松.煙.墨 Pine.Smoke.Ink

薛松個展

XUE SONG Solo Exhibition


松煙墨,天下名墨,乃採集松木,燒出煙灰作原料製成。來自黃山邊的薛松,創作始自焚燒紙張,灰飛煙滅化為墨,進行創作,此一藝術實踐,可謂今之「松.煙.墨」。
薛松自九○年代末即大量採用傳統書畫,或焚燒後拿來做為拼貼之用,或借用名畫、書法圖像和意象,重新改造,予以古畫新用,以今擬古,雖是前衛的波普主義形式,卻蘊含深厚的中國人文及水墨精神。「松.煙.墨」的藝術實踐為水墨現代化開創一條新路。

Pine smoke ink, famous throughout China, is a type of precious inkstick made from pine soot, or the deposition of smoke particles from burning pinewood. Xue Song, who is named after the great pines (song in Chinese) of Yellow Mountain, begins his collages by burning printed images, in which the ashes are collected and mixed into his paint; this artistic practice and synthetic medium can be regarded as a new Pine.Smoke.Ink.

Since the late 1990s, Xue Song has made extensive use of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting, either as ready-made images for his burnt collage, or as classical themes to be reinvented in a contemporary context. Although his practice is derived from Pop Art, it carries a profound sense of Chinese culture and the spirit of ink painting. The artistic practice of Pine, Smoke, Ink opens a new chapter in genre of Modern Ink.


2017 香港水墨藝博 Ink Asia

展期 Date : 2017.12.15 (週五 Fri.) – 12.17 (週日 Sun.)
展場 Location : 香港會議展覽中心5B展廳C7展位 – 香港灣仔博覽道1號 – Booth C7, Hall 5B, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – 1 Expo Dr., Wan Cha Dist., Hong Kong