【抽象的曙光 Abstract Radiance】霍剛 Ho Kan 朴栖甫 Park Seo-Bo 松谷武判 Matsutani Takesada
■ 抽象的曙光 ─ 霍剛、朴栖甫、松谷武判
Abstract Radiance ─ Ho Kan, Park Seo-Bo, Matsutani Takesada
2022.03.26 - 2022.05.08
策展人 Curator 王焜生 Emerson WANG
3/ 26 Sat
亞洲抽象的形而上意涵 — 戰後精神的再詮釋
4/ 09 Sat
4/ 30 Sat
Text / Emerson WANG
The histories created respectively by Ho Kan, Park Seo-Bo, and Matsutani Takesada are not only legendary highlights, but also transformed the three artists into pioneers of abstract painting in the trajectories of Asian contemporary art. During the period when Western ideas dominated the art scene, they have dialectically reflected on and amalgamated these ideas to re-interpret their own cultural subjectivities, especially the processes of de-colonization. Furthermore, they have bravely challenged the tradition and conventional practices by publishing various manifestoes.
In 2017, these three pioneering figures in the abstract art scene appeared on the same stage for the first time in an art forum in Seoul, Korea, where they shared with the public their individual journeys in the world of art. This group exhibition at Chini Gallery in Taipei in March 2022 marks the first time they exhibit together. Although coming from different backgrounds and having stepped onto different creative paths, Ho, Park, and Matsutani have expressed their inner voices through art against the backdrop of the post-WWII Asian cultural context informed by social conflicts and tumults. Intriguingly, even though they have differed greatly in terms of artistic mediums and creative approaches, they share a common denominator in art-making—the three artists have all started with spirituality to formulate their works. Despite their opposition to the conventional form, in spirit, they have created works that embody the Eastern abstract concept of spirituality, through which they pursue the ultimate purity via non-action and by elevating matter and the material into the dimension of the spiritual.
Departing from Western minimalism and minimalist aesthetics as well as Western-styled abstract painting in art history, they have devoted their art purely to formal exploration. The artistic creation of Ho, Park, and Matsutani begins with personal experiences and unfolds into a path of expressing universal feelings. Whereas self-expression is no longer the subject the artists are eager to address in their work, their creative processes and actions resemble a form of spiritual practice, which points to a quest of self-transcendence and self-realization that takes them to a state of inner clarity. After turning eighty and having left behind the days of vigorous and impulsive youthfulness, the artists still retain a keenly observant eye to contemplate on the society with an objective presence while expressing their feelings in abstract vocabularies, just like the mediums in each of their works. Their oeuvres are not merely representations of their individual journeys but also rays of radiance in Post-war Asian art history that are worth revisiting again and again.
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