HOU Yong  侯勇

 

selected works 作品精选


artist statement 

I started this new series of works around summer 2012. My previous series evolved for six or seven years, until it gradually entered into a fixed state. This fixed state had two facets: my mode of practice and mentality, and my control over my images. 

The original reason I planned to make some changes was because I wanted to change this state. I hoped to introduce more "ambiguous" and "chaotic" elements into my works so that the picture plane wouldn't appear as "complete" or "perfected."

Another facet was that I had a desire to look back. This reflection was in reality a reevaluation of some original, basic elements related to painting, like is painting assemblages and minutiae necessarily bad? Must figurative forms have referential meaning? Must the stylistic language of a piece always be unified? And so on.

The objects I choose for my paintings basically are all things I photograph at whim with my cellphone in the course of my daily life. These scenes in themselves have no special significance; they are merely related to my life. The work I do is to take these fragments of minutiae and use them to recreate a new order within the picture plane.

艺术家自述

这个新的作品系列大约是从12年夏天开始的,之前的系列持续演变了6.7年的时间,渐渐进入到一种很稳定的状态中,这种稳定的状态包括两个方面:一个是工作状态和心态,一个是自己对画面的控制。

打算做出改变的最初原因是想要改变刚才所说的那样一种状态,希望在作品里能多一些“不确定”和“混乱”的因素,让画面看起来似乎没有那么“完整”或“完美”。

另一方面就是自己有一种往回看的愿望,这个往回看其实就是再重新思考一些原始的,基本的和绘画相关的元素,比如琐碎的,拼凑的画面一定就是不好的吗?具象的形象就一定会有意义所指吗?一张作品上运用的手法语言一定要和谐统一吗?等等……

我所选择的绘画对象基本都是平时用手机随意拍的,这些场景本身没有什么特别的含义,仅仅是和我的生活相关而已,我做的工作就是把这些琐碎的片段在画面上重新建立一个新的秩序。

让我感兴趣的是这个拼凑的过程不是从混乱到清晰的过程,而是它从始至终都是混乱的。


bio

1976  Born in Beijing

1999  BFA Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 

“Living Room”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

2012 

“Hou Yong”, Space Station, Beijing

2009  

“Water”, Paul Freches Gallery, Paris, France

2008  

“Drowning”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

Group Exhibitions:

2014 

“Omnipresent Concrete”, Hunsand Space, Beijing

“Nihilistic Belief”, Antenna Space,Shanghai

“New Abstract: Chapter 1”, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing

2013 

“Real Or Ism” , Golden Eagle Contemporary Art Center , Nanjing

“ATYPICAL”, Beijing Space Gallery ,Beijing

“Painting Lesson Ⅲ: Elementary and Extreme Structure”, Yang Gallery, Beijing

“New Abstract”, Phoenix Art Palace,Wuxi

2012 

“Strayed Representation”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

“The Untouchables”, Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong

“Misperception”, Paul Freches Gallery, Paris, France

2011  

“Art Nova 100”, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuxi (traveling exhibition)

“Bai Xiang”, J Gallery, Shanghai

“Breaking Away – an Abstract Art exhibition”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

2010  

“Trans-Realism”, Christies New York

 “Whisper of The Wind”,Beyond Art Space, Beijing

2009  

“In the Making”, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing

“Transition”,Pure Artist Space, Beijing

“TOUCH”, A4 Gallery, Chengdu

2008 

“Whatever”, I-MYU Gallery, London , Great Britain       

SHContemporary 08, Shanghai

“Blank ”, INSIDE-OUT, Beijing

2007 

Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland

“Blank”, COCA China, Shanghai

2006 

“Greater Beijing”, Today Gallery International, Beijing

“Diffusion of International Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Gwangju, Korea

2005   

“Different Perspectives Without Distance”, New Millennium Gallery, Beijing

2003 

“3rd Exhibition- Beijing Area- Chinese Oil Painting Association”, Beijing

 2000 

“ Scenery Series”, Cathy’s Gallery, Beijing

 1999 

“Dialogue In October- Ten Artists”, International Art Palace, Beijing

简历

1976  生于北京

1999  毕业于中央美术学院油画系

个展:

2013 

“起居室”,当代唐人艺术中心,北京

2012 

“侯勇”,空间站,北京

2009 

“水”,Paul Freches Gallery,巴黎,法国

2008 

“溺”, Boers-Li Gallery,北京

群展:

2014  

“世界砼”, 拾萬空间画廊,北京

相信是空无一物”,天线空间,上海

“新抽象:第一回展”, Hadrien de Montferrand 画廊,北京

2013 

“现实或主义”,金鹰当代艺术空间,南京

“非典”,北京空间,北京

“绘画课Ⅲ:基础与极限之构”,杨画廊,北京

“新抽象”,凤凰艺都美术馆,无锡

2012 

“表象的歧途”,当代唐人艺术中心,北京

“The Untouchables ”,Saamlung画廊,香港

“Misperception”, Paul Freches Gallery,巴黎,法国

2011 

“青年艺术100” 北京,广州,上海,无锡

“白相”,J画廊,上海

“决绝 - 一个抽象艺术群展”, Boers-Li 画廊,北京

2010 

“转思写实主义”纽约佳士得,纽约,美国

“且听风吟”,别处空间,北京

2009  

“全手工”,天安时间当代艺术中心,北京

“过渡”,莼萃当代艺术空间,北京

“痕迹”,A4画廊,成都

2008  

“Whatever”,I-MYU画廊,伦敦,英国

2008上海艺术博览会,上海

“空白展”,中间建筑,北京

2007  

“空白展”,“可”当代艺术中心,上海

SCOPE Basel艺术博览会,巴塞尔,瑞士

2006  

“亚洲现代艺术邀请展”,光州宝星白民美术馆,光州,韩国

“大于北京”,今日美术馆,北京

2005  

“角度不等于距离” ,千年时间画廊,北京

2003   

第三届中国油画展-北京地区,北京, 中国

2000  

“风景”,KK画廊,北京

1999  

“‘十月谈’十人联展”,国际艺苑画廊,北京