About Robert Rauschenberg - 关于罗伯特•劳森伯格

 

Endlessly inventive in his use of an extremely wide range of materials, Rauschenberg (1925-2008) broke new ground during a time when Abstract Expressionism dominated the American art scene in the 1950s. Robert Rauschenberg was the defining force in contemporary art for nearly sixty years, creating a wealth of art: painting, photography, sculpture, performance, and printmaking – working more varied than other artists of his time. In 1959 the artist declared: “Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. I try to act in that gap between the two." Rauschenberg's sculpture-painting hybrids known as "Combines" stand as the epitome of the artist's desire to work in the gap between art and life. In this type of work, Rauschenberg affixed cast-off items, such as tires, old furniture, plastic, foils and neon, to traditional supports like paint and silkscreen.  

 

劳森伯格1925年生于美国徳克萨斯州,2008年逝于佛罗里达Captiva岛,他以上世纪50年代的“融合绘画”而闻名,非传统的事物和材质以创新的方式在作品中拼贴结合,主要融合绘画和雕塑。此外,劳森伯格的创作还涵盖摄影、版画、纸本和行为艺术。

罗伯特·劳森伯格在近60年的时间里充当着当代艺术的决定性力量,他比同时代的任何艺术家都更加富有变化,创造了绘画、摄影、雕塑、行为、版画等大量的艺术财富。对于他来说,绘画的方式不只是画笔的涂抹,还可以利用丝网印刷、拼贴、变形、刻印等媒介。他最大限度地尝试不同的材质:从画布、木板、织物到铁板、纸张、石膏和有机玻璃。他被称为自抽象表现主义之后几乎所有美国战后艺术运动的先驱。然而,纵观其千变万化的一生,他始终决绝地独立于任何一个特定的流派。