无知觉的沙漠、超脱
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项目名称 Project Name:《无知觉的沙漠》《超脱》《Unconscious Desert》Transcendence

创作年份 Year:2019

作品尺寸 Size:40cm*50cm,50cm*70cm

插图 Illustration:刘丹青 Liu Danqing

 

 

项目创作背景

Project Background

 

“地上的每个现象都是一个比喻,每个比喻都是一扇开启的门,准备好的心灵可以通过进入世界内部,在那里,你和我、日和夜都会成为一体....比喻的后面才是精神和永恒的生活。可是只有少数人愿意进门,用美丽幻象换取预感到内部真实。”(赫尔曼黑塞《鸢尾花》)

 

世间现象皆为信息的载体。通过对现象的观察和预测,人们提取关于自身的有用信息。能令我停留和凝视的,必有其超越表象的意义。我尝试重新审视身边熟悉的事物,使被忽视的信息再次进入我。描绘的过程延长了观察的时间,在这期间,更多思考发生,逐渐推翻惯性的既定认知。在这长期的观察中,对一些事物根深蒂固的判断才有了被瓦解的可能。

 

“Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I and day and night are all one... spirit and eternal life are living behind the symbol. Of course, very few people go through the gate and abandon the beautiful phenomenon of the outside world for the interior reality that they intuit.”  (Iris by Hermann Hesse)

 

All phenomena in the world are carriers of information. People extract useful information through observation and prediction. What can make me stay and stare must have a meaning beyond the appearance. I try to re-examine the familiar things around me, so that the information I used to neglect can enter my horizon again. The process of depiction prolongs the time of observation. During this period, more thinking occurs to me, and they gradually overturn the established cognition of inertia. In this long-term observation, some deep-rooted judgments are possible to be broke down.

 

 

如何理解项目与“人文湾区 ∙ 温暖的设计”这一主题的关联性? 

How does the project reflect the exhibition theme "Cultural Bay Area • Humanistic Design"?

 

这俩张油画中绘制的内容分别为纽约曼和顿与泽西城交界处,以及日本仙台观音。我将不可能的事物组合成画,营造出一种超形式主义的、现实与虚拟交融的氛围。我注重符号对于文化的意义,并将它们的边界拓宽,打破湾区文化与世界文化之间的界线,模糊历史未来的界线。

 

The contents of these two oil paintings are the border of Manhattan in New York and Jersey City, and Buddhism Kuan-yin in Sendai, Japan. I put the unrelated, impossible things into one painting, creating a hyper-formalistic atmosphere where reality and virtuality blend together. I focus on the meaning of symbols in different cultures, and broaden their boundaries, break the boundaries between the Bay Area culture and the globe culture, and blur the boundaries of history and future.