Artist statement | 藝術家自述

  

Jason Kwong, a contemporary abstract artist hailing from Hong Kong and currently based in the United Kingdom, is in his third year pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. His artworks predominantly delve into the relationship between inner peace and the external world, expressed through geometrical and simple shapes.

A significant aspect of Jason's artistic exploration revolves around geometries, inspired by his belief that the world is fundamentally composed of these shapes. He views art as a universal language and a reflection of reality, aiming to master the "alphabet" of art, which he sees as simple shapes, to strengthen the rationality and coherence of his works. Jason's artistic journey has led him to investigate art movements closely aligned with geometries, such as De Stijl, Minimalism, and Suprematism, drawing inspiration from renowned artists like Piet Mondrian, Carl Andre, and Kazimir Malevich.

Growing up in Hong Kong has deeply influenced Jason's sense of belonging and motivation to pursue art. He has been profoundly impacted by social movements, both in his homeland and globally, prompting him to create art that embodies simplicity and serves as a reflection of his utopian ideals. Currently, Jason primarily works with sculptures, employing various mediums such as steel, concrete, silicone, and glass. Before finalizing his pieces, he extensively explores geometries through 3D prints and readily available materials, allowing his ideas to manifest in tangible form.

Jason's artistic practice is characterized by its rapid evolution in forms and materials, with each artwork possessing its own system and order while remaining experimental. His preference for bold outlines and clear shapes often leads him to utilize techniques like casting and 3D printing to achieve the desired effect or to opt for mediums with a robust character, such as steel bars.

In essence, Jason's art is marked by its simplicity and formalism, aiming to transcend cultural barriers and communicate with viewers on a profound level without the need for words. He aspires to share his struggles between utopia and reality, his pursuit of peace amidst chaos, and his nostalgic or paranoid perceptions of the world through his self-invented artistic language.

Looking ahead, Jason is eager to continue exploring the realm of art, embracing any impacts or shocks the physical world may offer as inspiration to create more art that reflects his position between realms. He is committed to living his best life as an artist and further honing his craft in the future.

  

  

  

來自香港的當代抽象藝術家鄺律銘目前定居於英國,正在修讀修咸頓大學溫徹斯特藝術學院的美術學士學位,已進入第三年。他的藝術作品主要探索內心平靜與外部世界之間的關係,並通過幾何和簡單的形狀來表達。

鄺律銘的藝術探索的重要方面之一是幾何學,這源於他相信世界本質上是由這些形狀組成的。他將藝術視為一種普遍的語言和現實的反映,致力於掌握藝術的“字母”,即簡單的形狀,以增強作品的理性和一致性。鄺律銘的藝術之旅使他深入研究與幾何緊密相關的藝術運動,如風格派、極簡主義和至上主義,並從Piet Mondrian、Carl Andre和Kazimir Malevich等知名藝術家中汲取靈感。

在香港長大的經歷深深影響了鄺律銘的歸屬感和追求藝術的動力。他受到本土及全球社會運動的影響,激勵他創作出體現簡單性並反映其烏托邦理想的藝術作品。目前,鄺律銘主要從事雕塑創作,使用鋼、混凝土、矽膠和玻璃等多種材料。在完成作品之前,他會通過3D打印和現成材料廣泛探索幾何形狀,使他的理念得以具體呈現。

鄺律銘的藝術實踐以形式和材料的快速發展為特點,每件作品都有自己的系統和秩序,同時保持實驗性。他對粗線條和清晰形狀的偏愛經常使他採用鑄造和3D打印等技術來達到理想效果,或選擇具有強烈特徵的材料,如鋼筋。

總的來說,鄺律銘的藝術以簡單性和形式主義為標誌,旨在超越文化障礙,與觀眾在深層次上進行無需言語的交流。他希望通過自創的藝術語言,分享他在烏托邦與現實之間的掙扎,在混亂中追求平靜的過程,以及他對世界的懷舊或偏執的感知。

展望未來,鄺律銘渴望繼續探索藝術領域,擁抱物理世界可能帶來的任何影響或衝擊,作為創作更多反映其身處境地之間的藝術的靈感。他致力於作為藝術家過上最好的生活,並在未來進一步磨練他的技藝。