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海波

The Southern Series

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Installation view, "Hai Bo: The Southern Series," May 31 – July 15, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, Photography by Johnna Arnold.

Hai Bo The Southern Series No. 35, 2015. black and white photograph, 150 cm x 300 cm (59-1/16" x 9' 10-1/8").

Hai Bo The Southern Series No. 35, 2015. black and white photograph, 150 cm x 300 cm (59-1/16" x 9' 10-1/8").

About 海波

海波1962年出生於吉林長春。他的藝術理想是用照片來複製已經消逝的時光。在他充滿溫情又具鄉土氣息的照片里,熟悉的人和景物在柔和的光線中成為永恆。1982年,當海波在大學攝影課上第一次接觸照相機時,他就對快門凝固下的永恆瞬間充滿了驚異。相比較強調主觀性的油畫創作,海波發現反映真實和自然的攝影更能表達自己的感受。二十多年來,他的照片從未遠離過熟悉的鄉村生活,攝影手法也大多簡單樸素,但卻由於其真誠表現生活而被賦予了感人至深的力量。他的作品被蓋蒂美術館、紐約大都會博物館、華盛頓史密斯索尼亞賽克勒畫廊、昆士蘭美術館、中國美術館、廣東美術館等知名機構收藏。

Press Release

  • Hai Bo: The Southern Series

    Pace Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in California dedicated to Chinese artist Hai Bo. The exhibition will include a selection of works from the artist’s recent series, The Southern, a collection of photographs taken across Southern China.

    “If‘The Northern’ series represents a heavy reality and pessimistic emotions, then ‘The Southern’ series is more about fantasy and virtual mental states. Life and art are just dreams,” says Hai Bo.

    The Southern Series No. 35 (2015) conveys both the ephemeral and the eternal—the effects of the passage of time and the endurance against it. And yet, the piece itself is timeless; it could be from a hundred years ago, or tomorrow. Its power is intensified by its scale (nearly five by ten feet), which allows you to enter into it, becoming a part of the work instead of just a spectator.

    Speaking about the narrative power of Hai Bo’s work, Elizabeth Sullivan, President of Pace Palo Alto, says, “I think what is a wonderful touchstone of Hai Bo’s work is that it is very poetic. Each photo is almost a poem or a short story—you want to fall into that photo and you see so much more than what is really there, and we can all interpret it in our own way. It is really beautiful to have these experiences brought to the gallery.”

    An opening reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, May 30 from 4 – 7 pm. The exhibition will be on view from May 31 through July 15, 2018.