Miss Jovial Yeung’s work "The Victim: Shark": W 63.5 x H 48.5 x D 9 cm, 2013, Material: glass, gold leaves, canvas


楊碧琪小姐的作品《受害者系列-鯊魚》,尺寸(cm):長:63.5,寬:9,高:48.5,2013年,材料:玻璃,金箔,畫布

Miss Tania Wong’s work "Pause": 8 x 8 x 12, 5 pieces, 2011, Material: hand-blown glass


黃芷櫻小姐的作品《留》,尺寸: 長: 8 寬: 8 高:12,共 5 件, 作品重量: 3.3kg,2011年,材料:吹制玻璃

Date: 04 Apr 2014 (Friday)

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Glass work of two Visual Arts alumni win honourable mention awards in Contemporary Chinese Glass Art Exhibition

兩視覺藝術院校友作品奪中國當代玻璃藝術展優秀獎

Two Visual Arts alumni Miss Jovial Yeung and Miss Tania Wong had their glass artwork, entitled The Victim: Shark and Pause respectively, win honourable mention awards at the Contemporary Chinese Glass Art Exhibition.

Elaborating on her creative concept, Miss Yeung said: “The shark was composed of extremely delicate and fragile glass strings poking through the canvas. Viewed from the front of the work, the dot-like outlines created by the glass threads give the impression that the fish is weak, fragile and at risk of extinction. On the other hand, the body parts of the shark that are valuable and coveted by fishermen were highlighted using pure gold leaf. The use of relatively rigid golden parts and unsubstantial body outlines offers a big contrast visually.”

Creating an image by poking delicate glass threads through canvas is an innovative use of glass as a medium. The process requires the artist to be extremely detail-oriented.

Through her glass work Pause, Miss Wong expressed the moment at which water drops are suspended in mid-air. Glass and water are similar in being crystal clear, yet totally different in terms of their solidity. She tried to convey a sense of surrealism through the nature of the materials used – as if the atmosphere is frozen for the audience to enjoy that moment in life. Miss Wong said, “Modern people are under intense pressure, aiming at efficiency and the outcome without enjoying the process. Through the beauty of the refection of glass, a substance as ordinary as water becomes worthy of appreciation.”

The two glass works are now on display at the 1895 Nantong Cultural and Creative Industry Park in Jiangsu until 20 April.

兩位浸大視覺藝術院校友楊碧琪小姐和黃芷櫻小姐憑著其出色的玻璃藝術作品,獲中國當代玻璃藝術展頒發優秀獎。

楊小姐的作品名為《受害者系列-鯊魚》,她談及創作靈感時說﹕「鯊魚的身軀是用如頭髮般幼細的玻璃針組成的,而每支針也極為脆弱易斷。從正面角度去看畫作,觀眾只會看到一點點像虛線的隱約線條,那代表牠的生命的脆弱,以及面臨瀕臨絕種的危機。另一方面,金箔所突顯的位置,正正是牠們成為獵人目標的原因。玻璃針所呈現的幼細線條與耀眼的金箔形成強烈的對比。」

以極幼細的玻璃針於畫布上作畫,是一種很獨特的玻璃藝術創作。過程需要先利用高溫把玻璃燒至流動狀態,然後在極短時間內把玻璃膏拉出理想的長度和粗幼。冷卻後把玻璃絲分類並排列,再一根接一根的插在畫布上以組成圖像。因此,整個製作過程需要很高的專注力和仔細的手工才能做到精美細緻的效果。

另外,黃芷櫻小姐的作品《留》,是以玻璃表現出水滴停在半空的一剎那。清澈的玻璃與水相似,卻又與水無形的特點相反,正給觀眾帶出了超現實的感觀——就像空氣、時間停頓一般。黃小姐希望藉此讓觀眾開始欣賞生活中的事物。她說﹕「現代人生活緊張,人往往過於重視速度和結果,毫不享受當中的過程。《留》表現出水滴在光折射下的美,帶出水即使平凡常見,但有其值得欣賞之處。」

兩件作品現正於江蘇「南通1895文化創意產業園」展出,展期至4月20日。