WU Junyong  吴俊勇

 

selected works  作品精选


bio 

Wu Junyong was born in Fujian Province in 1978. In 2000, he graduated from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou with a BFA in Printmaking and also in 2005, an MFA in New Media Arts from the same school. Besides being a professional artist, Wu teaches at the Total Art department of China Academy of Art.

Since childhood, Wu was highly encouraged by his family members to practice art.  While growing up, he was greatly influenced by local folk arts, Cultural Revolution propaganda art and the Socialist Realism from the Soviet Union. The idea that art is to serve a political purpose is rooted in his way of thinking, and it is present in his works.

Wu’s works are stamped with his unique visual vocabulary, utilizing wicked story-telling imagery and symbolism. His works in large part explore the delicate human relations and the absurdity in current social and political lives, and are rendered using media varying from drawing and painting to sculpture and animated video work. His fable-inspired narratives knit a social portrait wavering between reality and fantasy, and are derived from the border zone of physiology and sociology. The metaphors that he borrowed from folklore and idioms he grew up with become his creative materials and the means for him to convey his sharp and sarcastic commentary on the current social situation. Since 2008, Wu has been working on his “A Dictionary of Slang” project. Based on Chinese slang and idioms that he has gathered from daily life, he translates their literal meanings directly into images with a great sense of dark humor.

Wu's former teacher Zhang Peili comments: "Wu Junyong has an acute mind to capture the hot spot of Internet media. His works manifest the social psyches of various sorts of people; they are penetrating and straightforward, highly critical and entertaining."

简介

吴俊勇,1978年出生于福建省,2000年毕业于中国美术学院版画系,并获得学士学位。在2005年,他在中国美术学院又获得了新媒体系硕士学位。除了职业艺术家的身份之外,吴俊勇还在中国美术学院综合艺术系任职。

吴俊勇自幼喜爱并擅长绘画,如此的兴趣也受到他家人的鼓励和支持。在他的成长经历中,当地的民间艺术,文革时期的政治宣传艺术和苏联时期的社会主义现实主义艺术对他都产生了深远的影响,尤其是艺术为政治服务的思想扎根于他的思维之中,并在其作品中显现。

吴俊勇的作品中烙印着他特有的视觉词汇,挟夹着精灵古怪的故事叙事般的画面和符号。他的在作品大多探讨了当下社会和政治生活中的荒诞性,以及在这种荒诞中所产生的各种微妙且脆弱的人际关系。他的创作形式多样,涉及纸上绘画、油画以及雕塑和动画视频。衍生于生理学和社会学的交界地带,他寓言式的叙事编织了一幅交错于现实与幻想之间的社会肖像。他从儿时就所接触到的民间故事和俚语中所借用到的隐喻成为了他的创作素材以及他用来传达对现实生活中尖锐且带讽刺意味的评论的最佳工具。自2008年起,吴俊勇就开始了“俚语辞典”这个计划,以日常生活中的俚语为创作源泉,借用中文语言中的巧妙及诙谐,将文字的书面意义直接翻译成为图像语言,制造出了他作品中独有的黑色幽默。

吴俊勇的导师张培力这样评价到:“吴俊勇很敏锐的抓到了网络媒介的热点,他的作品中呈现了很多人的社会心理。表达透彻并且直截了当,带有很强的批判性和娱乐性。”


cv

1978  Born in Fujian Province, China
2000  BFA, Printmaking, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
2005  MFA, New Media Arts, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

Currently lives and works in Hangzhou

Solo Exhibitions:

2015

Portrait of Light, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 

2014

Ma Ma Hu Hu, Art Canvas Internation, The Netherlands

2013

Team of the Blind , IFA Gallery, Brussels
The Opposite Shore, Art Issue Projects, Taipei
Drips Project: AppleCareless, Inna Contempoary Art Space, Hangzhou

2011

Rumor, F2 Gallery,Beijing
Wu Junyong: Chaos Phase, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu,China
DUET, ART ISSUE PROJECTS, Beijing

2010

Cloud’s nightmare, Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles
The End Of Rainbow, ifa gallery, Shanghai
Wu Junyong: Totalitarian Portrait, F2 Gallery, Hong Kong Art Fair

2008

Club Primavera, Hanart TZ Gallery, HongKong

2007

OPERA, Chinese Contemporary, New York

2006

The Sky Has A mouth, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing

Group Exhibitions (Selected):

2015

Animamix Biennale, Daegu Art Museum, Korea
The Stroke of a Pen, Ifa Gallery, Brussels

2014

Uncovered China, Ifa Gallery, Brussels
Recovered, Ifa Gallery, Brussels
Memories of the Digital Media, Biennale China - Italy, Beijing

2013

Fuck Off 2, The Groninger Museum, Netherlands
The Garden of Forking Paths: Exploring Independent Animation, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
Pessimism or Resistance?, TAIKANG SPACE, Beijing
ON | OFF: CHINA’S YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2012

Revolving Stage – Contemporary Video Art in China, Arario Gallery, Korea
The Asia Pacific Triennial cinema retrospective ‘Mountains and Waters: Chinese Animation Since the 1930s’, Australian Cinémathèque
4th Off And Free International Film & Experimental Art Festival, Arko Art Center, Korea
Festival Shadows Chinese Independent Cinema, Paris
Cynical Resistance, Canvas International Art & Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
The First Xinjiang Biennale of Contemporary Art, Xinjiang International Exhibition Centre, Xinjiang
Xi‘an International Animation Film Festival, Xi’an, China
DARK ENERGY,Toady Art Museum, Beijing
The First “CAFAM · Future” Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
FACING EAST, Ausin Tung Gallery, AUSTRALIA
Making Way, Alumni Gallery\Provost Prison\Fort Selwyn, Grahamstown, South Africa
Water Stains on the Wall, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou
15th Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2011

Wordscape: poetry project 2011, the OCT ART&DESIGN Gallery, Shenzhen
In the Heat of the Sun, Gallery Hyundai,Korea
China Video Art: 1988-2011, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Spectrum – contemporary Chinese independent animation, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu
DAYBREAK, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing

2010

Festival Shadows Chinese Independent cinema, Paris
MADE IN POP LAND, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
MU: Sceen, UST-Gallery, Sydney
JUNGLE: A Close-up focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing

2009

Grey Imageries,Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok
N Contemporary Chinese Shorts Collection, Yokohama
Work in Progress: How Do Artists Work? Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Allegorical Aftermath, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
BLACKBOARD, ShanghART, Shanghai

2008

Chinese Freedom, T SPACE, Beijing
Farewell to Post-Colonialism: The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art
55 Days in Valencia-Chinese Art Meeting, Institut Valencia d’ Art Morden, Valencia, Spain
12+Contemporary Film Screening of Experimental Animation – Wu Junyong: The Dismemberment of the Power of Flash, MOCA Shanghai
Artseason - The Third China New Media Art Festival, China Art Academy, Hangzhou
Intrude: ART&LIFE, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai

2007

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Today’s Document Exhibition,Toady Art Museum, Beijing, China Outlook, COCO Park, Shenzhen
Amateur World, Platform China, Beijing

2006

China Gate, Arko Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
A Yellow Box in Qingpu: Contemporary Art and Architecture in a Chinese Space, Qingpu Town, Shanghai
Art Game, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen

2005

In the Deep of Reality: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Basement Of Tianyu Apartment, Hangzhou
Archaeology of the Future – The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing

2004

Maze-The Second CHINESE NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, China Academy of art,Hangzhou

2003

White Tower Mountain – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Baitaling, Hangzhou
The Minority Is Subordinate to the Majority, Bizart, Shanghai

简历

1978   出生于福建省
2000   学士,中国美院,杭州
2005    硕士,中国美院,杭州

现生活工作于杭州

个展:

2015

光的肖像,蜂巢当代艺术中心,北京

2014

马马虎虎,Art Canvas Internation,荷兰

2013

盲人的隊伍,IFA画廊,布鲁塞尔
对岸,艺术计划,台北
水滴计划之禁果,清影当代艺术空间,杭州

2011

流言:吴俊勇个展,F2画廊,北京
吴俊勇:乱相之图,A4当代艺术中心,成都
双重奏,艺术ISSUE PROJECTS,北京

2010

鸟兽散,Fabien Fryns Fine Art,洛杉矶
彩虹末端:吴俊勇个展,IFA画廊,上海
极权的肖像:吴俊勇个展,F2画廊,香港艺博会

2008

春天俱樂部:吴俊勇个展,汉雅轩,香港

2007

剧场:吴俊勇个展,中国当代画廊,纽约

2006

上有张嘴:吴俊勇个展,中国当代画廊,北京

群展(选):

2015

动漫美学双年展,大邱美术馆,韩国
The Stroke of a Pen,IFA画廊,布鲁塞尔

2014

Uncovered China,IFA画廊,布鲁塞尔
Recovered,IFA画廊,布鲁塞尔
记忆,中国-意大利当代艺术双年展,北京

2013

第八届深圳国际水墨双年展,关山月美术馆,深圳
西岸2013:建筑与当代艺术双年展,上海
远处,那束光—HAFF邀请展,清影当代艺术空间,杭州
意象,喜玛拉雅美术馆,上海
视线之外,当代唐人艺术中心,曼谷
惊雷,Arsenale,蒙特利尔
大同国际雕塑双年展,和阳美术馆,大同
不合作方式2,格罗宁根美术馆,荷兰
曲径通幽:独立动画作品展,OCT当代艺术中心上海馆
消极或抵抗?,泰康空间, 北京
绿盒子•重绘形貌:媒体现实的空间, 天鸿美和院艺术中心, 杭州
ON │ OFF:中国年轻艺术家的观念与实践, 尤伦斯当代艺术中心, 北京

2012

REVOLVING STAGE —中国当代影像艺术群展,阿拉里奥画廊,韩国
亚太三年展电影回顾节目“山与水:1930年代以来的中国动画”,澳大利亚电影中心
Off And Free国际电影和实验艺术节,Arko Art Center,韩国
Shadows中国独立电影节,巴黎,法国
愤世嫉俗的阻力,Canvas International Art&Nieuw Dakota,阿姆斯特丹
第九届上海双年展,上海当代艺术博物馆
首届新疆当代艺术双年展,新疆国际博览中心, 新疆.
西安国际动画电影节,西安
暗能量,今日美术馆,北京
首届“CAFAM未来展” ,中央美术学院美术馆,北京
屋漏痕—形式的承载:当代艺术展,浙江美术馆,杭州
第15届荷兰动画电影节,乌德勒支,荷兰

2011

词场—诗歌计划,华美术馆,深圳
阳光灿烂的日子,现代画廊,首尔
中国当代艺术三十年之—中国影像艺术:1988-2011,民生现代美术馆,上海
光谱—当代中国独立动画,A4当代艺术中心,成都
破晓,阿拉里奥画廊,北京

2010

Shadows中国独立电影节, 巴黎
MADE IN POP LAND, 国立现代美术馆,首尔,韩国
幕,UTS:GALLERY,悉尼
丛林—中国当代艺术生态管窥,站台中国,北京

2009

灰色想象,当代唐人艺术中心,曼谷
N現代中国の映像集,横滨电子艺术节2009,横滨
工作坊:艺术家是如何工作的,伊比利亚当代艺术中心,北京
寓言式的后遗症 ,沪申画廊,上海
黑板, 香格纳画廊,上海

2008

断舌,梯空间,北京
与后殖民说再见—第三届广州三年展,广东美术馆
在瓦伦西亚55天,瓦伦西亚现代艺术博物馆,西班牙
四节-第三届中国新媒体艺术节,中国美术学院美术馆,杭州
12+当代影像展映之实验动画 – 吴俊勇:Flash的肢解力量,上海当代艺术馆
介入:艺术生活366天,上海证大美术馆,上海

2007

reel亚洲国际影象节,多伦多
业余人间,站台中国,北京
今日美术馆文献展,今日美术馆,北京

2006

中国之窗,Arko美术馆,首尔
黄盒子·青浦:中国空间里的当代艺术,青浦
艺术游戏 ,何香凝美术馆,深圳

2005

寓·言:中国当代艺术展,杭州
未来考古学—中国艺术三年展,南京博物院,南京

2004

迷宫-中国新媒体艺术节,中国美术学院,杭州

2003

白塔岭当代艺术展,杭州
“少数服从多数”艺术展,比翼艺术中心,上海


resources 资料

  • Wu Junyong and Imagery Rhetoric by Bao Dong (PDF)

  • An Interview with Wu Junyong: The Emperor’s New Clothes by Christen Cornell (PDF)

  • Interview: Work in Progress - How Do Artists Work? (PDF)

  • Props and Formula by Chen Xiaoyun (PDF)

  • The Romantic Revolutionary By Luise Guest (PDF)

  • YOUNG CHINESE ARTISTS: From Observation To Animation By Huang Du (PDF)

  • 吴俊勇与图像修辞术 -文/鲍栋 (PDF)

  • 《工作坊:艺术家是如何工作的》访谈 (PDF)

  • 道具和配方  文/陈晓云 (PDF)

  • 《艺术世界》: 吴俊勇-在传播系统中创作  采访/栾志超 (PDF)

  • 《艺术客》: “暗图像”的能量  采访/巩明春 (PDF)