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李磊個人展覽 -「小瘋狂」

2017/07/28 - 2017/09/09
参展艺术家:李磊
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    After two years, acclaimed abstract art master Li Lei is having his second solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Leo Gallery is pleased to present, under the theme "Unbridled", an array of his recent works as a manifestation of a spiritual realm where mind meets matter. The exhibition will be held between 27th July and 9th September.

         "Of utmost importance is to free the spirit. You know freedom? It is the reality that seems very unreal; it is the soul without preset values; it is the lazy dude not playing any specific role."
    - Li Lei


    In total 13 oil paintings to be exhibited are selected from the series "Tempestuous Waters", "Amongst the Ultimate Deep", "Flow Between Heaven and Ocean" and "Autumn Colours", in which "water" has marked significance. Over thousands of years, water has been highly praised by Chinese philosophers and literati for the virtues it symbolizes. Elaborating on his statement "The highest good is like that of water", Laozi explained that "its form not fixed, water thus can place itself in the narrowest space". It is the flowing water in a river that inspired the idea of dual nature of heaven and earth being "abiding" and "ever-changing" in Su Shi's prose My First Visit to the Red Cliff. With profound insight in traditional Chinese culture and philosophy and after ceaseless inspection of life and nature, artist finally expressed the resulting impression on his soul with the aid of Western abstract expression, painting his inner universe with unbridled strokes on large canvases. Li Lei, with all these inspirations but decided to return to the primal and simple and depart from traditions and roles assumed by the society, eventually took on the path unbounded by forms, symbols and even meanings. He would liberate his inner self with the colour brush in his hand, so as to "rediscover himself through art".

    Li stresses the power of art. Imbued with vigorous emotions in their full impact, his life experience is transfused into his paintings that are composed with equally powerful lines and colours. He chose art as a way of self-cultivation, while his artworks are an honest record of his spiritual adventure in pursuit of liberation. In the clean and commodious exhibition space at Leo Gallery, audience will find himself immersed in the infinite world spawned from the artist's unrestrained spirit.

    睽違兩年,當代抽象藝術大師李磊再次於香港舉辦個人展覽。獅語画廊將於七月二十七日至九月九日展出李磊近年多張畫作,以「小瘋狂」為主題展現心物互融的精神境界。

    「重要的是讓心靈自由起來。自由,你知道嗎?就是看上去非常不真實的真實;就是沒有被設定的靈魂;就是不扮演角色的那個懶散的傢伙。」 - 李磊

    即將展出的油畫作品系列包括《瘋狂的水》、《極深之處》、《天水來潮》及《秋水一色》,共十三幅畫作,當中多以水為重要元素。數千年來,古今哲人對水賦予的價值相當豐富。老子提出「上善若水」時指「因其無有,故能入於無間。」蘇軾《前赤壁賦》對天地「變」與「不變」的領悟,靈感亦源於流水。藝術家梳理過中國傳統文化哲理以及個人對人生和大自然的體驗後,借鑒西方抽象表現主義的手法,以豪邁不羈的大筆繪出心中的宇宙。融匯各種深刻領會於胸中,最終返璞歸真,不囿於形式、物象、符號甚至意義,拋開傳統和世界給自己設定的角色,恣意地把心靈的感觸透過色彩自由表達出來,「用藝術找回自己」。

    李磊強調作品的力量。他的生命體驗帶強烈的情感和衝擊,當他把這些體驗灌注到畫布上時,線條和顏色迸發的力量同樣深刻有力。藝術是他自我修行的途徑,而畫作則記錄著他的精神歷練與自我解放的進程。在獅語画廊寛敞淨白的展覽空間中,觀者可一睹藝術家狂放不羈的思維創建的精神世界。


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    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    關於藝術家



    Li Lei

    Born in Shanghai, China in 1965.

    Currently the Executive Director of China Art Museum, Shanghai and Guest Professor at Tongji University.

    Li Lei embarked on the practice and research of Chinese Abstract Art in 1996. Since then he been committed to incorporating the core values of Chinese culture with an international abstract art visual language, and has developed a new proposal for Chinese abstract art. His main works include the series "Dhyana Flower", "Jiang Nan (Memories of South)", "Drunken Lake", "Shanghai Flower", and "Flame of Pompeii". He has held solo exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, and has also exhibited widely in America, Germany, Holland, and Belgium.

    Li Lei is the founder and organizer of several major art projects, including the Shanghai Youth Biennale, the annual fair ART Shanghai, the biennial Shanghai Abstract Art Show. He also presided over the organization of Shanghai Biennale.

    Publications include Shanghai Oil Painting Masters: Li Lei; Contemporary Artists of China---Li Lei: Poetic Abstract; Contemporary Artists of China Today---Li Lei: the Far Away and the Serene; Li Lei---Chinese Abstractionist; and Shanghai Flower/Li Lei.

    李磊

    1965年生於中國上海。

    現為上海中華藝術宮執行館長、同濟大學客座教授。

    李磊1996年起主要從事中國抽象藝術創作和研究,力求將中國文化的核心理念與國際上成熟的抽象藝術語言相結合,走出一條中國的抽象藝術之路。創作有《禪花》系列、《憶江南》系列、《醉湖》系列、《海上花》系列、《龐貝的焰火》系列等。李磊在中國北京、上海、香港;美國紐約;德國法蘭克福、林茨;荷蘭阿姆斯特丹、博克斯梅爾;比利時布魯塞爾舉辦過個人畫展。

    李磊曾經組織創設雙年度的"上海青年美術大展",組織創設年度的"上海春季藝術沙龍",組織創設雙年度的"上海抽象藝術大展",並曾主持雙年度的"上海雙年展"等大型美術活動。

    已出版專集有《海上油畫名家--李磊》、《中國當代藝術家畫傳--李磊、詩意的抽象》、《今日中國當代藝術家--李磊、樓高人遠天如水》、《 Li Lei --- Chinese Abstractionist 》及《李磊--海上花》。