Started with Light 始于光线 Alice Yutong Hua 华雨桐

Skills: Exhibitions 展览

无题空间7月新展开幕
驻地艺术家华雨桐个展

 始于光线 

开幕式:7月11日(周日)下午4点

UИTITLEDSPΛCE July Upcoming Exhibition
Resident Artist Alice Yutong Hua Solo Exhibition
 Started with Light 
Opening: 11th July (Sunday) 16:00

 展览导语 Introduction 

 

“在某一个冬夜,我打开草稿本构思了一个计划,想要探索山洞、明暗、裂缝等等想象中特别“恐怖”的意象。一周后我完成了这个计划的第一张,犹豫着给它取名《恐怖游戏?》。
决定做得十分天真,这个计划现在看来很显然是失败了。但长时间就一个没有实体想法的推倒和重来很有意思,这些想象的实现过程并不被控制走向,可以算作一场游戏。始于光线,终于游戏。
 

艺术家在本次展览中展示了近期在“光系列”绘画中的集中探索。通过不同材料和颜色在水中的流动与固化,试图在光与暗的共生和延展中重复捕捉一个模棱两可的瞬间,剧烈改变前的征兆。不光在画面中,从《恐怖游戏?》到《捉迷藏》,从《一些珍贵的东西》到《躺在草地上》,展览的作品试图通过设置不同的画面情境,以期使作品与作品间也呈现出一种动态的明暗交替。

“On a winter night, I conceived a plan. The plan was to explore images of caves, shade, crack,… that I imagined being ‘horrifying’ at the moment. A week later I finished the first trial and named it ‘Horror Game?’ 

The decision was made with innocence; obviously, the plan went to a failure. However, I found the long-term process of destruction and reconstruction of an incorporeal idea was rather fascinating. The imaginations do not realize in a controllable manner. I would like to call the process a game. It started with light, ended with a game.”

 

The exhibition consists of the artist’s recent exploration of the “Light Series” painting. Through the flow and solidification of various materials and colors, the artist tries to capture a moment of ambivalence, as much as the threshold before a dramatic change repeatedly through the coexistence and development of light and dark. From Horror Game?  to Peekaboo, from Something Precious to Laying on the grass, the piece arrangement also attempts to form an alternative rythm between light and dark by setting up specific abstract scenery.

 

  展出部分作品介绍 Selected Works From Exhibition  

 

躺在草地上,光系列 No. 5  Laying on the Grass – Light Series No.5

板上综合材料 Mixed media on panel

60x90x4cm

2021

无题,光系列 No. 2  Untitled – Light Series No. 2

板上综合材料 Mixed media on panel

58.5×30.5×1.5cm

2021

捉迷藏,光系列 No. 4  Peekaboo – Light Series No.4

板上综合材料 Mixed media on panel

30x40x2cm

2021

 

行间书线 No. 1  Interlineation No. 1

板上综合材料,丙烯,铅笔 Acrylic, pencil, mixed media on panel

60x80x4cm

2021

我有一个秘密  I Have a Secret

Mixed media on panel

60x60cm

2021

恐怖游戏?Horror Game?

板上综合材料 Mixed media on panel

80x100cm

2021

 关于艺术家 About the Artist 

www.yutonghua.com

Instagram@alice.yutonghua

华雨桐 Alice,1995年出生于上海。现生活和工作在中国、美国和加拿大。作品以带有雕塑性质的绘画为主。高中毕业于加拿大St. Michael’s University School。曾在美国科尔比学院(Colby College)、芝加哥艺术学院(School of the Art Institute of Chicago)学习视觉艺术、音乐、化学、雕塑、戏剧和摄影。

热爱阅读与写作,深受中外虚构文学和古诗词中观察、体验、表达以及审美趣味的影响。大三(Junior Year)时从化学专业转修纯艺术。此后创作作品主要以抽象形式,运用多种材料探索自然与人造,随机与具象,生长与衰退的关系。

“自然产生的事物(≠自然)并不会给我们一个直接的解释,它们不会清楚地以声明、形式、或者符号的面貌稳定出现。无论诉诸一件作品的哪一个基本元素,颜色、材料、大小、灯光条件…作品本身的意图在这里只是一把钥匙,一切都可以变得壮观或渺小,一切都可以隐在一片模糊中等待观者的解读。观看即是体验,体验即是结果。”

 

Alice Yutong Hua was born in 1995, Shanghai. Now lives and works in China, the US, and Canada. Her practice focuses on paintings with sculptural elements. She graduated from St. Michael’s University School in Victoria, BC, Canada. She then studied visual arts, music, chemistry, sculpture, theatre, and photography at Colby College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She has a great passion for reading and writing. She is deeply influenced by observation, experience, expression, and aesthetic preferences from fictional literature and ancient Chinese poetry. She transferred from a science to a fine art major in her junior year of college. Then she began her exploration of nature and artificiality, randomness and embodiment, organization, and entropy. 

“Things that exist naturally (≠Nature) do not always provide direct explanations. They do not articulate themselves into statements, forms, or signs. After tracing every principle element like color, material, dimension, light condition… the original intention from the creator is only a key. Everything can be fantastic or negligible; everything can be hidden inside a vague void, waiting for the viewers’ interpretations. Looking is the experience, and thus the result.”