現代水墨傳教士的聖經
The Scripture of the Missionary of Modern Ink Painting

劉國松版畫展

LIU Kuo-Sung Prints Exhibition


在兩岸藝術界被尊稱為「水墨現代化之父」的劉國松,推動現代水墨畫的熱情宛如傳教士,他信仰的是藝術,現代水墨畫就是他的聖經,一甲子以來,他馬不停蹄地在全世界教學、展覽,宛如拿著聖經在各地傳教的傳教士。

為了宣揚現代水墨畫,從年輕時,他甘冒「藝術叛徒」的罵名,向守舊國畫勢力與時尚西洋畫派挑戰,背腹受敵,終老不改其志。近年來,現代水墨畫漸漸方興未艾,為水墨現代化旗吶喊將近半世紀的劉國松,終於從受到矚目,到紅遍半邊天,他的作品也受到市場一路追捧,近來更是一畫難求。

為了推廣劉國松的藝術,也為了讓更多的藝術愛好者分享他的藝術成果,高士畫廊決定為劉國松製作版畫,版畫如同傳教士的聖經,聖經就要多多益善,然此「聖經」畢竟是劉國松藝術的衍生,因此除了數量之外,更嚴格要求品質精美,以及接近原作特色。這個理念得到劉國松的認可,在他的授權、指導、簽證下,高士畫廊委託虛苑國際版畫中心,以前所未有的魄力及心血投入,開發製作了木刻水印、銅版、絲網版三個版種的首批十款版畫。
相信這批為劉國松高度肯定的作品能替代原作,讓藝術愛好者也能捕捉到原作的藝術精髓,而這也是傳播劉國松現代水墨藝術源遠流長的利器。

Respected as the Father of Modern Ink Painting by the art worlds of Taiwan and China, Liu Kuo-sung has passionately promoted modern ink painting with a religious zeal. Liu’s faith is art, and modern ink paintings are his scripture. Over the last sixty years, Liu has journeyed around the world in art exhibitions and academic seminars, bringing his scripture wherever he went, in the true spirit of a missionary.

In his cause for modern ink painting, Liu was once slandered as a traitor to art. He challenged both conservatives of traditional Chinese ink painting, as well as blind followers of modern Western painting, and was determined to forge his own path in the middle. In recent years, with modern ink painting on the rise, Liu Kuo-sung has finally been recognized for his efforts and contributions to the genre. Liu’s artworks have since entered the spotlight of the art market, and have become exceptionally difficult to acquire.

In order to continue promoting Liu Kuo-sung’s art, and also to share Liu’s achievements with more art lovers, Loftyart Gallery has decided to help Liu Kuo-sung produce a series of prints. Prints are similar to a missionary’s scriptures, for sharing with the world. While the prints are reproductions of Liu Kuo-sung’s artwork, they are designed and printed with Liu’s distinctive techniques and motifs in mind, and remain faithful to their original inspirations. This statement is recognized by Liu himself, and under his authorization and kind guidance, Loftyart has commissioned Xuyuan International Print Centre to create a series of ten prints in woodblock, etching, and silkscreen print.

Liu Kuo-sung strongly believes the prints give his artworks a new vitality, and will thereby create new opportunities for more art lovers to appreciate his art.

 

展期 Date : 2014.10.25 – 2015.01.24
酒會 Reception : 2014.12.13 Sat. 3:00 pm