Exhibitions

Sadaharu Horio Hong Kong

12.09.2018 - 27.10.2018
Sadaharu Horio Hong Kong
Sadaharu Horio, Untitled, 12 January 2015. Water and Chinese ink on Echizen Washi papier, 277 x 219 cm.
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to announce a live performance by Sadaharu Horio in our Hong Kong space on Thursday, October 18th.
Audience members will be able to witness the artist at work with an inside view of his creation process. Throughout Horio’s career, his work has been both performance and painting. He’s a pioneer in modern Kobe performance art and has a significant influence on Japan’s contemporary art scene.
The live performance will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong, on the occasion of Horio’s on-going exhibition (September 12—October 27).]

Performance: 18 Oct, 2018, 6-8pm at the Gallery.

Sadaharu Horio was born in 1939 in Hyogo, Japan and became one of the youngest members of the Gutai Artist Association. Horio showed his work for the first time in 1965 in the 15th Gutai Art Exhibition and officially joined the Gutai group the following year. He remained with the group until its dissolution in 1972.

Ever since, and up until today, Horio has been continually expanding on Gutai’s avant-garde spirit with an impressive body of experimental work, spanning different mediums. He’s a pioneer in modern Kobe performance art and he has a significant influence on Japan’s contemporary art scene. He’s involved in over one hundred projects annually — including solo and group exhibitions and performances.

The relationship between art and everyday life is key to understanding Horio’s practice. He sees beauty in everyday life and turns our gaze to the ordinary through his works. The artist’s creative process is an extension of his everyday living. Each and every moment is singular and novel, and every waking moment is a performance. He undertakes life and art as ever-repeating and ever-intertwined rituals.

Horio’s medium resides in the ordinary and is encountered often unexpectedly. He scavenges for objects to imprint, while folding, pressing, crumpling and wrinkling large sheets of paper. He paints on surfaces that he finds in his surroundings, everything from scraps of metal to pieces of wood and even discarded material.

Much like his previous works, the paintings were created spontaneously within a short but intense timeframe, emphasizing on the quantity and speed of art production. He eliminates any possibility of consciousness intervening in the work process, and even avoids choosing colours. Instead, he sticks to the sequence of colours in the paint box. By doing so, he attempts to erase the confinements of traditional art.

His work displays genuine emotion in its rawest form, completely devoid of intellectual packaging. His artistic process and his work in general is not about the understanding of any existing element, but rather, about the creation of something new. On the occasion of the exhibition opening, there will be a performance by the artist, in which viewers are invited to observe his work process first-hand.

具體派藝術家堀尾貞治的個展(12.9 - 27.10.2018)進行期間,藝術家將於10月18日即席揮毫,誠邀觀眾親眼目睹並參與他的創作過程。堀尾貞治為最年輕的具體派藝術家之一。他於 1965 年第 15 屆具體藝術展 首次展示了他的作品,並於次年正式加入了具體派協會,直到 1972 年協會解散。堀尾貞治的作品既是繪畫又是行為藝術。活動時間為10月18日6-8pm, 地點為阿塞爾維伍德畫廊 (Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong) 中環皇后大道中30號娛樂行15D.

阿塞尔维伍德画廊很高兴为具体派(Gutai)艺术家堀尾贞治在香港举办展览。他今年六月刚在比利时举行了个展,期间用越前纸创作了一系列新作,并将于是次展览将展出。

堀尾贞治于1939年出生于日本兵库县,成为最年轻的具体派艺术家之一。他于1965年第15届具体艺术展首次展示了他的作品,并于次年正式加入了具体派协会,直到1972年协会解散。

堀尾贞治多年来的杰出作品使具体派风格发扬光大。他的作品非常前卫、具实验性、跨越不同的媒介,令人难忘 。他是现代行为艺术的先驱,亦对日本当代艺术产生了重大影响。他每年参与一百多个项目,包括个人和团体展览及表演。

要理解堀尾贞治的作品必须先了解艺术与日常生活之间的关系。他透过作品鼓励我们欣赏平凡的事物,引导我们在日常生活中找到美感。他认为创作过程是日常生活的延伸,每一个时刻都是独一无二的,人生的每一个时刻都是一场表演,都是创作的机会。

堀尾贞治的作品所用的材料存并非昂贵之物,而是画家无意中发现的一些平凡的物件, 从金属碎片到木头,甚至是被其他人弃置的物品 。在创作过程中,他会收集材料,折叠和皱折纸张 ,然后在这些物料上画画。

是次展出的新作品与他以往的作品的相似之处, 是它们都是在很短的时间内完成的。堀尾贞治的作品强调数量和速度,因为他的重点是创作的过程。但这并不意味着情感与行为的分隔,反而代表着最真实,最原始的对生活的感慨。他并没有刻意根据现有的艺术风气包装自己的作品,更没有刻意给予作品深奥浮夸的意思,从而质疑传统艺术的限制。他的创作过程完全操纵于他的直觉和潜意识,他甚至避免挑选颜色,只根据颜料盒中的颜色顺序来用颜色。

堀尾贞治的作品既是画作又是行为艺术。在香港的展览开幕之际,堀尾贞治将即席挥毫,诚邀各位亲眼目睹他的创作过程。

阿塞尔维伍德画廊对于推广前卫派零运动(Zero)及具体派艺术(Gutai)扮演着重要角色, 积极支持来自不同背景的艺术家。香港画廊于 2014 年成立,以作为东方于西方艺术交流的桥梁为使命。 2017 年,比利时画廊搬迁至位于安特卫普 Wijnegem 的 Kanaal。该地前身是一家酿酒厂,现已发展为大型艺术中心。
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