張志平

 

張哲(又名張志平)早年在香港從事攝影工作時已迷上了雕塑,其後獲得台灣政府的資助,前往高雄參與「駁2藝術特區」的社區藝術計劃。

在駁二之後,已搬進獨立的個人工作室,但他仍偏好集體創作的空間。 現在他已進駐石硤尾的賽馬會創意藝術中心,成為其中一位藝術家,作品以結合圖像和照片的大型金屬裝置藝術為主。

習慣從城市的經濟和社會變化中尋找創作主題,並且擅長利用令人意想不到的材料來激發人們的情感。由舊工廠大廈改建而成的賽馬會創意藝術中心開幕展上,張哲利用糾纏在一起的廢棄塑料衣架,探討物質與空間、藝術與工業之間的關係。

Ban Zhang

Ban Zhang Zhe became interested in sculpture during his early years in Hong Kong while working as a photographer, before a grant from the Taiwanese government took him to Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Art District to be part of a community programme.

There he found a new, surprising level of inspiration and support. "They provided enough space and money for basic living so that I could reflect on my identity as an artist without pressure."

Zhang, has worked in solitary studio spaces since, he still prefers the collective environment and can now be found among a host of artists at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) in Hong Kong’s Shek Kip Mei. Here he creates vast metal installations, incorporating graphics and photography,using materials found on the site.

While Zhang likes to explore themes of economic and social change in the city around him, he provokes emotional responses through the surprising use of materials. As part of the opening exhibition at the JCCAC, which celebrated its transformation from a factory estate into an emerging art hub, Zhang manipulated an abandoned tangle of plastic hangers to explore the relationship between substance and space, art and industry.