︎ 填色的地下鐵 - 二月號 台北篇 The Underground Portraits - Feb Taipei ver.


年代 Year of work: 2021

尺寸 Size:

21 cm x 29.7 cm

號數:4

媒材 Media:       

水彩 墨水筆 水彩紙
Watercolor ink on watercolor paper  



二月號 台北篇

一年多沒回家了,以前在美國上學的時候,家人朋友都會不放心粗線條的我,一個人在那麼遠的陌生地方生活,還會寄一箱箱台灣澳門物資來,讓我想想家。 但老實說,那時候的我整個心簡直飛出去,初生之犢不畏虎,雖然陌生但是也很刺激, 雖然也有很多困惑未知,其實樂得很,很有活力面對所有不熟悉的東西。那時候好像也有一年沒回家過。
今年因為疫情,沒有人不懂的,想去跟能去是兩回事,加上生活工作上種種,不知不覺就這樣過著某種”隔離”的生活,實體上的、狀態上的。把門窗關起來,檢視自己,逼迫面對不足和過錯,對話,商量著。了解到自己的節奏很慢,可能要一個月,才得出事情結論,要有耐心等待漫長而波折的過程。
看看二月號的畫中人們,感覺每個人都在獨自腦內開會, 那些沒辦法一一道出的事情,就這樣沈默著。




這是我從2015年開始收集的人像作品系列:

2015年我坐在紐約地鐵N Train前往曼哈頓的路上,大家被關在這個緩慢前進的鐵龍肚子裡。 我那時候的心情是非常焦慮的,除了心煩即將遲到以外,更強烈的是對於想創作的迫切。那些在Chelsea區的藝廊讓我眼花撩亂,在Bushwick的藝術家總是自由又狂野,他們讓我感到某程度上的共鳴,被激勵,但當回到家雙手磨擦想要做點什麼的時候,想法又隨之消散,我那時候買了好多空的畫布和紙。

我在很不平衡的心情下展開了這個計劃—— 只是必須畫點什麼好讓我不要瘋掉。 坐在地鐵車廂裡,我隨意地描繪坐在正在對面看手機的人,然後一口氣畫了好幾個人,一頭亂髮的、穿泳衣的、睡著的,地鐵門一打開他們一下子都消失了,隨即下一批人又把空間填滿。

這變成了一種治療我焦慮的良藥,我開始不討厭地鐵故障的廣播。拿出本子,不需要下定決心地開始畫畫,在沒有壓力的狀態下並沒有在意畫得像不像,我只是負責把點線面連結在一起,投入時間把長鬈髮一條條爬上紙裡,偶爾的眼神交會。突然發現平日到底把注意力都花在哪裡了?日常生活中有好多的角落沒有留意過,我漸漸無言地體會著由被繪者身上的裝扮,神情,舉動,所傳達的故
事。


I was sitting on the Manhattan bound N Train back in 2015, all the people was stuck into this iron dragon’s belly, I was feeling anxiety, not only for the late, but also for the urgent of create something. These galleries in Chelsea made me dizzy, and the artists lived in Bushwick was wild and free, somehow I felt connected, inspired, but while I arrived home and ready to start making something, it diminished, I bought a lots of blank canvas and papers.

I started this plan at a chaotic condition—— just wanted to draw something that could save me from driving myself crazy. I sat inside the train, started drawing this person sat in front of me spontaneously, and more to come, a woman with messy curly hair, a swimsuit guy, a sleeping grandma, they disappeared within a minute while the train door was opened, and filled with another group of people rapidly.

This project become a therapy of my anxiety, I stared to forgive the train delay announcement. I grabbed my note, started drawing without thinking too much, didn’t care if I draw it right, just connected the dots, lines and spheres, spending time on the long curly hair, sometime eyes contacted with others. You would suddenly notice where did all your attentions spend usually during the normal days? There were many undiscovered scenarios, and now I read story from their facial expressions, how they look and how they act.

*This project become an ongoing plan, invented this way to connect to the new place where I visit, received inspirations and ideas.