Rine Boyer
(American, b. 1982)

芝加哥藝術家凌•波兒(Rine Boyer)擅長以個性化的圖案與簡潔的色調捕捉極具特色的人物性格,不拘泥於繁瑣型制下的人像繪畫傳統,展現獨樹一幟的個體印象。波兒的靈感源自於對生活的細膩觀察,新系列創作不僅延續對圖像、色彩與空間互動的實驗手法,更將描繪主題做進一步的推展,寄附於人與人,以及人與動物之間情感的聯繫上,在看似尋常的互動中卻含藏著真摯不造作的情愫,喚起觀者心中的共鳴。

藝術家以生活中常見的元素和物件作為代表性的圖樣,反覆且大量地運用相同的圖騰作為鋪述,帶出屬於波兒獨有的符號系統,平易的圖像符號讓觀者自由地串起背後蘊含的意義,傳遞無聲的視覺語言,也成功地塑造出人物的性格樣貌。色彩的運用與空間意象的處理同樣也為波兒創作的一大特點,過去以單一色調為基底,輔以經典復古圖像作為筆下人物性格的標誌,闡述現代城市中的次文化;此次則以截然不同的色彩組合,烘托人物的神情表現。另一方面,藝術家也抹除劃分空間界線的生硬線條,取而代之的是純粹的色塊,不但使畫面生動鮮活了起來,也予觀者更多的想像空間。

2017年於Bluerider ART舉辦第三次個展,以《Between》為題,藝術家首度將主題聚焦於「關係」的探索,透過家人、情人與寵物和主人之間的溫馨互動,描繪情感的牽絆與褪不去的聯繫。波兒的畫筆不僅僅記錄下溫暖、自適的氛圍,也繪出最真摯的剎那。作品Family Walk透過悠閒散步的家庭成員的背影,以及望不見彼端的小徑,為家人一輩子的相陪伴畫下最佳的註解,同時在觀看者的心中引起漣漪,翻掘出對於家人的情感與思念;Summer Afternoon則是透過父親這個角色做為橋樑,為初來乍到的新生嬰孩與寵物間建起連結,狗兒以好奇的眼光望著,期待與小主人的初識。波兒的作品自以往對於單一人物或群體場景的描繪,進一步刻劃關於各種互動關係中更深刻的情感表現。《Between》展出波兒全新九件畫作及數件小型立像裝置(cutout),展現藝術家獨特的觀察視角。

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    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    Taipei
2014    Hipster Culture    Bluerider ART    Taipei
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

Rine Boyer Q&A

Rine Boyer – Reclaimed

Rine Boyer – Talking on her new works “Between”

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