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X美术馆于2022年4月17日至7月17日欣然呈现美国艺术家特睿·阿布德拉的首次亚洲美术馆个展“要上天了”。展览展出作品为艺术家近期新作,描绘了迷人且耐人寻味的日常生活碎片。充满怀旧气息和鲜活色彩的画面,在述说美式流行文化的同时,也在这转瞬即逝的时代中留下个体记忆的印迹。

X Museum is delighted to present ‘Almost Heaven’, from 17 April to 17 July, 2022, the first solo museum exhibition in Asia by American artist Trey Abdella. Featuring his most recent works, the exhibition assembles engrossing yet evocative daily fragments with exuberant colours and nostalgic aesthetics, elucidating images of American pop culture and personal memories in an era of perpetual change.


展览作品中关于日常生活充满讽刺意味、略显悲剧色彩的刻画,传递了阿布德拉对于美国本土文化的解读,引人共鸣。艺术家将他的个人回忆与美国千禧一代的成长经历结合,将美式传统节日生活和文化记忆在作品中巧妙地交融碰撞,融于本人对生活的感知,深度剖析了被埋没在公众视线之下的焦虑和不安。

Widely known for his ironic, often tragic approach to everyday events, Trey Abdella brings into surface personal yet relatable conception of Americana. Abdella’s works, playing with iconographic elements of American holidays, habits and trivialities, shine a light on the dark side of his own homeland culture. Mixing his personal remembrances with commonplace experiences of every American Millennial, the artist produces an overwhelming X-ray of the country, and focuses his attention in underlining the anxiety that is embedded in its culture.



日常生活中那些屏气凝神的瞬间:喜悦、激动、尴尬、厌恶、恐惧,糅合交叠,在作品中流动,讲述着每个人或多或少都会感同身受的复杂情绪。戏剧性的场景被阿布德拉从单调乏味的生活中抽离出来,诠释深藏于人们内心的情感。艺术家将日常寻获的小物置于画布之上,进行实验场域创作,挑战、突破传统绘画材料的表达形式。破碎的家庭相框刻有“活着、爱着、笑着”的生活箴言,实则暗藏危机;教堂外挣扎的兔爪挠醒了朋克少年对于参加礼拜活动的抗拒。阿布德拉将生活物件与具象绘画语言相融,通过惶恐和惆怅的视角对流行文化进行全新解读。

Each work reflects breathtaking moments, woven with joy, excitement, embarrassment, disgust or fear— that everyone may resonate with. Abdella captures drama from monotony and ventures beyond the canvas into experimental territory, unveils and translates the innermost feelings from humans. Pairing paintings with found objects, the artist ventures beyond the canvas into experimental territory, challenging and expanding upon traditional painting textures. A shattered Live Laugh Love photo frame unveils deranged family affairs; a bunny paw welcomes a young punk kid obliged to go to church on Sundays. The blending of real objects with figurative representation reinterprets pop culture through the lens of horror and melancholy.



颠覆性的视觉构建加上扣人心弦的叙事角度使得阿布德拉的作品游离在真实与虚幻之间。其作品给人以窥视的快感,带观众潜入画面中人物的私密生活。美术馆的卡槽墙幻化成为百叶拉窗,观众的视线随即被隐匿,当不安与兴奋的情感交织在一起后,这里发生的一切都让人产生了好奇。画作中出现的日常之物与阿布德拉所建立的怪诞诡异的情节交融碰撞,让人又不禁想到弗洛伊德的“怪怖者”。不适感伴随着难以言说的焦虑涌现,身体随之被紧攥着拖向空中,又突然安静下来,寂静的空气足以令人窒息。对未知事物的不确定、恐惧和排斥,让人们对被隐藏的真相开始感兴趣,自我情绪调节机制变得不可琢磨。

Abdella’s works build a disruptive presence and present psychologically charged narratives by oscillating between reality and illusion. Viewers of his work become voyeurs, experiencing the thrill of peeking into the intimate lives of others. These stolen looks, hiding between pleated blinds of the museum’s corrugated walls, provoke both anxiety and secret exhilaration, as well as curiosity. Homely objects, embedded in Abdella’s unexpected contexts, allude to Freud’s uncanny. Uncomfortable sensation and ambiguity anxiety erupts, bringing bodies from earth to heaven. The suffocating silence and uncertainty awaken interest in those hidden truths, accompanied by the spikes of fear and repulsion, to create an experience that plays hide-and-seek with emotional regulation.


通过作品,阿布德拉描绘了他从西弗吉尼亚迁往纽约生活、工作的经历,诙谐幽默而又饱含柔情。相比于赞美这个时代的丰裕,阿布德拉更倾向于放大成长中的伤痛和享受,同时邀请观众感受生活中每一细微之处的强大能量——如同勒内·马利亚·里尔克所说的:让一切如是发生,美丽与惊骇;你只需一直前行,穿越所有迎面而來的感受。

Through his experience from West Virginia to New York City, Abdella examines and illustrates the footsteps of growth with slapstick humour and murmuring tenderness. As the byproduct of an environment that praises exuberance, in his artworks, Abdella overemphasises his traumas as well as his treats, and invites the viewer to experience the trivial aspects of life with the same intensity as he does, following the suggestion of the words by Rainer Maria Rilke: ‘Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.’



关于艺术家 About the Artist

特睿·阿布德拉(生于1994,美国西佛吉尼亚)生活和工作于纽约布鲁克林,先后毕业于纽约视觉艺术学院和纽约艺术学院。阿布德拉的作品生动有趣、耐人寻味,集结了众多来自电影、卡通和互联网迷因文化中的场景和元素。

阿布德拉的作品在世界各地参与多次个展和群展。其中个展举行于国王画廊(首尔,2021;柏林,2020),T293画廊(罗马,2021;2019);群展包括“These Days Part II”,Vito Schnabel画廊(洛杉矶,2022),“PT. 2: INVASIVE SPECIES”,Anat Ebgi画廊(洛杉矶,2021)。阿布德拉的作品被众多机构收藏,如迈阿密当代艺术学院,迈阿密佩雷斯美术馆,阿尔贝蒂娜博物馆和X美术馆。

Trey Abdella (b. 1994, West Virginia, US) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts for his BFA and went on to get his masters from the New York Academy of Art. Abdella’s captivating paintings depict assemblages of spaces inhabited by a broad range of characters found in movies, cartoons and internet memes.

Abdella's work has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions throughout the world. Among others, solo shows at KÖNIG GALERIE (Seoul, 2021; Berlin, 2020), T293 Gallery (Rome, 2021; 2019) and group shows such as ‘These Days Part II’, Vito Schnabel Gallery (Los Angeles, 2022) or ‘PT. 2: INVASIVE SPECIES’, Anat Ebgi, (Los Angeles, 2021). His work is included in important collections such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Perez Museum, Miami; Albertina Museum and X Museum, Beijing.

 

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