美國攝影師Jason Siegel作品「Shoot Portraits, Not People」。
在英文裏，Shoot指的是開槍、射殺，也有拍攝、拍照的意思，攝影師以這個語帶雙關的詞語為靈感，從2016年開始回收各種相機、鏡頭、菲林、三腳架等攝影器材，然後與藝術家Keith D’angelo一起組裝成不同的「武器」，包括各種衝鋒槍、機關槍及手榴彈等。這系列作品十分有創意，同時帶出反暴力、反戰爭的訊息，作品曾在新墨西哥州Evoke Contemporary畫廊等多處地方展出。
After Russia invaded Ukraine, many countries had anti-war demonstrations. It is reminiscent of “Shoot Portraits, Not People,” created by American photographer Jason Siegel. Shoot refers to pulling the trigger in English and also means taking pictures. The photographer took this pun as inspiration and began to collect used cameras, lenses, films, tripods, and other photographic equipment since 2016, and assembled different “weapons” with artist Keith D’Angelo, including various submachine guns, machine guns, and grenades. These creative artworks carry a message of anti-violence and anti-war and have been exhibited in multiple places, including Evoke Contemporary Gallery in New Mexico.
Vadim Solovyov在2019年開始以Photoshop的創作手法， 描繪各種巨型動物出現在聖彼得堡或莫斯科城市街頭，包括企鵝、熊、鴨、蛇及狐狸等，至今已在Instagram發佈逾百幅作品。這些超現實風格的影像十分引人入勝，同時也帶有反烏托邦的意味。他的創作以社會現況或時下局勢為靈感，日前俄羅斯侵略烏克蘭後，他隨即創作這幅作品，一位孩子坐在草地上，天空中飄起一架插滿鮮花、已經解體的坦克，藉此帶出反戰的訊息。
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine not only sparked a mass anti-war movement in Russian cities, but local artists also expressed their “No To War” stance with artworks.
The Digital artist Vadim Solovyov from St. Petersburg has an aesthetic obsession with surrealism. He started creating artworks with Photoshop in 2019, depicting various giant animals appearing on the streets of St. Petersburg or Moscow, including penguins, bears, ducks, snakes, and foxes, a total of over 100 artworks on Instagram so far. These surreal images are fascinating.
Social issues or the global situation inspired the artist. After Russia invaded Ukraine a few days ago, he immediately created this work to bring out an anti-war message. A child is sitting on the grass, and a disintegrated tank full of flowers is floating in the sky. He said: “It hurts. No war. Stop it. “
No War by Shusaku Takaoka
日本平面設計師舒坂高岡（Shusaku Takaoka）擅長以「拼貼」手法進行創作，2015年開始，他將經典名畫、電影畫面或大眾熟悉的影像進行創意拼揍，以刻意的反差感帶來一幅幅充滿趣味的作品。他的作品也以時事為靈感，2015年巴黎發生恐怖襲擊事件，他隨即創作一幅以酒塞擋住槍口的作品；近日俄羅斯入侵烏克蘭，他也創作一幅「No War」的作品，飛行中的轟炸機投下一排炸彈，最後卻變成一隻隻飛鳥，藉此傳達出反戰的訊息。
Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka started creating inventive artworks by collaging classic paintings or movie stills with popular images in 2015. He drew inspiration from the Paris attack in 2015 and immediately developed an artwork of wine cork blocking a gun. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine recently sparked his idea by creating the artwork “No War.” A bomber dropped a row of bombs suddenly turned into flying birds, which carried a message of anti-war.
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