Pan Jian-Light of the Troposphere Pan Jian
15 Jun - 15 Jul, 2017 | 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to present Light of the Troposphere, an exhibition of new works by the young Chinese artist Pan Jian from 15 June – 15 July 2017.

 

Chinese artist Pan Jian presents a new body of work focussing on light, entitled, Light of the Troposphere. Continuing his exploration of landscape painting, he expands on his midnight blue night scenes of the forest to include bright white scenes as well as gold and silver luminous panels with layers of turpentine washes. His famed night scenes are shown in a series of watercolors on paper giving in to fluid forms and movement.

 

The spirit of traditional painting is the core in Pan Jian’s works but contemporary art is the expression. He was trained in Western contemporary art thus, the visual arrangement follows Western painting traditions yet he holds to the concepts of traditional Chinese painting as his inspiration. This new series of works are made with diverse materials of textures, which add to the diversity in expression. Pan Jian says, “I’m trying to express my understanding of painting itself in more aspects.”

 

The troposphere is the lowest part of the earth’s atmosphere. Pan Jian explains, “Troposphere is a virtual but very important physical space. My new works seem light blurred and it is a direct embodiment of light and wind. Trees are always in my paintings, but they are never the subject but merely the vehicles to show light or shadow. I am expressing my view towards the world and art through my paintings. The world in my eyes is just like art, mysterious and changing. Light, shadow and air form the world, and depicting these elements is the foundation and device of my expression. Contemporary is the skin while traditional is the core of my works.”

 

Inspired by Chinese Tang and Song Dynasty poetry and painting; being trained in contemporary Western technique of painting and composition, Pan Jian demonstrates to us his ability to bring Chinese tradition into the contemporary practice of painting. Pan Jian’s works successfully present the harmony in nature which is presented in all traditional Chinese paintings by using western materials like oil and canvas or watercolor on paper. He adds, “I am expressing my view towards the world and art through my paintings. The world in my eyes is just like art, mysterious and changing. Light, shadow and air form the world, and depicting these elements is the foundation and device of my expression.

 

Pan Jian was born in 1975 in Shandong Province, China. He is a professor of painting at the Xian Academy of Fine Arts. His works are collected by Uli Sigg (Switzerland), Budi Tek (Indonesia), Pierre Huber (Switzerland), DSL Collection  (France), The Burger Collection, M+ museum (Hong Kong).

 

10號贊善里畫廊十分高興於2017年6月15日至7月15日期間為中國年輕藝術家潘劍舉辦個人畫展《對流層的光》。

 

中國藝術家潘劍將展出一系列以光為主題的新作品並名為《對流層的光》。潘劍從一幅幅午夜深藍的森林夜景至日光透亮的景象以及金銀閃爍的點綴中延續他對山水畫的探索。另外,潘劍亦以水彩創作了他著名的夜景畫,令作品中的夜景更加栩栩如生。

 

潘劍利用當代藝術的手法表達出中國傳統繪畫精神。即使潘劍所接受的是西方當代藝術訓練,所使用的繪畫技巧及視覺效果均偏向西方藝術,但他堅持把中國傳統繪畫精神作為他創作的靈感來源。為了表現作品的多樣化,這批畫作使用了更多不同紋理的材料和綜合的技巧。潘劍直言:「我希望試圖從更多不同的角度去闡述我對『繪畫性』的理解。」

 

對流層是地球大氣層中最靠近地面的一層。潘劍解釋:「對流層是一個虛擬存在但卻又十分重要的物理空間。我的新作品看似很虛化,但卻是對光和風最直接的表達。樹木於我的作品是顯示光線與陰影的載體。我通過繪畫表達對世界和藝術的看法,我認為世界是神秘多變的像藝術一樣。光,影還有氣是構成世界的因素,對這些因素的描繪是我表達的基礎和手段。我希望我能在作品中體現出現代的表面,傳統的核心。

 

潘劍既受西方當代繪畫的訓練,亦受中國唐宋詩歌繪畫的啓發,他充分地向我們展示了如何將中國傳統融入當代繪畫。潘劍通過使用西方繪畫材料如油彩,畫布或水彩成功地呈現了中國傳統繪畫中自然和諧的氣氛。

 

關於藝術家

 

潘劍(1975年生於山東)是一位年輕而專注的畫家,現工作及居住於北京及西安。潘氏畢業於西安美術學院油畫系,現為該院教師。其作品被不同藏家收藏,包括The Uli Sigg Collection(瑞士),Budi Tek(印度尼西亞),Pierre Huber(瑞士),DSL Collection(法國), The Burger Collection,及M+博物館(香港)等