烟波微茫呈幻象——曾浩作品纽约首展


出品人: 姬广海
策展人: 林颖明 刘坤澎
主办单位: 财富2000 纽约雅博艺廊
VIP酒会: 2017年4月21日晚
展览时间: 2017年4月21日到25日
地址: 265 西 37街, 16楼, 纽约, NY 10018

《对话》 Dialogue 布面油画 60x50cm 2016

Fantasy – Zeng Hao Solo Exhibition in New York


Producer: Guanghai Ji
Curator: Tony Lin, Kunpeng Liu
Host: Fortune 2000, Artosino Gallery
VIP Reception: Apr 21 2017
Exhibition Date: Apr 21 – 25, 2017
Address: 265 West 37th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10018

《望》 Watching 布面油画 60x80cm 2016

中国当代艺术家曾浩的主要艺术创作是沿着二十世纪末出现的后現代主义手法:嫁接、移位、改造图像,从《门神》系列到《泡泡》系列。它们都具有很强的隐喻性和象征性特点。

在门神图像中,曾浩把东西文化元素混搭,呈现在全球消费背景下的美学图景一一西方与东方交织、缠绕、互为主客、互为他者、甚至互为对撞的文化寓意。

《彼此》 Each Other 布面油画 60x50cm 2016

而他2008开始的泡泡图像则以自创形象为主:通过或色彩方式或图形方式对现有图像的夸张、转换、重构、再生,并与现实场景结合形成一种社会生态的荒诞感一一生命被物化。

《取火》 Making Fire 布面油画 60x50cm 2016

此时曾浩笔下的泡泡形象大多是粉色的,显然与欲有关。一方面它很炫:膨胀、光滑、华美。另一方面它容易碎,容易消亡。"显微镜下,它更像病毒,欲望社会里的病毒"(李晓峰),千奇百态!

《琐》 Chain 布面油画 60x50cm 2016

烟波微茫呈幻象,大千世界乃何如。

曾浩擅长用平面多层涂抹技法表现出具有塑料或玉质感般的物象,随时提示着物象自身漂浮与欲望的文化表征:易碎、不确定与不安,即人类生存面对的精神困惑和焦虑。

《中国神 No.20》 The Chinese-God No.20 布面油画 150x180cm 2006

曾浩近期作品中出现的泡影图像碎片化、色调多样化更加深了这种感受。也许,它们正是这个时代典型的视觉特征,也是曾浩作品的价值所在。

《门神爱美女 No.10》 The Door God Loving Beautiful Women No.10 布面油画 140x280cm 2008

曾浩的艺术创作就是在不斷地超越自己,并区別于他人。

曾浩运用他的艺术观念揭示世界内在的本质,也是艺术家主观意志对客观世界的自觉和警惕。

《狂欢! No.16》 Who is Carnivaling! No.16 布面油画 150x180cm 2010

曾浩先后学习于中国的四川美术学院、广州美术学院、首都师范大学美术学院,师从张晓刚、叶永青,郭润文、徐唯辛,尚扬、段正渠等老师,可以看出他受益良多。

《狂欢! No.3》 Who is Carnivaling! No.3 布面油画 80x100cm 2010

三十年来他勤奋努力,坚持独立创作,作品多次参加国内外各种展览并获收藏。特别作为绘画"泡泡"的经典符号被业界广泛认知,走到今天成绩斐然。

著名当代艺术家曾浩先生这次漂洋过海来到美国纽约,出席他的个人作品纽约首展,让我们对这位优秀的艺术家充满尊敬和期待。衷心祝愿曾浩作品纽约首展完满成功!

林颖明
4月8日2017年于纽约

《E君 No.2》 Mr.E No.2 布面油画 114x146cm 2000

Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Hao’s art has been following Postmodernism’s practice: appropriation, transposition, transformation. Like what is shown from his Door God series to Bubbles series, all his works have the characteristics of metaphors and symbolism.
In his Door God images, Zeng mixed the cultural elements of the East and the West, presented the aesthetical spectacles under the background of global consumerism, which have the cultural implications of intertwining, host-guest-exchange, and even conflict of the Eastern and Western cultures.
His Bubbles series since 2008 are mainly his own imaginations, which transform existing images by exaggeration, reconstruction, and regeneration in colors and figures, and form absurd feelings of social ecology, that life is materialized, while combined with the exhibition scene.
The bubble images from Zeng’s paintbrush at this time are mostly pink, which is obviously related to desires. On the one hand, they are rather dazzling: inflating, glossy, and magnificent. On the other hand, they are easy to collapse and vanish. As Mr. Li Xiaofeng said, “they are more like virus under microscopes, the virus of desire in societies.” All kinds of virus, phantoms of illusions are hardly to be recognized in complicated societies.
Zeng is very good at techniques of multiple paint layers on canvas, creating images with plastic or jade feeling to indicate the cultural characteristics of unstable, materialized objects and desires, and the spiritual confusion and anxiety faced by human existence, which are fragile, uncertain, and unpeaceful.
The fragmented bubble images with diversified colors shown in Zeng’s recent art works have deepened this kind of experience. Perhaps they are exactly the vision characters of our era, and the value of his art works.
Zeng studied in Sichuan Fine Arts College, Guangzhou Fine Arts College, and Fine Arts College of Beijing Normal University, and has been instructed by many fine arts masters like Zhang Xiaogang, Ye Yongqing, Guo Runwen, Xu Weixin, Shang Yang, Duan Zhengqu, etc., from whom he has gained profound knowledge, various techniques and skills.
Zeng has worked very hard for thirty years, persisted in independent creation, and had an outstanding achievement. His art works have been exhibited in China and overseas for many times and collected by various art collectors. His bubble paintings, as the unique and representative symbol of his art works, have been widely acknowledged in the art world.
Zeng, one of the well-known contemporary artists, comes here to attend his first art exhibition in New York this time. Let us welcome this excellent artist, and wish his first New York exhibition a complete success!
Lin Yingming
April 8, 2017,New York

个人简介
1967 生于四川
1985 毕业于四川宜宾师范艺体校美术专业
1992 毕业于四川美术学院美术教育系 获学士学位
1996 进修于广州美术学院油画系
2000 毕业于首都师范大学美术学院 获硕士学位
现居 北京

Bio
1967 Born in Sichuan Province
1985 Graduated from Yibin Normal School, Department of Fine Arts
1992 Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Bachelor Degree
1996 Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2000 Capital Normal University, Master Degree
Now lives and works in Beijing

部分重要展览

个展
2017 烟波微茫呈幻象 雅博艺廊 纽约 美国
2015 静月所指 2008-2013曾浩作品展 上海证大当代艺术空间 中国
2015 持续幻想 今日美术馆 北京 中国
2015 泡影 元典美术馆 北京 中国
2008 守护神 阿姆斯特丹 荷兰

群展
2013 亚洲青年艺术家提名展 今日美术馆 北京 中国
2012 贝纳通“中国制造” 米兰 意大利
2010 东方/西方 圣地亚哥 美国
2009 巴塞尔艺术博览会 瑞士 瑞士
2009 艺术阿姆斯特丹 阿姆斯特丹 荷兰
2008 巴塞尔艺术博览会 迈阿密 美国
2008 中国情境.当代艺术展 北京 中国
2007 艺术阿姆斯特丹博览会 阿姆斯特丹 荷兰
2006 去北京的机票 阿姆斯特丹 荷兰
1997 “无主题中国艺术家海外巡回展” 美国 加拿大

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017 Fantasy, Artosino Gallery, New York, USA
2015 The Metaphor of the "Mirror Moon", Himalaya Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2015 Persistent Fantasy, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2015 Bubble, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
2008 Demons, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Group
2013 Nominated Young Artists in Asia, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2012 Luciano Benetton “Made in China”, Milan, Italy
2010 East/West, San Diego, USA
2009 Scope Basel, Switzerland
2009 Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 Art Basel Miami, USA
2008 Chinese Situation Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2007 Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 A Ticket to Beijing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Untitled - Chinese Artists Exhibition, USA and Canada