Michael Andrew Law curate Faye Bradley first solo exhibition

呈獻英國藝術家包媛茵 Faye Bradley 全新版畫及繪畫展覽 。

藝術家包媛茵在香港出生和長大,隨後前往英國利茲大學攻讀藝術與設計學士(榮譽)學位。她一直對視覺藝術充滿熱情,並在繪畫和繪畫生活場景中為自己找到了舒適感。在利茲大學學習期間,她開始使用油畫來製作中大型藝術作品,並創作了一系列名為 『夢幻風景』 的畫作。 『夢幻風景』旨在創造一種人無法獲得的對無形夢想世界的感覺。憑藉對夢想和夢想的濃厚興趣,包媛茵通過她對人類行為的獨立論文研究,研究側重於夢想的過程以及藝術家如何在作品中受到啟發和使用。她的畫作以一種明亮,超脫現實的氛圍將觀眾描繪成一種懷舊和夢想的回憶。能夠通過多種大型(和較小的速寫)繪畫來展示這一點,使觀眾的視線能夠在每種構圖的顏色和形狀上徘徊,並感受到她希望喚起的感覺。
包媛茵在Dream Landscapes中的繪畫背後使用的過程受到了靈感的啟發她以前的假期和幸福時刻的記憶 – 通過照片找到。她用這些照片作為回憶錄,在看這些照片時發現了懷舊和舒適。

通過選擇她最好的攝影作品,她發現了一些可以集中精力的作品繪畫。為了找到景觀構圖,她選擇了每幅畫最關鍵的興趣點,特別是關注山脈和道路的曲率,以創造一個“不真實”的景觀。她從知名藝術家David Hockney和Milton Avery那裡獲得了很多靈感。這兩位藝術家都展示了一種精緻的工作方式,用色彩來表達生動的場景。 包媛茵表達了她通過色彩做夢的想法,使用光亮的油漆清洗來體現褪色的記憶感 – 就像在夢中一樣。

藝術家對夢想的迷戀是建立在她自己的夢想經歷以及每個人每晚如何變化的基礎之上的 – 有時每次都會有所回歸但略有不同。她的目標是通過她的作品重新創造這一點,並將夢幻圖像的概念轉化為繪畫 『夢幻風景』 系列,其中包括油畫。這是藝術家的一項新技術,僅在三年前使用它。通過油畫顏料創造透明度的流動性和能力是決定她選擇使用這種媒介的一個重要因素。透明度的重要性在於關注夢幻氛圍,並有助於增強觀眾的夢想體驗。

包媛茵喜歡在大畫布上畫畫,因為她覺得這有助於翻譯信息並允許她在頁面上自由繪畫,沒有任何限制。她為自己的畫布製作了自己的畫框,並為大畫作製作了一些現成的畫框。在對較大的畫布上進行塗漆之前,通過較小規模的研究對組合物進行測試。她還在 『夢幻風景』 系列中創作了繪畫版畫,以便觀眾可以從不同的角度和大小看到繪畫,這完全改變了圖像的色調。 Faye發現這給她的作品帶來了新的令人興奮的挑戰。
羅卓睿畫廊 將於 9 月 11 日 下午 6 時至 8 時舉行開幕。查詢電話|Whatsapp:+85264447550

目前,包媛茵居住在香港,將於10月中旬搬到倫敦,繼續從事視覺藝術事業。
Faye Bradley was born and raised in Hong Kong before moving to the U.K. to study Art and Design BA (Hons) at the University of Leeds. She has always had a passion for the visual arts, and found comfort in drawing and painting scenes of her life. During her study at Leeds university, she began to use oil paint to produce large scale art pieces and composed a series of paintings, entitled “Dream Landscapes”. Dream Landscapes aims to create a sense of the intangible dream world which humans cannot acquire physically. With a deep interest in dreams and dreaming, Faye has studied the human behaviour through her Independent Study: Dissertation, which focused on the processes of dreaming and how artists are inspired and use this in their work. Her paintings transcend a luminous, surreal atmosphere, and aspire to portray the audience into a nostalgia and remembrance of a dream. Being able to showcase this through multiple large-scale (and smaller studies) paintings, allows the viewer to wander across the colours and shapes of each composition and get a sense of the feeling she wishes to evoke.

The processes used behind Faye’s paintings in Dream Landscapes, were inspired by the
memories of her previous holidays and moments of happiness- found through photographs. She used these photographs as memoirs and found nostalgia and comfort, when looking at these.

Using a selection of her best photography, she found sections of this to concentrate her
paintings on. To find the landscape composition, she chooses the most critical points of interest on each painting, particularly focusing on the curvature of the mountains and roads to create an “unreal” landscape. She derives much of inspiration from reknowned artists, David Hockney and Milton Avery. Both these artists display an exquisite way of working, using colour to express a vivid scene. Faye expresses her notion of dreaming through colour as well, using luminous, light washes of oil paint to embody a sense of faded memory- much like being in a dream.

The artist’s fascination in dreams was founded from her own experience in dreaming and how each one differs nightly- sometimes retraced but slightly different each time. She aims to recreate this through her work and translate the idea of dream imagery in painting Dream Landscapes series comprise of oil painting. This was a new technique for the artist, after using it only from three years ago. The fluidity and ability to create transparency through oil paints was a huge factor in determining her choice of using this medium. The importance of transparency was to focus on the dreamy atmosphere and help to enhance the dream experience for viewers.

Faye enjoys painting on large canvases because she feels this really helps to translate a message and allow her to freely paint across the page, without restrictions. She made her own frames for her canvases as well as some ready-made ones for the larger paintings. Compositions were tested through smaller-scale studies, before being painted on the larger canvases. She also created prints of the paintings in the Dream Landscape collection, in order to allow viewers to see the paintings from a different angle and size, which completely changes the tone of the image. Faye found that this brought out a new, exciting challenge to her work.

Currently, Faye is living in Hong Kong and will be moving to London in mid-October to further pursue her career in the visual arts.

Opening reception : 11,12 September 2018 6-8 pm

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