自我
S E L F
展期:2018.10.18—11.16
时间:周二至周日 10:30-18:00 
策展人:AL Works 
展览地点:梓耘斋艺术空间 上海市徐汇区龙腾大道2555号-15 

Dates:2018.10.18-11.16
Hours:Tuesday – Sunday,11:00AM—18:00PM 
Curators: AL Works 
Address:TM STUDIO Art Space, 2555-15 Longteng Avenue
UNO 织城网络、AL Works和哥伦比亚驻上海大使馆即将联手推出艺术家大卫·罗德里格斯的肖像画展览——自我。展览将于10月18日在梓耘斋艺术空间开幕。

大卫·罗德里格斯的自画像通过肖像画讲述了一个关于身份的故事。艺术家大卫·罗德里格斯在网络上寻找与自己同名同姓的人物照片,并精心绘制成“自画像”。这些图像被从原始背景的中分离出来,艺术家通过绘画将这些形象变成“自己”,形成了一组由许多匿名的大卫·罗德里格斯组成的群体自画像。

这个展览围绕着自画像的概念,探讨了这样一个主题,姓名对不同所有者来说代表的真实性和属性都不尽相同,因此,姓名具有匿名性。尽管大卫·罗德里格斯的每一幅肖像画都不同,但它们在《自我》中成为了一体。这个展览提出了一种表现当代人物身份和形象的新方法。一幅看不到艺术家自我的“自画像”,暗示了浩瀚的世界面前所显现的某种孤独感,暗示了在这个世界里,同时存在着大量其他的“自我”。

对于面容的图形化表现是一种不可避免的现实,它使我们回到了人类的起源,人们对它的解读则是随着社会的文化趋势变化的。即便在被新科技充斥的21世纪也不例外,尤其是在被社交媒体标志的年代里,在这里,“自我”的身份和表现建立在有效、成功且深入的肖像研究的基础上。

整个展览由几个系列的炭笔画像组成,第一个系列——自我——是由50个“大卫·罗德里格斯”的肖像画组成。这些画像的主人有不同的年龄,不同的国籍,不同的背景,但他们有着同样的名字——大卫·罗德里格斯。第二个系列是艺术家的自画像。最后一张是对一个人的致敬,他的名字你应该可以猜到——大卫·罗德里格斯。

大卫·罗德里格斯(1984年)是一个哥伦比亚和法国双籍艺术家。出生于波哥大的他在2004年前往法国学习,在知名院校索邦大学获得美术史硕士。大卫在很多城市举办过个展或群展,包括斯特拉斯堡,巴黎,南希,里昂,奥斯汀和他近几年的家——上海。

The Urban Network Office and AL Works, in collaboration with the Colombian Consulate in Shanghai, are pleased to invite you to the upcoming exhibition Self, by artist David Rodriguez, opening on the 18th of October at TM Studio (West Bund), located in the West Bund area of Shanghai.

David Rodriguez's self-portraits tell a story about identity and its treatment through the representation of the human face. This exhibition is a product of the artist searching themselves over the Internet to find endless faces and people sharing the same name — David Rodriguez. The results create a carefully edited public self-portrait of several anonymous David Rodriguez that are later isolated from their original context and made into the artist's own by drawing them.

This exhibition is centered around the concept of self-portrait, and the anonymity that a shared given name can have, in spite of this given name’s intention of providing authenticity and individuality to their owner. Even though every portrait of David Rodriguez is different, they are presented in Autorretratos as one, thus posing a new way of dealing with identity and the representation of the human figure in present times. A self-portrait where we do not see the face of the artist himself that suggests the idea of certain loneliness represented in front of the immensity of the world, in which there are copious amounts of other own selves existing concurrently.

The graphic representation of a face is an unavoidable practice that takes us back to the beginnings of humanity, with its interpretation shaped by socio-cultural trends. The 21st century and new technologies are not the exceptions, especially in years marked by the emergence of social media, where the identity and presentation of the SELF are based on an effective, successful, and very studied portrait.

The exhibition consists of different series of charcoal portraits. The first series, titled Self, is a group of 50 different portraits of David Rodriguez. This is not an individual David Rodriguez but rather a group of men of different ages, different countries, different backstories, but one thing in common: their name. The second group is a series of self-portraits from the artist himself, and the last one is one drawing that serves as a tribute to a man, whom you might guess is also named… David Rodriguez.

David Rodriguez (1984) is a Colombian-French artist. Born in Bogota, David moved to France in 2004 to continue his higher education, obtaining a M.A. in Art History from the world-famous Sorbonne University. David has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in cities such as Strasbourg, Paris, Nancy, Lyon, Austin, and Shanghai, the city he has been calling home for the past years.