CAO Yingbin 曹应斌

 

selected works 作品精选


bio

As a member of the 70s generation, Cao’s work is largely inspired by nostalgic memories of the 80s and 90s, as well as traditional Chinese culture. In some of his work, the characters, objects, scenes—such as the Monkey King, candy wrappers and nightly rides on an old bus—can be seen as insignificant parts of China’s daily life back then; however, now when they make their reappearances in Cao’s work, these things are no longer as simple as they were, but rather what they represent—reflections of the transitional times and a society that underwent dramatic cultural and economic transformations. In Cao’s work, the subjects are not only memories but also witnesses of this change, yet of a most ordinary and day-by-day point of view.

Cao utilizes a simple, straightforward approach, as well as an almost child-like drawing style in his works that also mirrors the beliefs in his artistic life; whether it is a single object or a diptych of views from an apartment window, they are all scenes of life that we often ignore or overlook. They are constant reminders of things that we used to cherish even if it is only a candy wrapper. Cao reveals the sensibility and poetry within the everyday mundane, turns “the good, the bad and the ugly” into something graced with simple beauty.

“Everything is in my art works, they speak for themselves,” says Cao when talking about the concepts behind his praxis. When viewing Cao’s work, especially for the audiences of the 70s and 80s generation from China, viewers will understand Cao’s words, and each and every one of them will have stories and memories of their own to complete the meaning behind the works.

简介

作为一位生于70年代的艺术家, 曹应斌作品的创作灵感在很大程度上汲取于中国古典传统文化和八、九十年代的怀旧思绪。作品当中的一些人物、物件和场景,诸如孙悟空,夜晚行驶中的公共汽车和一张张的彩色糖纸,这些在当时中国社会日常生活中几乎被人们视而不见的平凡事物,却在曹应斌的作品中以西方现实主义和中国写意手法相互融合中被重新拉回到人们的视野里。经过曹应斌的艺术再现,它们摆脱了其先前作为事物的单纯属性而意化为它们当下所代表与反映的更深一层含义。曹应斌作品中所描画的主题不仅仅把观者带回到了过往记忆中,而更多的是从以最平凡琐碎且日常的角度见证了中国社会在剧烈经济与文化变革中所经历的转型期中的种种征候。

曹应斌运用了最为简单且直接的绘画语言以及近似孩童般的作品风格传达了他的艺术创作理念。这些我们常常在日复一日生活中所忽略的事物,无论是单一的小物件还是由曹应斌整理归纳的一组物品集合, 它们时刻提醒着我们在孩童时曾经珍视的诸如糖纸一类小东西。曹应斌借用了他的画笔和双手向我们揭示了平凡日常中无处不在的真实情感与诗意,赋予了万物无论其自身美丑一种简单的美,以及观者可面画而思的禅意。

当曹应斌谈及他的艺术创作观念时他说:“所有的一切都在我的画里,还是看画吧。”看过曹应斌的画,尤其是70和80后的观众都会理解他此番话语,并且还会运用他们各自的记忆和联想去完成作品背后的深意。


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1971   Born in Henan Province

1995  BFA, Henan University

Now lives and works in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

Solo Exhibitions:

2012

"PAST PRESENT", ANART, Shanghai

2010

“EVERYDAY LIFE”, ANART, Shanghai 

2009

"People's Park", F2 Gallery, Beijing

2007

“Representing the Commune”, Luoyang, China 

 “Cao Yingbin,” Zhengzhou, China

2006

“No One Can Beat Me”, Aura Gallery, Shanghai

“Who Is the Hero”, Zhengzhou, China

1996

“Cao Yingbin,” Henan Painting and Calligraphy Institute, Zhengzhou, China

Group Exhibitons

2012

Storie dall’altro mondo!,Biblioteca Intercomunale di Vigolo Vattaro, Italy

2009

“Attitude”, Shit - Art Center, Zhengzhou

“In The Mood For Paper”, F2 Gallery, Bejing

2008

“Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon”, F2 Gallery, Beijing

“REPLY TO ASIA”, Henan Art Museum, Zhengzhou

2005

“Time”, Zhengzhou Sculpture Painting and Calligraphy Institute, Zhengzhou

“Henan Youth Oil Painting Invitation Exhibition”, Zhengzhou

2001

“Henan Oil Painting Exchange Exhibition”, Zhengzhou

1999

“Henan Youth Fine Art Exhibition”, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou

1998

“Henan Youth Oil Painting Exhibtion”, Zhengzhou

1997

“Henan Oil Painting Exchange Exhibition”, Zhengzhou

 “Henan Oil Painting Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

简历

1971  生于河南省

1995  学士学位,河南大学

现生活工作于河南省郑州市

个展:

2012

“经过” 曹应斌绘画作品展,一个艺术,上海

2010

“普通生活” 曹应斌作品展,一个艺术,上海

2009

“人民公园” 曹应斌个展 , F2画廊,北京

群展:

2012

Storie dall’altro mondo!,Biblioteca Intercomunale di Vigolo Vattaro,意大利

上海城市艺术博览会,花园饭店,上海

2011     

Time Out上海零挥霍艺术季,上海

2009

态度,谢特艺术中心,郑州,河南

染纸情怀 纸上作品展 F2画廊,北京

2008

画纸藏龙,F2画廊,北京

“六一” ,一澈艺术,郑州 

回复亚洲当代艺术展 河南艺术中心,郑州

2007     

以公社的名义,部落画廊,洛阳

画室,郑州

2006      

我的战斗 亦安画廊 上海

谁是英雄? 新鑫花园23号4-61室,郑州

2005     

光阴,河南省美术馆  郑州

河南青年油画家作品邀请展,郑州

2001     

河南油画学会学术展,河南省书画院,郑州

1999     

河南青年美术作品展,河南省博物院,郑州

1998     

河南青年油画家联展,河南省书画院,郑州

1997     

河南油画展,中国美术馆,北京

河南油画美术学会展,河南省书画院,郑州


resources 资源

  • Cao Yingbin "People Park" Catalogue 曹应斌 “人民公园” 画册 Published by F2 Gallery 2009 (PDF)
  • Cao Yingbin's Writing 2007 - 2009 (PDF)
  • 过去  文/陈海燕 (PDF)
  • 曹应斌随笔 后续 (PDF)
  • 曹应斌随笔 2007 -2009 (PDF)