"You Can’t Live Without Blue" Painting Exhibition 藍喃 - 郭子藍個人畫展
The Happiness in blue and the lustrous rainbow world
從藍調到色彩豐富的迷幻世界，牛仔布依然萬變不離其中，藍色、藍調、藍體是展覽的重心。2017年的創作中，郭子藍以牛仔布和氰印的藍呈現出回憶和他對過往世界的牽引。然而，在他最近的作品中，他嘗試以標誌性的城市特徵和虛幻的自我聯想描繪出周遭的生活場景。在反復的觀察到超現實的想像中，描繪的場景由藍走到彩，從憂鬱走向自我愉悅，一方面回應主體景物的文化意涵和畫者本我，另一方面，亦是展示已發展城市的特徵 - 城市的孤獨。
藍喃 You Can’t Live Without Blue
郭子藍個人畫展 Lamothy Kwok solo exhibition
展期: 30/11 -13/12/2018
時間: 10:00 – 19:00
聯絡: 9558 8084
郭子藍 (生. 1995) 於2017年畢業於香港浸會大學視覺藝術院，現於香港中文大學修讀視覺文化研究文學碩士課程。他喜於繪畫、印刷及創作不同範疇的平面媒介。郭氏的作品以藍色見稱，牛仔布為其標誌性特色，作品混合漂染、拼貼及油彩上色技法，呈現現代城市景貌及人民生活狀態。
(English Version as followed)
You Can’t Live Without Blue 藍喃
Lamothy Kwok solo exhibition 郭子藍個人畫展
Exhibition Period: 30 Nov -13 Dec 2018
Time: 10:00 – 19:00
Venue: AVA Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts (HKBU Kai Tak Campus), 51 Kwun Tong Road, Choi Hung, Kowloon, Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University
Contact: 9558 8084
‘Blue is an emotional trigger to me. I start observing the city with the blue eyes and end with the blue trace. It's blue no matter in visual or mental communication.’ – Lamothy Kwok
This is an exhibition which showcasing Lamothy Kwok continuous practice in the struggle of sentimental expression and real-life observation. To him, painting is always a practice in balancing realistic seeing and self-imagination. He does art because he saw something and those form a trigger to him in feeling and thinking. He tries to record that particular instant with his own visual presentation. Meanwhile, material investigation was always an important feature when he is processing his art. This exhibition is engaging painting, collage and printmaking, which help in exploring the possibilities in visual, and functioning the aesthetic value.
Denim paintings, found objects and blue paint will be the main focus in the exhibition. In the content of the paintings he created in 2017, the blue from denim, and cyanotype, presented as reminiscence and his realization toward the world. By using the recent city appearance and the memorized resemblance as his subject matters, he tries to depict the cityscape of his living place in the combination of ambiguous and iconic features in his recent works. Reviewing the subject repeatedly and perceiving the imaginative features are leading to a great extent of psychedelia. This kind of melancholic with the combination in self-pleasure has highly emphasized in his work frequently. This exhibition is a showcase and research on this urban solitude in a developed city.
About the artist
Lamothy Kwok (b.1995) was graduated from Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017 and now further studying in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the program of M.A. in Visual Culture Studies. He employs various forms and medium in presenting his ideas, yet his focus remains in drawing, oil painting, and printmaking. In collaborating the method of bleaching and collage in denim, indigo blue and denim usage are his signature engagement to his own art. Art to him is portraying day-to-day experiences and capturing moments in urban living.
‘I am not a storyteller. I am just showing the world that I recently observe. I show you my world and all may be faked and all could also be true perhaps. Let colours play among the blue. Blue is blue. But in between blue, I find the happiness and joyful world that I never ever discover. Let the rainbow flows. ’ – Lamothy Kwok