摩訶極樂世界

2003-2006

任何一個時代的人們,總會透過幻想、神話、故事……為自己所無能為力的世界,擬想製造出一些英雄角色、理想人物,把美好的希望寄予在這些真實世界中並不存在的英雄身上,從而獲得心靈上的滿足與救贖。楊茂林這系列的作品,就是挪用了當今之世這種典型的現象:將理想中的正義、道德、與救贖世界的神力,藉著他重新編改捏造的神像,賦予祂們大家最為熟悉的卡漫名角、童話人物、以及流行產業中的經典偶像人物、再加上一些楊茂林自己天馬行空編造出來的角色形象……等。這些由藝術家製造出來的新神佛、新英雄,還都有祂們獨具風格的座騎:或是遠古消失的生物,或是今日可見的平常生物,卻放大成萬倍的異獸,這些幻化為眾模各樣的佛菩薩造像,楊茂林藉以象徵著雖然世間有億萬各不相同的眾生,但是每個人心中卻都有著異中見同的佛心與善念。


 

The Pure Land of Maha | 2003-2006

People, in any era, always delude some kinds of heroic or idol characters via illusion, fairy tale and stories and fantasize that these virtual heroes would one day save the common people from this hopeless world. This seems to be the only way they could obtain satisfaction on mentality and be rescued. The series are the illustrations of such contemporary phenomena. By combining justice, morality and the supernatural power that would rescue the world, Yang Mao-lin rearranged the identifies of the supernatural characters and reimburse them familiar cartoon and comic roles, fairy tale characters, pop idols and other virtual characters invented by himself. These new supernatural characters and heroes all have distinct rides such as ancient creatures or exaggeratedly enlarged common insects. He created the forms of these Buddha as the symbol of every person’s most truthful inner benevolence and mercy.


       

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