展期：2023/10/26 - 10/29
Venue：Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center Pavilion A1
Date：2023/10/26 - 10/29
Artists：Chang Tzu-Lung, Cai Zhisong, Matthew F Fisher, Mia Liu, Jeff Robb, Tsai Yi-Ju, Yang Tzu-Yi
Chang Tzu-Lung 張子隆
24 x 34 x20 cm
Chang Tzu-lung, a prominent figure in the advancement of modern sculpture in Taiwan, was born in Tamsui in 1947. His artistic sensibilities have been deeply influenced by modernism and the Japanese cultural reverence for simplicity and refined beauty. The hallmark of Chang Tzu-lung's work is the precision and depth that reflect the meticulous craftsmanship he applies to his creations. His artistic dedication lies in the exploration of the principles underlying beauty within the fourth dimension of modern sculpture, as well as the dynamic interplay between materials and forms that give rise to tension and vitality.
At the core of Chang Tzu-lung's sculptural philosophy is the expression of "vitality." He strives to transcend the constraints of sensory perception, which often capture only the superficial radiance of the world. Through his serene and purely creative vocabulary, he endeavors to unveil the enigmatic and profoundly meaningful essence of our world. This approach expands the spatial awareness within his sculptures, forging a direct connection between the viewer and various sensory dimensions—visual, tactile, and even auditory.
In terms of form, Chang Tzu-lung draws deep inspiration from early 20th-century Western modernist sculpture, emphasizing elements such as volume, spatiality, and the aesthetics of form. However, his works emanate a distinctive simplicity and serenity rooted in Eastern aesthetics. He directs his focus toward idealized representations of nature, resulting in works characterized by extreme abstraction and subtle, understated forms. His preferred materials, including stone, wood, and copper, serve as vehicles to express the vitality inherent in the material and pure forms. Through expert cutting, meticulous polishing, and a fusion of conceptual prowess with diverse textures, he elegantly showcases the graceful curves of his works while simultaneously conveying the spiritual ideas he seeks to communicate.
Cai Zhisong 蔡志松
146 x 120 x 230 cm
Cai Zhisong's works show profound humanistic values and concern for life, but they are mixed with Western-style modern language. He outlines the aura and demeanor of realistic forms with profound skills, and then gradually resets them to the modern context through rational deconstruction, and finally breaks the public's established concept of art with avant-garde and fashionable expressiveness.
Matthew F Fisher 馬修・費雪
"Twenty Years Before Twenty Years"
24 x 36 inches (60.96 x 91.44 cm)
Matthew F Fisher是一位美國的後現代與當代藝術家，出生於1976年。作品主要是描繪理想化的自然景觀，如波浪、山峰、樹木等，在畫作中。這些作品反映了他在創作過程中的冥想狀態，他運用細膩的筆觸和鮮明的色彩，突顯出紙張質感與潛力。
Matthew F. Fisher, a renowned American contemporary artist born in 1976, is celebrated for his postmodern and contemporary artworks, primarily focusing on idealized natural landscapes like waves, mountain peaks, and trees. These pieces reflect his meditative state during the creative process, employing delicate brushwork and vivid colors to highlight the canvas's texture and potential.
Fisher's deep connection with water, fostered during his time spent with his grandfather by the seaside in Westhampton and later living near water bodies in Western Michigan, influences his work. He transforms these memories of natural landscapes into fresh imagery, emphasizing that while he draws inspiration from the external world, he's more interested in creating memories for future artistic concepts.
Working primarily with acrylic paint, Fisher capitalizes on its advantages, creating a high-gloss finish and vibrant saturation. Elements like the horizon line, waves, rocks, and trees frequently appear in his works, combining universality and individuality. Purposefully devoid of human figures, Fisher's art encourages viewers to engage and imagine freely, evoking a sense of situation rather than narrating a story.
Beyond visual appeal, Fisher's artworks delve into memory-related themes, offering profound insights into his self-reflection, life observations, and contemplation of the world. He views art as a form of meditation, conveying inner emotions and thoughts while sharing sensations of beauty and possibility with the audience.
Mia Liu 劉文瑄
75 x 75 cm
Mia Liu's artworks combine elements of painting and installation art, creating a unique visual experience through the skillful use of paper, painting, writing, and space. Mia Liu's works focus on the present state of mind and bodily perception, using paper sculpture as a foundation to construct three-dimensional spaces, presenting intricate and thoughtfully crafted pieces.
Jeff Robb 傑夫・羅伯
"Unnatural Causes XXIX"
100 x 100 cm
Jeff Robb is best known for his lenticular photographic work. He uses multiple lenses arranged vertically to capture a pair of opposite objects and 3D images without glass barriers. The visual impact it conveys makes people feel like they are in the scene.
Tsai Yi-Ju 蔡宜儒
194 x 390 cm
Artist Tsai Yi-Ju draws inspiration from childhood memories, crafting a unique fusion that melds nostalgic animated heroes with ancient Eastern literati. Employing character reinterpretation and temporal dislocation, he offers fresh perspectives where past sentiments collide with contemporary culture. Tsai's art adeptly dissects internet culture while channeling discomfort through wild and expressive strokes reminiscent of chaotic calligraphy.
As Tsai Yi-Ju has matured, his fondness for childhood memories has grown, driving him to explore fresh viewpoints. Elements such as airplanes, dinosaurs, and tanks, once recurring themes in his art, made their debut in his 2019 exhibition "Rock and Fairy Tales." In recent years, he has expanded upon these memories by incorporating beloved cartoon and video game characters into his creations. By blending Western styling with Eastern brushwork aesthetics, he enables these characters to transcend time, embarking on profound journeys within the canvas of his imagination.
Moreover, the global pandemic's outbreak, shrouding the world in uncertainty, became a wellspring of inspiration for Tsai Yi-Ju. He gradually crystallized the concept of "narrating today's story with yesterday's characters." Through whimsical brushwork, he explores the absurdity of confronting the real world while preserving a childlike perspective, fostering a hopeful outlook for the future.
Yang Tzu-Yi 楊子逸
133 x 43 cm
古人以山水畫寄託情志,這樣的創作精神至今仍不曾抹滅,畫家甚至揉合了更多 樣的繪畫技法、不同的思考脈絡,在紙墨中揮灑出新意境。畢業於國立臺灣藝術大學的新世代書畫藝術家楊子逸,曾入選「全國美展」,也參與過「台北藝術自由日」等展覽,擅長在層層疊疊的山水塊面與自己對話,向世人叩問「真」的涵意,引 發觀者多元的思考。
雙眼所見即為真實?楊子逸引用了布西亞(Jean Baudrillard)的論述:「所有的事 物以及真實已經被『擬仿物』所取代,形成了被擬像構成並超越真實的時代。」他 在其作品《見山》初次以失焦與重疊的效果畫山水,反覆疊加單一墨色塊面,於透 明感中層層堆遞彷彿是山又不是山的景象,如幻覺一般,這幅作品不單單是山水 畫,而是楊子逸對當代科技反思所設下的命題。
「我嘗試用這種手法重新經營山水。試圖喚起在看待事物時的思考,使自己擺脫 固有的思維模式」楊子逸表示。同是山水畫,如今展示於故宮的古代名畫之景大 多物換星移,而在影像科技突破飛速的時代,虛擬實境的視覺經驗也把真實與模 擬的界線模糊。楊子逸的畫作,紙墨裡的視覺性動態層疊,表現出萬物不斷變動 的「恆常性」,每一個塊面都是生活之中追求本質的回憶切片,他寄情於此,同時 也探求書畫的精神性、哲思。
The age-old tradition of using landscape painting as a conduit for emotions and sentiments remains as vibrant as ever. Artists continue to embrace this creative spirit, infusing it with diverse techniques and evolving conceptual frameworks to craft fresh paper landscapes. Yang Tzu-Yi, a rising star in the realm of calligraphy and painting who holds a degree from the National Taiwan University of Arts, boasts a portfolio that includes selection in the prestigious "National Art Exhibition" and participation in exhibitions such as "Taipei Art Freedom Day." His forte lies in fostering a dialogue with the multi-layered landscapes on paper, an endeavor that seeks to unearth the very essence of "truth" and provoke multifaceted contemplations in the minds of viewers.
But is our visual perception of reality an accurate reflection of the truth? Yang Tzu-Yi invokes Jean Baudrillard's discourse, contending that "everything and reality itself has been supplanted by 'simulacra,' ushering in an era defined by simulations that transcend reality." In his creation titled "Seeing Mountains," Yang employs a deliberate blend of blurriness and layering to conjure landscapes. He repeatedly superimposes individual ink blocks, conjuring a scene that hovers between being mountains and not quite mountains, evoking an illusionary quality. This artwork transcends the confines of traditional landscape painting, delving into a realm rooted in Yang Tzu-Yi's contemporary technological contemplations.
Yang Tzu-Yi elucidates, "I endeavor to redefine the landscape through this technique, aiming to trigger contemplation and liberate myself from established patterns of thought." While traditional landscape paintings housed in the National Palace Museum evolve alongside advancements in contemporary technology, the boundaries between reality and simulation blur, particularly within the realm of virtual reality. Within Yang Tzu-Yi's artworks, the visually dynamic layers etched in ink and paper capture the ever-shifting "constancy" of existence. Each block represents a fragment of memory in the relentless pursuit of life's essence. Yang invests his emotions in this creative process while simultaneously delving into the spiritual and philosophical dimensions of calligraphy and painting.