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2015年4月1日 星期三

Art Basel 2015.11

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Untitled 2002: computer print on canvas mounted on panel by Jorge Pardo (b. 1963) , a sculptor born in Cuba and working in Mexico.



Untitled 2002 ink on vellum by Jorge Pardo


Room with revolving doors -1 2014 in archival pigment print by Heeseung Chung (b. 1974) a Korean artist trained in Korea and London


 Room with Revolving Doors-2 2014 : archival pigment print, same artist


A mobile sculpture in metal


A light display of the same sculpture?


Nothing but form and colors


A huge chop


Majestic Lion 2014 handmade woolen crochet, ornaments, polyester on canvas, stucco fold leaf, MDF and iron


Number 135D 2012 in wood, paint, paper, plexiglass by Leonardo Drew (b. 1962) an African American contemporary artist working in New York who creates sculptures from found natural objects and through processes of oxidation, burning, and decay, thus transforming such objects into massive sculptures to critique social injustices and the cycle of growth and decay in nature.


 abstract landscape



Diffuse-2 2014 by Qin Yufen (b. 1954) Chinese abstract artist from Shandong  who moved to Germany in the 1980s when she combined both Western with traditional Chinese ink painting techniques and retaining its emphasis on the aesthetics of poetic tranquility and ethereality embodied by Zen meditation but with a feminine touch and started on installation and land art, integrating traditional Chinese and modern visuals, audio, and symbols.. Her works like Silent Wind displays a picture of harmony and pure sense of religion. Apart from the static form of the object’s beauty, e.g. the fans arranged in accordance, Silent Wind also leads the audience into its aesthetic space with the wind of the fans to experience the connection between “God and the physical world”.



thick paint on a board



Stone Story (石頭記) 2014 by Zhu Jinshi (朱金石) (b. 1954) who moved to Berlin in 1986 who concentrated on what he calls "thick painting" and installation art employing various huge tubes made of Xuan paper, initially associated with the bicycle wheels but later independent of the bicycle. In the 1990s, his focus shifted to the atmospheric effect of materials in space. About his paintings, he says: " As against the canvas, first there is the material, then the paint. Two parallels are the18th Century artists' concern with the figure and the impressionists' focus on colour. What I pay attention to is the material. Painting is first of all an object and then a canvas. But the “thickness” is not absolute – “emptiness” in the painting is also a “thickness...My work reflects a mixture of two cultures. This mixture is a dilemma but also a connection; it is a confrontation but at the same time a harmony. In fact, we can’t
escape from this mixed feeling – it is like this shore and the other shore, but it is not just a defintion of East and West geographically speaking. There is no directionality between the shores." He is loosely connected with a group of 26 Chinese artists called "The Stars Group", who rose in fame in the 1970s.


The Bicyclist(自行車主義者) 2008, in Bamboo, YongJiu brand bicycles (永久牌自行車), installation, dimensions variable


a minority girl weighed down by a pile of contemporary Western style cakes gifts


 a multi-prong red sun radiating Western style dolls interspersed by green birds


A painting by Xun Sun (孫遜) (b. 1980) Chinese painter in Chinese ink, oil, acrylic, crayon from Liaoning inspired by political cartoon, zoology textbooks, trade pamphlets and news documentary using surrealistic methods to criticize reality through images of animals, birds and insects.


RWG 5130 2014: collage, print and glue on cardboard by Sterling Ruby (b. 1972) an American artist working in LA with ceramics, painting, collage and video often in large and densely packed installations, influenced by urban graffiti, his works is often scratched, defaced, camouflaged, dirty, or splattered, examining the psychological space where individual expression confronts social constraint.



A similar work, same artist


variations of form from change of perspective with distance


Dead Drunk: acrylic gouache on canvas by Tomoo Gokita, (b. 1969) Japanese artist who likes to portray human figures whose face is covered over by all kinds of mechanical devices or designs.

Balloon Boy (2014): acrylic gouache and gesso on canvas by the same artist