Master Of Western Contemporary Art: Time Passing Art

In the literature of western modern art history, Jannis Kounellis is an inescapable master of art. Some of his works (such as the ‘Untitled’ series) have been considered important cut-off points in art history. Since last year, the 76-year-old artist has extended his artistic tentacles to China. He not only made three visits, but also took inspiration from this land to complete a number of new works. ‘Time can’t be measured by attitude and words, but can be proved by actions. No matter how you look at time, it will pass quickly. Only art and my work can prove that I existed.’ — —Chunelis
灵感 Inspiration from China
In the literature of western modern art history, Jannis Kounellis is an inescapable master of art. Some of his works (such as the ‘Untitled’ series) have been considered important cut-off points in art history. Since last year, the 76-year-old artist has extended his artistic tentacles to China. He not only made three visits, but also took inspiration from this land to complete a number of new works. The cover art for Cartier Blue Balloons, the main theme of the ‘Robo Report’, is also from China.
‘In the West, China is a name that is both mysterious and distant. It has an impressive history and culture. It gives me a lot of artistic associations and imaginations.’ But when he actually came to this land, he lived and created here. Later, Kunelis discovered that this is actually a country where modernity and tradition coexist. Avant-garde and classical elements combine with each other and conflict with each other. ‘This is a great environment for contemporary art.’
Shuttle time and space
In the cover created for the ‘Robo Report’, Kunelis used ancient blue and white porcelain as the material, allowing the fragments of blue and white porcelain to form different pattern forms and material relationships with cardboard and figures, both emphasizing the contrast and opposite relationship between materials: Soft and hard, natural and man-made, fluid and solid, traditional and modern, and the unique beauty of form and language are expressed and constructed. It is a kind of aesthetics intertwined with rustic drama and poetic beauty.
‘Blue and white porcelain is one of the classic representatives of Chinese art, and Cartier is also a classic expression of art, both of which have been evolving over time.’ For the cover of this creation, Kunelis explained the blue and white porcelain color performance It represents the vitality represented by classic art, and the numbers fit the concepts of time shuttle and space conversion contained in the watch.
当然 ‘Of course, when the audience faces a piece of work, they will be triggered by various associations. I hope that this cover work can also give readers a rich imagination and interact with them.’
Art should be updated
For the theme of this creation, Cartier’s blue balloon watch, Kunelis commented that he liked the design and creativity of this watch very much, ‘very active, it reminds me of many wonderful memories.’ He expressed the artistry and creativity , Are precisely the two points that you pay most attention to when you choose to wear a watch.
Speaking of the significance of watches in his life, Kunelis said that the numbers on the surface let him understand the passing of time and the importance of continuous creation; perhaps this is why the 76-year-old artist still maintains his creative power. .
‘What’s interesting about contemporary art is that we have to constantly introduce new ideas. If I do n’t have strong creativity, I ca n’t find myself in my favorite art. I’m a curious person. I always want to express new ideas to the world and let More people affirm or deny me. This is a kind of communication. No matter how old, there are people who are willing to enter my world through works and discuss with me. This kind of idea makes me always happy to create. ‘
The Life of Kunelis
出生 Born in Greece in 1936, moved to Rome in 1956, enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, and began an artistic career. Kunelis’s creations use stones, cacti, instant coffee, carded wool, sacks, bags filled with corn, fast oxygen and hydrogen flames, classical sculptures, paraffin lamps, iron flakes, etc. Tracks of the railway. He broke the status, status quo, and pattern of artistic language, and is considered one of the most important master contemporary artists of his time with Boyce.