莫名的冲动、欲念竟被一只只气球揭穿,一种惶惶不安的冲动正不可遏制地燃烧着、流露着。这或许就是艺术家关注气球并以此作为艺术符号的动机和理由,这也是艺术家给当代人留下的一个比喻。

严仁奎的绘画是关于封闭空间里的人体,或飞腾或挣扎或呐喊或娱乐或无所事事,那些人体大多肌肉健硕紧绷,体势夸张,具有很强的戏剧性效果,对肉身质感的刻画显出艺术家长期接受写实主义以与唯美主义的熏陶,而画中墙上的面孔、壶里飘出的青烟则暗示着一股超现实般的干预力量。作为富有激情和梦想的人在一个封闭空间里如何自处,或如何逃离,正是艺术家内心深处所深刻体会到的尖锐矛盾。

这两位艺术家对画面中的笔法、用色、造型、画的质感等处理都有章有法,显出学院派的写实功夫和审美趣味。虽然两位艺术家的作品在面貌和主题上看上去并不相关,但在精神诉求上,却都关注于作为个体的人身,如何在当下纷繁复杂充满诱惑却又虚无缥缈的世界中安身而立命。艺术家所提出的问题,往往也是许多人深刻体会到的挣扎,而他们的作品,则像我们内心的一面镜子。

Zhang Xingwang and Yan Renkui’s exhibition:
“Restless Flesh”

The paintings of Zhang Xingwang are about inflated or shriveled balloons. Those flesh-feeling balloons are attached by untold desires; or the impulses and desires hidden in flesh are debunked by balloons, and uneasy and anxious desires are uncontrollably burning and outpouring. This perhaps is the motivation and reason for the artist to concern about balloons, which are made to be symbols of art, and a metaphor left by artist for this generation of people.

The paintings of Yan Renkui are about human bodies in closed spaces, flying or struggling, screaming or entertaining, or doing nothing. Most of those human bodies are with strong and tense muscles, exaggerated gestures and rather dramatic effect. The depictions of those human bodies show that the artist has been trained under realism and estheticism since long ago. In those paintings, there are faces on the wall and light smoke coming out of pot, which is a hint of super-reality intervening power. As an enthusiastic man with dreams, how can he get along with himself in such a closed space? Or how can he escape? These are the sharp conflicts deeply felt by the artist at the bottom of his heart.

Two artists have their own rules and principles in handling their brushwork, color, form and tactile impression of paintings, which shows both of their solid realism foundation and aesthetic taste of academism. Though the paintings of those two artists look irrelevant, their spiritual appeals are about human bodies, as individuals. How can people survive and develop in such a complicated, alluring but illusory world? This is the question raised by artists, and also the struggle felt by plenty of people. Their artworks are just like a mirror, standing in our heart.

written by Luo Fei

展览信息:
开幕时间:2008年9月6日晚上8点
展期:2008.9.6—9.29
艺术主持:罗菲
TCG诺地卡画廊,昆明市西坝路101号,云南白药厂旁

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