“我者”与“他者” |“Me” and The “Other”

2018-07-13 斯沃琪艺术中心SwatchArtCenter | Swatch斯沃琪官方旗舰店


Edén Barrena是一位来自西班牙的艺术家。

Edén Barrena is an artist from Spain.

在她的作品中,无论是画面色彩,还是人物的肤色和打扮,总是呈现出一种异域他方的味道。

It could be easily perceived from her work that the colors as well as the human figures featured in her work give out a sense of “exoticness”.

她一直探索于“自己”和“他人”之间的关系。

移民、文化认同、种族主义、殖民主义和外星人的发现都是她的创作引子。

She has been committed to the exploration of the relationship between “me” and the “other” for years, and topics like immigration, cultural recognition, racism, colonialism and aliens have all become her sources of inspiration.

2017年6月至2017年11月,她来到了上海斯沃琪和平饭店艺术中心,进行了为期6个月的艺术家驻留。

From June to November, 2017, Edén Barrena stayed at the Shanghai Swatch Art Peace Hotel as a resident artist.

Edén Barrena

“返璞归真”是她作品给人带来的第一个印象,区别于当代艺术作品中一些晦涩难懂的装置,影像等,Edén Barrena的绘画更像是一种纯粹的自我表达。

“Purity and simplicity” are the first impression viewers tend to gain from her work. Different from contemporary installations and moving images that are often obscure, Edén Barrena’s drawings appear to be a channel purely for self-expression.


上海这座充满活力的东方都市理所当然的激起了Edén Barrena的创作灵感,桌上一张张的手稿都是满满的中国元素,描绘着各个朝代的服饰和人物状态。

The oriental verve and charm of the city imbue Edén with new visions and dynamisms. Manuscripts she produced are teeming with a sense of “Chineseness”, featuring costumes and human figures of different dynasties in Chinese history.

她作品配色非常有意,同种色彩以不同的密度表现出层次,小面积的对比色和深色产生和谐之感。

The choices of colors in her work are particularly interesting. Not only has the different densities give the colors a sense of layering, but the small areas of contrast colors and dark colors collectively give out a sense of intriguing harmony.

Edén Barrena的作品,What I Have Done

在驻留结束之际,Edén Barrena给斯沃琪和平饭店艺术中心留下了一件作品。

During the end of her residency, she left a work at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel as her “trace”.

以类似中国60年代的“考勤证”,“保管手册”的小本子作为绘画媒介,这着一本本小画册就是Edén Barrena在驻留期间的“日记”。 

In a form of so-called “attendance manual”, the small album of drawings could be seen as the “diary” of her days in Shanghai.

Edén Barrena的作品中形形色色的人物形象,犹如是她潜意识中不断提问着的“我者”与“他者”之间的关系。

The various figures shown in her work, in a sense, constantly investigate the relationship and interplay between the “me” and the “other”.




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