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花花世界 | This Merry World


2018.4.18 - 5.27

草间弥生 | YAYOI KUSAMA 

一花一世界。一朵花,虽然是世俗平凡之物,却可以包含宇宙的广度,生命的深度。身处花花世界,眼前纷繁复杂,艺术家们用他们敏锐的眼光透过世俗看见本质。 诗人常用花来比喻人,尤其是脆弱易逝的特质。同样,流行的本质就是短暂即逝的,但最拥抱世俗流行的波普艺术家们,却通过他们的创作行为使流行变为永恒。本期展览集结了三位杰出的先锋艺术家,草间弥生、安迪·沃霍尔、村上隆,带领你走进他们的花花世界。

出身世代经营苗圃的家族,花和植物可能是草间童年最深刻的记忆。

从最早的中学时期留下的一本画满了牡丹花速写的素描册,到后来庞大怪诞的鲜花雕塑,草间深深着迷于植物的世界。幻觉中的植物向她开口说话,仿佛牵引着她进入另一个世界,难怪她称自己为漫游奇境的现代爱丽丝。

可能也是由于对植物的迷恋,使得草间在书店发现了美国女画家Georgia O'Keeffe的鲜花画作,从此开启了草间一生的转折点,她踏上了去往纽约和最终走向世界的道路。从此花和植物不仅会对她说话,更代表着草间向世界对话。

 

安迪·沃霍尔 | ANDY WARHOL

性感偶像,是世界赋予玛丽莲·梦露的一种身份。最娇艳欲滴的花,却在盛放中香消玉殒,更使她成为了沃霍尔眼中流行文化,尤其是明星文化的最典型象征。

在梦露传奇性的死亡一周后安迪·沃霍尔就依据她在影片《尼亚加拉 (Niagara)》(1953)中的剧照创作了他的梦露系列第一副作品。在这之后,梦露的形象在沃霍尔的创作中反复出现,一如一个商品化符号在充斥着消费文化的现代生活中反复出现。

抢眼的色彩,粗糙的墨迹,就是这浮华的缩影。

 

村上隆 | TAKASHI MURAKAMI

村上隆的太阳花是更加直白的、更加扁平的、更加密集的。受到日本动漫文化熏陶的年轻一代能够很容易地察觉和接受他的这种“超扁平”风格。这一类对于村上作品的回应,事实上就是建构了“村上隆”的一部分。以动漫文化、御宅文化等为首的亚文化,几乎构成了当代日本向外输出的主流。村上隆的太阳花本身就包含着村上对于以动漫文化为首的日本当代流行文化的指涉,同时它们咧嘴笑对着观者,让人摸不透这究竟是一种单纯幼稚,还是一种辛辣讽刺。

它们就像艺术家本人,即是这个世俗世界的玩客,又是旁观者。

 

Every day, they are a multitude of simple and complicated stories happening concurrently in this secular world. However, an artist can capture the essence of what ’s actually meaningful with keen eyes. Poets often use flowers to describe people in figurative writing, especially those with fragile and evanescent lives. Similarly, the essence of popularity is short-lived, but Pop Artists who embrace the popular culture and secular world have made the fashion eternal through their creation and imagination. 

This exhibition showcases three leading Pop artists' work; Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami, who will lead you to see this flowery and colorful world.

Growing up in a family with a strong tie to a vegetation nursery business for generations; flowers and plants were probably the most profound childhood memories that Yayoi Kusama’s have. 

All those cultures inspired by Marilyn Monroe made her become one of the most important symbols of popular culture in Andy Warhol's eyes. A week after Marilyn Monroe’s death, Andy Warhol created the first work of Marilyn Monroe’s collection series based on her look in movie "Niagara" (1953).

Takashi Murakami’s sunflowers are more straight forward, flatter, and denser. His sunflowers weirdly grinned at the audience, which makes it even harder to understand whether it was only an innocent simplicity or a pungent irony.

The sunflower is just like the artist himself, a player as well as a spectator in this merry world.

 

杜若云章画廊 | Je Fine Art Gallery

上海市永嘉路498号 | 498 Yongjia Rd, Shanghai

周二 - 周日 11:00 - 18:00 (周一休息) | Tue - Sun 11.00 - 18.00 (Closed on Mondays)

 

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