Art Influence－Asia Contemporary Art Show 2018
2018.3.24 (六) 13：00 ‑ 21：00
2018.3.25 (日) 12：00 ‑ 20：00
2018.3.26 (一) 12：00 ‑ 18：00
展覽地點Venue：香港港麗酒店 40-43樓 》金鐘金鐘道88號 太古廣場
Conrad Hong Kong Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Chen Yi-Ru was born in Taiwan in 1984 and mainly creates paintings, three-dimensional objects, and installations. Named the rising star in Young Art Kaohsiung in both 2015, Chen’s paintings are composed of bright, vibrant colors and form scenes of life that seem both familiar and dreamlike. The works are inspired by the artist’s keen observation of the world around her, leading to an otherworldly quality throughout her works. Chen Yi-Ru attempts to bring the viewer back to the simple beginning of the relationship between human beings and the environment, continuing to question the “authenticity” of the world and expressing her opinion on the status quo of society.
Hsu Jia-Yin, born in 1992, is an artist who mainly works with the three colors of traditional painting and calligraphy: black, gray and white. Within her works are a string of people, seemingly insignificant people, yet often the core of the whole piece of artwork. Through these characters, she attempts to show reflection of the era and explores the return to purity and essence. The compositions of Hsu’s artworks are often interesting and intended to bring a smile. Hsu’s inspiration comes from reflecting on and experiencing "the people, the environment and the generation". She uses different perspectives to observe society and record the lives of people. She also looks at life through the microcosmic to express this fantasy world that’s full of intent.
Born in 1981, significant amounts of colors and specific images are intertwined and placed together in the works of artist Kao Ya-Ting. The vibrant, even fluorescent colors that are used to depict natural sceneries, allow the viewer to enter a visual experience that is far from reality. The colorful images are not only clues but also the transformation of inner creativity that embodies abundant emotions in the details. Kao’s works circle the themes and sub-themes of the relationship of attraction and alienation between human and nature. The overlaps of different sub-themes are like the various shots in video images, expressing the artist’s observation of the urban and natural environment.
Etan Pavavalung, born in 1963, is a Taiwanese aboriginal of Paiwan ethnicity. His artistic creations are diverse as he works with cloth, poetry, prose, graphic design, painting, carving, installation art and video recording. In terms of visual art, Etan has decided to use “line laying carving” as his personal style of expression. Through sustainable “lines” of the earth, forests and living things, and repeatedly “layered” slab houses, Etan uses a carving knife to “carve” out the color of the changing seasons and the lines of the universe. The artworks meet with original ancient wisdom and ecological dialogue of Christianity to the find inner harmony and rebirth of fine art thinking. The artist hopes that his works of line laying carvings can be a guide for the people to learn to listen to the wind and the breathing of the earth, as well as comprehend the meaning and aesthetics of “vecik (words)” in life.
Chuang Teng-Shiang, born in 1987, often uses stainless steel as his art medium. He completed both his university and graduate school studies in sculpture at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Although still young, he has received many awards. Chuang’s “Origin”, “Connecting”. “Mountain” and “A Star Falls from the Sky” have been collected by institutions such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and National Taiwan University of Arts.
His 2011~2014 “Landscape Series” is about “Returning to Oneself”. The artist’s 2017 new “Creation Series” brings the idea of creativity back to the material aspects, viewing topics from the concept of receiving all things with a sense of emptiness, an idea brought forth by Chinese philosopher Master Zhuang, and a subjective-objective perspective. With this attitude, possibilities of discovering the characteristics of substances allow the form to establish on the balancing point of “contingency” and “necessity.”
1985年出生於臺北，高雄師範大學美術系畢業後，2015年於法國第戎國立高等藝術學院取得國家高等藝術表現文憑，目前居住、創作於台北。習慣運用鉛筆線條來認識世界，在法國唸書時，常常會去書店閒晃，豐富且多樣的圖像書籍讓她開始研究印刷和裝幀的領域，時常使用不同的紙質創作。2015年駐村於法國昂貝爾(Ambert) 版畫藝術中心(Centre Culturel Le Bief / La Manufacture d'images)，作品 《我種一株植物》典藏於昂貝爾藝術圖書館(Artothèque d'Ambert 2016)，並入選「2017高雄獎」素描drawing、版畫類。
Liao Shin-Yu was born in Taiwan in 1985, after receiving a degree from the department of Fine Arts at National Kaohsiung Normal University, she got D.N.S.E.P. with mention in 2015 at École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon in France. Shinyu likes to work with pencil lines to express the world. During the study in France, she often spent her time hanging around bookstores. The variety and diversity of books inspired her to explore the art of printing and binding, and her works often creates with different papers. In 2015, residences in Centre Culturel Le Bief / La Manufacture d'images in Ambert, France and her work I plant a plant, was collected by Artothèque of Ambert (2016). She received “2017 Kaohsiung Awards” mention, section drawing etching.
露西亞 · 賀夫南
Born in 1966, Lucia Heffernan moved to the US from Tainan. She specializes in portraying affable and funny animals in human situations, hoping to give animals a voice and personality. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, Lucia uses her paint brushes to shine a spotlight on their innocence and raw instincts. Lucia wants the viewer to recognize and relate to the subjects and situations of her work as snapshots of daily life, portrayed by animals. Lucia’s works stand out because the animals in her works remain representational, instead of illustrative, creating the illusion that animals can, in fact, do human things. Her new Zodiac Series uses gold leaf to give the works a festive symbol while set in an exotic eastern red background. This series of works are created with Western painting techniques and is infused with Eastern quality.
1981年出生於宜蘭，畢業自國立台南藝術大學造型藝術所，也是獲選「臺灣美術新貌展－平面創作系列」、「第九屆桃源創作獎-觀點」和「2015 Young Art Taipei新潮賞」的新銳藝術家。陳奎延擅長以厚重的油畫顏料和堆疊的筆觸，勾勒出畫面中濃烈的情緒感受，描繪親情、愛侶和自我內心的獨白。2013年後作品展現較多對於自然環境的描繪，常有「山」的形象出現於畫面之中，偶有細長的人物置身山林其間，顯現一股孤絕滄桑、遺世獨立之感。
Chen Kuei-Yen was born in Yilan in 1981 and graduated from the Department of Plastic Arts of Tainan National University of the Arts. Chen is also an acclaimed artist by the Exhibition of the Newly Emerging Artists in Taiwan: 2D Creation Series, The 9th Taoyuan Creation Award: Vibrancy, and the 2015 Young Art Taipei. Chen is an expert at using thick layers of pigment and brushstrokes to depict a scene rich with emotions which portray the monologues between family members and lovers. After 2013, images of natural sceneries started appearing throughout Chen’s works and often involve mountains with occasional elongated human figures emerging from the forests, creating a sense of loneliness, desolation, and vicissitude.
Yang Tzu-Chin was born in Changhua in 1985 and graduated from the Department of Plastic Arts of Tainan National University of the Arts. Yang is also a new talent shortlisted for the 2010 Taipei Art Awards. Yang’s works center around the concept of “media” and see paintings as platforms that are not unlike screens. Yang’s works resemble paintings and images at the same time, and the artist is skillful at depicting her daily activities, such as browsing the internet, photography, and searched images, onto the opposite side of a matte acrylic board, creating an ambiguous, blurry, and subtle effect. Through the matte surface of the acrylic board, the human eye cannot determine the real texture of the pigments, and the viewer can only see the artist’s brushstrokes at a distance. This method assists the viewer in returning to a state of pure observation, breaking free from the logic of reason and the restraints of inertial vision, and finally re-experiencing the details of life.
May Shei, born in 1959, graduated from the Arts and Craft program at Tainan University of Technology and the department of Art at Chinese Culture University with a major in commercial design and a minor on Oil and Chinese painting. May is an art teacher and professional artist focusing on abstract, linear style, and contemporary art. May’s work blends eastern and Western styles in a contemporary fashion and has received multiple awards in a number of San Francisco Bay Area art competitions, she is an invited and featured artist in many galleries and Museum exhibits. She has held solo art shows in Taiwan, China, and the US. She gets the jury in for 2016 and 2017 Salon d’Automne Paris.