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2021年陶溪川·景德镇国际工作室以线上的方式重启艺术讲座。本期讲座将以在线直播的形式，邀请到来自纽约Sculpture Space (Ceramic facility and residency)艺术总监, 法籍美国艺术家 Nicolas Touron 于2021年1月27日晚上8点，在陶溪川国际教育—国际云讲座平台带来主题为《陶瓷3D打印的可能性》(Moving toward 3D clay printing)的讲座。在讲座中尼古拉斯将分享他近期的3D打印雕塑和不断演变的系列作品，并探讨这项新兴技术所能达到的创作边界和可能性。
Taoxichuan·Jingdezhen International Studio relaunch the artist lecture series with online platform at 2021. The studio is very pleased to invite the Art Director at Sculpture Space NYC (Ceramic facility and residency), French Americans artist, Nicolas Touron, the titled of this week's lecture is "Moving toward 3D clay printing". The lecture will be held on Wednesday, January 27, at Taoxichuan International Education Program -- Master Online Lecture. During this lecture we will look at recent sculpture created by Nicolas Touron and oversee the evolution of his work towards 3D clay printing and the technical possibility offer by this technique of production.
Nicolas Touron 出生在法国，现居于美国纽约，本科时期在荷兰阿姆斯特丹里特维尔学院（the Gerrit Rietveld Academy）学习雕塑、陶瓷和视听艺术。之后前往美国，在纽约视觉艺术学院进修了硕士学位，并于2001年获得了富布赖特奖学金（Fullbright Scholarship）。Born in France Nicolas Touron is a New York City based artist He received his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York and was a 2001 recipient of a Fullbright Scholarship. He studied Sculpture, ceramic and audio visual at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam during is BFA.
Nicolas 是一个天生的叙述者，他熟练地运用各种修饰的手法来装点自己的故事。作为艺术家，他通过绘画和雕塑的形式，来强调主体动势和装饰纹案的特点，呈现繁复迷人的叙事。有别于传统的表现形式，Nicolas 的叙事不受结构限制，没有固定的开头和结尾。他营造视听结合的体验向观众传达自己的情绪。他的作品已在众多国际艺术画廊，博物馆，和公共空间举办过展览，他的作品也被各地私人机构进行收藏。Nicolas Touron is a storyteller, and like a gifted one of the oral tradition, he enhances and embellishes his tales each time they’re told. As an artist he creates engaging and complex work in both painting and sculpture that, through concepts of movement, evolution, characters, and motifs, suggest larger narratives. Departing from traditional approaches, Touron’s stories never have specific beginnings or ending, and in this way become visual embodiments of the living process of storytelling. Nicolas Touron work has been featured prominently in the USA as well as internationally in art gallery, museums and public spaces. His work is in numerous private collections around the world.
在被迪士尼资本化运作，被投放到荧幕上之前，童话故事曾裹挟着深刻教育意义，被讲述给儿童受众。例如德国格林童话《糖果屋》的故事，教导了年轻人如何应对封建社会体制下，可能面临的营养不良、疾病、贫困和被剥削的生活状态。Long before their capitalization by Disney and on-screen animators, tales were told to children for a much more serious purpose. This narrative form, best exemplified in stories like “Hansel and Gretel,” served to prepare the young for a life of malnutrition, disease, poverty and exploitation at the hands of feudal lords. Nicolas 的作品是视觉的童话，相较传统寓言故事来说，他的故事不掺杂刻板的说教，没有任何指向性的引导，也不提供问题的解决方法。这些故事只存在于荒诞、扭曲的景观当中。
Nicolas works are visual fables, but contrary to the classic fables, his pass no blame, contain no call to action, and offer no solutions. They simply exist on landscapes of absurdity, collapsing and deforming due to a lack of objectives and destinations.
The 3D printed sculpture are an extension of a vernacular body of work I have been developing over many years. Delving into the juxtapositions between art form considered naive and a computerized form of creation perceived as a more concept driven process. I created these “contraptions” in the spirit of Ferdinand Cheval’s Palais Idéal.Assembling shapes and forms pulled out of the menagerie of personages from paintings and drawings I have been creating over the years.
这种解构再聚合的方式，将他多年以来绘画中的元素剥离出来，重新以数据输出的方式再演绎。这些3D打印作品的灵感，是在他观察法国和意大利南部地区贵族们圣物盒的造型得到的。在虚拟世界中创作的元素或者人物，都可以成为下一个雕塑的一部分，这种创作思维是在他在法国担任厨师时培养出来的。 The 3D printed objects, which also recall reliquaries observed in the south of France and Italy are monument to the ideas of personage already used. The shapes created in the virtual world are designed as modules/personages which can be re-used and re-assemble to create new sculpture like element of receipt, left over of process of a previous career as a chef in France.
Touron’s quixotic narratives, are situated in abstracted microcosms and laced with colorful confections and bubble-gum landscapes, not surprising choices considering his past as a professional chef in Paris and Amsterdam.