Sat. 29 September - Sun. 31 October 20182018年9月29日 - 10月31日

Ay Tjoe Christine | The Black Side艾珠·克里丝汀 | 黑面

Ay Tjoe Christine艾珠·克里丝汀
艾珠·克里丝汀, 冻结黑色 02,2017-2018, 布本油画, 200 x 360 cm Ay Tjoe Christine, Freezing the Black 02, 2017-2018, oil on canvas, 200 x 360 cm

艾珠·克里丝汀在她起初的艺术家生涯中主要使用蚀刻版画技术,在2009年, 她开始尝试使用固体油画颜料并持续至今日。固体油画颜料这一材质使她可以创造出富有表现力的和动态的线条,同时在每幅作品上保持其"绘画的语言"。



在本次展览"黑面"中, 艾珠将焦点放在人际关系的复杂性之中,描绘了当今社会人类情感的残酷面。画作中占据主导的黑色笔触和灰暗颜色暗示着她对当代社会悲观的看法,而"冻结黑色01"的高度和"冻结黑色02"的宽度则揭示出面对压倒一切的主权势力的某种无奈。然而,艾珠并没有"评判"我们今天生活的世界,而是留给观众去自行解读。

Ota Fine Arts Shanghai is delighted to present "The Black Side" a solo exhibition by Ay Tjoe Christine, one of Southeast Asia's most prominent female painters. For this exhibition, Ay Tjoe presents two new paintings together with four other paintings from her recent retrospective exhibition held at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.

Ay Tjoe Christine first began her career working with the intaglio drypoint printmaking technique. In 2009, she started experimenting with the oil bar and continues to use it expansively today. The oil bar medium has allowed her to create expressive and gestural lines while still maintaining the 'language of drawing' on each canvas.

Ay Tjoe's paintings are layered with bold, dynamic streaks that are spontaneous, yet applied with precision. Colourful shapes and stains fill the canvas, and are created by first applying paint and then rubbing back to reveal the layer beneath. Elsewhere, colour is scratched away to reveal the underlying layer. This repetitive process accumulates in forms that often blurs the line between a figurative style and abstract expression.

Animal creatures and parts of the human body are often littered across the canvas. Their simultaneous appearance on the canvas resonates with Ay Tjoe's belief that there are dual sides to every human being, the inner beast and the outer human, the evil and kind, the vulnerable and strong. She fearlessly explores this duality of the human life either through imagined narratives or by conveying the inner emotions she had experienced in her life: pain, struggle, happiness, anger, grief, etc. Layer by layer, viewers get a glimpse into her personal and social worlds as she subtly reveals the milestones in life, political upheavals and injustices, religious journey that she has encountered.

In this exhibition, "The Black Side", Ay Tjoe focuses on the complexity of human relations and depicts the brutal sides of human emotions in society today. The dominant black strokes and dark colours in the paintings hints of her bleak outlook towards contemporary society. Whereas the towering height of "Freezing the Black 01" and the expansive width of "Freezing the Black 02" reveals a certain helplessness in the face of overwhelming sovereign power. Yet, Ay Tjoe does not 'judge' the world we live in today but instead, leaves it open to the interpretation of her viewers.

Vast amount of negative spaces are characteristic of Ay Tjoe's paintings. A perfect balance is achieved with the soft greys and beige creating fascinating harmonies with the colourful forms and shapes. This pared-back and differentiated style of painting has allowed Ay Tjoe Christine to stand out among her contemporaries within Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Ota Fine Arts Shanghai hopes that by presenting "The Black Side", viewers experience Ay Tjoe's distinctive style of painting and her innovative approach in expressing her micro and macro encounters with the world we live in.

展览详情Exhibition Information

展览名称 : 艾珠·克里丝汀 |黑面

展期 : 2018年9月23日 - 10月31日
开幕酒会 : 2018年9月23日 下午4 - 7时,星期六

地址 : 上海大田秀则画廊
Title : Ay Tjoe Christine | The Black Side

Exhibition Period : Sat. 29th September - Sun. 31st October 2018
Opening Reception : Sat. 29th September 2018, 4 - 7 pm

Venue : OTA FINE ARTS Shanghai