Title: City(196-207)

Illumination (12-24)

都市(196-207) 

燈火(12-24)

38cm x 38cm

Color and Ink on Rice Paper

2018

Forbes Chung 

鍾承佑

Chinese Ink is Forbes F. Chung’s favourite artistic medium.

 

Due to his unique and competent style, he has been regarded as a pioneer of Contemporary Chinese Abstract Expressionism.

Chung was born in 1994. From a young age, Chung has been suffering from dyslexia, lop-sidedness and spinal deceases. He projects his feelings on canvas in the forms of Chinese calligraphy and abstract colours.


Through ink and paper, he presents his relativist philosophy against the absolute rights and wrongs. He created a unique aesthetic language that defies worldly preconceptions, serving as a gateway to the metaphysical world.

 

As the Buddhists put it, our every action starts from a conception. A concept is fundamentally neutral. In life, whenever we perceive and conceive we gradually build up a believe system, a set of preconceptions and prejudices. Holding on to certain believes encourages obsessive behaviours that lead us to pain.

 

We should rid ourselves of these harmful preconceptions and return to the pure.
To Chung, calligraphy is, and should be a pure form of mark making. The moment the brush is inked and raised, his mind enters a free roaming state - one that allows new ideas to freely manifest themselves. His calligraphic work takes on its own life: some are mirrored, others are deconstructed and reconstructed. Some serves as a form of cultural parody. It is refreshing to see Chinese characters reimagined through Chung’s lenses.

鍾承佑擅長重彩⽔墨,畫風被譽為當代中國抽象表現主義。

1994年出⽣於中國⾹港,由於早年受讀寫障礙、畸⾜、頸椎及骨骼等問題困擾,當接觸藝術之後產⽣莫⼤的共鳴,將感悟藝術與哲學,把⾊彩與構圖轉化為獨特的圖案,以繪畫形式將感受躍然於紙上。作品通過⽔墨與書法來呈現「觀念不存在對錯」的哲學。畫中呈現了⼀種鏡花⽔⽉、疑幻似真的⽔墨語境。

他不套⽤牢框知識,亦不強⾏標籤事物表象。反之他的作品,呈現了⼀種從標籤世界延伸到幻象世界的三途河。

佛家有所謂:「起⼼動念」。每當我們遇⾒⼀件事,最先⽣起的就是「念」,念的本質並不是痛苦也沒有對錯,痛苦只因為源⾃於我執。‘’幻象‘’就是念,放下執念就回到本性。書法是⼀種單純的‘’符號創作‘’,可以視為書法家內⼼的動念:在提筆的瞬間就是念的本質的跳脫、快意、⾃由、這是最美麗的。他的書法各有⾃⼰的⽣命:有些字鏡像翻轉、有些字部⾸偏旁背道⽽馳、有些字嬉笑怒罵、讓字原本的定義模糊化、抽象化,發放內⼼不同的訊息。

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