[ 展訊 ] 李濤 Li Tao – 我們 Sapiens 2015.05.16 – 06. 27
Upcoming Exhibition - Li Tao - Sapiens 2015.05.16 - 06.27


李濤 Li Tao – 我們 Sapiens

Li Tao 01

Li Tao 02


李濤 Li Tao – 我們 Sapiens
2015.05.16 – 06. 27
Opening reception  2015.05.16  3pm
亦安畫廊台北 aura gallery taipei

亦安畫廊台北將舉辦中國年輕藝術家李濤第二次個展「李濤 Li Tao – 我們 Sapiens」,並出版同名畫冊。於本週六(5/16)下午三點舉行開幕酒會,敬邀各位蒞臨。

未來

我們,即人類,生存的所有秩序都來自其背後的一則虛構故事。為了維持依照虛構所建設出來的秩序,我們投入大量智慧心力,創造了神話、宗教、法律、民主、資本主義。這些秩序刻劃的人物情節,一方面深深與我們結合,一方面也重新形塑了我們,才終讓我們覺得我們自己就是存在。這整個我與我們,千萬年來存在於千千萬萬人的共同想像裡。

李濤的新作,那些如同神話又如同現實、如同過去又如同未來、如同秩序又如同幻影的畫面,或許就是這一切的反射。在這些新作中,李濤的用色由過去表達流動的暈染黑墨,逐漸轉為明亮透徹的彩墨,並且巧妙地運用了動中有靜的韻味。這份動中有靜的止,對我而言像是提出了一種「最長的未來」的告示-我們佇足於這個點,眺望著不斷前來的未來。

我們,即人類,至今對於未來的想像,通常呈現於小說電影劇情中:在政治上對於極權的擔憂、在環境上對於天災的恐懼、甚至時常擔心外來他者的入侵與統治。李濤作品中單一元素的描寫,似乎揉合著這些劇情,但一如他過往作品的氛圍,即使在殘缺、破碎、衝撞之中,仍然提著一股面對的冒險精神-不再是幽隱山林,而既又是抵抗,又同時是對我們存在的認同與省思。

在墨與彩的描繪變化中,李濤能夠跳脫當代水墨,或稱新水墨那卻已制式化的唯美情愫,以當代藝術家的態度,真正面對且抒發著我們,即人類,的當下與未來。

文:黃亞紀



[ Upcoming Exhibitions ]

2015.07 森山大道 Moriyama Daido − A Room
2015.08 荒木經惟 Araki Nobuyoshi − 荒木主義 ARAKISM
亦安畫廊台北 aura gallery taipei


Li Tao – Sapiens

Li Tao 01

Li Tao 02


Li Tao – Sapiens
2015.05.16 – 06. 27
Opening reception  2015.05.16  3pm
aura gallery taipei

“Li Tao – Sapiens", the second solo exhibition of Chinese contemporary artist Li Tao, will be opened at aura gallery taipei from May 16 to Jun 27, accompanied with the release of new monograph. The opening reception will be at 3pm on May 16. We sincerely invite you to join us.

Future

We, as Homo sapiens, all live under rules constructed by fictional believings. To maintain the rules, we input wisdom and efforts, creating myths, religions, laws, democracy, and capitalism. Not only do all the outcomes live with us, at the same time they remold us, and eventually make us believe that we are the being itself. Over millions of years, the entire concept of “we” and “I” exists in millions of people’s mind.

The new works of Li Tao can be said as the reflection of all of it, with the pictures indicating what lies between myths and realities, between past and future, and between rules and phantoms. Instead of using dark and thick ink to describe the movement as usual, Li Tao chooses light, bright color and subtly adopts the delicacy of stillness and motion, which is just like a declaration of “the longest future” to me – and we are standing at present, looking out for the upcoming future.

We, as Homo sapiens, usually cast the imagination of the future into fictions and movies: the anxiety of totalitarian political system, the fear about natural disaster, and even the worry about the invasion or ruling of aliens. While depicting single object, Li Tao seems to combine all the dramatic plots as well. However, just like what lies in his past works, there is an obvious adventure spirit within the demolished fragment. It is not about somewhere hidden and tranquil, but about the resistance of thoughts that rooted in our minds for so long and the retrospect toward our existence.

While the aesthetics of the contemporary ink painting, or so-called new ink painting, has been narrowed to a specific criterion within the past few years, Li Tao leap out of the standard and create his own language of art with the variation of use of ink and color. As a contemporary artist, Li Tao truly face and express the present and the future of us, Homo sapiens.



[ Upcoming Exhibitions ]

2015.07 Moriyama Daido − A Room
2015.08 Araki Nobuyoshi − ARAKISM
aura gallery taipei