歷屆新藝獎Exhibition review

阿部乳坊|Abe Nyubo

阿部乳坊|Abe Nyubo
生於日本新潟縣,畢業於金澤美術工藝大學主修雕刻,國立臺灣藝術大學雕塑碩士。自2000年開始運用木材創作了許多雕刻作品,除了參與臺灣、韓國的國際展,也參加駐村創作或與科學的研究者跨界共同創作。 2007年以來,藝術家把對未來不可預測的不安全感以及行走和過程化為形體。以「平衡」為主題、人體為基礎持續創作,以手腕特長、身體被擴張的木雕,及發展以次文化(Sub-culture)、神話背景為觀點進行創作,提出變態(HENTAI)雕刻以木雕表現的變態身體(Deforming extended body through expression of wood carving) 的可能與多樣性進行論述。 他思考人類與成為身體一部分的輔具關係,人們的生活充斥著外部機械,外部裝置會延伸我們的手腳或擴張我們記憶,不得不走向賽柏格化的未來。透過作品也許能夠看到人類目前的模樣或者不太遠的未來,並從中提出欲望和存在狀態的思考。 Born in Niigata, Japan, Abe Nyubo graduated from the Department of Craft at Kanazawa College of Art and acquired his master’s at the Department of Sculpture of National Taiwan University of Arts. Since 2000, Abe has been creating many sculptures from wood. Besides from participating in international exhibitions in Taiwan and Korea, he also joins in Arts-in-Residence projects and collaborates with researchers of scientific fields. Since 2007, Abe has been physicalizing the uncertainty toward the unpredictable insecurity of the future, as well as the process and the path toward that. Using “Balance” as his theme and the human body as his foundation of creation, Abe’s wooden sculptures are unique for their long arms and expanded torsos. He creates from the perspective of sub-culture and mythology, and he argues the possibility and variety of deforming extended body through expression of wood carving, which he named “HENTAI Carving”. Abe ponders on the relationship between human and our assistive devices, which have become a part of our body. Our life is filled with external machines that serve as an extension of our limbs or memories, forcing a cybernetic future on mankind. Through Abe’s work, we might be able to visualize our form in the present or near future, and from that, raise the contemplation of desire and existence.

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