Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Homer Shew's recent paintings. The artist's first exhibition with the gallery and in the region, 'Backgrounds' showcases a series of paintings that the artist started in 2015, of Asian Americans living in the US. Intimate, meticulously textured and richly contextualised, the group of portraits depicts faces and bodies that are charged with sincere and complex emotions, and are substantially de-alienated. The paintings go beyond a time of intensified racial conflict, and pertain instead to contemporary human conditions in general, as Shew playfully declares that, for this series of portraits that is going to be a life-long endeavour, he would like to paint every Asian American he gets to encounter in America.

 

馬凌畫廊榮譽呈獻邵若然在畫廊及亞洲地區的首個展覽「背景」,展出藝術家新近創作的肖像繪畫作品。自2015年起,藝術家以亞裔美國人為題創作肖像繪畫作品,以親密、肌理豐富、語境飽滿的方式描繪帶有真摯且複雜情感的面孔及身體,嘗試以肖像繪畫藝術傳統思考龐大亞裔美國人社群的當代異化狀況。邵若然探索種族及文化身份的繪畫實踐並不囿於近年日趨緊張的種族衝突社會現實,而是與當代世界的普遍生存狀況息息相關。藝術家指出,此肖像繪畫系列將是長達一生的長期作品系列,他寄希望於在未來為其結識的每一位亞裔美國人繪制肖像。