布萊德達西 Brad Darcy

如果你問我 布萊德 達西 的是作畫的,還是雕塑,還是做錄像攝影,混合媒材? 我會,布萊德 達西是一位藝術家。不論前述所的,都是一種媒材,而藝術家則是透過媒材說他想說的話。布萊德 達西是一位有生命力,有思考力,有觸角成形的敏創作者,兼具掌握各式媒材的能力,讓他有機會運用更多的管道詮釋,他想的話,他對生命,生物的體會。

出生在紐約一個藝術家庭,其父親湯姆達西先生是美國普立茲獎的政治漫畫得主,這樣的成長背景,讓他看事情一直都有一種更寬廣的見解。而這些見解又讓他以一種非常中性的方式表現在他的作品裡。其作品最大的特色在於不做作的將視覺圖騰和文字一氣呵成,因此觀者從簡單的語繪中找到自我的解讀。布萊德 達西, 現居布魯克林,即將將其累積十年的速寫,以限量版本集結成冊,敬請期待。


生於1969年,畢業於紐約視覺藝術學院,現居於紐約

創作論述

布萊德達西的作品是經由三個步驟的過程所創作出來的。第一個步驟為直覺式的繪畫,通常在這個過程布萊德會使用水墨筆直接畫在紙上;再來,他會將他的紙上畫作傳送到電腦裡進行數位處理;到了最後一個步驟時,他會將前兩個步驟累積的作品實現在畫布上。

2010年的繪畫系列“life-line”中的圖片選自藝術家特定的素描本,並透過數位合成搭配上血紅及灰的棋盤格狀。這系列四件作品的主題包含:突變、誕生、家人、基因。

2011的系列“self”延續2011的作品思維。這系列中,一頁的作品中包含了六件個別的抽象水墨繪畫,在六個圖樣的背後,藝術家藉由電腦繪製了線條所組成的人像側臉。“life-line”系列裡使用的棋盤格概念也一樣在“self”系列裡作為一個隱喻出現,灰階的棋盤格填滿人像的空白觸。在這系列中藝術家試圖講述的主題含括思考的過程、回憶、意識的累積。

2012年,“A Cowboys Home”系列在數位處理的比重增加了。這系列作品討論了再生醫學的範疇,特別是細胞重編程的部分。這件作品重新思量了生命的起始點,生命因為基因改造技術的躍進而有了多種存在形式,例如:複製。這件作品的創作過程就像是基因改造、複製的反照,生物學的技術讓生命的完美成為是可以被企及,可以被掌控的。 

最新的系列作品'Attaining Magenta(In A Saturated World)'精選四件水墨速寫圖像。其中三個在電腦處理的階段被加強了飽和度,而藝術家在紙上創作時直覺寫下的“looking into the future”被放在最主要的圖像之下。“Attaining Magenta”包含了三大概念:人類的生命歷程、成就、人的未來進化。

Art Statement

Brad Darcy's paintings are currently executed by a process initially involving spontaneous ink drawings on paper which are then worked upon digitally, and lastly expanded upon with paint on canvas. 

In the 2010 painting series 'Life-Line' various sketches(ink on paper) were chosen from a particular sketchbook, and in the computer are then simply composed with the color pyrrole red along with a grey checkerboard pattern. These four works themes include; mutation, birth, family, and genetics.

In 2011 the painting 'Self' continues the same process, this time a page from a sketchbook containing a cluster of six small separate abstract ink sketches(ink on paper) were chosen. The computer manipulation was very simple; one single line weaves its way behind the six cluster of sketches, forming a silhouette of a human head. Like in the 'Lifeline' series, 'Self' also uses a checkerboard pattern as a motif, filling the silhouette with semi reflective, crumpled mylar squares. Themes include; the thought process, memory, and cumulative conscious.

In the 2012 painting "A Cowboys Home', a portrait(ink drawing) is worked further digitally, then expanded onto canvas. This work echoes  the underlying technology of regenerative medicine in particular cell reprogramming. The work contemplates the point of origin as well as the concept of manipulation into a duplicate or different state of existence. The works construction process mirrors the biological quest for perfection and ultimately the control of evolutionary fate. 

In the latest painting 'Attaining Magenta(In A Saturated World)' four ink drawings  of abstract characters are chosen, three of the characters get their saturation boosted(via computer), and the original caption('Looking into the Future') remains intact under the main character. 'Attaining Magenta' themes include; human life span, fulfillment and the future of mans evolution.


BIOGRAPHY
Born on Long Island, New York, Lives in Williamsburg Brooklyn, works in NYC

EDUCATION
1989-1992, 2007-2009 The Art Students League, NYC
1993-1997 School of Visual Arts, Painting, Computer Art, NYC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 2015 Philippine Art Fair
2015Formosa Art Show, Taipei
2015Group exhibition, Nunu Fine Art, Taipei
2014  Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung

2011'Synthetic Zero', BronxArtSpace, Bronx, New York
2010 'Invisible Stranger', Tamtam8 Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010 Two-Person Show: 'Transformed Conversation', SoapBox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Re-Store Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2010 'Colored Glasses', Da Gallery, NYC
2010 'Open Kitchen', Da Gallery, NYC
2010 'Art Aync', GraceSpace, Brooklyn, NY
2009 'Wake', Utnion Gallery, NYC
2009 'Art Sync Project', PingPong Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 'A Show of Heads’, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2008 The Art Students League Gallery, NYC
2007 HeadQuarters Studio, NYC
2006 Rockefeller University 500-504 East 63rd St, NYC
2005 Video Shorts Festival: Video 'Kiss', Remote Lounge NYC
2004 Five video shorts, Gallery 169, 14 St, NYC

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2009 Flushing CowParade, Queens, NY
2008 CowParade, Taipei, Taiwan

AWARDS
2007 Merit Scholarship at The Art Students League
2007 Blue Dot Merit Scholarship Annual Exhibition

REGISTRY PROGRAM
NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York
White Column, NYC