邱黯雄 QIU Anxiong

Source: The news of Anren Biennale
Source: The news of Anren Biennale

邱黯雄,1972年出生于四川,1994年毕业于四川美术学院,2003年毕业于德国卡塞尔艺术学院,现任教于华东师范大学设计学院。作品涉及动画、绘画、装置、录像等不同媒介。其作品以中国传统人文精神结合新媒体形式表达其对当代社会批判以及对历史文化的思考,代表作品有动画片《新山海经》、《民国风景》、《山河梦影》,影像装置《为了忘却的记忆》。于2007年创立 “未知博物馆”,是近年当代艺术生态建设中的活跃力量。

邱黯雄最新的作品包括大幅的绘画、动画,以及录像装置。如邱黯雄2006年的作品《新山海经》是由千余张水墨画联接而成的动画作品。这件作品的名字本身就取自中国的传统神化《山海经》。除了研究中国传统文化与现代文化间的相互影响,整个作品同时具有梦幻的色彩:细致明确的图像加上让人难以置信的叙述,忠实地描绘了我们所生活的荒谬的周遭世界。

 

Qiu Anxiong was born in 1972 in Sichuan province. He graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. In 2003 he graduated from the University Kassel’s College of Art in Germany after six years of studying both contemporary international art and traditional Chinese culture. Now he is teaching in East China Normal University. His works employs different kinds of mediums including animation, painting, installation and video, etc. Representative works are animation film New Classic of Mountains and Seas, Temptation of the Land, Minguo Landscape, video installation Staring into Amnesia. He founded “Museum of Unkown” in 2007, which is an active power in the ecological construction of contemporary arts in recent years.

Qiu Anxiong’s recent work consists largely of paintings, animations, and video installations. In the 2006 piece The New Classic of Mountains and Seas, for example, Qiu employs multitudes of ink drawings and links them together in an animated form. The title itself refers to the ancient Chinese mythology Classic of the Mountains and Seas. Besides investigating the interaction between ancient and modern Chinese culture, this work and others like it have a dreamlike quality: the clearly delineated images framed by unbelievable narratives faithfully depict the absurdity of the world around us. This link to the everyday further enhances the political value of the work, which engages in a damning criticism of environmental degradation, social breakdown, and massive urbanization. Unlike younger artists, Qiu Anxiong does not indulge in the personal pleasures of the everyday, but rather takes the undifferentiated mass of history as his raw material.

邱黯雄:新山海经 3

Qiu Anxiong: New Classic of Mountains and Seas III, QIU Anxiong