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無止盡

Endless Isolation

吳森枝

Ng Sum Chi

2014

樹脂、塑膠彩

Resin and Acrylic

200 X 400 cm

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坐在德國的火車最前的車卡,看著火車穿越不同的森林,一片的寂靜充斥著整架火車。 樹木間的整齊架構,讓我對以往充滿生機的森林概念產生聯想。要建立這樣的森林, 破壞是在所難免的。這正是戰爭為這個國家所帶來的,當中的寧靜是如此的悲痛。日本地下街的繁華亦是如此。 這裡蘊含著無數的死亡,埋葬了無數的靈魂,演化成繁華的城市,這正是歷史所告訴我們的。無止盡的循環下,我們猶如站在虛無的雪山上看著它的消逝。

I still remember when I took the train in Germany; I sat near the driver. The woods surrounding the train were so silent. For me, it was the first time travelling through a forest. During the journey, I thought the forest would be full of life and vitality. However, what I felt was the silence and well-arranged trees. The first thought came to my mind was the destruction from wars. This kind of silence was full of grief and pain. I had the same feeling when I walked through an underground street in Japan. I connect with my experience of death and the grief. Also, we can see how the souls are buried and transformed in the flourishing city. This is what history tries to tell us and how worthy it is. In this endless cycle, it is just like we are standing on a snowy mountain and watching how the world fades away.

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吳森枝

Ng Sum Chi

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Graduated in 2014

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作品於 2012年及2013 年分別在德國德累斯頓及日本名古屋展出。2014年入圍香港視覺藝術獎(前身為香港當代藝術獎)及藝術創庫基金舉辦的《初試啼聲2》藝術計劃。同年前往英國倫敦作駐留藝術家,作品於英國皇家藝術學院展出。2016年,作品獲選於Young Talent Hong Kong展出。現居香港。吳森枝於過去幾年曾經到不同的國家遊歷並進行創作,吸收各種養份。「自然」恍惚一直跟他的作品有著密不可分的關係,作者相信那是一切生命的起源跟終結,他透過運用不同物料的狀態與文化,呈現每種物料靈魂的存在,從而表達現代社會與自然之間的關係。

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NG Sum Chi received his BA in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2014. His works have been exhibited in Dresden, Germany; Nagoya, Japan; London, United Kingdom; and Hong Kong. In 2014, his works were in the finals of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award and First Smash 2 Art Project. At the same time, he was also selected to be a residential artist in London at the Royal Academy of Art. In 2016, his works were shown in the Young Talent Hong Kong exhibition. NG Sum Chi has travelled to different countries for art residencies and exchange programmes over the past few years. Now he works and lives in Hong Kong as a full-time artist. By exploring and experimenting different materials with his art, NG aims to recreate and interpret our connection with nature.