Rine Boyer
(美国,b.1982)

凌.波兒Rine Boyer (美,b.1982) 美國俄勒岡州波特蘭大學里德大學藝術創作畢業,現居住創作於芝加哥。以單色調油畫為基底、個性化的符號圖騰、簡潔的色調、觀察日常周遭人物,細膩捕捉熟悉的人物背景性格樣貌、以及群體人物所代表的文青文化群體,呈現人物之間的微妙互動、以「返真文青」帶給觀者會心一笑。曾於Museum of Surgical Science、Illinois Institute of Technology 展出、榮獲Beverly Art Center評審大獎、眾多私人收藏。四度在Bluerider ART舉辦個展及群展。

“人”一直是凌.波儿Rine Boyer创作的核心对象,80后出生的她自小喜欢画画,以人性本善为出发,发展过众多不同的系列作品,“Hipster”文青文化系列,艺术家本人也是芝加哥文青Hipster Culture的一员,深入刻画这群拥有独特生活理念与风格的群体肖像,辅以卡匣式磁带、打字机、经典复古壁纸等图像作为笔下人物性格的标志,透过肖像呈现人物的穿着、使用物件、肢体语言、姿势及互动氛围等,进一步从个人连结到一种对于特定社群或者文化的团体描述,广泛地阐述了现代城市中属于文青的次文化,对于原真价值(authenticity)的信仰理念。“Between”系列透过家人、情人与宠物和主人之间的温馨互动,描绘情感的牵绊与褪不去的联系。波儿Boyer的画笔不仅仅记录下温暖、自适的氛围,也绘出最真挚的刹那。不同系列间有着共同的脉络,从表象的观看角度,深入至内在,每个人都是从特定角度被呈现,无论是外貌、服装、姿态、身上的文化符号,都显现当下特定地域文化,集体的特性价值观。她为每种想法、概念创造了一种“符号”,也将这个符号烙印在人物作品的表面上,看似重复的图案,每个由艺术家亲自手绘,代表着独一无二特殊的语言。符号将想法实现在人物上,就像透过一个特殊的滤镜,将艺术家所欲传达的理念与人物主题叠加在一起。在色彩的搭配上自述受到点描派代表画家秀拉 (Georges Seurat)的影响,利用深浅的、同一色系的对比色让画面呈现特殊的整体感,运用同色系不同的色调来描绘同一系列的人物,如同彩虹的光谱,站在光谱两端的人们有着某种连结。

Hipster Culture

Between

西方藝術史中,人物一直都是不退流行的主題,無論是早期彰顯身份權勢的肖像畫、描繪特定對象的寫實派、展現自我意識的自畫像。人物畫的元素包含多重象徵,背後帶有批判或是隱喻意圖,人物畫構圖及符號指涉,在藝術史上有大量的研究與論述。美國藝術家艾力克斯.卡茲Alex Katz以「永恆存在於絕對意識中的幾分鐘」為核心,捕捉人物瞬間意識中的永恆時刻,日常生活的流動被壓縮在一幀幀的影格中。英國藝術家朱利安.奧培 Julian Opie則以粗黑輪廓及純色建立人物特徵,融合波普藝術及極簡主義,癡迷於人體及跨越媒介的組合,成為城市中的風景。而凌.波兒Rine Boyer的作品下的文青人物有著真實名字,藝術家對於個體、群體、文青文化,直觀溫暖而細膩的描述其喜好背景、個性、身份認同、文化價值觀,這些豐富且各自表述的文青人物畫,呈現著這個時代、當下集體返真的文化紀錄。

此次在Bluerider ART展出的凌.波兒Rine Boyer,是藝術家第五度在台灣展出,帶來與社群媒體相關的Ins全新系列作品。創作靈感來自藝術家身處的芝加哥藝術圈,社群媒體上的貼文,這些貼文經過聯繫取得對象的同意,Ins系列作品,每一幅以instagram的方形尺寸呈現,鮮明的個人特色,表現芝加哥藝術圈社群不同身份的共同氣質,充滿趣味性。作品‘InJung’展現藝術經營者的霸氣姿態,神情上流露著自信,對各種創作可能性秉持包容與支持的態度。作品‘Jaime and Abraham’展現出Jaime在視覺戲劇領域對人及動植物的深切關懷,而蒐藏家及藝術組織經營人Abraham低調地用自己的方式參與藝術圈並樂於其中。作品‘Cesar’本人經常在社交圈活躍,樂於分享自己在世界旅行的經歷及熱情性格。本次系列作品展現了芝加哥藝術圈的活力與緊密的人際關係,這也是凌.波兒Rine Boyer想捕捉生動的群體縮影。

凌.波兒Rine Boyer創作,真實不矯作持續探討提出的問題:「我們如何看待彼此?」「通過哪種鏡頭?」「我們自己的想法是什麼?他人投射的又是什麼?」她希望自己的作品,能夠打開這個社會更多對話的可能性,尤其是讓人可以欣賞與自己不同、光譜另外一端的人們,因為我們看待人的方式,影響著如何對待彼此,由細節而衍生出當代文化的信念與理想。

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 What Just Happened, Thiel Gallery at South Suburban College, Holland IL
2021 What Just Happened, Elephant Room Gallery Pop-up, Chicago IL
2019 Rine Boyer, One River School of Art + Design
2019 All of Us, Oh Art Foundation, Chicago
2018 Paintings by Rine Boyer, Governors State University, University Park
2018 Together, Adlai Stevenson Highschool, Lincolnshire
2017 People Watching, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago
2017 Between, Bluerider ART, Taipei
2016 Music Festival, La Cultura, Chicago
2015 Gather, Union League Club, Chicago
2015 Reclaimed, Bluerider ART Gallery, Taipei City
2014 Hipster Culture, Bluerider ART Gallery, Taipei City
2013 The Drawing of the Week Project, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
2010 The Animal Series, Old Town Art Center, Chicago
2010 Conversations, ARC Gallery, Chicago
2009 The Conversation Series, Morton College, Chicago

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Outriders, Frame Chicago, Chicago IL
2021 Recent Revelations, Corporate Art Advisory, Chicago IL
2021 Annual Holiday 12×12 Group Show, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL
2021 Slaps Vol 3, Vault Galerie, Chicago IL
2020 Annual Holiday 12×12 Group Show, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL
2020 HOME WORK, North Park University, Chicago IL
2020 Grand Opening, DragonFLY Gallery, Chicago IL
2020 Hybernate, Workshop 4200, Chicago IL
2019 10 Year Anniversary Show, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL
2019 Art Taipei, Bluerider Art Booth, Taipei Taiwan
2019 Daily Sentiments, Bluerider Art Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2019 Hong Kong Autumn 2019 Selling Exhibition, Bluerider Art Gallery, Hong Kong China
2019 Art de la Femme, Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago IL
2018 Hi, Five, Bluerider Art Gallery, Taipei Taiwan
2018 Small Works Show, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL
2018 3rd Annual Portrait Show, Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago IL
2018 Fragments of Self, Mayson Gallery, New York NY
2018 Hidden Perspectives Two Person Show with Eric Tucker, South Shore Arts, Munster IN
2018 Restless II, Galerie F, Chicago IL
2017 The Jazz Series at Silent Funny, AMFM Gallery, Chicago IL
2017 Chornobyl: Artists Respond, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York NY
2017 Grand Opening, AMFM Gallery, Chicago IL
2016 Once UpOn a Wall – Details, Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery, Chicago IL
2016 Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View, 33 Contemporary, Chicago IL
2016 Parallel Lives, Parenthesis Art Space, New York, NY
2016 Chornobyl: Artists Respond, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL
2016 Once UpOn a Wall, 15th & West Gallery, Chicago IL
2016 New Work, New York, Woodward Gallery, New York NY
2015 Context Art Miami Art Fair, Bluerider Art Booth, Miami FL
2015 Transition, 15th and West Gallery, Chicago IL
2015 Finding Prospect in Myth, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
2015 Young Art Taipei Art Fair, Bluerider Art Booth, Taipei City Taiwan
2015 Art Tianan Art Fair, Bluerider Art Booth, Tainan City Taiwan
2014 52nd Art Festival in Busan, Busan South Korea
2014 Southside Manifesto, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL
2014 Curators Choice, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago IL
2014 Half the Story, 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, San Francisco CA
2013 National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago IL
2013 Surrounded, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago IL
2013 En Route: she divided the world into thirds, North Park University, Chicago IL
2012 Invention/Re-invention, ARC Gallery, Chicago IL
2011 35th Annual Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago IL
2008 The Artist Project, Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL
2008 Perspectives, Northwestern Univ. CCT Gallery, Chicago IL
2008 5 feet by 2 feet, Gallery 659, Glencoe IL
2008 Portraits by Rine Boyer, Harold Washington Library, Chicago IL
2008 I Love You Love Me, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY
2007 Group Art Exhibit, Back Walnut Galley, Chicago IL
2007 Group Exhibition, Naperville Cultural Center, Naperville IL
2006 About Time…, All Rise Gallery, Chicago IL
2004 Thesis Exhibition, Portland OR

Awards

2011 Juror’s Award, Beverly Arts Center
2008 Honorable Mention, Rockford Art Museum Midwestern
2008 Honorable Mention, Chicago Art Open

Collaborative Projects

2022 Couple, Two, Three Neighbors, 26 feet x 5 feet, acrylic paint and ink on canvas, steel, and aluminum, Delta Sky Club at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago IL
2019 150th Chicago Water Tower Anniversary, a public art installation organized by the Magnificent Mile Association, displayed in front of the Chicago Blackhawks store on Michigan Avenue in the Chicago Loop.
2018 K9s for Cops, a public art installation in Chicago benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, displayed at the Springhill Suites in Chicago’s River North neighborhood
2014 Horses of Honor, a public art installation of artist painted horses benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, displayed at the Hilton Chicago Hotel’s State street location across from Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Artist Video | Rine Boyer

Rine Boyer – Talking on her new works “Between”

Rine Boyer Q&A

Rine Boyer – Reclaimed

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