Huang Yuxing (Chinese, born 1975), 黃宇興 River (White Bush)

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Lot 24
Huang Yuxing
(Chinese, born 1975)
黃宇興
River (White Bush)

Sold for HK$ 475,625 (US$ 60,591) inc. premium
Huang Yuxing (Chinese, born 1975), 黃宇興
River (White Bush)
2014

signed and dated 2014
acrylic on canvas

99.5 x 150 cm ( 39 3/16 x 59 1/16 in)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    黃宇興
    河流-白色的樹叢
    壓克力畫布
    2014年作

    簽名: Huang Yuxing 2014

    來源
    現藏家直接購自藝術家

    The prominent young Chinese contemporary artist Huang Yuxing quickly rose in the art scene after graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts Mural Painting Department. His works speak of the intangible shifts in time and life, with warped natural elements resembling rivers, bushes, bubbles and meteors constantly appearing and evolving in his art. In the present work, River (White Bush), the river and bubbles are rendered in multiple layers of fluorescent colors, placing the fleeting bubbles over the gurgling waters of the river in an attempt to fix the permanence of the river and the ephemerality of the bubbles in the same frame in an abstract expression of the myriad changes of time and life. As he delved deeper into these themes, Huang Yuxing came to feel that the bubbles were no longer appendages of the river, but that they possess their own autonomy. The once tiny bubbles have expanded to fill the frame, forcing the viewer to face their fleeting nature and contemplate the flow of time. Time is no longer seen as a simple linear concept.

    Huang Yuxing emphasizes the preservation of the traces of painting. By repeatedly stacking colors and brushstrokes, the painter reveals the traditions of color and form in Chinese gongbi painting. The colors in Huang Yuxing's artistic world are bright and piercing, and a seemingly distorted and abstracted landscape lays out deep thinking and exploration of the psyche. The entangled and subtle connections that link the various elements together produce a fresh visual effect and reflective linguistic form. Gazing from a distance, the constantly turning vortexes endlessly unfold, the water line blurs and fades, and the white bushes on the shore are swallowed by the river, flowing down from the top to subvert and cover the painting. It seems to be leading the viewer into an open space that is close to the heart yet brimming with brilliant colors. The white bushes are gradually diluted by the waters of the river, with the picture emerging below having an oddly familiar yet strange feel.

    In this period, Huang Yuxing removed the figures of his earlier works and entered into a more profound experience of space. The artist began recording more natural and open portraits of life, describing vast concepts through minuscule things, and engaging in a discussion on individual life, using his artworks to reveal perceptions of contemporary life and rich emotional metaphors.

    中國年輕當代藝術家中備受矚目的黃宇興自北京中央美術學院壁畫系畢業後,便在藝術圈嶄露頭角。他的作品闡述著時間性和生命中無形的變化,變形的自然界元素,像是河流、樹叢、氣泡和隕石不斷在創作中演變。此次拍品《河流-白色的樹叢》,在畫面上河流及氣泡運用層層熒光色彩,把轉瞬即逝的氣泡繪於潺潺流水之上,試圖把河流的永恆性和氣泡的片霎性定格於同一個畫面,以抽象的手法表達出時間和生命過程的須臾萬變。及后,隨著更深入的主題探究,黃宇興認為氣泡不再只是河流的附屬品,它們有其自主性。原本微小的氣泡被放大填充著畫面,使觀者直面它瞬間即逝的特點,引發其對時間流動性的關注,不再單純把時間理解為線性的概念。

    黃宇興強調繪畫痕跡的保存,透過不斷疊加色彩和筆觸,畫家於設色賦形兩方面均展現出中國工筆重彩的傳統。在黃宇興的藝術創作世界中,用色鮮明極具視覺刺激性,看似扭曲抽象的風景畫面卻剝落心理層面的深沉思索,勾勒出畫中元素之間相互矛盾卻又交聯的微妙關系,創造出嶄新的視覺效果和具反思性的語言形態。從遠方凝視下,畫面中不斷循環的漩渦無限蔓延開來,水平線漸趨模糊,岸上的白色樹叢逐漸被河流吞噬,顛覆性的從上至下覆蓋了空間。彷彿引領觀者進入一個貼近個人內心但充斥著絢麗色彩的開放空間。白色的樹叢隨著河流漸漸稀釋,下刷出的畫面帶有匪夷所思,陌生卻又熟悉的感知。

    此階段的作品均抽離了黃宇興早期的人物性主題,進入到更深刻的空間體驗,如藝術家更自然開放的記錄生活寫照,以微觀的事物去闡述宏觀的概念,進行對生命個體的討論,並透過其作品揭示對當代生活的感知和豐富情感的隱喻。
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