20121106|11/9-11/15

駐村藝術家About Mark McClure 
www.markmcclure.co.uk
關於馬克· 邁克爾

 

國籍 英國
居住地 英國‧倫敦
創作媒材 木頭 異材質 噴漆

ondon artist Mark McClure was influenced at an early age by the early works of Jim Dine and Rauschenberg as well as the constructed geometry of Rodchenko and the Bauhaus.

He was trained as a graphic designer and has pursued both art and design in parallel for a number of years.

來自倫敦藝術家馬克· 邁克爾,是位平面設計師

早期創作風格受到早期普普藝術家吉姆,戴恩 (Jim Dine) 與羅紳寶 (Rauschenberg) 

以及注重幾何視覺元素的羅伸科 (Rodchenko )與包浩斯 (Bauhaus )的影響,多年來,他以設計與藝術為主要創作路線

 

 

 

Q : why start to do creative work

I have done creative work since school – and even though I moved into graphic design when I went to college I continued to paint in my spare time. Since I got my studio space 5 years ago I have put a lot more time into it and take it more seriously. It has become a necessity.. for my mind. In the same way some people meditate or do yoga,I have to create art otherwise I don't feel right. I also love the process – and get excited about the possibilities.So I both need and want to do it.

我從學校時期就開始進行一些創作性的工作… 而即便我大學時進入了平面設計的領域,我在閒餘時間還是會持續的畫畫。而自從五年前我擁有了自己的工作室後,我投入了更多的時間,對其態度也更為嚴肅, 那變成是我心智上的一個必需品, 就像有些人會去冥想、會做瑜伽、而對我來說則是必須進行藝術創作,不然我就會覺得哪裡不對勁。我也喜歡創作的過程,而且對於其帶來的可能性總是感到非常興奮。所以創作對我來說,是一個我想要、也需要進行的事情。


Q : when was the moment to choice the material (Wood)

2 years ago – it felt like the logical step from doing collage work on canvas. My painting work uses blocks of colour and found materials to create collage. It is also based around the ideas of urban landscape and perspectives.So I moved into using wood to create flat works – and then started playing with the additional dimension.Wood is a lovely material to work with – versatile, forgiving and it has potential for limitless textures and finishes.

大概在2年前﹣ 對於一個嘗試在帆布上進行拼貼藝術的人來說,這似乎是個自然會發展出的一步。我的繪畫作品使用多種色塊以及發現的材料來創作拼貼,這其中也有包含著對市區的地標風貌的觀點,所以我開始使用木頭創作平板作品、並開始試著去嘗試戲耍額外的空間維度。木頭其實是一個非常可愛的材料、它多才多藝、寬容、而且具有無窮的素材潛力、永不休止。

 

Q :what does these art works mean to you

Landscape.. in a very broad sense. The shapes, textures & structures are all inspired by the landscapes in the cities I have lived in & visited. With my future works I plan to add an element of interaction – which takes this idea further still as we modify and interact with our urban environments.

地標風貌… 從一個非常廣域的角度上來講。這些形狀、質感、以及構造的靈感都是來自於我所拜訪、居住過的城市風景。我也計畫在我未來的作品裡加入互動的元素、所以當我們去改造、去和我們的都市環境做互動時,這個主意就能更向前跨進一步。

 

 

Q : what message you want to convey through the works

That design, beauty and interest can be found in the simple geometry of our cities.We don't need to buy new objects or the latest expensive furniture – we can create something new from the things we discard.

設計感、美感、興味可以從我們城市中簡單的幾何便可以獲得。我們不需要去購買任何新物件、亦或是最新款的昂貴傢具- 我們可以從那些我們丟棄的東西中創造新的事物。

 

Q : why come to Taiwan

I was invited by Cooking Together – and I always love to travel and explore new countries.I'll be honest  – Taiwan wasn't a country I knew much about – but when I started doing some research – it sounded interesting.Now I'm here I am excited by the balance between traditional and modern… it feels like a country that is reinventing itself and looking forwards to the future – without forgetting it's traditions and history. I love it.

我是受邀於 "Cooking Together", 而且我非常熱愛旅行、去探訪新的國家。我必須很老實的說,在此之前,台灣真的不是一個我所熟悉的地方;但是當我開始進行一些資料蒐集以後,這件事情顯然變得很有趣,而現在我就在這裡了。我對於台灣在傳統和現代中所取得的平衡覺得非常的興味盎然,感覺起來台灣似乎正在不斷地重塑它自己、而且也眺望著未來- 同時亦不忘記它自己的傳統和歷史。我真熱愛這個部份。

Q : what do you think about Cooking Together to the artists?

It's a great concept – and is a new way of thinking that seems to be happening in many places.Social & communal based creativity – pulling people together to create & inspire each other and other people.
It's also what Cement Gallery is about – working with each other to stage events and activities by creative people for creative people.It also makes art more accessible, both for the artists and for the public – which is the way it should be!

我認為這是個很棒的概念。這也似乎變成一種發生在各地的一種新的思考方式。以共有和社交為基礎的創造力- 將人們聚合在一起去創造、激發彼此及其他的人. 這同時也正如 Cement Gallery 所代表的、讓有創造力的人一起工作、為富有創造性的人上演、呈現許多的事件和活動。這同時也讓藝術更加得觸手可及了﹣不管是對於藝術工作者或是對於大眾來說。而這就是藝術應該要有的樣子!

This refers to the fact that when I was a child – in the 70's and 80's – a lot of toys and games were made in Taiwan – and the game or box would have this written on it. Now I am here making art – but using recycled, found materials… as opposed to the plastic, industrially produced objects I remember as a child. When I told a friend of mine in London that i was coming here… he asked me to bring him something back which is "Made In Taiwan". Maybe I will – but it might be made from old wood instead of plastic!

這個展覽讓我回想起在七零與八零年代當我還是小孩的時候,所有的玩具和遊戲的外包裝都寫著"台灣製造"幾個字.而在CT創作的這段時間,使用這些塑膠看版和回收的廢料以及一些工業產品來做為我的作品元素都讓我回想起了我的童年時光。當我告訴我一個倫敦的朋友我要來台灣時,他要我一定要帶回寫著"台灣製造"的東西給他。或許會吧-但是這件作品用的是來自台灣的舊木而非塑膠!

 

關於馬克· 邁克爾

Inspired by the structure and composition of the urban environment – his work draws inspiration from architecture, Constructivism, contemporary graffiti and the textures and layered messages that bombard us on a daily basis.He has exhibited in the UK and abroad and has also curated and organised exhibitions through his involvement with Cement Graphic Art.

他的創作靈感來自於都會環境中的結構與構圖,風格受到建築,結構主義,當代塗鴉的啟發,企圖呈現在當代生活中,人們不斷受到不同層次與紋理的訊息轟炸的狀態。他的作品在英國以及其他國家都有展覽,自己也在水泥平面藝術( Cement Graphic Art.)擔任策展與策劃的工作。

About Cement Gallery
www.cement-gallery.com
關於水泥藝廊

Cement Gallery is an artist run online and pop-up gallery, showcasing contemporary art in all it’s forms. From screenprinted works through to large sculptural and mural works – we aim to celebrate fresh and innovative creativity and the crossover between urban art, graphic design, illustration and sculpture.

水泥藝廊是由藝術家經營的線上與街頭突現(Pop-Up)為主的藝廊,展現當代藝術的各式風貌,從絹印到雕塑或者壁畫,我們企圖以都會藝術、平面設計、插畫與雕塑等等媒材,呈現都會中嶄新與創新的創造力。

We work closely with a small group of artists in promoting their work through exposure both in the virtual realm and through pop-up exhibitions. We have worked with major brands looking to reach out to audiences through creative events and exhibitions both in the UK and abroad.

透過與一群藝術家非常緊密的工作,水泥藝廊以網路或者街頭突現的展示活動來推廣他們的作品,我們也與知名的品牌合作,透過創意的活動與展覽,在英國與其他國家拓展我們的觀眾群。

 

About Cooking Together / URS155

關於創作分享圈-以共同分享為核心的創意空間

We create an open, homely environment for creative people to share their ideas, and work processes. Like cooking food – we enable people to share, be creative, and enjoy each other’s recipes!

我們希望營造一個共享,就像在自己家裡一樣的創作環境,讓喜愛創作的人可以在這裡分享創意想法,並讓創作在這裡自然而然發生。就像是分享食物一般-去分食,去創造並樂於和來這裡的人們交流創意!

In this lively atmosphere, people inspire and motivate each other whilst communicating, through the works they create. It provides a creative platform where people can experiment, with ideas and make the first steps towards the creative careers they wish to pursue.

在充滿生活感的氛圍裡,透過彼此創作的作品去啟發並鼓舞更多人加入創作的行列,這裡提供的創作平台可以讓有興趣以創作為志業的朋友,藉由分享想法與交流創作在這裡開始經營創作者生涯的第一步。


本次11/9-11/15 與來自英國東倫敦的水泥藝廊的藝術家兼策展人雙重身份的馬克· 邁克爾合作,希望能帶入不同的都會元素在URS155做分享,引發更多不同的創意火花。

 

開幕酒會 11/9 星期五晚上 PM 7:00- 9:00 報名請填寫

地點 URS155|Cooking Togeter(台北市大同區迪化街一段155號1F)

連絡人 顏瑋志 Jerry Yen 0953613040 / 2552-0349

 

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