Updated: Nov 8



To celebrate the founding of Touch Gallery, we are honored to present Kurt Chan as our first highlight of the month, showcasing his Western paintings and ink works “Fa-mular”.

Prof. Kurt, Chan Yuk Keung was graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then obtained his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (鶴溪藝術學院), Michigan, U.S.A. Professor Chan joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989, teaching studio courses and supervising M.F.A. students. He has retired since 2016. He is now working as the deputy director of Hong Kong Art School.



In this exhibition, he explores the energies and momentums of flowers, likening nature to human life. Just as the cycle of human life, flowers grow, bloom and wither. The beauty of flowers falls somewhere within the liminal state of imagination and reality. Though flower formula is just a standardized construct for flowers, our imagination upon flowers still blooms wild. Kurt Chan’s “Fa-Mular” presents the polymorphous essence of flowers with his signature blend of Chinese and Western art. The outlines and patches of flowers are portrayed between abstract and concrete expressions. Points, lines and surfaces combines, infiltrates and interacts, allowing viewers to feel not only the interconnection of lines and surfaces, but also of the action of painting and strokes. Leveraging his paintbrushes, Chan touches, writes and molds flowers otherwise.




Chan’s earlier works explore the possibilities of using different materials and media. Recently, he returns back into paintings as a media. Extending his experience in experimenting different materials to the canvas, Chan discovers the process of painting is akin to a recurring action of mistake correction — an artwork is emerged from countless mistakes, reflection and refinements.



With Chan’s rich experience across multiple media, he combines Chinese and Western art. While we see the strokes of Chinese art in a Western painting, the avant-garde approach is also manifested in his ink works. The momentum of the paintings varies from vigour to gentleness, entwining reality and imagination, visualizing the vivid breath of lives. No matter in macro and micro visions, Chan’s work unfurls the heartbeats of flowers.



為慶祝Touch Gallery的成立,我們十分榮幸邀請到陳育強先生成為藝廊首位展出藝術家,展出他近年西畫及最新水墨作品 - 花程式。


陳育強畢業於香港中文大學藝術系,及後於美國密玆根州鶴溪藝術學院取得藝術碩士學位,一九八九年始於香港中文大學藝術系任教藝術課程,並指導碩士生。他於2016年退休,現為香港藝術學院的署理院長。

在這次展覽,陳育強探索花與人生的聯繫與互動。「花程式」系列作品中,陳氏把花卉的變幻無常,化成中、西藝術連結的表像。陳氏將花的缐狀和塊狀,時而抽象,時而具像地表達;點、線、面三者結合,穿插和互動,讓觀者感受到缐條、面塊、繪畫動作和筆觸之間的關係,他以畫筆去觸摸、書寫及雕塑她。



陳氏早年作品擅長探索物料之間的可能性,近年重回畫作媒介。他將以往實驗性處理物料的經驗伸延到平面畫作上,發現繪畫過程就好像一個不停糾正錯誤的動作;作品在無數的犯錯、思考、改正中產生。融合他多年遊走不同媒介的經驗,將中、西藝術滙成一體,彷彿在西畫中看到水墨的筆法,同時水墨畫亦打破固有的傳統畫法。畫作節奏時快時慢,虛實交錯;生物的呼吸起伏都在視覺上呈現。無論是全然或微觀下的花,都牽動着俏然悸動的心跳。


Updated: Sep 13



年僅三十歲的橋本知成,是一位早早發現自己的本領,然後一步一步地把想法付諸行動的夢想執行者。


京都出生,完成美術系本科後勇往直前,五年內分別完成了金澤美術工藝大學的研究碩士及博士學位,二十七歲那年 ,他除了一口氣完成了學業上的所有里程碑,更已經在陶藝界展露頭角,拿下了多個國內獎項,甚至獲得藝廊、美術館青睞舉辦多次展覽。



2019年,橋本知成憑著其簡約的陶藝作品晉身百年時尚及奢侈品牌Loewe所創立的Loewe Craft Prize的決賽,這個國際比賽每年吸引上千名來自世界各地的藝術家報名,去年獲選的日本工藝藝術家有四位,而陶藝家則只有橋本知成一位。


這個消息不但是當時日本的一時佳話,更引來時尚雜誌爭相訪問,在Vogue日本的報導中,穿著一身帥氣西裝的橋本知成與其作品合照,顛覆了我們對陶藝家一貫的認知,擺脫了陶藝家穿著便服在工作室中埋頭苦幹的印象,即便是最傳統、歷史最悠久的工藝範疇,一樣可以孕育出創新、時尚的藝術家。




Loewe將所有獲選的藝術作品放在一個簡約空間內,橋本知成的四方體雕塑作品於白牆、大理石完美地融合,也是陶藝與室內空間、與生活的完美融合,觀賞者不難想像,如果把這些極致的藝術品收藏並展示在家中,也一定同樣適合。




長駐日本信樂陶藝之森的橋本知成,喜歡挑戰大型的雕塑作品,甚至不惜為一個作品搭建一個窯,而作品上的豐富多彩的顏色,則是來自他特別調配的氧化鐵,那是土的顏色,當中卻包含了山、海、萬事萬物的顏色,他說作品表達的是內觀的哲學,但同時亦可以理解成一個概括的宇宙。




今年,橋本知成再次被全日空選為代表日本工藝的年輕陶藝家,同年,他那比人還高的新作矗立在故鄉和歌山四季の郷公園內,在三十而立之年,那不單單代表他在陶藝界上已經穩穩地站得住腳,更是一座圖騰,讓世界看見橋本知成的圖騰。


如有興趣收藏橋本知成的作品,歡迎致電25629000與我們的藝術顧問聯絡。


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