My Paintings, My Stories, When Children's Art Meets Outsider Art
國立臺灣藝術教育館 館長 ｜ 李泊言
National Taiwan Arts Education Center｜Lee, Po-Yan,
孩子的內心畫，往往也是他們內心話。不同年齡段的孩子對事物的認識、表達、反應都不同，故瞭解他們方式也不同。孩子在創作時有自己的觀點，許多獨特的繪畫語言常出乎大人的意料之外，理解他們的畫作，也是了解他們身心發展的方式之一。而除一般兒童之外，彷彿身處在另一個想像國度的自閉症孩子及身心障礙藝術家，他們擁有一個異乎尋常的感知世界，在未受學院影響及專業訓練下，作品卻自成一格，顯現出強烈自發性與創造性的特徵。法國藝術家杜布菲(Jean Dubuffet) 曾對此類作品提出觀察，並名之為「原生藝術」，意示其作品以最直覺、純粹的創作方式，真切的傳遞出他們生命底層的思想與心靈狀態。看他們的畫作往往可以看到刻板重複，色彩濃烈，但又充滿想像力的
本館典藏有「中華民國兒童美術教育學會」自2007 年慨然捐贈，逾50 年之「中華民國世界兒童畫展」的美麗畫作近2 萬幅，這批重要的國家寶藏，記載著來自世界各地兒童純真動人的心靈軌跡，觀看這些畫作時，往往能讓我們找回童心，心生喜悅；而同樣由本館辦理之「教育部藝術教育貢獻獎」，透過實地訪視過程中，驚喜地發現高雄市立楠梓特殊學校在推動原生藝術的驚人成果，這些身心障礙孩子們在師長們耐心與愛心的陪伴下，彷彿構築了另一個充滿奇花異草的藝術花園，在他們純粹且充滿原創性的作品中，讓我們驚嘆且感動，因為在每一位原生藝術家的畫作之外，他們的故事更啟示著我們，對每一個獨特生命發展的最大尊重。
Painting is one of the ways for children to express themselves, it can stimulate children to consciously or unconsciously make associations, the painting contains changes in their emotions, reflects their interaction with the surrounding things, reflects what they see, hear, think. At the same time, children who are not good at oral expression can express their ideas in the form of colors, lines and shapes.
Children's inner paintings are often their inner words. Children of different ages have different understandings, expressions, and reactions to things, so they understand them in different ways. Children have their own opinions when creating, and many unique drawing languages are often unexpected by adults, and understanding their paintings is also one of the ways to understand their physical and mental development.
In addition to ordinary children, autistic children and artists with disabilities seem to be in another imaginary country, they have an unusual perception world, but without the influence of the academy and professional training, their
works are self-contained, showing strong spontaneity and creativity. French artist Jean Dubuffet has observed such works and called them "Native Art", which means that his works truly convey the thoughts and mental states of their
lives in the most intuitive and pure creative way. Looking at their paintings, you can often see a strong impression of rigidity and repetition, strong color, but full of imagination, completely not limited by the traditional art framework, and
caused by their own internal driving force, the works always attract the viewer's curiosity and boundless imagination.
It can be said that children's art and outsider art, in the development of painting, have their unrestrained, arbitrary imagination, but full of a variety of unique thinking and expression characteristics, human minds in the country of painting has its different forms of manifestation, but from children's paintings and native art works, is our key to enter this simple and direct but whimsical world, open it, you can see the picture-in-picture, but also feel the words in the picture.
The center has nearly 20,000 beautiful paintings donated by Association for Education through Art of the Republic of China since 2007, and the School Children's Art Exhibition of ROC for more than 50 years, this important national treasure records the innocent and moving spiritual trajectory of children from all over the world. The Ministry of Education Art Education Contribution Award, also administered by the museum, was pleasantly surprised to find the amazing results of Kaohsiung Municipal Nanzi Special School in promoting native art during the field visit, and these children with physical and mental disabilities, accompanied by the patience and love of their teachers, seemed to build another art garden full of exotic flowers and plants, in their pure and original works, we were amazed and moved, because in addition to the paintings of each native artist, their stories inspired us. The utmost respect for the development of each unique life.
Children's art and outsider art, through this exhibition, have achieved and integrated each other through this exhibition, in the cause of the center's collection and school visits! We hope that this exhibition of the encounter between innocence and purity, art education and art healing, can make all viewers feel how wonderful and moving they left with their simple lines and colors, intuitive cognition and emotions, and free creativity in their childhood, whether in physical or psychological childhood! From this exhibition, I also want to share with you, pick up the brush again, we can also find our childlike heart together, find our original, simplest, and most loving self to paint!
Feast of Art: There are words in the paintings of children and native artists
策展人 ｜ 林慧修
Curator ｜ Lin, Hui-Hsiu
We often say that art comes from life and is higher than life, and for original paintings and children's art, it can be said that "art comes from life and inspires life." The works on the wall are not just paintings, but also express feelings and share emotions through art, the purest resonance between people.
Original painting has similarities with children's art in essence. Both of these art forms come from ethnic groups who have not received much art education. Their paintbrush is not only a tool, but also their partner, their language, and their spiritual sustenance. Their drawing paper is like an unfettered space, a stage for them to express themselves. Although their brushstrokes may be clumsy, and their colors may be unique and inaccurate, they can record the things in life with the most sincere hearts. Observe and move, and dance out those life stories that are sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, full of joy, and sometimes sad.
The existence of art not only allows us to perceive and reflect on various experiences in life through different perspectives, but also allows us to establish connections between people and guide different ethnic groups to understand each other through the life stories behind artworks. Empathize with each other, and then feel together.
The exhibition space design will take you into a world full of whimsy. We recreated the work "Bicycle and City Fireworks", so that you can not only appreciate the beauty of the painting itself, but also deeply feel the creator's emotions and optimistic attitude. At the same time, through the interaction and landscaping of the exhibition, we will allow you to personally participate in the creation and performance of art, open a door of dialogue, and start a feast of beauty of your own. Learning through appreciation and moving through understanding, this journey will enrich our lives and lighten our hearts.
The language of art, without words, can deeply touch our hearts through colors and lines. Let us walk into the creative world of children and native artists, appreciate the beautiful paintings of children and native artists, and listen to the words in their paintings.
The Perspective of Innocence
顧問 ｜ 鍾璧如
Consultant ｜ Chong, Pi-Ju
From their first ability to grasp, children begin to draw, expressingthemselves freely.
Children's art evolves with age, mental and physical growth, life experiences, culture, and education. Young children's art is an innocent, joyful record of life. As they grow, their art reflects their exploration of the world and their place within it, becoming increasingly diverse due to expanded life experiences, peer interaction, and education.
However, every child is unique. For them, drawing is a storytelling medium. When appreciating children's art, we can try to view life and nature from their perspective, feeling the interplay of emotion and imagination. We invite you to join children in appreciating this wonderful world through their pure, innocent eyes.
顧問 ｜ 葉世原
Consultant ｜ Yeh, Shih-Yuan
The physical and mental development of disabled students is in a state of retardation, and their mental age is likely to stagnate within 12 years old, becoming a perpetual childish and innocent person. Due to stagnation, the development stages of painting are vertical and horizontal graffiti, circular graffiti, named graffiti, and style period, which coexist and appear at the same time as creation. In other words, there are not only the boldness of the graffiti period, but also the diversification of spatial expression in the style period. The concept of socialized people and things is becoming clearer, and the combination forms a special psychological development schema. Coupled with the long period of stagnation, it is possible to develop the characteristics of artistic creation. to the limit. Using martial arts novels as an analogy, although it is just a simple move, if it is practiced to a high level of fire, it can be as precise as a knife with ease, and it is also capable of breaking through the rivers and lakes, finding a sky of its own, and showing uniqueness in the art world. uniquely personal.
The special experience, special awareness, and special encounters of special students in the growth process create a special, rare, and unique state of life. Based on the essence of life, learn adaptively, develop naturally, and create casually, use lines and colors to the limit, become a unique and unique graffiti artist, show the beauty of the essence of life, and make artistic creation a self-expression and self-exploration tool for social integration, a path to self-actualization.