「近物」Close Objects

大家也許對我的建築素描較為熟悉,四年前我開始嘗試畫建築以外的主題如花草樹木等並發現大自然之美是任何建築都無法取代的。後來的寫生素描除了用心尋找建築不同面向的美之外,也會多留心身邊之「物」。

這次很榮幸有機會在東方人文藝術館和大家分享我近幾年所記錄的一些身旁小物。我把展覽主題定為「近物」而非「靜物」主要是我所描繪的花草、物件都非刻意擺設來作畫。它們都是我生活周遭很不起眼的一些小東西如:在巴剎買來的玉米、海邊撿來的竹根、路旁的枯樹等。

近我們之物,你只要用心觀察就會發現美無所不在。

This is my second solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur after the first one in 2012. I feel very honoured to be invited by Oriental Art and Cultural Center to showcase my recent “non-architecture” sketches bearing the theme Close Objects – which are common objects or small things in my surroundings. I started this series with some botanic / plant sketches four years ago and realised that the beauty of nature is incomparable with any man-made buildings.

I thus themed it “Close Objects” than “still life” as the objects I have depicted are not deliberately designed for painting. They are the little things common to me such as: corns bought from the market, dried bamboo roots collected from the seaside, withered trees by the roadside etc.

Beauty is everywhere near you; you just need to observe with all your heart.

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「墨間」Ink-Between

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繪事廿載,五年前始用枯木沾墨作畫。「點」「線」漸能得心應手,唯灰階之「面」,除濃墨稀釋渲染之外,久無他法。後偶然之間,發現以乾筆拂刷水彩紙可得暈染之趣,遂命之為「乾染法」。至此墨畫點線面手法略臻完備。《墨間》乃以此法與水墨傳統對話,嘗試反思與新詮。

I started using dry twigs and Chinese ink to draw in 2011, beginning with “dots” and “lines”, but I had to use diluted ink in order to achieve a grayscale “surface”. Later I found that the ink midtone surface can be achieved by rubbing ink with a dry brush on watercolour paper. I call this technique “dry wash”. With this technique, the drawing method with pure ink and twigs has become more complete. Ink-Between represents my dialogue with the traditional ink painting, with an attempt to re-think it and give it a new interpretation.

20110424 Aerial view of Danshui from The River Restaurant 從淡水河邊餐廳遠眺觀音山

在淡水寫生後的下午茶時段,大家一起坐在河邊餐廳喝酒聊天,一時興起和陳文盛老師借了他的自制枯木筆沾墨所畫的遠眺觀音山景。感覺效果很好,我想接下來會用類似的方法去創作一系列的街景。過癮。

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Size: 13 x 42 cm
Media: Chinese ink on Moleskine sketch book