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于纽约土生土长的艺术家Joan Vennum以色彩鲜明的画作,探索空间的存在。作品同时揉合了抽象与具体的风格。她是以富梦幻感而充满修长与密集笔触的画作而著名的,创作选用了不同系列的色彩,描绘出无限的空间感,表达出幻想与自然世界交融着的效果。

Vennum曾于密苏里州圣路易斯华盛顿大学学习绘画,其后于伊利诺大学香槟分校取得美术硕士学位。创作的主要灵感来自Mondrian、de Kooning,特别是荷兰大师们对空间的运用及微小细节的留意。 Vennum的艺术观感从她的早期发展中两大事件受到最重要的影响。儿时,Vennum已被纽约天文馆的太空模拟及神秘浩瀚的宇宙所迷住。成长后,一次西西里岛之行令她了解天气对环境的影响、地​​平线上不同元素的结合,及海洋奇观。于是,Vennum的作品选择以简单的方式,着重表面细节,以表现出各元素的活力及太空的浩瀚。如Vennum所说:「以最简单的视觉形式来表达较大,复杂的概念是我的目标。」

Vennum运用密集点画、划痕及标记的方式,将朱红色、蓝色或乳白色涂上矩形或圆形画布,洽似跟随脉博的跳动。表层的颜色像暴雨一样以倾斜的角度混合,浅色的笔触逐渐融入深色,暗示出宇宙的深度。画面上的线条与颜色创作出三维的空间,而此创作过程亦构成充满光线,优雅华丽的朦胧空间。

正如诗人及艺术史学家Corrine Robins所说,Vennum的作品「注重宇宙中各元素及呼吸上的平衡、短暂的停顿,及色彩与光线的自然性质。」虽然作为一位抽象艺术家,她是受到后抽象表现派女画家如Lee Krasner及Joan Mitchell等所影响的,她对表面细节的注重促使了一系列充满活力而独特的创作。 Vennum曾表示:「我的创作建立于抽象表现主义,是自我发现的过程,而且透过冥想开始。东方哲学清楚指出一切原始的概念只能从清晰的状态发展…只要有耐心,总有发现自己方向的时刻。」

Joan Vennum的作品是纽约布鲁克林美术馆、澳洲悉尼现代艺术博物馆、瑞典乌特什贝里艺术博物馆、斯德哥尔摩斯堪亚公共保险有限公司,及意大利塔韦尔纳民间博物馆的永久收藏品。

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