Gulistan and Yorgos — Encounter Between the Notes

Let me invite you to my upcoming exhibition in Beijing. I hope you will join me for the opening reception. It will be a wonderful time to share my artwork with you and introduce you to the work of my friend Yorgos, a very special Greek artist living in Beijing.

Details

March 27th — April 8th, 2007

古丽·斯坦与帕友国
用绘画传递心灵的音符
2007年3月27–4月8日

Opening reception: Thursday, March 29th, 6:30 pm
开幕酒会:2007年3月29日6:30

Beijing Today Art Museum, 3rd floor
北京今日美术馆 三层

Address: No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010-5876 9397
展览地点:北京市朝阳区百子湾路32号
联系电话:010-5876 9397

Organized by Beijing Today Art Museum.

Poster

[Gulistan and Yorgos ecard]

Exhibition Concept

This is a meeting between two painters of disparate origins; one hailing from Greece in Mediterranean Europe, the other born in Xinjiang in the extreme West of China, both now sharing the reality of living and working in Beijing.

While their art has similarities that immediately strike the viewer, such as the palette of colours they use, their common interest in texture and patina, and a certain poetic quality, it also has many disparities. Gulistan seems to follow a more thematic approach in her latest work, constantly travelling between tradition and modernity. Yorgos, in his Beijing work, seems particularly influenced by the surroundings and notably the “cinematographic” character of the Chinese reality.

So what is the driving force behind their meeting and the common base for their exchange?

To answer this question, one has to look carefully beyond the disparities of representation in their paintings. One has to concentrate on the rhythm of their work and to “listen” to the music ever present below the surface of their paintings.

In fact, their common passion for music is an important driving force of their art. It makes their meeting not only possible, but also complementary and creates an intriguingly harmonious experience for the viewer.

作者Gulistan古丽斯坦 作品名称《记忆的性质》Essence of Memony  系列   年代:2006  材质:布面油画Oil on Canvas   尺寸:35x27cm

展览主题

用绘画传递心灵的音符
这次是一次来自两个遥远国度的艺术家的相遇与对话,一个来自西方遥远的希腊,一个来自东方的中国,是艺术使这两位遥远国度的艺术家联系在了一起,虽然两位艺术家各有自己的风格,但看过他们作品的人会立即被他们对艺术的理解的惊人相似所震撼,譬如他们对色调的使用,对线条及光影的偏好,以及其作品所衬托的诗意。古丽斯坦的作品频繁游走于传统与现代之间,她用一种对生命的注视方式去接近,发现被内心体验到的纯意识世界最本质的所在。即有时间的接续,又有精神的蕴藏,经过了她内心的提炼。帕友国在北京的作品,似乎更多受到了周遭环境和著名的中国现实派“电影摄影艺术”中的字符的显著影响。

是什么驱动力促成了他们的相遇和共同的交流基础呢?

要回答这个问题,需要首先看到他们绘画差异的层面之外,而注重其作品的节奏韵律,并且“倾听”他们的绘画表象之下的音乐。

其实,他们对音乐所共有的激情才是他们艺术的内驱力, 或许就是这样,艺术只对能够在心弦上引起震颤的人传递出音符,时间和空间只为心灵而“存在”,“存在”也只因心灵产生意义。

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3 Responses to “Gulistan and Yorgos — Encounter Between the Notes”

  1. 白色狮子 Says:

    Gulistan and Yorgos :会有红色的减速的星星在那些事物的开幕酒会上,会有新的理解或者离开,让我不再期待绘画的另外的电话铃声?

    新展览:我喜欢的一张海报,这个肯定是来美术馆的非Gulistan 风格的海报,我喜欢那个有着250瓦热力的红色四方框线亮度。Yorgos是谁?或者不是谁?又是谁从几千个在北京的画家里把这2个“有着极其相同的元素”的画家聚合在一起来完成一次画展?但他们会如此就互相找到另一个吗?一个是另一个的照相机,一个是另一个的“显圣时刻”?但是灵魂却黯淡了,我们在看读子夜的路标。

    离开幕酒会还有4个多小时,我的视野被Gulistan and Yorgos的海报打扰着,忘记是在北京。苹果社区把小鸟们领取早晨的闹钟的时刻提前到黎明前。

    中国的绘画是必须值得警惕的,为此我警惕每一次画展,现在工厂里的印刷机在轰轰地滚动着,制造着大量的媒体谎言,我会离去,但依旧是谎言或者真理之子/

    谈回古丽的画:在什么地方是一个结束呢。她的绘画充满了“壁画的古老痕迹”,也许换一个说法,就是说,那些“圣痕”般的仪式图式。这样的基本源泉在国内艺术家中是绝少的。那么对观Yorgos,来自希腊的符号,是不是也有同样的“无意而为”呢?在他们相同的地方,出现的是全然的不同。所以美术馆将这2个人的绘画聚集在一起,我不知道是为了互相烘托纠结还是为了对立和抵抗?

    这个展览是否会放古丽在去年和今年的新作品呢?她的近作体现了不同的观照力,同时完成的3-4个系列,在此之前几乎毫无预兆,给外人的感觉是前一段她忙着完成第一本画册的工作,上海画廊的展览,出席中产阶级的社交酒会,爵士节。而是如此“庸常”的时光里“秘密”地完成新的艺术作品吗?新的作品展现了奇瑰的造形能力。所以我有理由相信,本次展览是对她未来走向的一个迷惑(迷幻)性指路而非发给观众们“新的罗盘”。而在中国绘画越来越商业的今天,这样的迷失是必要的。

    宋逖

  2. sait Says:

    hi how are you

  3. uyghur Says:

    哦。。。 好样的。。。 你是我们维吾尔族的骄傲。。。 欢迎访问我的BLOG。 tikran.blogspot.com

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