展览Exhibition-余友涵 一斑 Yībān Yu Youhan First Solo Exhibition inBeijing

 

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一斑 余友涵首次北京个展

艺术家余友涵在北京的首次个展将于2013年6月在元·空间举办。此次展览向观众展示余友涵各个时期不同风格的作品,包括早期和最近的抽象作品系列、风景系列、非常早期的印派风格系列,以及他最富盛名的政治波普系列。

余友涵最为人所熟知的是大尺幅的抽象风格油画和带有幽默色彩的政治波普作品。此次在元•空间的展览不仅能够让观众看到余友涵这些时期最为重要的作品,还给观众提供了一个欣赏他非常早期印象派风格系列的机会,其中大部分的作品都是第一次展出,甚至在出版物中也先鲜有提及。

在中文里,“一斑”与“一般”同音,这也正是艺术家谦逊平和,淡泊名利,甚至有些幽默自嘲的个性和处世哲学的写照。

Yībān  Yu Youhan First Solo Exhibition in Beijing

Yuan Space is pleased to present an exhibition of carefully selected paintings of the great Chinese painter Yu Youhan. Under the title “ 一斑 yībān” the exhibition is dedicated to giving a large overview of Yu Youhan’s various work periods. Early and late abstract works, such as landscapes, his famous political pop paintings and very early expressionist paintings will be presented in Yu’s first solo exhibition in Beijing.、

Yu Youhan is mostly known for his big format abstract paintings and humorous political pop. This exhibition is not only showing some of Yu’s most famous works, but also offering a unique possibility to see his early works which are not easy to come across in publications. Yuan Space is proud to present these mostly small paintings on paper, which have never been exhibited before.

The title一斑 yībān can be understood as starting from a small point, but directing straight towards a bigger structure, perhaps towards a vast spiritual world. As the pronunciation of 一斑 is the same than 一般, common and mundane. Yu’s modest, indifference to fame and self-deprecating nature, characterizes him not only as a person, but also as an artist

艺术家简介

余友涵,1943年生于上海,后就读于中央工艺美术学院陶瓷系。在1973年毕业之后,他开始转向绘画,对此倾注了其一生的热情。他是中国第一批参加1993年威尼斯双年展的艺术家之一,作品广泛在众多中外知名艺术机构展出,是当今最重要的中国当代艺术家之一。

余友涵的作品画面经常出现小小的斑点和线条,这种极具艺术家个人色彩的艺术表现手法和语言,在其抽象作品中表现得尤为突出;看似毫无意义的斑点和线条, 其实蕴藏着无穷无尽的变化, 包含了深刻的精神内容。

About the artist

Yu Youhan was born in 1943 in Shanghai and studied art at the Central Academy of Art & Design in Beijing. After his graduation in 1973 he pursued his painting, which he never really abandoned. He was one among other Chinese Artist to be exhibited for the first time at the Venice Biennale in 1993. Yu has widely shown his work in many important art institutions in China and abroad, and has contributed a significant part to Chinas Art History. 一斑Yiban is Yu’s first retrospective show.

Yu Youhan’s sophisticated paintings are heavily saturated with his own language of form. Tiny specks and marks run throughout his entire work.