芝加哥藝術家凌•波兒(Rine Boyer)擅長以個性化的圖案與簡潔的色調捕捉極具特色的人物性格,不拘泥於繁瑣型制下的人像繪畫傳統,展現獨樹一幟的個體印象。波兒的靈感源自於對生活的細膩觀察,新系列創作不僅延續對圖像、色彩與空間互動的實驗手法,更將描繪主題做進一步的推展,寄附於人與人,以及人與動物之間情感的聯繫上,在看似尋常的互動中卻含藏著真摯不造作的情愫,喚起觀者心中的共鳴。

藝術家以生活中常見的元素和物件作為代表性的圖樣,反覆且大量地運用相同的圖騰作為鋪述,帶出屬於波兒獨有的符號系統,平易的圖像符號讓觀者自由地串起背後蘊含的意義,傳遞無聲的視覺語言,也成功地塑造出人物的性格樣貌。色彩的運用與空間意象的處理同樣也為波兒創作的一大特點,過去以單一色調為基底,輔以經典復古圖像作為筆下人物性格的標誌,闡述現代城市中的次文化;此次則以截然不同的色彩組合,烘托人物的神情表現。另一方面,藝術家也抹除劃分空間界線的生硬線條,取而代之的是純粹的色塊,不但使畫面生動鮮活了起來,也予觀者更多的想像空間。

2017年於Bluerider ART舉辦第三次個展,以《Between》為題,藝術家首度將主題聚焦於「關係」的探索,透過家人、情人與寵物和主人之間的溫馨互動,描繪情感的牽絆與褪不去的聯繫。波兒的畫筆不僅僅記錄下溫暖、自適的氛圍,也繪出最真摯的剎那。作品Family Walk透過悠閒散步的家庭成員的背影,以及望不見彼端的小徑,為家人一輩子的相陪伴畫下最佳的註解,同時在觀看者的心中引起漣漪,翻掘出對於家人的情感與思念;Summer Afternoon則是透過父親這個角色做為橋樑,為初來乍到的新生嬰孩與寵物間建起連結,狗兒以好奇的眼光望著,期待與小主人的初識。波兒的作品自以往對於單一人物或群體場景的描繪,進一步刻劃關於各種互動關係中更深刻的情感表現。《Between》展出波兒全新九件畫作及數件小型立像裝置(cutout),展現藝術家獨特的觀察視角。

Chicago artist Rine Boyer is known for characterizing figures with simple outline and applies repetitive patterns to detail the personality of individuals. With iconic shapes and spirited colors, this has become her unique and notable style of her art.

Boyer’s most recent show, “Between”, explores the intimate relationship among different characters, including roles between generations, interaction among man and furkids, etc. She furthers her works to narrate the affecting moments in daily life that uncover audiences’ deep memories. Boyer’s solo exhibition, Between, showcases more than 10 pieces of her two and three-dimensional painted drawings, on show at Bluerider ART from March 14 to May 6.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017BetweenBluerider ARTTaipei
2016Music FestivalLa CulturaChicago
2015GatherUnion League ClubChicago
2015ReclaimedBluerider ARTTaipei
2014Hipster CultureBluerider ARTTaipei
2013The Drawing of the Week ProjectIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicago
2010The Animal SeriesOld Town Art CenterChicago
2010ConversationsARC GalleryChicago
2009The Conversation SeriesMorton CollegeChicago

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2017Grand OpeningAMFM GalleryChicago
2017Der Blaue ReiterBluerider ARTChicago
2016 Once UpOn a Wall - DetailsBeauty and Brawn Art GalleryChicago
2016Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View33 ContemporaryChicago
2016Parallel LivesParenthesis Art SpaceTaipei
2016Chornobyl Portfolio ProjectUkranian Institute of Modern ArtChicago
2016Zhou B. Art Center 3rd FridayZhou B. Art CenterChicago
2015Transition15th and West GalleryChicago
2015Finding Prospect in MythHyde Park Art CenterChicago
2015Young Art Taipei Art FairBluerider ARTTaipei
2015ARC Gallery 40th Anniversary ExhibitionBeverly Arts CenterChicago
2015Art Tainan Art FairBluerider ARTTainan
201452nd Art Festival in BusanBusan
2014Southside ManifestoCo-Prosperity SphereChicago
2014Curators Choice33 Contemporary GalleryChicago
2014Half the Story63 Bluxome Street GallerySan Francisco
2013National Self Portrait Exhibition33 Contemporary GalleryChicago
2013SurroundedRoman Susan GalleryChicago
2013En Route: she divided the world into thirdsNorth Park UniversityChicago
2013Brushes with CancerFloating World GalleryChicago
2012Ami Moss and the UnfortunatePig and WeaselSkokie
2012Invention/Re-inventionARC GalleryChicago
2011Gilda’s Club 4th Annual GalaFlat Iron Arts BuildingChicago
201135th Annual Art CompetitionBeverly Arts CenterChicago
2010TenXxRiver Bank LoftsChicago
2009Telephones…Barbara & BarbaraChicago
2009The Artist ProjectMerchandise MartChicago
2008The Artist ProjectMerchandise MartChicago
2008PerspectivesNorthwestern Univ. CCT GalleryChicago
20085 feet by 2 feetGallery 659Glencoe
2008Portraits by Rine BoyerHarold Washington LibraryChicago
2008I Love You Love MeNorthern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights
2008Artist Select ExhibitionAround the CoyoteChicago
2008Group Art ExhibitBack Walnut GalleyChicago
2008Group ExhibitionNaperville Cultural CenterNaperville
2008About Time…All Rise GalleryChicago
2008Thesis ExhibitionPortland

 

Awards

2011Juror’s Award, Beverly Arts Center
2008Honorable MentionRockford Art Museum Midwestern
2008Honorable MentionChicago Art Open

 

Collaborative Projects

2014Horses of Honor, a public art installation in Chicago benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, displayed at the Hilton Chicago Hotel’s State street location across from Grant Park, Chicago
2014Cultivate by RxR, exhibition of collaborative works with Robin Dluzen displayed at Ground Control Gallery, Chicago
2013The Feedback Series, Northern Exposure, Chicago (collaborated with Halcyon Person and Katherine Gean to create a series of events combining visual art and improve)
2010Let’s Go To Work, WPB Make Believe Pop-up Gallery, Chicago (installation with Mark Andrew Boyer)

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