Art Taipei 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017 11:00am - Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00am
展位：H02 展期：2017.10.20 ~ 10.23
Artists: HUANG Mingchun, CHEN Ying, LIM Yausum, HUANG Miaoxun, LIU Shinyi All things have their own particularities but also appear overlapping universalities in the interdependent relationship. The enormous objects output from industrialization and consumer civilization all enter into the vast system of fictitious-real mutualism, without exception. With careful observation, artists seem dissatisfied and disobedient to the real world. However, the refined works imply that they are still hoping for the future with warm attitude. In Art Taipei 2017, Fish Art Center will feature four artists, HUANG Mingchun, CHEN Ying, HUANG Miaoxun and LIU Shinyi. Amid a time-space deluge of changes and unknowns, the artists persist in expressing out the passion from the tranquil. Light and colors have been the main subjects that HUANG Mingchun strives to study and break through. His new pieces in 2017 painted based on his unique “ color-light unification” theory, namely the three new primary colors of light and pigment: magenta, yellow, cyanine green, truly present the subtle colors of light and shadows and the dimensions of Nature under the reflection. The flowing lights and rainbows manifest the vitality and existence of everything as well as reveal the universe. Huang’s skillful technique and particular color usage congeal the space and temperature inside and out, and meantime perfectly captures the moment of time passing by.
Dolls in CHEN Ying’s painting have delicate texture of skin, bright big eyes, thick eyelashes, red juicy lips and glassy smooth hair; nevertheless, under the rapid development of industry and in this vanity society the pretty figures became broken plastic dolls and stuff, discarded and despised nakedly and openly. Existent weight and phrase emerge from the bottom of Chen’s painting, disclosing the helplessness and sadness of real life. A light penetrating the vast darkness spotlights on life’s subtlety and tenacity; freezes the fancy and entity. Chen’s show appears to be absurd and never end, but the interludes always fill with surprise.
The sculpture work of LIM Yausum is like a microcosmic industrial forest: the water pipes and abandoned electronic components as the trunks, wires on circuit board as the branches and rust as leaves. The ready-mades and machinery construct a contemporary cityscape with an organic, invigorated life-form. Lim’s works are strong rhetoric on the subtle mutation of our relationship with the habitat.
The visible and invisible frames such as social system, code of ethics and standard of values in HUANG Miaoxun’s painting transform into a concrete restricted space, which gradually shapes self-consciousness and also restrains life’s extension and continuous changes. He performs the painting with a series of conscious body labor, intending to weave the context of self-fashioning into the fabric of human history.
Looking back on the old experiences and warmth in hand, LIU Shinyi sculpts and paints the affections and whispers of those days. The childlike face tells an overage anxiety and sorrow; its figure keeps struggling and breaking through in the memories, staying or letting go. The clear chisel mark is the trial of life; the beautiful sweet colors look as if the protective coloring for hiding real self. On the growing journey, every child will confront and overcome the difficulties. Then, a question raised - maybe the beautiful scenery is not afar, but impress in the contradictory ordinary in the process of sitting, lying, stopping or forwarding at times.
Beyond the present and the earth, the art creators cross the structure of the reality and various thorns; realize their fancy imagination in the artwork. HUANG Mingchun and CHEN Ying depict the weight of swift time and the instant change of real-illusory space through the delicate colors and precise brushstrokes, realistically as well as surrealistically. LIM Yausum’s metal scenery manifests the subtlety and profundity of life while infusing the ecological and organic elements. HUANG Miaoxun once again combs and examines the unbreakable relationship between the society and the individual. LIU Shinyi sculpts the visual impact and contrast feeling through her fairytale but adult art language. By the new excellent creations and distinctive creating forms from the five artists, Fish Art Center hopes to take the viewers to see around this “ broken, but still beautiful world“.