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Matthew TSANG Man Fu 曾敏富

簡介 Biography

Matthew Tsang Man Fu is a Hong Kong visual artist. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree, major in Painting, in 2009 and Master of Fine Art degree in 2016, both are co-presented by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School. His works investigate the relationship between time, change, process and materiality. He works mainly with a variety of natural materials including wood, ice and charcoal and utilises processes including burning, melting and freezing. His artworks are presented in installation, video, photographs and sculptural objects. Since 2012 he has been a part-time lecturer at Hong Kong Art School. Tsang's work are exhibited in Hong Kong and overseas and are collected by private collectors. In 2018 he was awarded Austronesian International Arts Award-Grand Prize and invited to participate in Harbour Art Sculpture Park.

曾敏富,香港視覺藝術家,分別於二零零九年及二零一六年獲頒澳洲墨爾本皇家理工大學及香港藝術學院合辦之藝術文學士(主修繪畫)和藝術碩士學位。曾氏從作品中探索時間、轉變、過程和物質之間的關係,主要運用不同的天然物料,例如紙、木、冰、炭,利用火燒、融化和凍結等過程來創作,並以裝置、錄像、攝影和雕塑等方式來呈現。於二零一二年開始成為香港藝術學院兼任導師。曾氏作品在多個香港和海外展覧展出及獲私人收藏,於二零一八年獲邀參加《藝遊維港》雕塑展,同年榮獲南島美術獎-首獎。

Developing ways to use materials and techniques is often challenging in the context of adopting sculpture as the core medium for art creation. Through observing the routines of craftsmen such as carpenters, cementers, plumbers, and electricians, I often find pleasant surprises when I integrate their wisdom and experience into my artwork.

創作媒介以雕塑或裝置為主,如何發展物料運用及製作技巧往往是難題。從觀摩學習木工、水泥、油漆、水、電等工匠的工作日常,到把他們的智慧及經驗融入作品中,我常有驚喜的發現。

From Tree to Charcoal
"From Tree to Charcoal" is a work in the "Before Collapse" series. Through material transformation, the series examines the questions about mortality, death and rebirth, and explores how to live in every moment of our lives. The burnt materiality of the tree in this work poetically and theatrically presents a metaphysical correlation with how we experience time passing and cosmic cycle, both in the external observed physical world as well as in the inner subconscious mind.

樹生炭
《樹生炭》是《陷落.前》系列作品之一,該系列是利用物料轉化,由認知死亡到思考死亡及再生等問題,探討如何面對生命的每一刻。作品運用木轉化為炭的特質,並以詩意和戲劇性的方式建構出形而上學的關聯,讓我們由外部觀察物理世界的同時下意識中體會時間流逝,思考萬物的循環。

Waterdrop
Artist through the work experiments on and explores the relationship between material, process and form. Stainless steel changes its colour and texture after welding. The high temperature produces a metallic surface in steel blue colour and with wave-liked patterns, which match well with the water droplet form. This has been an experience full of uncertainties and conflicts in the production process and the material qualities.

水滴
藝術家從作品中實驗和探索物料、過程和形態的關係。不銹鋼經過焊接改變了物料的顏色和質感,高温下金屬表面產生出如水紋的鋼藍色正好切合水滴的形態,由製作過程和物料特性當中體驗了矛盾與不確定性。

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From Tree to Charcoal
樹生炭

2020
Carbonized object
炭化物件
42 x 40 x 18 cm

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Waterdrop
水滴

2011
Stainless steel sculpture
不銹鋼雕塑
45 x 18 x 25 cm