SHANG Chengxiang  商成祥

 

selected works 作品精选


intro

Shang Chengxiang’s work digs into the deep psychic of human being, revealing the anxiety, fear and fantasy of unconsciousness. Dream plays a crucial role in his works.  The artist is inspired and intrigued by his dreams, his paintings are often a mixture of his memory of his dreams and his pondering of his reality and things that are in between.  The exhibited work “” is a case in point. The colorful cloud/ smoke in his “Cloud Path” series derive from the rainbow-color forest that once appeared in his dream, many drafts and attempts later, the artist couldn’t recreate the scene in his dreams, the illusionary quality of dreams started to sink into Chengxiang’s mind. He compares this illusionary quality of dreams to the evaporating quality of cloud and smoke, both temporary and unobtainable. He started to combine colors with clouds in his paintings, together with surreal and dream like images, Shang Chengxiang leads his audiences to a world of unexpected.  

简介

商成祥一直以一种稠密,忧伤,审慎和焦愁的态度,去记录他悬置于内心深处的“非现实的荒梦”。他形容这是一种“使肌理超越了物质和物象的局限,称为心灵振颤的记录”。

在他绘画语言中的冲突和进化中,凸显了艺术家与日俱增的自信和爆发力。他不断回归到纯粹的、原始的表达方式上去,密集而肯定的笔触和荒诞却又具体的形象,为我们带来一种强烈的不安、冷酷的平静。那些废弃的希望被苦心装点的失望裹挟,梦想一路奔向毁灭那不可遏制的极速征途。

商成祥总是用灰暗的镜头记录他的世界,在日常中剖析暗藏的威胁,制造莫名的冲突关系,对未来忧心忡忡。如果以事件发生的状态来看,他的作品主要来自两个线索:一个是对未来充满不安的希望,这也是一种可以造成人们心理上的悬浮,能够引起内心共振的东西,但是这种看似正面的能量又难以直接用言语去交流。另一个是对于往昔世界的专注,似乎是对难以抗拒的时代步伐一种执拗地挽留和致敬。商成祥说:“始终有一种能量推动着我去反复地思考,这种无形的精神力在内心起的作用是不可小视的。是什么驱使着我们去不断的坚持探索,最终又在什么地方找到出口?艺术的救赎性力量对应着现实生活的支离破碎和悲剧色彩,如照妖镜一样,将人们精神上的孤寂和恐惧照的无所遁形。”

也许正如米兰·昆德拉所说:“追求的终极是虚幻。”商成祥是一位对物件与精神力量的关系有高度敏感的艺术家,他与日常而不平常的生活接触,沿着自设的精神吸引力法则进行创作,坚定的放逐希望与梦想,收获了深刻的痛和恒久的爱,也发展了属于自己独特的艺术感知力量。


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1985 born in Shenyang

2008

BFA, Oil Painting Department, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Threshold: Shang Chengxiang Solo Exhibition, Space Station, Beijing

2014 

Cloud Atlas—Shang Chengxiang Solo Exhibition, Space Station, Beijing

2013

“31.20°N – 121.21°E – A Solo Show By Shang Cheng Xiang”, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

2012

"A Desolate Dream – Shang Chengxiang Solo Exhibition", Space Station, Beijing

Group Exhibitions

2014

"Dreaming in Color", ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai

2013

“Strayed Representation”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

“Art Beijing 2013”, Beijing

“Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artists in Residence Program”, Shanghai

“Pursuing Perfection”, Bloom Art Space, Shanghai

2012

“Northern Mirror”, He Hui Art Center, Shanghai

“Also World”, T Art Center, Beijing

2011

“Social Experience and Spiritual Narration”, Blue Roof Art Gallery, Chengdu

2009

“Northeast Blue, Northeast China”, The Club Gallery, Shenyang

“Ten Years”, The Museum of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang

2008

“New Vision '08: Film”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen

“New Northeast Power”, Gao Di Gallery, Beijing

Public Collections

2012

“Wild Dream Fantasy” Series No.5, DSL Collection

2011

“Beasts” series, Blue Roof Art Gallery, Chengdu

2010

“Found” Pictures, United States Consulate, Shenyang

简历

1985年出生于沈阳

2008 美术学士,鲁迅美术学院

个展

2015

入口港-商成祥个展,空间站,北京

2014

“云图”,空间站,北京

2013

“31.20°N—121.21°E”,上海SWATCH艺术中心,上海

2012

“荒梦”,空间站,北京

群展

2014

“梦游色境”, ART LABOR 画廊,上海

“在武汉——美术文献艺术中心十年”,美术文献艺术中心,武汉

2013

艺术北京

Swatch艺术中心驻留, 上海

little victories gallery, 上海

"热享艺术节",银河SOHO,北京

“9平米美术馆”,德国领事馆歌德学院,上海

“无限趋向”,开放艺术空间,上海

2012 

“北方镜像”,何辉艺术中心,上海

“引爆”,北京国际会展中心,北京

“多重世界”,梯空间,北京                      

“表象的歧途”,唐人艺术中心,圣之空间,北京

“回归—一种视觉的方式”,鲁美美术馆,沈阳

2011

“社会实践与精神叙事”,蓝顶美术馆,成都

2009

“东北。东北”,香阁蔚蓝美术馆,沈阳

“十年”,鲁美美术馆,沈阳

2008 

“新视觉’08: 底片”,何香凝美术馆,广州

“新东北力量”,高地画廊,北京

 

 

 

 

 


resources 资料

  • 付晓东对商成祥的访谈 (PDF)
  • 进入混合资本主义  文/苏磊 (PDF)
  • “从迷雾中开始”—商成祥2014年访谈 (PDF)  采访/空间站 (PDF)