現代水墨傳教士的聖經(二)
The Scripture of the Missionary of Modern Ink Painting II

劉國松版畫展

LIU Kuo-Sung Prints Exhibition


被尊稱為「水墨現代化之父」的劉國松,推動水墨現代化的熱情宛如傳教士。藝術是他的信仰,現代水墨畫就是他的聖經。一甲子以來,劉國松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。

劉國松從年輕時,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,腹背受敵,終老不改其志。近年來現代水墨藝術風起雲湧,為水墨現代化搖旗吶喊將近半世紀的劉國松,終於從備受矚目,到紅遍半邊天,作品也受到市場一路追捧,近年來更是一畫難求。

為了推廣劉國松的藝術,也為了讓更多的藝術愛好者分享其藝術成果,高士畫廊決定製作劉國松簽名、手工、限量、版畫,讓這批製作精美的版畫,成為現代水墨傳教士的聖經,廣為宣揚與流傳劉國松的現代水墨藝術。這個理念得到劉國松認同,在他授權、指導、監督、調整、簽證下,高士畫廊委託虛苑國際版畫中心,以空前的魄力及心血投入,開發製作了木刻水印、銅版、絲網版三個版種的首套十款版畫,在2014年底推出之後廣受好評。2015年底再接再厲,推出木刻水印、銅版、石版、絲網版四個版種的第二套十款版畫 相信這批獲得劉國松高度肯定的版畫,不但能讓藝術愛好者捕捉到原作的精髓,還能欣賞到版畫工坊所傳遞的各個版種的版畫特色。

Respected as the Father of Modern Ink Painting, Liu Kuo-sung has passionately promoted modern ink painting with 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 youth, Liu Kuo-sung 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 instead forged his own path. With modern ink painting on the rise, Liu has finally been recognized for his 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 his achievements with more art lovers, Loftyart Gallery decided to produce a series of autographed handmade limited edition prints. The prints are to become a missionary’s scriptures, for sharing with the world. This notion is recognized by Liu himself, and under his authorization, supervision, and kind guidance, Loftyart commissioned Xuyuan International Print Centre to create a series of ten prints in woodblock, etching, and silkscreen prints, and received critical-acclaim upon the prints’ release in late 2014.

In 2015, we are proud to present a second series of ten prints, featuring lithography in addition to woodblock, etching, and silkscreen printing. We believe that the prints, with strong support by Liu Kuo-sung, will not only help art lovers capture the spirit of Liu’s original artworks, but also share with them the art of various types of printmaking.

 

展期 Date : 2015.11.21 – 2016.02.16
酒會 Reception : 2015.11.21 (週六 Sat.) 3:00 pm