"LOOKING EAST - THE ART WORLD IN THE 21ST CENTURY"

TRANSMUTATION-TRACING THE PAST, DRAWING THE FUTURE

Nothing like this has ever happened before in the realm of World Art History. 

21st Shanghai Art Fair, 2017/11-02-2017 ~ 11-05-2017

Bryce Reagan INC, USA

Booth #: E193

PART ONE:

  1.  Theme: TRANSMUTATION & DERIVATION -TRACING THE PAST, DRAWING THE FUTURE

  •   Artist: Sibylle Schwarz (Germany), Zhao Hong (China)

  •   Curator: John Morgan (USA)

 

  2.  The Concept: Integrating Chinese characters with surrealism; utilizing Chinese four treasures, they are Chinese xuan paper, Chinese ink, Chinese brush, and inkstone, as source and medium, to interpret 5,000 years of ancient Chinese culture in Western philosophical aesthetic language; and to explore the Chinese four treasures value in art, as well as explore new art forms, fully merging the Eastern into the Western art philosophy.

 

  3.  The Value: Chinese characters, the making of China! The picture for writing is the basis of the invention of all human writings of all mankind. Chinese charactersare one of greatest inventions of mankind, which the only one language has the continuity of all languages on our planet. In addition to the language function, from the artistic point of view, Chinese characters can also be seen as imagery art, which can be easily accepted and loved by the common Westerners and artists as a unique art form. Meanwhile, Chinese characters have become the source of surrealist paintings; accordingly a new form of art happened, this is phenomenal. Nothing like this has ever happened before in the realm of World Art History. To explore the 5000 year-old Chinese civilization, and to mix Western art and Chinese art could be the art trend in the future of art world.

 

In the 19th century to the 20th century, successive waves of Western artists have sought the future of Western art in the Far East, Early on, the focus was Japan, but through the twentieth century many turned also to China. Van Gogh's oil painting "Janoaiserie: The Flowering Plum Tree, 1887" with strong elements, and style of imitation of Chinese characters, the American painter, Georgia O'Keeffe's "Blue Lines, 1916" represented Chinese landscape style in her drawing, and other western artists influenced by Chinese art are Pat Steir's "Study of Epitaph Painting II, 1996" in the style of Chinese rubbings and seal; Brice Marden's "Couplet IV, 1988-89" in the traces of prominent calligraphy lines. Here I must mention is that the famous Belgian surrealist painter, poet and writer Henry Michaux (1899 ~ 1984) and his "Henri Michaux Movements" typically influenced by Chinese characters.

 

Sibylle Schwarz, German surrealist, conceptist and DNA artist. She surpassed the above-mentioned artists, and became the only Western artist who used the Chinese four treasures to create artworks based on Chinese calligraphy works done by Dr. Hong Zhao, the internationally acclaimed Chinese calligrapher. In Sibylle Schwarz’s vivid explanation and interpretation of complexities of Chinese characters in her surrealistic language with beautiful poetic lines, colors consist of many figures and stories that reflect and echo the meaning of each Chinese words in order to modified the theme of each character meanings in her remarkable artworks. The artworks will be exhibiting are surrealist six scripts of Chinese characters "love", surrealist six scripts of Chinese characters "fish" of mail-art format, and Chinese "horse" characters on xuan paper, and so on.

 

Dr. Zhao Hong, distinguished professor of Chinese calligraphy of Capital Normal University, China has been lecturing on six inscriptions of the evolution of Chinese writing over 5000 years worldwide. He co-authored publication “The Brush Speaks the Civilization: the Art of Six Scripts of Chinese Writing” became "China Best Book of the Year 2014", the 1st Book of the six scripts of art from 5,000 years of China's history.

 

PART TWO:

  • Sculpture: Chinese zodiac - monkey, the world's first scrapt sculpture works.

  • Artist: Huang Qicai. Chinese sculptor, his academic research field is in multi-material experimental art.

PART THREE:

  • Baroque printmaking

  • Artist: Dr. Peter Kocak, Professor of Graphic Arts at the National University of Slovakia, Research Field: Baroque printmaking. Repeatedly won both the Slovak Presidential Award and the Polish Presidential award.

 

Curator:

John Morgan, American curator, author, US-China education, culture and Business Senior Consultant and strategic specialist and research professor of Chinese studies in Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He is also the chief executive officer of the World Association Chinese Studies.

Academic:

1. International relations focus on Chinese studies.

2. Chinese and Western aesthetics and cross-cultural research.

​3. Interdisciplinary studies of Chinese calligraphy and neoplasticdisity. 

美国布雷斯 • 里根强强联手世界中国学研究会登陆二十一届上海世界艺术博览会

展位:Booth #: E193

主题为 “艺术,为生活添彩” 的2017(第二十一届)上海艺术博览会,作为亚洲著名的艺术品交易盛会和今年中国上海国际艺术节的扛鼎之作,将于11月2日-5日在上海世博展览馆(浦东国展路1099号)精彩亮相。

第一部分:
  1.主题: 蜕变 • 衍生 — 追古溯今,跨越时空,融合中西,探索多维度艺术美学。
  2.艺术家:Sibylle Schwarz (德国), 赵宏 (中国)
  3.策展人:John Morgan(约翰 • 摩根 )(美国)
  4.理念:融合汉字书法与西方超现实主义;以文房四宝为创作媒介,以西方绘画哲学诠释、演绎中国5000年古老文化;扩展文房四宝的艺术价值,探索新的艺术形式,充分演绎东西方艺术哲学。 
  5.价值:汉字造就中国!图画是全人类文字发明的基础,汉字正是在此基础上人类最伟大的发明!汉字除了具备语言功能外,从艺术角度看,汉字还是一种图形艺术,一种可被西方艺术接受并钟爱的独特的图形艺术。汉字成为超现实主义绘画创作的源泉,并据此创造出新的艺术形式,真是十分罕见和独特,这在世界绘画历史中还是首次出现。蜕变 • 衍生 (原“中西合璧,天人合一”) , 由策展人约翰 • 摩根教授 (阎伟红)主导,并与德国艺术大师Sibylle Schwarz女士和著名书法家赵宏三人的跨学科学术研究项目。他们认为探索东方艺术价值,发掘华夏5000年文明,并与西方艺术相融汇,将是下一个世纪全球艺术发展的大趋势。21世纪是看东方的时代,看东方也将为每个西方艺术家的艺术创作带来最佳机遇与美好未来。
 
谈到看东方,回顾西方艺术史,19世纪至20世纪,西方艺术曾掀起一阵看东方艺术的热潮,如艺术大师梵高的油画“
Janoaiserie: The Flowering Plum Tree, 1887”来自日本绘画与汉字的影响,在此幅作品中他大胆模仿和模仿绘画汉字、美国艺术大师Georgia O'Keeffe女士的“Blue Lines, 1916”等。如果说早期还主要是关注日本艺术,进入20世纪中期以后,欧洲艺术家开始转向东方古国 — 中国。受到中国艺术影响最典型的还有两位美国艺术大师有Pat Steir女士的“Study of Epitaph Painting II, 1996”中的中国碑帖与篆书的风格;Brice Marden的“Couplet IV, 1988-89”中的突出的书法线条的痕迹, 以及还有我们不得不说的比利时著名画家、诗人和作家亨利-米修 (Henri Michaux/1899~1984)的超现实主义汉字 “Henri Michaux Movements”。
 
德国著名艺术家西蓓莉 • 舒尔茨(Sibylle Schwarz),早年德国柏林大学艺术学院任教,一位超现实主义、概念主义设计师、未来派和DNA艺术家。她超越了上述的西方艺术大师,成为西方艺术史上唯一使用文房四宝并以汉字书法作为创作源泉的西方艺术家。这次的展览主题是由美籍华人阎伟红(约翰 • 摩根)教授学术指导下的”中西合璧,天人合一“汉字与西方抽象绘画跨学科研究项目的首次亮相。 舒尔茨女士是一位全能的艺术大师,此次展览包括舒尔茨女士与著名书法家赵宏教授近五年来合作的汉字书法剪贴艺术(cut-outs)、汉字六体拼贴艺术(collage)、汉字六体书超现实主义刺绣艺术(Embroidary)、六体书超现实主义邮递艺术绘画(mail art)、六体书超现实主义一笔画(one-line drawing)等系列作品。(汉字六体书包括:甲骨文、金文、小篆、隶书、楷书和行草书)
 
中国著名书法家赵宏,首都师范大学书法教授,从事书法研究创作和教育近30馀年。近年来他在华盛顿世界银行总部、联合国以及美国20多所大学巡讲中国书法;他与美籍华人阎伟红 (约翰 • 摩根),世界著名书籍装帧设计师刘晓翔合作的《汉字六体书艺术》获得2014年“中国最美的书”,新闻出版总署出版工程经典大奖,5000年第一部以西方视角解读中国五千年汉字艺术
巨著。

西蓓莉-舒尔茨 《超现实主义一笔画 甲骨文“鼠 ”》 邮递艺术

第二部分:

  • 雕塑作品:12生肖兽首之一 - 猴首,世界首例钢铁生肖雕塑作品。

  • 艺术家:雕塑家黄起才。中国钢雕艺术家,学术研究领域:多型材料实验艺术。

第三部分:

  • 巴洛克铜版画艺术

  • 艺术家:Peter Kocak博士, 世界著名巴洛克铜版画艺术大师,斯洛伐克国立大学艺术学院版画教授,研究领域:巴洛克铜版画。多次获得斯洛伐克总统奖和波兰总统大奖,其作品曾在世界级博物馆展出,例如:华盛顿斯密斯索尼娅博物馆等。

  • 作品:The Guards, etching, 130x278mm, 2016

策展人:

  • 约翰 • 摩根, 策展人、作家、美中教育、文化和商业高级咨询顾问。

  • 现任美国世界中国学研究学会首席执行官;前美国银行行长休 • 麦考当代艺术中心国际委员会主席和北京外国语大学中国文化研究院研究员。

学术研究:

  • 中国学

  • 中国文化国际传播学、中西美学与跨文化比较研究与推广。

  • 汉字书法文化与美国STEM/STEAM教育研究。(Science科学、Technology技术、Engineering工程、Art艺术和Mathematic数学)

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