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关于艺术家

占研1984年生于湖北省黄石市,后移居广东省中山市。2005年至2013年于广州美术学院接受雕塑专业本科及研究生教育,先后获得学士及硕士学位。2015年至今任教于广州美术学院雕塑与公共艺术学院,现生活工作于广州。占研主要从事综合媒材雕塑创作,其艺术探索涵盖材料语言、文化符号、机器结构等多方面。2017年于上海举办首次个人作品展览《手作超现实》。他的作品曾多次获得重要奖项,并被多家美术馆、艺术机构及境内外藏家收藏。
 
About the Artist
Zhan Yan was born in Huangshi City, Hubei Province in 1984, and later moved to Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. From 2005 to 2013, he received undergraduate and postgraduate education in sculpture at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and successively obtained bachelor and master degrees. He has been teaching in the Sculpture Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts since 2015, and currently lives and works in Guangzhou. Zhan Yan is mainly engaged in the creation of comprehensive media sculptures. His artistic exploration covers many aspects such as material language, cultural symbols, and machine structure. In 2017, the first solo exhibition "Handmade Hyper Reality" was held in Shanghai. His work has won important awards many times and has been collected by many art galleries, art institutions and collectors at home and abroad.
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关于创作

占研是一名工作室型艺术家,因为他的作品一般都需要深度加工才能完成。相对来说,他更喜欢需要推敲和试验的创作方式,而不是直接的情感抒发。此外,他对一些高度程式化、概念化、规律化的元素更感兴趣,他认为这些元素经过高度提炼,强调人类思维的内在规律;这比那些强调直观性、生动性的艺术形式更加吸引他。占研一直在坚持“使自身作品产生进化”的方式来延续创作。每当完成一件作品,他都会想这件作品还有没有延申的可能性。在前一件作品的基础上加入新的元素,或用另一种方式来表述,都能使作品产生一定的进化,这样就能形成新的作品。久而久之,作品之间会形成一种类似“族谱”的相互关系。这是占研所期望达到的。
 
About the Works
Zhan Yan is a studio artist, because his works usually need deep processing to complete. Comparatively speaking, he prefers the creative way that needs to be deliberated and experimented rather than the direct emotional expression. In addition, he is more interested in some highly stylized, conceptualized and regularized elements. He believes that these elements are highly refined and emphasize the internal law of human thinking, which is more attractive to him than those artistic forms that emphasize intuitiveness and vividness. Zhan Yan has been insisting on the way of "making his works evolve" to continue his creation. Every time he finished a work, he would think whether it was possible to extend it. Adding new elements to the previous work, or expressing them in another way, can make the work evolve to a certain extent, so as to form a new work. Over time, there will be a kind of "genealogical" relationship between works. This is what the Institute expects to achieve.