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Neither Increasing nor Decreasing – Huang Huangyi

01.1533

Ewer 水壶

Huang Huanyi 黄焕义

Artist Biography

Born 1960 in Jiangxi, China. MFA from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, currently Professor and Director of the Institute of Modern Ceramic Art, Jingdezhen Ceramic College.

Huang Huanyi’s works have won more than 10 national awards and he has presided over a number of provincial scientific research projects. He has exhibited in the Carrousel Hall of the Louvre in France, Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge University, UK, Philadelphia Museum, USA, Lichuan World Ceramic Exhibition, Korea, Mino World Ceramic Exhibition, Japan.

黄焕义:1960年出生于中国江西。
景德镇陶瓷学院美术硕士,
景德镇陶瓷学院现代陶瓷艺术研究所教授、所长。
作品获10多项国家级奖项,主持多项省级科研项目。在法国卢浮宫的卡鲁塞尔大厅、英国剑桥大学菲茨威廉博物馆、美国费城博物馆、韩国利川世界陶瓷展、日本米诺世界陶瓷展上展出。

Artist Statement

I used the “lying plum vase” to reshape the traditional Chinese plum vase and lay flat on the base. Although the vase body is decorated with blue and white patterns such as pine, crane and cloud, which imply longevity in traditional porcelain patterns, which is similar to this decorative Teapot, the vase with original full and upright image of modern heroism is obviously vented. I try to examine and deconstruct traditional culture in my work and explore the discourse composition behind porcelain.

我用“躺着的梅瓶”将中国传统梅瓶造型重新塑形平躺在基座上,尽管瓶身装饰还是传统陶瓷纹样中寓意长寿的松、鹤、云等青花纹饰,与这件充满装饰的壶相似,但原先饱满的笔直矗立的现代英雄主义形象很明显泄了气。我试图在作品中审视并解构中国传统文化,探索陶瓷背后的话语组成。

Selected Buddhist Object from Chiddingstone Castle

01.1533 Ewer

Ewer, cloisonné enamel on gilt bronze. China, Qing Dynasty (19th century).

Height: 27cm

Denys Eyre Bower mentions this enamel ewer, which forms part of a set with a bowl and cup, in his handwritten notes about the Buddhist collection. It was clearly one of his most prized possessions. His notes state that it was gifted by the ‘Tashi Lama of Tibet’ to the Viceroy of India, Lord Minto, in 1908. He wrote that ‘its importance seems to have been ignored by the British officials responsible for dealing with these gifts’. It is decorated in the eight Buddhist emblems including the ‘endless knot’, symbolizing the eternal wisdom and compassion of the Buddha. Also depicted on it is the wheel symbol which represents Buddhist teachings.

"Lying plum vase"

“躺着的梅瓶”陶瓷

Porcelain
52x37x32cm
2019

52x37x32厘米
2019