「親愛的 我把食物變大了」Haru K 2023 創作個展
「HONEY, I BLEW UP THE FOOD 」Haru K Solo Exhibition
韓國藝術家Haru K 1980年生於韓國光州，經歷過1988年首爾奧運會，對於全球化造成韓國的文化激變有著深刻的感受，那時西方文化大量快速地進入，造成韓國文化主體性的迷失，生長在此一時期的Haru不斷思考自我主體性以及外在環境的關係。在首爾弘益大學美術系求學期間，Haru觀察到傳統山水畫的沒落以及不合時宜，所以Haru一邊釐清自身文化，一邊不斷思考如何走出傳統山水畫的框架，畫出讓現代人也能欣賞的山水。
泡菜火箭 Kimchi~~hot!! 2023 壓克力、韓國紙 Acrylic guashu on korean paper 116.8×80.3cm
對決法棍 Bang! Bang! Bread! 2023 壓克力、韓國紙 Acrylic guashu on korean paper s 40x100cm
悠閒甜點-刨冰 II A Restful Dessert (bingsu) Ⅱ 2023 壓克力、韓國紙 Acrylic guashu on korean paper 65×51cm
Born in Gwangju, South Korea in 1980, Haru K experienced the cultural shock caused by globalization after the 1988 Seoul Olympics. With the rapid influx of Western culture, the subjectivity of Korean culture was lost, and Haru, who grew up during that time, constantly pondered the relationship between his own subjectivity and the external environment. While studying at the Department of Fine Arts at Hongik University in Seoul, Haru observed the decline of traditional landscape painting and its outdatedness. Thus, he endeavored to clarify his own culture while contemplating how to break free from the traditional framework of landscape painting and paint landscapes that modern people can appreciate.
Haru believes that the "self" is the sum of both the physical and spiritual aspects, and he combines the act of "eating" to maintain physical survival with "art" to maintain spiritual liveliness, thereby showcasing his own subjectivity. He draws on traditional Eastern ink painting and attempts to incorporate the spiritual pursuit of traditional landscape painting into modern life. Haru's landscape paintings combine the "ideal world pursuit of traditional painting" and the "material that constitutes modern life." In his works, nature symbolizes the mind, while food symbolizes the body. Haru's works can be said to be a bridge connecting the spirit and the body, perfectly merging the two.
Haru cleverly combines traditional landscape painting with various gourmet dishes, creating works that are colorful, aromatic, and flavorful. He creates landscapes in bowls and dishes, transforming each dish into mountains, rivers, and plains, with carefree and miniaturized characters playing happily on the side. While the paintings evoke memories of the aroma and taste of various foods, viewers are sometimes like giants in Gulliver's Travels, observing the characters frolicking in the painting as bystanders, and sometimes enter the painting and join the miniatures, riding on a kimchi rocket, parachuting onto a seafood noodle bowl, following a tour group to see the hot and spicy rice cake volcano, climbing a strawberry ice mountain with all their might, watching in awe as the potato tornado swirls, swimming in a salad, and standing on a French baguette like a Western cowboy ready to duel.
Haru's creations are pure and joyful, and he possesses an imaginative mind that defies the common sense of the real world. His art combines tradition and modernity, spirit and material, ideals and reality, and the vastness of nature with the smallness of humanity. His works appeal to emotions, enhance perception, and create imaginations that surpass existing experiences. Looking at Haru's works is like enjoying a sumptuous Korean meal; he uses food and drink in daily life as his subject matter, sharing his sense of happiness and establishing an intimate relationship between art and the viewer.
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Haru K Solo Exhibition 親愛的我把食物變大了 HONEY,I BLEW UP THE FOOD
展期 2023 4/27-6/25 開幕 2023 4/29 Sat.14:00 地點 藝星藝術 地址 台北市大安區敦化南路二段63巷53弄9號1F 交通 捷運信義安和2號出口 電話 02-3322-3052 時間 週二-週日11:00-19:00，每週一公休