現代水墨傳教士的聖經(三)
The Scripture of the Missionary of Modern Ink Painting III

劉國松版畫展

LIU Kuo-Sung Prints Exhibition


經過漫長的製作歷程,由高士畫廊所發行的劉國松版畫第三套,終於要推出了。這套集合了木刻水印、石版、銅版、絲網版四個版種的十款版畫,是高士畫廊所推出的劉國松簽名、手工、限量版畫的封箱之作,工坊技師在製作第一、二套版畫所獲得的經驗基礎上,又對高難度技法與大尺幅展開挑戰。

由於是封箱之作,高士畫廊與受委託製作的虛苑國際版畫中心皆卯足全勁,努力畫下最完美的句點。首先在製作版畫的原作選擇上,高士畫廊兼及了劉國松不同系列的代表性精彩作品,其中多張的原作更是為美術館、博物館典藏。版畫技師們亦以不同版種的版畫語言,就原作進行手工版畫的二次創作,讓不同版種的版畫能呈現出不同版種的風格與特色。

 劉國松授權手工版畫可貴之處在,不但具有劉國松精彩作品圖像,還能欣賞版畫技師二次創作的版畫語言與手感溫度。三套版畫超過三年的製作過程,劉國松一次次前往虛苑與技師溝通、示範、修版,技師們一遍遍調整,高士畫廊頻頻穿梭於兩岸尋求劉國松的堅持與技師的努力間的平衡點,三方的付出終於成就了這三套具備當代版畫工藝性與劉國松現代水墨藝術精髓的劉國松簽名、手工、限量版畫。回首過程的異常艱辛,更覺得結果的無比甘美。

Loftyart Gallery is proud to finally present the third series of Liu Kuo-sung Prints. Featuring lithography, woodblock, etching, and silkscreen printmaking, in a set of ten prints, this is the final series in Loftyart’s autographed handmade limited edition prints by Liu Kuo-sung. Since working with Liu on the first two series, the printmakers have further perfected their techniques and took on greater technical challenges in the third.

 As the last and final series, Loftyart Gallery and the commissioned printmaking studio, Xuyuan International Print Centre, have worked together tirelessly, making the best finishing touches to this monumental project. In terms of the initial section of images, Loftyart Gallery selected from Liu Kuo-sung’s long and impressive oeuvre, most important and defining artworks, many of which belong in museum collections. The images are then recreated with the distinct painterly qualities of printmaking, while faithfully preserving the spirit of Liu’s original artwork.

The art of Liu Kuo-sung’s prints not only lies in the greatness of the original composition, but also in the distinct characters of printmaking incorporated by the printmakers, in their artful recreation the artworks. Visiting the Xuyuan Print Centre time and time again in the last three years, Liu Kuo-sung’s kind guidance, thoughtful demonstration, and warm communication with the printmakers, making corrections and additions on every test run, has given Loftyart Gallery the pleasure and honor to produce three outstanding series of autographed handmade limited edition prints, ultimately setting new standards in the field of contemporary printmaking, as well as promoting Liu Kuo-sung’s spirit and contributions in Modern Ink Painting.