誘人.神秘.鍊金術 費茲.艾爾森 Fiaz Elson

「作為一名藝術家,我們總是在傳統與當代這兩個世界之間完美穿梭。與一個龐大的世界相連,並從中汲取靈感,同時也運用新的材料創新,在作品中塑造我們的意義和對未來的展望。」

 “As an artist we always sit perfectly in-between the two worlds, connected to and drawing from a vast lineage while also using new material innovations to sculpt our meanings and projections for the future into the work. “

 

費茲.艾爾森Fiaz Elson曾在Colin Reid大師工作室工作3年,2019年入圍了英國玻璃雙年展。她的作品可以清楚的意識到空間和構造,色彩,紋理,都是為了向觀者傳達出一種能量,可能是充滿生命活力的喜悅,也可能是嚴肅的生死議題。特別是色彩在她的作品佔有重要的地位以及象徵意義。

Fiaz Elson was Colin Reid’s senior assistant for three years. In 2019, she was selected for the British Glass Biennale.Her work is a clear representation of space and construct. Her use of color and pattern is all to communicate a certain energy. This energy could be vibrant joy. It could also be the gravity of life and death. She uses color symbolically.

例如作品Oracle,紫色代表力量,是一種強烈的顏色,在14世紀英國的文化中,是皇家、貴族的顏色。在古羅馬希臘故事中,人們認為神諭是神靈直接與人交談的門戶,有預言之意,是一切智慧的源泉,其中隱含著生與死的智慧,也是對人生意義的追尋。從作品的光影折射,令人感受到一股神秘的崇高力量。

Take Oracle for example. Purple symbolizes power. In 14th century England it was the color of the royal family and aristocracy. In ancient Greek mythology, people believed oracles held a direct line of communication with the spirits. They offered predictions and were seen as the wellspring of knowledge. Oracles were the prophets of life and death. The artist’s use of light and shadow creates space for the existence of a mystical and higher power.

 

「鑄造玻璃技術起源於埃及的煉金術,同時這也是人對宇宙的材質最早的科學研究之一。它的表現力和文化意義一直與時代一起進化,從讚美神的彩繪玻璃,到現代工程化的雄偉建築,以及未來數位化後和光互動的更多可能性。我對玻璃這個材質有著無限的興趣,對我來說,這更像是一場無止盡的研究和實驗。」

“While Cast Glass techniques has its roots in Egyptian Alchemy and one of the first scientific investigations into the material make up of the universe. Its expressive quality and cultural significance has always evolved with us, from Stained Glass depictions of deity to architectural pillars that deify engineering and the future prospects of digital and light interaction. I am endlessly fascinated by the material, as I said this is more of an ongoing study and experimentation for me.”

Fiaz Elson


1998-2001  斯塔福德郡大學玻璃設計學士

1993-1994  紐卡斯爾學院,陶瓷與銀器 

2011皇家藝術學院客座導師

2011普利茅斯藝術與設計學院客座導師

2003-2008當代玻璃學會委員

2001-2004藝術家柯林.雷德工作室助手

榮譽與獲獎
2010  英國玻璃雙年展工藝及設計大獎
2000  英國玻璃獎學金
2000  當代玻璃協會獎學金

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