Country: United States
City: San Jose
Industry: Art Direction
Professional Title: METAL SCULPTOR
Specialties: Photoshop, adobe illustrator

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David韩简介 聆聽金屬的聲音 David韓,一個在硅谷做了十多年電腦工業設計師的中國人,他出生和成长在中国的一个由艺术家和工程师组成的家庭中,从小在北京市少年宫受到学院式的绘画教育。移民美国后, 有着亚洲文化背景的他受到了西方文化的熏陶。一次不經意下接觸了電焊槍,從此就像通了電般把他和金屬連接起來,而腦中的精靈也經由他的雙手一件件在人間誕生了! 從零開始,像個探險家摸索這金屬藝術的領域,由於是純手工打造必須使用各種工具,他在經歷無數失敗的心理挫折和因製作時被沈重又鋒利的材料讓身體疼痛不堪之中,終於在2010年做出第一個從無到有的作品。 接下來,據David韓形容他就像個靈媒,沒有草稿,沒有預設,也沒有精密的丈量,這一個個作品的靈魂就這麼自然的用他的手生了出來。 如同穿了紅舞鞋一般,在泉湧的創作靈感驅動下,除了上班之餘他都在堅苦的一槌一焊的作著,由於作品非常耗時間和體力,在2014年David韓毅然而然決定放棄做了十幾年工业设计師的工作,全天侯為他的藝術如苦行僧一樣的創作著…… David韓作品的材料有很大部份是撿來的廢棄物品,像是一臺曾經為主人帶來輕鬆工作的386電腦,在科技日新月異中被無情的淘汰了,它沒有不好只是不再被需要…… 或是一扇鐵門曾經守護著全家人的安危,卻因不再美觀而被遺棄了。
David 把這些哭泣的金屬有的依照原形,有的重新分解,製成一個個部件,然後把這些部件拼成了作品,對David韓來說,這就是廢金屬藉著他而得到了永恆的重生。 很難解釋他的作品是抽象還是具象,在每個作品中可見到如恐龍化石般的脊椎動物骨骼和重工業如摩托車或飛行器的精神毫無抵觸的融和。 David韓並不在乎如何歸類他的作品,也不會為作品命名或貼上任何藝術之外的標籤,他認為藝術必須是賞心悅目的,是善良勇敢的,是能釋放出正能量的。不同的觀眾在不同的角度欣賞他的作品會有不同的體會,但唯一不變的,是可以感受到冰冷鋒利的金屬散發出的溫柔。 雖然在藝術圈還是新人的老男孩,David韓在短短兩年中已獲得邁阿密(Art Fusion 2015 4th Annual International Fine Art Competition, http://www.artfusionartists.com/IFAC/ifac-winners/) 和洛杉磯(2016 The Beverly Hills Art Show)兩個知名藝展中拔得頭籌,旧金山灣區的一座城市(Redwood City)也請他在碼頭做個地標性的創作。 我們期待David韓有更多金屬藝術作品問世,也希望有機會讓更多人來感受他作品中的正能量。 David Han Biography Hearing the whispers of the metal David Han, a Silicon Valley computer industrial graphic designer for over ten years, who, Brought up in China in a family of artists and engineers, he started taking academic drawing lessons as a child. After immigrating to the U.S., He had exposure to Western culture and the enduring influence on him of the Asian tradition. In a casual encounter with a high power electric welder, has suddenly found a way to let out all the elves and genies hiding deeply inside him. It could be the sparks, flares and the smell. It is not in computer 3D graphics but by welding pieces of metal together which he can breathe life into each one of them. The queue of elves and genies has since then hit the unstoppable proceed button, and one by one through the hands of David they are born! As a pioneer in this seemingly uncharted territory of manual metal art, David has experienced many setbacks and failures. He often has to resort to creating new tools to accomplish his desired effects. He has to invent procedures to safely bond the heavy often very sharp pieces of metal together. Accidental cuts and bruises were daily occurrence until he got all the procedures mastered. In the midst of these pain and excitement, the first goblin on the queue was successfully escorted out of David's workshop in 2010. Like a mystic, David has no drafts, no blueprints, no JPEGs, nor any precise measurements of what the next little genies coming off the queue would be. He has each one of their souls in the master's hands created full of life and energy. Like a dancer on his favorite red sneaker or a painter with his most favorite brush, David was inspired and driven to let out all these elves and genies inside him. He spent all his off time hammering and zapping away. The work is very time-consuming and physically demanding. In 2014, David resolutely decided to drop his ten plus years of Industrial Designer work and dive in full time one hundred percent committed like a hermit in a mission for his artwork...... The metal pieces David used in his work are mostly recycle materials which had their glorious days, such as the chassis of a 386 computer, or an iron gate once guarded the family's safety. They are being abandoned either because they are obsolete, rusted or just not useful anymore. It is none of their faults. They receive breathe of new life at the hands of David. It is difficult to describe his works as abstract or figurative, for in each of his works one can see harmonious fusion of dinosaur-like fossil bones of vertebrates, a roaring Harley-Davidson roadster, or an aircraft ready to lift off. David does not care how his work being categorized nor labeled. He believed that art must be pleasing to the eyes and radiant with positive energy. It must also emanate bravery with kindness. Different audiences at different angles will appreciate his works with varying experience, but the only constant is that they can all feel the gentleness orchestrated from these once abandoned metal pieces. While he is still a rookie in the art circle, David had already won two championships in two well-known art exhibitions in Miami(Art Fusion 2015 4th Annual International Fine Art Competition, http://www.artfusionartists.com/IFAC/ifac-winners/) and Los Angeles((2016 The Beverly Hills Art Show)) in the past two years. He is also invited to create a landmark art piece at one of the famous piers in the South Bay Area (Redwood City). We look forward to see more metal art works from David Han, thus more people will have the opportunity to feel the positive energy exuded for his work.