陶文岳
創作論述

創作對陶文岳而言,是一種個人內心世界的反省觀照,這些元素,包含了已消逝歲月中,感情的沉澱,對時代、環境的依戀與關懷,甚至對世界的臆想及憧憬。

許多人以記日記的手法紀錄生活,而陶文岳則以素描和繪畫來表現。將本來形諸文字的意念,轉化成點、線、面和圖騰符號。這些經由淬鍊下的簡單形象,不拘泥於抽象和具象的結合,反而能夠達到更寬廣的想像空間,有些作品呈現不同材質的創作手法,加重作品本身的凝聚力和週遭產生一種對比。旅法藝評家陳英德說:陶文岳喜歡在小品素描中試探各種創作的可能性,這不是對客觀世界的描繪,而是有一種主觀的企圖想改變客觀世界的用心。他在日常見到的事物背後,發現隱藏著只有憑直覺才能攫取的真理。藝術創作應是一項探索真理的手段,捨此,還有什麼比這更重要的?

恰似比西葉(J‧Bissier)的體驗:「幾筆偶然記下的草稿,作畫時,想著它們,這是我的訣竅。」陶文岳創作時總喜歡聽一些悲懺的音樂,他覺得那較能夠貼近靈感的泉源。他的生活,除了繪畫之外,喜歡研究和收藏佛、道教的雕刻文物及非洲雕塑,原始樸拙的非洲造型和充滿東方色彩的佛、道教文物,在把玩和研究過程中也逐漸潛移入創作中,成為畫中造型、色彩和圖騰符號。許多繪畫作品喜以系列組合的方式呈現,就像是一種隱藏的密碼,而藝術家正式開啟密碼的靈感。

陶文岳畫中,印象與暗示的運用,帶有古典的秩序、平衡和節奏,但又兼具當代藝術多元化的樣貌,流露出抒情的文學氣質。在80年代海外年輕一輩的抽象藝術家,陶文岳無疑是傑出而具野心的,他企圖在渾沌的潮流中,開創出一種樸實無華卻富原創力量的新格局。

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Solo Exhibitions -
1991    Escape Beteau-Lavoir, Paris.
1994    "The Marching of Time"-Taipei Fine Art Museum.
Howard Salon, Taipei.
1995    "Turning Point of the Spirit"- Dimensions Art Center, Taipei.
1996 ~ 79    "Delineation of Mental Concepts"- Howard Salon, Taipei & Kaohsiung
1997    Issy-Les-Moulineaux , France.
1999    "The line of Memory"- Dimensions Art Center, Taipei & Taichung.
2001    2001 "Stages of Feeling"- Dimensions Art Center, Taipei.
2004    "Hope Space"- Safulak Art Village, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
"The Abstract of Memory"- Keelung Municipal Culture Center, Keelung, Taiwan.
2005    "Memory · Life"- Sing Art Gallery, Tainan.
Group Exhibition -
1990    Special Invitation, S.A.G.A.'90 Art Exhibit, Grand Palais, Paris.
1991    Young Artists Salon, EIne, France.
1992    International Young Artists Salon, Grand Palais, Paris
Invitational Painting Exhibition, French National Memorial Museum, Paris.
1993    13th Biennial Mediterranean Art Festival, Nice, France.
1994 ~ 01    The 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
1996    Young Taiwan Artist in France Exhibition, Overseas Chinese Center, Paris, France.
1997    "Taipei - Paris : Tendances de I'Art Abstrait Exhibitio", Centre Culture! et d'lnformation de Taipei in Paris.
1999    "Rencontre Fortuite de Conscience" Young Artist, Franceesided, Exhibitio overseas Chinese Culture!, Paris.
2001    The 49th Salon Exhibition, Charenton Le Font, France.
" Shanghai Art Fair", Shanghai.
2003    "Envision Xing Tin Zhen Exhibition"- Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2004    "Salon Comparison" - Espace Auteuil , Paris.
"Movie, Drama, Art"- Library MK2-Espace.
"Blocks Shifting I" Gallery 456, New York and Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York.
2005    "China- Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition", Ho Hsian Ning Museum, Senjiun, China.
"L'oeil du touriste"- Gallery Patricia Dorfmann, Gallery Frederic Giroux and Gallery Alain le Gaillard , Paris.
"China- Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition", Sejong Museum, Seoui, Korea.
"Blocks Shifting II" Art Center, National Central University, Taiwan.
2012    Group exhibitions "Confused, not Confused" in Metaphysical Art Gallery, Taipei
2013    Group exhibitions "Start from Zero" in Metaphysical Art Gallery, Taipei
2014    Group exhibitions "Is It Paper?" in Metaphysical Art Gallery, Taipei