Countenance | appearance
Countenances of stainless sculptures express the beauty of the body under the light.
Form | the shape of a thing or person
Form combines heaven, earth, people, life, strong emotions
Ocher | the material with special color
Ocher Terracotta comes from the high-temperature firing chain quenching.
Impression | a mark, indentation, figure, etc., produced by pressure
Impressions on work, are from a strong belief and passion in art of the artist.
Yu, Lian-Chun has been engaged in the sculptural creation of Terracotta after
he finished his studies in Japan. He introduces the
creational skills of Terracotta while teaching, starting a new artistic sculptural
field. He conquered the difficulty & limitation of the collapsing problem in the process of soil molding, and found out the solutions for supporting and molding of the sculptures.
He applies the rough characteristic of Terracotta to the molding of human body, expressing
abundant affections and complicated emotions while converting the drawing
concept of sketching into sculpture. Quickly and accurately grasping the lines
and structures of moving human body without redundant“to and fro,”he
creates a unique “Yu, Lian-Chun style” among the contemporary art circle.
He applied different kinds of media such as stainless steel, rose silver series, silver and copper to create various changes in his artworks while craving for endowing sculpture with a whole new life by mixing different media.
He finds out clashes between iron and Terracotta whichlead to mergence, and thus creates a iron-welded dynamic art made by both hardness and softness.
Terra-cotta usually refers to sculptures or containers made of clay, which transforms from a rose color to red after kilning. Terra-cotta was often made into bricks and was embellished by paintings in ancient society. Smaller terra-cotta already existed in the 3rd century B.C., which is known as Bronze Age. From the 7th century B.C. terra-cotta had been circulating in Greece and was then brought to the Etruscans, which attracted Greek and Etruscan artists to come to Rome. Most of this ancient terra-cotta functioned as decoration in temples.
顏 | 容顏映照也。
形 | 姿態儀表也。
橘 | 橙橘之色也。
指 | 指紋之印也。
余連春近幾年一直不斷地自我 挑戰及自我超越，除了運用不銹鋼 、銅、白銀以及獨特的金屬玫瑰銀系列等創造出作品豐富的變化外， 他更渴望著混合不同材質給予雕塑作品一個全新的生命。於是他在鐵的材質上尋找出土塑燒的衝突性，又在衝突中帶出相融點，於此創造出剛柔併濟的鐵焊動感藝術。
余連春留日返國後一直致力土塑燒的雕塑創作，並藉著教學讓更多人認識土塑燒創作技巧，開啟了新的藝術雕 塑領域。經多年來的苦思他終於克服土塑過程中坍塌的困難與局限，找尋出創新思惟的支撐方法及塑造技巧。他把土塑燒特有的粗爌質地運用在人體的塑造上，表現出豐 富的情感和複雜的情緒，並且將繪畫速寫的 概念轉化在雕塑上，快速精準的掌握住人體動態下的線條及構造，沒有多餘的來回，揉和著創作氣質而釋放出點到為止的韻味，為當代藝術圈中獨樹一幟的“余連春”形式。