陳閃 「時間的發現」 Sim Chan’s “The Discovery of Time”

日期
21/04/2017 - 07:05 - 14/05/2017 - 08:05
地址
百呎公園 100ft. PARK
1/F ,220 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po ,Kowloon, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)

陳閃 「時間的發現」

展覽日期:
2017年4月21日- 5月14日

開放時間: 星期四至星期日 4:00pm - 8:00pm

展覽開幕:
2016年4月21日(19:00 - 23:00)
地址:香港 九龍深水埗鴨寮街220號1樓
開放時間︰星期四至日,下午4時至晚上8時 (其他時間參觀敬請預約)

何謂時間?如果日月年、時分秒只是一種思考時間的模式或一種呈現,那在這些既有模式以外,我們還可以看到什麼?陳閃以畫為喻,利用顏料的層疊來想像時間的形式。

是次展覽將展示藝術家的十二月曆裝置。月曆為陳閃作品的主體,每幅畫作均是時間的記錄。在熟悉的月曆上,透過燈光,層層疊疊的顏料便是時間的重現。在陳閃筆下,月曆既是顏料的試驗盤,用以測試顏料的透光度;另一方面,月曆也是他量度時間的方法。在他作畫的過程中,畫布上的「一天」也許要用上兩夜,甚至是更長的時間來完成,視乎顏料的乾燥速度而訂。然而,他會同時為不同的月份填上色彩。最終,三十天格子爬滿了,「一年」也便完成。跟「時分秒」的應用相同,這樣的作畫模式是一種系統的體現;可是,前者是一種制度意識,後者卻是一種選擇。

「時間的發現」不僅是一次觀察物料的過程,也是陳閃於系統內自我審視之結果。

關於 陳閃
1987年於香港出生,畢業於香港藝術學院,主修繪畫。

陳閃的作品一方面以城市建築為題,紀錄並表達他對城市的所知所感;另一方面,由不規則的「天空」畫框到燈箱畫,他的作品多不拘泥於繪畫媒介的既定形式,對素材的探索及研究更成為他近年的作品主題。但無論是關於城市天空,還是顏料畫布,陳閃的作品總以繪畫來思考自身與處境的關係,紀錄了他在想像和現實,意識和型態之間來回探索的過程。

Sim Chan’s “The Discovery of Time”

Exhibition Period : 21 April - 14 May 2017
Opening Reception : 21 April 2016 (19:00 – 23:00 )
Address : 1/F ,220 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po ,Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hour : Thursday – Sunday , 16:00 – 20:00 (Other time by appointment only)

How can we understand TIME? If a minute and an hour, a day and a month are only the forms and conventional representations of time, is it possible to find other meanings out of these representations?

Imagining the forms of time with his paintbrush, Sim Chan’s work is both experimental and allegorical. In this exhibition, 12-month calendars will be displayed in the changing light setting.

The calendar is the major subject of Sim's work. With the back-lit canvas, each of his paintings is a record of time through the layers of paint. On one hand, the calendars are the artist’s palette in testing the transmittance of different shades of the oil paint; on the other hand, they are a display of time that he had spent on the work.

The box, representing a “calendar day”, might require more than two nights to be filled up, depending on the drying rate of particular color or paint. Meanwhile, Sim had worked on different months simultaneously. As a result, the last box of the month, once filled, also marked the finish of the entire year.

Like understanding time with the aid of a calendar, Sim’s practice reveals a system. Yet, the former is an ideology, while the latter is a choice.

“The Discovery of Time” is not only a process of study of the materials, it is also a self-revelation of the artist from within an ideological system.

About Sim Chan
Born in Hong Kong in 1987, graduated from the Hong Kong Art School, major in Painting.

Depicting the local cityscape and the urban architecture, Sim Chan’s work expresses his observation and tactile sense of his city. Apart from this depiction, his irregular hand-crafted frame of the sky, his kite and his back-lit canvas paintings, all shows his desire to work beyond the usual format of painting as a medium. The experiments and study of different painting materials have become his recent subject of interest. No matter if it is about the limited sky or the paint and canvas, Sim’s work is a contemplation about himself and the context, documents his exploration between imagination and reality, perception and form.

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