Wave

Wave



The dome (from Latin: domus), a building structure originated from the Mesopotamia civilization period, had the same long history as glass. From the Pantheon of Augustus of Ancient Rome in the First Century AD to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral of Florence created by Brunelleschi in the Sixteenth Century and from the Constantinople Cathedral set by Justinianus the Great for the Goddess Sophia in the Sixth Century to the Millennium Dome aside River Thames built for new millennium in twenty-firs Century, this complex, mysterious and admirable structure attracts numerous ancient architects to spend their lifetime to explore and overtake it, so the meaning behind this structure has gone beyond the images and the structure itself.

I try to borrow the meaning of this word to build up self-cognition, constantly explore or excavate the construction process in different exhibitions. In this exhibition of Shanghai Museum of Glass, my inspiration is coming from the wave (water) pattern. I often consciously or unconsciously adopts some wave patterns and the curiosity drive me to reuse and restructure these patterns, so these patterns gradually created more various forms, like new geometric shapes, color gradient, curve, spiral and so on, and the connections between them and the space. And then the wave pattern itself seems to be no longer important because the construction relationship has generated during the process. If the last solo exhibition Dome (Absolute), was the beginning of this construction, then Dome 2 (Wave) now is a continuation of the previous work. 


(I used "Dome" as Chinese title in a solo exhibition in March 2016, "Absolute" was the English title. Dome was one of the patterns I collected and used in my art works, meanwhile I took the word, named the exhibition. In this exhibition, I continuously use the same Chinese title Dome, but named Wave as the English one.)


穹顶二


穹顶,这一源自美索不达米亚文明时期的建筑结构,与玻璃有着同样悠久的历史传承,从公元1世纪古罗马奥古斯都的万神殿,到16世纪布鲁内莱斯基为翡冷翠营造的圣母百花教堂;从公元6世纪查士丁尼在君士坦丁堡为索菲亚女神屹立的大教堂,到公元21世纪泰晤士河畔为迎接千禧年而建的世纪穹顶,这个复杂、神秘且美妙的结构使得历代建筑师们花费毕生精力去探究它、超越它,因此这个结构的背后隐藏着的意义已经超越了这个图像、结构本身。

我试图借用这个词去帮助自己构建一个自我认知,并且在不同的展览中,不停地去探索或者挖掘这个构建过程。在此次上海玻璃博物馆的展览中,起初由一个浪(水)的纹样为生发点。我经常有意识无意识地运用一些浪纹样,好奇心使我将这些纹样再次利用和重组,慢慢地它们生发成了一些新的几何图形、渐变色、曲线、螺旋纹等各种形态以及它们与空间之间的关联,此时浪纹样本身似乎已经不再重要,而其中的构建关系已在过程中得以生成,如果说上一次的个展穹顶是这个构建的开始,那么这次穹顶二是对之前构建的延续。


Photo/摄影: H2 Studio, 毕蓉蓉

Exhibition site: Shanghai Museum of Glass

展览地点:上海玻璃博物馆


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