• Štefan Papčo

    Czechoslovakia, B.1983

    藝術家史蒂芬.帕博丘 Štefan Papčo(生於 1983 年),為斯洛伐克當代傑出的年輕藝術家代表, 曾於 Bratislava 藝術設計學院學習雕塑及空間並師事雕塑家 Jozef Jankovič。帕博丘在世界各地擁有多年的藝術駐村經驗,2011年獲得紐約布魯克林 Dumbo Arts Festival 的 Best Open Studio 獎項,2015年獲得斯洛伐克 NOVUM Foundation 首獎,作品更被許多美術館如斯洛伐克國家藝廊、義大利梅斯納爾山峰博物館及私人藏家蒐藏。

     

    「登山者」(mountain climbers)是帕博丘作品的核心概念,「登山」做為創作的來源,代表的意義不只是在登山過程中體驗各種偏離日常的身體經驗,同時更提供了一種文本,以各種姿態呈現當代社會議題發展及與過去的歷史產生對話及碰撞。如同社會學家對群體做觀察,帕博丘利用了雕塑的語言,讓金屬、混凝土、木材、矽膠及蜂蠟展現不同材質混和交織的精彩力道,看似柔軟的外表卻有自然粗糙及真實觸感,呈現山與人之間的多種邏輯及面貌;巧妙地反轉物理思維成為藝術結構的語彙:點、線、面甚至是四維度的時間,都在帕博丘的掌握下。從抽象角度觀看:身體經驗、視覺符號、地圖、虛構地平線及各片斷所組成的空間象限,動態與靜態都隱藏在這些紀錄式的雕塑文本中。

     

    回頭看 1960-70 年代的歐洲藝術圈,Robert Morris 發表的多篇文章對身體、時間與在場的設定 為當代藝術建立了新的觀念,經過觀念藝術(Concept Art)及行為藝術(Performance Art)的浪潮,藝術家們從藝術型態的思考轉向文化及歷史,創作過程中以觀念先行來佈局,這樣的藝術基因影響了代代的藝術家。再來,社會上對於政治及歷史需要被詮釋的回應,藝術家所能嘗試的,是在自然中進行探索活動時,對未知環境摸索、產生冒險感及感受到生命的遼闊,都是逐步打破領土疆域的試探,亦是思想上嚮往自由及對於精神壓迫的反抗。人的身體在登山的過程中所擁有的經驗,連結的是歷史與社會中一種命定不凡且共有的群體經驗。不同於許多偉大登山者選擇的高峰挑戰及對山的崇敬感佩,帕博丘嘗試很多攀登路線,試圖紀錄不斷推進的時空所產生的土地及社會發展。作品 Along the right edge of the huge Corner(Cardinality)及 Left Edge Tower (Cardinality),充滿詩意的命名表現了藝術家的獨到觀察及想像力,收納山脊的線條及反轉量體的空間感,與真實環境連結的個人經驗。又如作品 West Face,山的面孔被擠壓在牆面的金屬上,蒼白、低彩度的、具有份量的作品由現成物及抽象空間所構成的雕塑。作品 Jumper 及作品 Pavel 則呈現了登山者的靜止的凝結動態,對於險惡環境的天氣狀況及身體上的適應。

     

    帕博丘2018年首次於Bluerider ART展出「垂直線」(Vertical),講述的是一場利用登山活動反映人類純粹的精神層面的一系列故事。在白盒子中登山,如同電玩般,將虛擬空間切割及在場域中瞬間切換身分動作,登山所揚起的塵土,如同雕刻般塑造山形,登山的每一腳步都像雕刻著山的紋理,試著為生命做出突破,各種山壁如同道道可行走的切面,帶領觀眾通往自由的道路。

  • 2019    Verticality as Fantastic Occupation, curated by Elena Sorokina, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN Bratislava
    2019    The Impossible Is Just One of The Possibilities, Le Guern gallery, Warsaw, Poland
    2019    Art Cologne, with Juraj Kollár, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2018/19    Cumuloniimbus, with Lucia Papčová, Plusminusnula gallery, Žilina, Slovakia
    2018    Vertical, Bluerider ART Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    2018    Sky Gravity / with Roman Ondak, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2017/18    2017/18 Štefan Papčo solo show curated by Elena Sorokina, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
    2016    Up the Middle of the Wall, Galerie mesta Blanska, Blansko, Czech Republic
    2016    Cumulations, Galerie moderneho umeni, Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic
    2015/16    Štefan Papčo, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2015    Cardinality, Regional Gallery in Liberec, Czech Republic
    2014    Brokeback Mountain, Young International Artists (YIA art fair) – Hors les Murs, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
    2014    Cardinality, Kunsthalle Kosice, Slovakia
    2013    YIA #3 (Young International Artists), Paris, France, represented by ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY
    2013    All good things aim at the same point, ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY
    2012    Rock, Galerie Die Aktualität des Schönen…, Liberec, Czech Republic
    2010    Moraine, City Gallery of Bratislava, Slovakia
    2010    Terra Cognita (with Daniela Krajčová), Nitra Gallery – Bunker, Slovakia
    2009    Brokeback Mountain, Pavilon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
    2009    Tatra – Version, An ancient power station – LYSE, Florli, Norway
    2009    Double Fall, Cyprian Majernik Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2008    Indoor Sunset, Gallery 13M3, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2008    Bivouac, an online picture transmission from Lomnický Peak (High Tatras, SK) and Jossingfjord (NO) via IP camera, climb.sk, stefanpapco.com and dalane-tidende.no
    2007    Vertical Holidays, St. John Chapel, Bratislava, Slovakia

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2019    viennacontemporary, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2019    VOLTA Basel, Switzerland, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2019    Lijf & Beeld, Els Wuyts, Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde, Koksijde, Belgium
    2019    External and Main Memory, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2019    XIII Bienal de la Habana | collateral, Havana, Cuba
    2018    Art Taipei, Taiwan, represented by Bluerider ART
    2018    viennacontemporary, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2018    Art Cologne, with Jiří David, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Cologne,Germany
    2018    Biennale Gherdeina, curated by Adam Budak, Ortisei, Italy
    2018    Vertical, Gkg / Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany
    2018    Migration of Energies 2, Gandy gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2017    ART TAIPEI, Bluerider ART, Taipei, Taiwan
    2017    SCOPE New York, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, New York, USA
    2017    SCOPE represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Basel, Switzerland
    2017    Pasce a Evidencie, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia
    2017    Arc of Memory, curated by Tereza Jindrová, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Prague, Czech Republic
    2016    YIA # 7 (Young International Artists) Paris, France, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2016    Crossroads, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, London, UK
    2016    XXL Views of Contemporary Slovak Art, Gask – Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
    2016    SCOPE Basel, Switzerland, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2016    YIA # 6 (Young International Artists) Brussels, Belgium, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2016    ARTEFIERA, Bologna, Italy, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN
    2016    Opening Night: Part II, Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    2015    Reason and Defiance, Vychodoslovenska galeria Kosice, Slovakia
    2015    YIA ART FAIR #05, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Paris, France
    2015    THE SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY, Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
    2015    Reconstructions, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2015    Between Democracies 1989 – 2014, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2015    RESET 2015, Jozef Kollár Gallery, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
    2015    ROMA VERSO EXPO Artisticamente…, Palazzo Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
    2014    TWO LANDSCAPES An Image of Slovakia: 19th Century × Contemporary, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2014    Hast du Bergen geträumt II, Czech centrum Berlin, Germany
    2013    Prague Biennale 6, Prague, Czech Republic
    2013    Expansive Limits – Daniela Antonelli, Lucas Maddock, and Štefan Papčo, Residency Unlimited, New York, USA
    2012    Jeune Création Européenne, Biennial of Contemporary Art, Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, LIT –
    2012    Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany – City Gallery of Bratislava, Slovakia – Art
    2012    Exhibition Hall, Pécs, Hungary – Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
    2012    Zero Years, Modem Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts , Debrecen, Hungary
    2011    Maps II, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2011    Jeune Création Européenne, Biennial of Contemporary Art, La Fabrique, Paris, France
    2010    Finalists of Oskár Čepan Award, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2009    1st Danube Biennial, Meulensteen Museum Danubiana, Slovakia
    2008    TB Dalane Kunstprosjekt, European City of Culture 2008 – Stavanger, Eigersund, Norway

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    Messner Mountain Museum collection, Italy
    Museum Caldic Collectie, The Netherlands
    Aegidius Collection, Luxembourg
    Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Cyprián Majerník Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Liptov Gallery of Peter Michal Bohúň, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
    Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Trebešice Castle Collection, CZ

    Collections

    2015    NOVUM foundation, grand prize, Slovakia
    2014    Le Vent des Forêts, France
    2013    Tatra Bank Foundation Art Award – Young Artist
    2013    Artist in residence, Residency Unlimited, New York, USA
    2011    Artist in residence, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA
    2011    Best Open Studio, Dumbo Arts festival, New York, USA
    2011    DAF Grand Prize 2011, Dumbo Arts festival, New York, USA
    2010    Finalist of Oskar Čepan Award, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2009    Artist in residence, Florli, Norway
    2009    Meulensteen Art Award, Meulensteen Museum, Slovakia
    2006    The first prize, Erasmus exhibition, My Neighborhood, Porto, Portugal

    Awards & Scholarships

  • Works

    Rob | 2019 |178x122cm | Acrylic on Canvas
    Excuse Me, Coming Through | 2018 | 91 x 122 cm | Acrylic on Canvas
    Neighborhood Bar Band | 2018 | 76 x 60 cm | Acrylic on Canvas
    In the Spotlight for 31 Years | 2019 | 91 x 122 cm | Acrylic on Canvas
    Halftime | 2018 | 122 x 91 cm | Acrylic on Canvas
    Larisa Pants | 2013 | 150x32x23cm | Wood
    Pullover/ Movement 2 | 2018 | 125x24x18cm | Wood
    Stanislav | 2013 | 36x15.5x9.5cm | Bronze
    West Face | 2018 | 60x37cm | Injet print
    Up through the slabs | 2015 | 43x65x48cm |

    Glass,iron,polyester

    Through two slabs | 2018 | 43x65x48cm |

    Glass,polyester

    Along the Right Edge of the Huge Corner | 2014 | 130x70x35cm | Iron, Silicone
    Jumper | 2017 | 286x130x130cm | Bronze
  • Štefan Papčo - Vertical 2018.3.17 - 4.28
    Štefan Papčo talking on his work

    Videos

  • Press

    THE BIG ISSUE-Bluerider ART 藝術是心靈最後一塊淨土

    城市美學新態度– 《Vertical.垂直線》將山稜挑戰化作細膩雕塑 東歐藝術家 – Stefan Papco

    Taipei Times – Art exhibition listings

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