前山 / Geophilosophical mining, 2016

前山系列作品@槩藝術

 

前山一詞,是對過往歷史的一種指涉,它曾真實的存在於過去,延續至今。然而英文展名以Geophilosophical  mining 命名,geo(地理)+philosophical (哲學) 做複合字,mining是挖礦、發掘、採集的意思。兩者名稱所形塑,並非是一個確切的地理位置,而是創作者對於他的創作脈絡上的採集與挖掘,前山則是作為對象物之一。

淡水遠眺觀音山是許多台灣前輩畫家喜愛取景的地點,多位前輩畫家都為曾於此寫生過,這也形成了很有趣的對照,透過不同的繪畫痕跡,觀音山成為了不同畫家眼中的風景,這座山見證了台灣的近代美術發展片段。時至今日,山依然屹立著,或許它不再是那畫家所追求的迷人景點, 但它依然可成為連結那片段的開始。

近年的創作,多以山脈的自然風景作為創作的對象,從山道寫生(Sketching from hill road) 山脈寫生(Mountain Painting)至今,這中間一直圍繞著,如何透過不同方式的繪畫行為,與傳統的繪畫脈絡產生出一種對視關係。如同我依然不斷自問著,繪畫對我來說是什麼?此次重新擷取前輩畫家的畫作與主題,如同在製作一個橫跨時空的幻影,也試圖建立起彼此之間的脈絡。在這幻影之中,不連續的片段重新有了連結,那片風景不再遙遠。

 

Geo-philosophical Mining is a term coined by the artist to refer to a real existence of history from the past til today. The coined term is not tended to indicate a certain geographical location but a mining and discovering towards the creative context of the artist through certain subjects.

The view of Guanyin Mountain from Tamsui has always been a favorite subject for many landscape painting artists in Taiwan. This historical fact has also formed interesting parallel comparisons among those works alike. Through different traces of paintings from different artists, the view of Guanyin Mountain has been kept in various ways and thus the Mountain has somehow played an important role in the art history of Taiwan. Until today, the Mountain is still there as usual; even though, as a subject, it is not that favored as before, Guanyin Mountain still can connect those dots through time and space.

Beginning from Sketching From Hill Road til today, Hsieh’s recent works has focused on mountain painting. The series of works examine how alternative painting methods can be related to the context of traditional ones and what is the nature of painting? This work adopts many similar works and subjects from other artists in the past; it creates an interwoven image through space and time and reshapes the context among these works so that the scattered fragmentations of paintings have been re-mapped and the view should not be that far away.

 

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