Emma Hack 為澳洲當代藝術家,出生於南澳阿得雷德,從事人體繪畫超過二十年的時間,於 1999 年後逐漸受到藝術圈的注目,現於澳洲、倫敦、紐約各地的藝廊展出。作品曾被澳洲國家肖像藝廊所蒐藏,並被澳洲 Frances Keevil Art Gallery 與 Seaview Gallery、倫敦 Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery、新加坡 Vue Privée及台灣 Bluerider ART 等多處藝廊代理。
 
Hack 從商業廣告的人體彩繪起家,過去合作對象包含太陽劇團、Tiffany & Co、Nokia 等,最知名的就是為音樂創作者 Gotye 的 MV ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’所做的彩繪,近年以人體為畫布,結合繪畫與攝影的方式,專注在藝術創作上。Hack 的代表作品為:以各國文化的傳統圖案為素材創作的〈Blue and White〉系列、挪用普普藝術家 Roy Lichtenstein 作品意象的系列作品〈POP!〉,以及運用澳洲設計師 Florence Broadhurst 所設計的壁紙圖案所做的〈Wallpaper Collection〉系列。Hack 擅長利用視覺的幻像,運用佈景與模特兒重疊,使三度空間減為二度空間的圖像,並以攝影做為固定畫面的媒介,塑造一種魔幻的真實感。
 
從商業合作至藝術創作,可以看見 Emma Hack 日漸成熟的創作方式,更自然地運用女性模特兒為主角與繪畫圖案結合,隱藏人體線條,企圖弭平三度空間的立體感,轉化成平面。在過去,使用人體做為創作元素的手法目的上是為了展現女性身體的美麗線條,但 Hack 卻反其道而行,利用繪畫的詭計與偽裝,將過去人類偷窺癖(voyeurism)的慾望弱化,推及曖昧不清的階段,將人體性感的象徵優雅地圖像化。從 Emma Hack 過去創作系列來看,大量充滿異國情調的元素:中國瓷器、日本浮世繪、美國好萊塢明星、非洲文化,可看見取材之多元,不過 Hack的挪用不僅是取其意象,而企圖將「人」隱藏在其中,是畫面的再構成。「幻像」是 Hack 最好的武器,她也將女性「偽裝」,隱身在圖像中,將人體彩繪提升至更高的藝術層次。
 
2014年在 Bluerider ART 為 Emma Hack 個人在台首展,共展出 26 件作品,主要為三個系列作,分別是:〈壁紙曼陀羅〉(Wallpaper Mandala)、〈鳥禽〉(Birds of Prey)、〈烏托邦〉(Utopia)。在〈壁紙曼陀羅〉中,Hack 挑戰混合兩種顏色對比的壁紙,加深作品的創作難度與深度,添增更多的可看性; 在〈鳥禽〉中,則展現了她對澳大利亞鳥類的迷戀,並在作品中表現禽鳥與人類的幻想故事;而在〈烏托邦〉系列中,Hack 將動物與花、蝴蝶的元素結合在一起,營造一個美好的幻想樂園,使用朦朧的色彩,添增繪畫上的細膩度與利用攝影焦距創造夢幻之感,為相當細緻的作品。
 
Emma Hack, a contemporary artist based out of Adelaide, South Australia has been engaged in body painting for over twenty years. Active in the Australian art scene since 1999, Hack has caught the attention of the international art community and is world-renowned for her unique style of body painting and its subsequent photo documentation. Her works have been featured in collections of the Australian National Portrait Gallery, and represented by Australia’s Fances Keevil and Seaview art galleries, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery of London, Vue Privée in Singapore, and now featured in the Bluerider ART, Taiwan.
 
Hack’s early involvement in body painting in the commercial industry led to collaborations with Tiffany & Co, Nokia, Cirque du Soleil, and more recently, to widely acclaimed musician Gotye’s music video for the international hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know”. As she has progressed, Hack has increasingly evolved her use of the human body as a canvas, combining painting and photography to showcase her works in the realm of fine art. Series of works representative of such transformation include, Blue and White, a study of traditional Asian ceramic patterns, POP!, an ode to the pop art genre and the comical creations of Roy Lichtenstein, and Wallpaper Collection, utilizing the intricate and diverse patterns of Australian Designer Florence Broadhurst. In Hack’s works, set and model overlap and background and foreground blend seamlessly to render once multidimensional subject matter into two-dimensional form captured by the photographic lens. The combined techniques provide for powerful illusory effects, creating a state of magical realism.  
 
Both fields of commercial and fine art creation have seen a maturation of Hack’s work above others in the use of female form as canvas, not as an exaggeration of anatomy, but for its use as a naturally occurring element camouflaged within two-dimensional pattern. In the past, body painting has been used to expose female curvature, to emphasize the three-dimensionality of the human form, but Hack has moved away from such gratuitousness and toward subtlety, hiding the body, weakening the voyeuristic desire. The result is one of elegance, of body meeting background, and subjective continuity. Hack’s past creations have showcased a number of diverse elements: Chinese porcelain, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, Hollywood celebrities, and African culture. The varied elements are not only representative of culture but serve as a setting for cultural immersion through the use of hidden human forms in unfamiliar, abstract landscapes.
 
Bluerider ART is proud to announce Camouflage, an exhibition of Emma Hack’s work mainly from three series: Wallpaper Mandala, Birds of Prey, and Utopia. In Wallpaper Mandala, Hack’s color schemes sway toward high contrast and monochromatic, heightening visual effect and vibrancy. For Birds of Prey, the reoccurring thematic element of birds is interwoven with humans into landscapes of surreal proportions, creating a sense of coexistence and harmony. The Utopia series features floral scenery, birds, butterflies and other ethereal elements combined in an illustrative dream world enhanced through altered focus and detail.

Emma Hack, a contemporary artist based out of Adelaide, South Australia has been engaged in body painting for over twenty years. Active in the Australian art scene since 1999, Hack has caught the attention of the international art community and is world-renowned for her unique style of body painting and its subsequent photo documentation. Her works have been featured in collections of the Australian National Portrait Gallery, and represented by Australia’s Fances Keevil and Seaview art galleries, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery of London, Vue Privée in Singapore, and now featured in the Bluerider ART, Taiwan.

Hack’s early involvement in body painting in the commercial industry led to collaborations with Tiffany & Co, Nokia, Cirque du Soleil, and more recently, to widely acclaimed musician Gotye’s music video for the international hit song “Somebody That I Used To Know”. As she has progressed, Hack has increasingly evolved her use of the human body as a canvas, combining painting and photography to showcase her works in the realm of fine art. Series of works representative of such transformation include, Blue and White, a study of traditional Asian ceramic patterns, POP!, an ode to the pop art genre and the comical creations of Roy Lichtenstein, and Wallpaper Collection, utilizing the intricate and diverse patterns of Australian Designer Florence Broadhurst. In Hack’s works, set and model overlap and background and foreground blend seamlessly to render once multidimensional subject matter into two-dimensional form captured by the photographic lens. The combined techniques provide for powerful illusory effects, creating a state of magical realism.

Both fields of commercial and fine art creation have seen a maturation of Hack’s work above others in the use of female form as canvas, not as an exaggeration of anatomy, but for its use as a naturally occurring element camouflaged within two-dimensional pattern. In the past, body painting has been used to expose female curvature, to emphasize the three-dimensionality of the human form, but Hack has moved away from such gratuitousness and toward subtlety, hiding the body, weakening the voyeuristic desire. The result is one of elegance, of body meeting background, and subjective continuity. Hack’s past creations have showcased a number of diverse elements: Chinese porcelain, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, Hollywood celebrities, and African culture. The varied elements are not only representative of culture but serve as a setting for cultural immersion through the use of hidden human forms in unfamiliar, abstract landscapes.

Bluerider ART is proud to announce Camouflage, an exhibition of Emma Hack’s work mainly from three series: Wallpaper Mandala, Birds of Prey, and Utopia. In Wallpaper Mandala, Hack’s color schemes sway toward high contrast and monochromatic, heightening visual effect and vibrancy. For Birds of Prey, the reoccurring thematic element of birds is interwoven with humans into landscapes of surreal proportions, creating a sense of coexistence and harmony. The Utopia series features floral scenery, birds, butterflies and other ethereal elements combined in an illustrative dream world enhanced through altered focus and detail.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015Bloom - Feast Festival Exhibition. Emma Hack Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
2015Generation Next - NEW WORKS. Emma Hack Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
2015Great Southern Land. Emma Hack Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
2015Gallery One - Gold Coast - SOLO Exhibition
2015NEW WORKS, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA
201425 Days of Christmas, Emma Hack Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
2014‘Chinoiserie’, Emma Hack Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
2014‘Eden’ Adelaide, Town Hall, King William St, Adelaide, SA
2014‘SALA Exhibition’ Emma Hack Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
2014Rebecca Hossack Gallery London, solo exhibition
2014Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth
2014Emma Hack Pop-Up Gallery - New Works, Hyde Park, SA, Australia
2014Emma Hack Art Prize, Fringe Festival Program, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2014Emma Hack, New Works, Fringe Festival Program, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
2014 February 19th - March 11th, Rebecca Hossack Gallery New York
2014January11th - February: mixed works, Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff, VIC
201328th November - 1st Dec, Florence Wallpapers, Signature Prints, Sydney, Australia.
20138th October - 24th Nov, Mixed Works, Emma Hack Pop-Up Gallery, Hyde Park, Adelaide.
20137th Sept - 11th October, Mixed Works, Bluerider ART Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
201329th August - September 23rd, Mixed Works, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2013July, - Treasured Tiles and mixed works.
20139th - 27th July, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Beautiful Women, Melbourne, Australia
201318th may - 16th June Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, NSW - Treasured Tiles and Blue and White
20133rd April- 12th May POPUP GALLERY @ 124 King William Rd, Hyde Park, Adelaide - mixed works
201312th-30th March2013 Catherine Asquith Gallery - SOLOShow - Treasured Tiles
20137th Feb - 30thMarch Fringe Show Adelaide Convention Centre - mixed works
2013Retrospect Galleries -Blue and White/POP! - Byron Bay, NSW
2013Sea view Gallery - Blue and White/POP! – Queen scliff. VIC
2012Elements Art Gallery – Mirrored Whispers 15th Nov-2nd Dec
2012Adelaide Airport – Feast Festival Exhibition – 8th Nov – Jan 16th 2013
2012AP BOND – SALA – Mirrored Whispers 23rd August – 14th September
2012Henley Festival (UK) - Rebecca Hossack Gallery: 4 - 8 July
2012ART Melbourne, Stand C8: 24 - 27 May
2012Frances Keevil Gallery - Sydney: 27 April - 13 May
2012Mirrored Whispers, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne Vic
2012 'The Journey' 2002-2012 - 10 year retrospective, Adelaide Convention Centre, SA
2012Mixed works, Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff Gallery, Vic
2011Utopia, AP Bond, Stepney SA
2011Mixed Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2011London Art Fair (represented by Rebecca Hossack Gallery)
2011Affordable Art Fair, New York (represented by Rebecca HossackGallery)
2011Birds of Prey, AP Bond, Stepney, SA
2011Wallpaper Mandala and Birds of Prey, Frances Keevil Gallery,Double Bay, NSW
2011Wallpaper Mandala, Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff, Vic
2011New and Past Works, ART Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Buildings,Carlton, Vic
2010New works, Gallery 139, SA
2010New Works, Obscura Gallery, East St Kilda, Vic
2010ART Sydney, represented by Frances Keevil Gallery, NSW
2010Elements Art Gallery, Dalkeith, WA
2010Past works, Cessnock Regional Gallery, NSW
2010Art Melbourne 10, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, Vic
2010Native and Exotic Mandala, Penley Estate Winery, CoonawarraArts Festival, SA
2010New and Past Works, ART Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Buildings,Carlton, Vic
2010Exotic and Native Mandala, Frances Keevil Gallery, NSW
2010Exotic and Native Mandala, Frances Keevil Gallery, NSW
2009New Works & Past Delights, Gallery 139, Adelaide, SA
2009Art Sydney 09, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney, NSW
2009New Works & Past Delights, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney,NSW
2009New Works & Past Delights, Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2009Past Delights – SALA Festival, Burnside Village ShoppingCentre, Adelaide, SA
2009Art Melbourne 09, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, Vic
2009Panoramic Bodies, Adelaide Airport, SA
2008Recent Works, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2008Art Sydney 08, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney, NSW
2008Retrospective Works - SALA Festival, Dare Hair, Adelaide, SA
2008 Retrospective Works, Melrose Gallery, Melrose, SA
2007Body Painting Broadhurst, The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney, NSW
2006Yoga Collection, The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney, NSW
2004Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney, NSW
2004Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide,SA
2003Retrospective works, The Art house Hotel, Sydney, NSW
2003Retrospective works, FAD Gallery, Adelaide, SA

 

Group Exhibitions

2015SNAP! Crocodile Culture, Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD
2014Melbourne Art Fair 13th-17th August, Cube Contemporary Art Projects, Booth A102
2014'The Act of Seeing’, Town Hall Gallery. Hawthorn, VIC
2014Hong Kong, Pop-up exhibition and drinks, The Cat Street Gallery ANNEX, Hong Kong
2014New 'Botanica' works, Asa Contemporary Art Show, Retrospect Galleries, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong
2014AAF Singapore, Rebecca Hossack Gallery Stand
2014March, Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2014February, London 14, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2013October, AAF Singapore, Retrospect Galleries.
2013November, AAF Hamburg, Retrospect Galleries.
2013October, AAF Stockholm, Retrospect Galleries.
2013October, Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Retrospect Galleries.
2013October, Taipei Art Photo Show, with Bluerider ART Gallery.
2013September, AAF NYC with Rebecca Hossack Gallery.
2013August, ART Aspen with Rebecca Hossack Gallery.
2013July, ART Hamptons with Rebecca Hossack Gallery.
201323rd-26th May 2013Asia Contemporary Art Fair
201312th-16th February 2013 Catherine Asquith Gallery– GroupPreview Show – Treasured Tiles
201321st-24th February 2013 Brussels Affordable Art Fair -Retrospect Galleries - Mixed Works
20137th-10th March 2013 Milan Affordable Art Fair -Retrospect Galleries - Mixed Works
201315th-17th March 2013 Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair - Retrospect Galleries - Mixed Works
2012Frances Keevil Gallery –Group Christmas Show
2012Catherine Asquith Gallery – Group Christmas Show
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) Singapore
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) Hamburg
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) Mexico
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) Amsterdam
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) Toronto
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) NYC
2012Retrospect Gallery (ART Fairs) Stockholm
2012Seaview Gallery
2012 Rebecca Hossack – New York
2012Vue Privee – Singapore
2012Various Art Fairs UK with Rebecca Hossack Gallery
2011Festivité 2011, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2011London Art Fair (represented by Rebecca Hossack Gallery)
2011Affordable Art Fair, Singapore (represented by Rebecca HossackGallery)
2011Group Show, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff, Vic
201119 Karen, Gold Coast, QLD
2011Elements Gallery, Dalkeith, WA
2010World Body Painting Festival, Austria
2010Summer Group Show, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Vic
2010Group Show, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2009Works on Paper, Francis Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2008Retrospective Works, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2008Retrospective Works, Art Moments Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2008Retrospective Works, Marie Hart Galleries, Adelaide, SA
2004Erotica Exotica, Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, SA
2002Petal Collection, Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, SA

 

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