Théo KRIEF

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Théo KRIEF

(France 法国)

Shadow On Concrete 《混凝土上的影子》

I have always worked with architectural ruins. They are the scars of a past, space where time has eroded all traces of superficiality. I am struck by how new development in its early construction phase, with only a foundation and skeleton support, ironically resembles a ruin. The paintings in this body of work are a mental construction of imaginary places. These colored forms are built through an instinctive expression to capture the immediacy of a gesture in the manner of a child, devoid of ego. Metro 17 is a 40-minutes train ride in real time between Zhujiajiao and Shanghai. However the ancient town of Zhujiajiao embodies the past, Shanghai the future, and between the two resides the present. 《中》is a video that cuts into this continuous flow of time and extracts an isolated sliver of the present. By projecting the video on to the painting I am fusing the emotional impulse of creativity with the rational concept of development.

我一直基于建筑遗址为灵感而创作。建筑遗址市过往的伤疤,也是时间侵蚀了所有肤浅痕迹的空间。也让我感到,在新建筑公司早期阶段的地基和钢筋混凝土结构,也是某种具有讽刺意味的废墟。这系列作品中的绘画,是一个被想象出的地点上的精神结构。这些彩色的形状是通过本能的表达来建立的,用一种儿童般,毫不自负的方式去瞬间捕捉它们。从朱家角到市区搭乘地铁17号线需要40分钟,但朱家角的古镇体现了某种过去,上海则代表了某种未来,这两者之间仿佛就是某种现在。《中》是一个影像作品,切入这种持续的时间流,并萃取出“现在”的孤立的瞬间。通过把影像作品透射着画上,我也是把创作上情绪化的冲动和理性的概念发展融合在一起。