Feasts on paper – Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale 2019 – Characters within Paper

About 60 artists from around the world will be invited to present about 100 exhibits at the exhibition. Curated by Ou Anson.

Duration & Location & Date
Date: September 10th – November 10th , 2019
Location: Fengxian Museum, Shanghai(No.333 Hupan Road, Fengxian District, Shanghai, China)
Opening Day: September 10th
Opening ceremony: 10:00-11:00
Exhibition tour: 11:00-12:00
Seminar: 13:00-16:30
Museum Open Day: 9:00-16:30 (Tuesday to Sunday)

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Exhibited artworks:

书的升级回收及艺术再利用
2019年陈述:作品《书的碎片》,拼贴画系列一、二、三

利用拼贴技法将书籍转化成一种全新的形式。

书是我在艺术创作中使用的原材料。但是,我不是以文字或故事为出发点,而是以书籍本身,书的封面和装帧本身。我把一本书原来的形式变成另一种艺术。
拼贴元素的加入和我在艺术过程中所做的选择让我们以完全不同的方式看待书。将书从熟悉的寻常物件变成一种新的艺术形式(拼贴画),给我们提供了异乎寻常的视觉体验。单词和字母只能以碎片的形式阅读,构成某些重点。它们赋予书本拼贴画以某种神秘的东西,并将书本身的材料置于一个全新的对比和维度谱系,有时还将手工纸与画布融合。

我在作品中使用的书已经无法阅读,人们有时会问我是否对“毁”书感到难过。对此,我的回答是:不难过,一点也不!我认为我所做的是一种回收/升级回收的事情,它保全了艺术作品,只是形式不同而已。我在工作时体会书和纸——它有多柔软、多脆弱,多容易折,多容易撕,对我的触摸是抗拒还是顺服,允许我赋予它新的形式。书和纸是活的有灵魂的材料。这是一个令人难以置信的冥想过程,让我忘记周遭的一切,进入一种沉静的状态,在这种状态下,我只是我自己。

Upcycling Books and the Reusability in Art
2019 Statement: Works “Bookfragments”, Collages serial I, II, III

Transformation of books into a brand new form using the technique of collage.

Books are the raw material I work with as an artist. However, it is not the written word or the story that serve as my point of departure, but rather the actual book the individually cover and binding themselves. I am turning the original form of a book into another type of art.
The addition of collage elements and the choices I make during the artistic process are allowing us to see books in an entirely different way. Transforming them from familiar everyday objects into a novel form of art (collage) offers us an extraordinary visual experience. Words and letters can only be read in fragments, which lay down certain accents. They lend the book-collages something mysterious and place material of the book itself into a whole new spectrum of contrasts and dimensions with integrated hand made paper on canvas.

The books I use in my works can no longer be read, and people sometimes ask me if I feel bad about „destroying“ them. My answer to that is: No, not at all! I regard what I do as a form of recycling/upcycling that preserves works of art, albeit in a different form. When I work, I experience the book and the paper – how supple or brittle it is, how it folds or tears, how it either resists or yields to my touch and allows me to give it new form – as a material that is very much alive and has a soul of its own. It’s an incredibly meditative process that allows me to forget everything around me and enter into a state of complete serenity in which I’m simply myself.