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台北當代藝術館:【超金工.後雕塑】阮文盟個展

  • 展期:2016-10-29 ~ 2016-12-04
  • 地點:台北市大同區103長安西路39號
  • 參展藝術家:阮文盟
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阮文盟出身台灣,旅居德國多年,擅長跨界整合設計,創作橫跨多項領域,其創作小至金銀細工的珠寶與首飾設計,大至與建築結合的壁飾、環境景觀及純粹雕塑。身為跨領域的創作者,阮文盟相信當代藝術是「現在進行式」,是個人的創意想像、生活經驗、環境空間及周邊事物等,所相互激盪而不斷衍生的一種美學探索和語言表達;同時他試圖超越時空的限制、思想的壁壘,重新組合排列出現實與理想間不同的美感距離,因此其表現也充滿了跨領域、跨文化、跨國界的多樣性格。
本次【超金工.後雕塑】個展,某方面來說也是一個微型的回顧展,主要體現了阮文盟二十年來的心路歷程和藝術脈絡。其歷年創作包含了三大系列,其中以漢文化傳統為主軸的,以1997年的《山水映象》系列為代表作;以個人心象和生活感受為出發點的,則有〈時空旅人〉、〈金工旅人〉、〈心靈能量〉等作品;而透過南島文化風情觀想而創作的,則為〈南島樂園〉、〈亞熱帶理性〉、〈山腳下〉、〈伊甸園〉等作品。從中不難看出,除了藝術性和技術性的思考,阮文盟二十年來也不斷地省思自我的身分定位,在長年旅居的德國文化與自己出身的根源文化之間,不斷的比較和區辨,同時也致力於吸收及融合,無論是東方注重精神內涵的美學探討,或是西方再現表象真實的藝術研究,對藝術家而言,都是循著自然法則的體認和感知而演繹成的。
在這次的展覽空間中,藝術家陳列了不同大小的設計模型與圖案原稿,也含括了其創作發想階段的部份手稿,例如物象的速寫和心象的塗鴉等,皆為其創作靈感的母源,並可從中窺見他這二十年來思想的軌跡。此外,藝術家最經典的迷你金工雕塑、首飾設計,與較大型的作品與浮雕也在本次展場中呈現。同時戶外廣場則置放了一件極度放大、純然雕塑化的金屬戒指,作品表面經過鏡面處理,不僅反映往來民眾的身影、當代館的建築風貌,同時更巧妙地融入了公共空間,不捨晝夜的鑒照著。
阮文盟的【超金工.後雕塑】展,成功地用金工的手法超越金工的界限,以雕塑之名解構了傳統雕塑的表現概念和形式,讓金工、雕塑合體,呈現了一個新的觀點與新的美學;除了提升當代金工創作的藝術位階,發揚金工與雕塑本質上的魅力,也具現了台灣當代金工雕塑融入本土建築環境與社會文化的生態活力。
Ruan Weng - Mong was born in Taiwan, and has been living in Germany for many years. Ruan specializes in interdisciplinary integral design and his work spans various fields, from exquisite, refined jewelry design to architectural wall decoration, landscape sculpture, and pure sculpture. As an interdisciplinary artist, Ruan believes that contemporary art is "the art of the present," a form of aesthetic exploration and linguistic expression derived from continuous interaction and collision among individual creativity, life experience, and the surrounding environment, space, events and things. Meanwhile, he has attempted to transcend the limit of space-time as well as the barrier of thinking by rearranging and representing aesthetic distance between reality and ideal. His endeavors on this subject, therefore, have imbued his work with interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international attributes.
To a certain extent, Post.Vision.Form can be seen as a small-scale retrospective that displays Ruan's psychological journey and artistic career in the past two decades. His work in past years has branched into three major series. Among these series, The Reflection of Landscape that centers on traditional Chinese Han culture is deemed his representative work. Time Traveler, Being with Metal Art, Spiritual Energy are works inspired by personal mental imagery and perception of life. On the other hand, Ruan's observation and contemplation on the Austronesian culture and custom have provided inspiration for works such as Southern Sea Paradise, Subtropical Rationality, Under the Mountain, and Garden Eden . It is clear that the artist not only possesses great artistry and skills, he has been contemplating on his own identity in the past twenty years through comparing and differentiating the adopted German culture and his own cultural root. At the same time, he has been assimilating and integrating both the Eastern aesthetics that values its spiritual concept and the Western art that represents appearance and reality. For Ruan, the course of his journey has evolved naturally according to his realization and perception.
In the exhibition, the artist is showing design models of different scales and original sketches, including sketches of realistic subjects and graffiti of mental imagery produced at the stage of searching for inspiration. These precious documents serve as the source of his inspiration while allowing the audience to trace his thinking throughout the years. In addition, Ruan's signature works of miniature metal sculpture and jewelry design, as well as large sculptures and reliefs are also on view in the exhibition. An enormous sculpture of a metal ring with a mirror finished surface is installed on the museum plaza, subtly blending into the public space while reflecting the pedestrian as well as the museum facade day and night.
Post.Vision.Form ─ Ruan Weng - Mong Solo Exhibition successfully dissolves the limitation of metal art with superb metal art techniques and deconstructs the concept and form of traditional sculpture in the name of sculpture, perfectly unifying metal art and sculpture and creating an innovative perspective and aesthetics. Ruan has elevated contemporary metal creation to an artistic level, shown us the inherent charm of combining metal art and sculpture, and embodied the vital energy when Taiwanese contemporary metal art and sculpture are incorporated into the local architectural and socio-cultural environment.