Blue Bird

青鳥 Blue Bird|棰石憲蔵個展 Kenzo Taruishi Solo Exhibition

比利時作家莫里斯 ·梅特林克著作《青鳥》 (L’Oiseau Bleu, 1908) ,以青鳥貫穿故事,象徵人類對於幸福的永恆追求,幸福一詞的意涵是至高無上的美好,卻也暗喻了其多變且以捉摸的特質,然而即使如此卻也足以驅動我們以窮盡一生的努力去追求。亦同藝術於文明社會中存在的目的及功能,人類在歷史上對於藝術追尋,充分展現了對於探索未知的奧秘,體悟生命的意義,甚至最終捕獲幸福的強烈渴望。

日本藝術家棰石憲藏的大型人物繪畫中,透過清新粉嫩的色系配置,簡潔柔和的線條描繪,創造出毫不具攻擊性,甚至幾乎像是刻意操作而成的天真無邪之人物形象。在完美的形象下,藝術家捨棄氛圍營造及瑣碎細節,藉由人物的表情肢體捕捉,展現動漫繪中特有的明確象徵性,揭露夢幻可愛的畫面中的直白訊息,進而拒絕輕易地提供觀者愉悅美感的功能。

猶如一場美好而靜默的默劇,演繹出畫面中躁動不安的情緒,使觀眾或許感到困惑、畏懼,卻又目不轉睛地被牽動著所有思緒投射其中,試圖在混沌豐沛的情緒風暴中在獲得一絲啟示。青鳥、幸福、藝術是否也是如此,唯有真實、純粹而毫無雜質的美好存在,得以激勵人們對於追求幸福的原始盼望,直視並勇往人生的路徑。

The book ‘L’Oiseau Bleu’ was written by Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck in 1908. The blue bird is adopted as the spiritual concept throughout the story, symbolising the eternal pursuit of happiness by human beings. The meaning of the word happiness is supreme beauty, though It also alludes to its changeable and elusive qualities, yet even this is enough to drive us to pursue it with a lifetime of effort. Similar to the purpose and function of art in a civilised society, the pursuit of art by human beings in history has fully demonstrated humans’ strong desire to explore unknown mysteries, realise the meaning of life, and finally capture happiness.

In the large-scale paintings of Japanese artist Kenzo Taruishi, through the arrangement of fresh and pastel colours and simple and soft lines, he creates a sense of innocent images that appear to be almost deliberately manipulated. Beneath the silent surface, the artist abandons the trivial details and captures the expressions of the characters to present the unique symbolism of animation paintings.

Akin to a beautiful and silent mime, it interprets the restless emotions in the images. The conflicting emotions in his paintings leave the audience curious and confused as they seek, to gain a hint of enlightenment amid the chaotic and abundant emotional storm. No matter whether the same is true of blue birds, happiness, and art, only the real and pure existence that is without impurities can inspire people to brave the path of life in pursuit of their initial hope of achieving happiness.


青鳥 Blue Bird|棰石憲蔵個展 Kenzo Taruishi Solo Exhibition

展期|2022.04.09–04.30
地點|伊日後樂園 2F
地址|台北市內湖區新明路66號
時間|Tue. – Sat. 14:00 – 19:00 週日、一休館

Date | 2022.04.09–04.30
Venue | BACK_Y 2F
Open | Tue.—Sat. 14:00—19:00
Closed | Sun.—Mon.
Add. | No.66, Xinming Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 114030, TAIWAN