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采泥藝術:【墨然】許雨仁個展

墨然—許雨仁個展
The Realm Beyond Ink—The Solo Exhibition of Hsu Yu-Jen
2018.12.18-2019.01.18
開幕Opening: 12.21 14:00
地點Venue: 台中 靜宜大學藝術中心 Art Center of Providence University


「墨然」為台灣水墨藝術家許雨仁首次於靜宜大學藝術中心舉辦的個人展覽,將展出其重要的創作系列:「細筆系列」、「彩墨系列」與「書墨系列」,主要藉由截然不同的三種水墨藝術表現方式,體現藝術家如何藉由筆情墨韻的獨特詮釋,呈現筆墨多變的性格與表現性。作為一位水墨藝術家,許雨仁保留筆墨與空靈的意境,卻又具有現代性簡化的觀念,形成了自己獨特的筆法與心法。他沒有放棄筆墨走向西方式的抽象製作,也不是將傳統文人畫的圖式延續,而是內在東方文化基因受到西方觀念衝擊後調整與再生,結合西方幾何構圖與東方留白美學,在筆墨與生命、筆墨與自然的根本關係上,結合自身的生命、性情與感性,單純且決然地讓筆墨獲得了嶄新的表現力量。

本展展出的三個水墨系列作品,其一為「細筆系列」,作品完全使用乾墨入筆,以類似素描感的剛硬細筆畫點與短小的斷線構成,細淡虛斷的筆線,體現古意氣質,在繼承中國傳統筆墨精神的基礎上,以接近靜默的聲線輕吟著靈魂的悵然與憂傷。「彩墨系列」則以粗筆濃墨勾勒硬朗的輪廓,呈現萬物沛然的生命力,同時搭配豐富的色與彩之間型塑台灣氣候與地理的潤澤與豐饒。本系列作品除了宣紙系列之外,藝術家亦以豆腐版為底,繪出彩墨小品之作,如短詩般的吟詠也將於本展展出。另外,首度展出的「書墨系列」,則是藝術家以繪畫結構的方式重新進行文字書寫,在線條組成中結合古樸拙趣的圖畫性與閱讀性,亦回應「書畫同源」的水墨根本精神。

The Realm Beyond Ink, the first Solo Exhibition of ink artist Hsu Yu-Jen at the Art Center of Providence University, showcases his prominent ink series, including Thin-brush Ink Painting Series, Aquarene Painting Series and Ink Scribing Series. Through three distinctive types of ink expression, the artist has demonstrated his unique interpretation of ink aesthetics while capturing the diverse characteristics and expressiveness of ink. As an ink artist, Hsu’s work shows his individual brushwork and approach by maintaining the ethereal charm of ink while embodying modern minimalistic concept. Rather than completely abandoning the Westernized abstraction of ink or simply continuing the pattern of traditional literati painting, Hsu has re-engineered and re-generated the Eastern cultural gene after the impact of Western concepts. He combines Western geometric composition and the Eastern aesthetics of blank space, and incorporates his own life, temperament and sensibility into the fundamental relationship between ink and life and that of ink and nature, giving ink an innovative expressive power in a pure yet precise way.

Three ink painting series are showcased in this exhibition. The first is Thin-brush Painting Series. Hsu uses the so-called dry ink to paint and create images that are reminiscent sketch drawings composed of rigid, fragmented and short lines. The faintly thin and broken lines convey a charm of ancient paintings. Inheriting traditional Chinese ink spirit, the series seems to be faintly whispering lament and sorrow buried deep in the soul. In Aquarene Painting Series, on the contrary, the artist uses thick brush and dense ink to delineate solid and upright outlines of the subjects and conveys a vibrant force of life. The artist also employs rich colors in the series to depict the moist atmosphere and abundance of Taiwan’s climate and geography. At the same time, Hsu has not only used Xuan paper to create this series of painting, but also made use of wooden tofu plates to create a group of smaller aquarene paintings that exude the lyrical charm of short poems. Also on view in this exhibition is Ink Scribing Series. In this series, the artist re-constructs and re-inscribes Chinese characters by adopting painting structures. The combination of lines conveys an unadorned yet intriguing graphic quality for reading, responding to the ink spirit of “calligraphy and ink painting share the same origin.”