ART FUTURE – Alex PALENSKI

2020 ART FUTURE 藝術未來

Venue 地點│ 富邦國際會議中心/ 神旺大飯店

Preview Show 預展|
富邦國際會議中心 F09
(Cooperation with YIA)
1/17(五)14:00–20:00
神旺大飯店 Room 0523
1/17(五)12:00–18:00

Public Days 公眾展期│
1/18(六)11:00-19:00
1/19(日)11:00-19:00

亞歷克斯 · 帕倫斯基(Alex Palenski)是一位雕塑家,他在巴黎和諾曼底兩地生活和工作。他以建築工人的精神和對金屬原料的掌握,創作了"可動雕塑",其優美的結構抓住了空氣和光線的流動。藝術家主要研究金屬原料的可塑性,就像鍛金工匠一般地,創造以獨特的曲線和充滿張力的體積形式 ,不斷地保持著結構的輕巧,精緻和堅固的藝術詞彙。而結果是驚人的,並且獨一無二無法模仿。 他的作品已被世界各地藏家廣泛收藏,也多次與紐約,巴黎,日內瓦的名室內設計師多次合作。

Alex Palenski is a sculptor who lives and works between Paris and Normandy. With a builder spirit and a mastery of direct metal, he creates mobile sculptures, graceful compositions that capture the movements of air and light. Working mainly on the plasticity of metals, he has developed his own vocabulary of forms in curved and tense volumes that he works like a goldsmith. Like interior jewelry, his precious and delicate sculptures are all unique stamped pieces. The result is great that is totally unique and impossible to imitate. One piece after another, Alex keeps mixing lightness, delicacy and solidity of the structures. A prowess he now carries out on other materials.

His works are in private collections all over the globe : New York, Rio, Moscow, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beyrouth, Geneva, London… and he has worked in collaboration with renowed interior architects in Paris, Geneva and New York.

透過一篇網路媒體訪談,讓我們更深刻認識這位優秀的年輕藝術家
Through an interview on The Sociality Family, let us know more about this excellent young artist ( https://www.thesocialitefamily.com/en/blog/alex-palenski-and-flora-mitjavile-artists/ )

Alex, why did you choose to work on mobiles? 

I fell in love with steel first when I was a child, but it took me a long time before getting to know this material. It seemed so hard to handle. I was trained on the job and I had to develop my own techniques and get round my gaps so I could find my style. What I’ve always loved with this material have been the mix of lightness, delicacy, and the solidity of structures. The mobile is the top of this pyramid. The technique of direct steel and the construction of mobiles spoke to me straight away: balances, levers, masses… It’s all very natural to me!

What’s the manufacturing process of your works?

For the table and floor mobiles, there is the whole work on the base, which I do in Normandy in the family workshop. There, welding torches, anvils, hammers and welding reign: there is a lot of noise, sparks and dust… In Paris, I make all the mobile parts. There, everything is quiet, the stools (files, wire cutters) are manual, the radio is playing softly. The atmosphere is perfect for this meticulous work.

What do you like best in your work? Can you tell us about your daily life?

It’s actually very simple. I feel exactly the same as when I was playing Lego when I was a child: some sort of quiet excitement that keeps me focused and make me daydream.

Who inspires you most?

The artists working with metal such as Berto Lardera, Marino di Teana, Philippe Hiquily and, in general, Lygia Clark, Barbara Hepworth but also Bob Dylan – not only for his sculptural works!

EXHIBITION

Janvier 2020 :  Art Future Taipei avec la Galerie V&E Art, Tapei, Taïwan

Novembre 2019 : Galerie Bernard Chatel, 58 rue des Tournelles.75003 Paris

Juin 2019 : Exposition personnelle, Joséphine Clavel Gallery, 16 Victoria Grove, South Kensington, London

Février 2019 : Salon d’art contemporain Art Karlsruhe, Allemagne

Septembre 2018 : Galerie Scène Ouverte. 53-57 rue de Grenelle. 75007 Paris

Février 2018 : Salon d’art  contemporain Art Karlsruhe, Allemagne

Novembre 2017 : Galerie Roy Sfeir. 6 rue de Seine. 75006 Paris

Juin/juillet 2017 : Galerie The Pill. Marselpasa Caddesi 181 
 – Balat, Istanbul

Juillet 2017 : Galerie Samagra. 52 rue Jacob 75006 Paris

Aout 2016 : Galerie Laricio, 20137 Porto-Vecchio Corse

Mai 2015 : Galerie Samagra. 52 rue Jacob 75006 Paris

Octobre 2014 : Galerie Le Chemin des Arts. 46 rue Hermel 75018 Paris

ART FUTUTRE – Luce COUILLET

2020 ART FUTURE 藝術未來

Venue 地點│富邦國際會議中心/神旺大飯店
Preview Show 預展|
富邦國際會議中心
1/17(五)14:00–20:00
神旺大飯店
1/17(五)12:00–18:00
Public Days 公眾展期│
1/18(六)11:00-19:00
1/19(日)11:00-19:00

露絲 · 古伊雷,生於1985年,於法國漢斯的ESAD從事產品設計研究,隨後專注於巴黎ENSCI的紡織品創作。露絲致力於材料、織品相關的美學創作,與瑞士工作室Création Baumann合作後,再於2011年成立了自己的工作室。她的創作透過特殊的編織技術,一絲一縷最終成形而為一種獨一無二的“可動雕塑”。曾於2012獲得巴黎設計大獎 le Grand Prix de la Création de la ville de Paris得主。近期則是參加了2019威尼斯雙年展 VENICE DESIGN。

每件手工雕塑創作,藝術家都圍繞著手工編織的“脊柱”並透過不同的材料(木材,馬毛,紙,金屬)加以裝飾,創作過程中的所有編織行為被定義為“固定”和“組裝”兩項關鍵要素的載體,此要素替“可動雕塑”帶來全新生命。而作品的中心軸創建了穩定的引導結構,該結構錨定了圍繞它旋轉的裝飾材料並依照藝術家的創作語境而移動生成不同形狀。觀者可以發現藝術家所使用的材料和技術交織出的整體效果是真切而又精妙的當代組合。而在這種手工製作方法之中,露絲使用激光技術畫龍點睛,她於織造之前或之後的步驟採用這種技術來切割所有部分的形體邊緣。因此即使呈現的形狀看似簡約,卻能夠從作品的透明度與變形的多樣性中發現藝術家多年累積並與眾不同的藝術手法於其中。

藝術家所有作品皆可以沿用在不同領域,如高級訂製、室內設計、運動與醫療用品等等。 而這次在台灣的展出的Nuages系列,選擇構樹製成的和紙為材料,暈染過後的顏色在光線照射下呈現出意想不到的效果 。

APPROACH

Luce Couillet uses weaving techniques to create one-of-a-kind and limited-edition mobiles. Articulated around a hand-woven “spine" and decorated with different materials (wood, horsehair, paper, metal), weaving acts as a binding and assembly vector to bring the mobiles to life. The central axis creates a stable, guiding structure which anchors the different shapes revolving around it and moving according to the artist’s intention. The overall effect of the materials and techniques used is an authentic and subtly contemporary mix. Luce’s finishing touch in this artisanal approach to construction is the use of laser technology, which she employs to cut the mobiles’ exacting edges before or after weaving. The shapes obtained are simple, seemingly unsophisticated. But this refined geometry is revisited through transparency and anamorphosis. By playing with different scales, the mobiles become decorative elements or real architectural drawings. Luce works on both personal designs and custom orders.

EXPOSITIONS / EXHIBITIONS

2019
“VENICE DESIGN" / ECC European Cultural Centre – Venise

2018

«ELLE ET LUI» / Galerie BY Chatel – Paris
Art Future / Galerie V&EArt – Taipei
Lauréate de la bourse métiers d’art de la Fondation Banque Populaire

2017

RÉVÉLATIONS / Grand Palais – Paris
MAISON&OBJET – HALL 2 / Parc des expositions – Villepinte

2016

NEW CRAFT / 21ème Triennale de Milan, Fabrica Del Vapore

2015

RÉVÉLATIONS / Grand Palais – Paris
«10/10» / Galerie BY Chatel – Paris
TERRITOIRES DE L’INNOVATION / Institut National des Métiers d’Art – Paris
MAISON D’EXCEPTION – PREMIERE VISION / Parc des expositions – Villepinte

2014

BIENNALE ART&DECO de Pantin / Centre Nation de la Danse – Pantin
INSPIRATION/EXPIRATION / Showroom de la Manufacture de Cogolin – D’Days  – Paris
CONVERSATION / Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – D’Days – Paris
MAISON&OBJET – HALL 2 / Parc des expositions – Villepinte
FRANCE DESIGN / Salon international du meuble – Milan

2013

FUTUROTEXTILES / Ministère du redressement productif – Paris
ZE MOST TEXTILE / Université d’Architecture –  Prague
D’DAYS / Parasolerie Heurtault – Paris
FUTUROTEXTILES / La cité des sciences – Paris
LA FABRIQUE DES IDÉES / Lieu du design – Paris
TALENTS A SUIVRE / Galerie des ateliers de Paris – Paris
DESIGN DE JEUNESSE / Institut français de Berlin – Berlin
DU METIER A L’OEUVRE / Galerie des ateliers de Paris – Paris

2012

Grand prix de la création de la ville de Paris.
FUTUROTEXTILES / CETI – Roubaix
TRANOI DESIGN TALENTS / Palais Brongniard – Paris
PREMIER SOUFFLE / Design week, Dock en Seine – Paris
Salon MoOD (Stand MatériO) / Bruxelles
ENTRELACER / Exposition organisée par ARCADE – Château de Sainte-Colombe en Auxois
MASQUES / Galerie des ateliers de Paris – Paris2011Salon MAISON & OBJET (stand MatériO) / Parc des expositions – Paris
CHIC ART FAIR, Galerie Index Of Design / Cité de la mode et de l’architecture, Paris
EUROPEAN TALENT / Audax Textile Museum – Tilburg, Pays-Bas
SELF-STRUCTURE, une nouvelle ère de la matière / Lieu du design – Paris
LES VENTS FRAIS DE L’ART TEXTILE / Galerie Shukuko Voss Tabe – Paris

ART FUTURE – Isabel Devos

«Her landscapes are not born of reality but are sublimated and brought to life by small details.» 「 她的風景並非源於現實,而是通過微小的細節而昇華並賦予了生命。 」

2020 ART FUTURE 藝術未來

Venue 地點│富邦國際會議中心/神旺大飯店
Preview Show 預展|
富邦國際會議中心
1/17(五)14:00–20:00
神旺大飯店
1/17(五)12:00–18:00
Public Days 公眾展期│
1/18(六)11:00-19:00
1/19(日)11:00-19:00

伊莎貝爾·德沃斯(Isabel Devos)比利時藝術家 , 畢業於根特 KASK & CONSERVATORIUM 藝術學院。經過幾年對自身藝術理論的積累與探索之後,她在比利時根特的Casa Argentaurum展出了她的“沉思景觀”系列作品。 2017年3月,她在巴黎的Mi Galerie展出多幅個人作品。

<沉思景觀>系列作品將觀者推向人與自然關係的邊界,並使之能夠透過微觀景物去聯想宏觀景物的樣貌 。從此一概念出發 , 邀請觀者放寬對世界的視野,經過沉思的過程,以獲得對這個世界的維度更加開放性的理解。正如Dieter Debruyne所說的,“從主體的上下文中分離出部分細節,就自然產生了奇特而抽象的圖像,而這部分可以被指認為是風景中蘊含的可能性和作品中潛在的多層特徵”。這不僅僅意味著我們將有機會在一個微觀世界中重新發現浩瀚宇宙;我們還可能因為承認自然之美的過程中尋回那些人類與自然關係中闕漏的平衡關鍵。藝術家無可避免地必須以他們的方式表達出這樣的衝突「由於這是我們的本性,人類會試圖建造水路,水閘和人工湖來控制自然。因此,自然界就會因此在此一平衡關係上做出反應。」

通過攝影作品,伊莎貝爾用開放的,因此而具有沉思性的方式為我們提供了這個世界的圖像性。自然之美是個人主觀的,的確,沒有任何人工產物,河堤,牆壁或任何能夠真正容納自然之美。從她的風景當中我們可以發覺表現主義的態度,以及一些藝術史上可以參考的依據:如Rothko一般的色彩領域研究,William Congdon風景畫中沉悶且同時又戲劇性的顏色表現方法,也發現如Richter日常主題的關注以及誤導觀者的能力。抽像繪畫手法或許並不新穎,但從伊莎貝爾的獨特藝術論述之中融合了這些元素,可以說是一種稀有美感的綜合表達,讓伊莎貝爾的作品仍然令人印象深刻,而且罕見。

Isabel Devos, Belgium Artist, graduated at the KASK & CONSERVATORIUM School of Arts Gent. After several years of functional work, she presented her ‘Contemplative Landscapes’ at Casa Argentaurum in Ghent, Belgium. In 2015 she was one of the laureates of Urbanautica Institute’s portfolio review. In March 2017, she showed a selection of her images at Mi Galerie, Paris.

The series ‘Contemplative Landscapes’ pushes the viewer on the border between human and nature to a point that made possible to imagine landscapes from single traces of water on sluices and shores, ready-made details, crops of reality. An expanded view of the world, a further dimension, more open and contemplative. As well said by Dieter Debruyne «by isolating these parts from its context, a peculiar and abstract image arises, referring to the possibility of a landscape and the multi-layered characteristics of a painting». This is not just meant to re-discover the universe in a microcosm; in this act of recognition of the beauty of nature there is something redeeming. «Because it’s in our nature, humans tempt to control nature by building waterways, sluices, and artificial lakes. Hence nature reacts on these borders by leaving remnants behind.» The impact of certain artists is inevitable.

Through photography Isabel gives us a pictorial view of the world, with an open and therefore contemplative mind. This is not just meant to re-discover the universe in a microcosm; in this act of recognition of the beauty of nature, there is something redeeming. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder people say. And maybe it is, and there is no artifice, bank, wall, or anything that can truly contain it. Her landscapes retain an expressionist attitude, with a reminder of the cross-references to the color field research of Rothko, the dull and somewhat dramatic palette of William Congdon landscapes, the attention on daily subjects of Richter, and the ability to mislead the viewer and to cause distraction on “what it is” of Rudolf Stingel. All these elements feed Isabel Devos’s vision, an expressive synthesis of rare beauty. An operation of abstraction that is not new. Still the results of Isabel are impressive and of rare beauty.

– Partly excerpts from the article of Steve Bisson on the website of Urbanautica

ART FUTURE – Yumi WATANABE

2020 ART FUTURE 藝術未來

Venue 地點│富邦國際會議中心/神旺大飯店
Preview Show 預展|
富邦國際會議中心
1/17(五)14:00–20:00
神旺大飯店
1/17(五)12:00–18:00
Public Days 公眾展期│
1/18(六)11:00-19:00
1/19(日)11:00-19:00

Yumi Watanabe 渡邊由美 日本藝術家,定居於德國杜賽道夫。

突破一般攝影作品的傳統形式,是可以空間大小可以任意創作展覽形式的裝置攝影作品。她的攝影作品片狀呈現代表著片段的記憶,經過裝置的堆疊,形成另外一個形式的風景。影像透過傳統的暗房沖洗,再以樹脂將作品塑形成圓片,以靈活的方式呈現,能夠讓參觀者和作品更有互動。

展出的“愛之殘像”系列作品之中所謂殘像是渡邊由美孜孜不倦地尋找過去記憶的起源。 記憶以碎片的形式出現,偶爾會瞬間閃爍,但它們永不停止綻放成誘人的花朵。不論跌落或散落,它們存在於我們感受之中呈現出漸變,從漸變過程重塑自身對記憶的刻畫。渡邊由美是目前最有趣,思維最複雜的當代藝術家之一,尤其是因為她試圖結合併發揮典型的影響力,以及它們難以預測的相應後果。

Afterimage of Love” by Yumi Watanabe

Do you remember being lovestruck? When butterflies swarmed your gut and goosebumps covered every inch of your skin and a wave of emotions swept over you? Do you remember? A similar effect awaits you at the installation titled ‘Afterimage of Love’ by Yumi Watanabe; a revisitation of feelings you may have once had. Afterimage is a non-specific term that refers to an image continuing to appear in one’s vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased. Positive afterimages replace and layer in hues similar to those of the original sight. They are often very brief, lasting less than half a second. However, a stimulus which elicits a positive image may also precipitate into a negative afterimage via the adaptation process.

Carefully numbered to an exact 1001, flower petals romanticise the interior walls of the gallery. Artificial petals made of overpainted and laminated photos, each of which is anecdotal in both form and essence. The artist creates and furnishes these petals of “afterimage”, using a process connecting analogue and digital tools of photography. Reminiscing of a classical image of love as seen in movies, scattering petals everywhere, like in Sam Mende´s ‘American Beauty’, Yumi Watanabe is tracing petals of memory and leftovers of love. This ‘afterimage’ is the origin of Yumi Watanabe’s relentless search for her memory from the past. The memories appear in fragments, occasionally in an instant flicker, but they never cease to bloom into alluring blossoms. Fallen and scattered, they remain within ourselves and render the gradient from which we periodically analyse our situation. Delving deep into the struggling roles of history and memory, the perspective and personal interpretation of the artist provides a manual for understanding ourselves. The visitor is navigated by the artist towards the ‘haunting and activating’ qualities of memory. Art that engages with memory embodied in material and spatial conditions is examined alongside works that reflect upon memory’s effects through time. Contextualizing the role of memory in visual theory and aesthetic politics, Marcel Proust’s optics to Bernard Stiegler’s analysis of memory’s ‘industrialization’, this exhibition surveys the diversity of situations and registers in which contemporary artists explore memory as well.

Yumi Watanabe was born and educated in Japan. Nowadays, she is a commuter switching between cultures and continents, dividing her time between her home country, Japan and her current base, Düsseldorf as well as in Tijuana, Mexico for producing parts of her work. She weaves diverse influences of philosophical and historical impacts and offers opportunities to experience those in her work. Yumi Watanabe is one of the most interesting and complex thinking contemporary artists at the moment, particularly because, she tries to combine and play with typical influences and their often unpredictable corresponding consequences.

Denise Parizek

2003 10th Energy Exhibition – Oriental Gateway , Tokyo, Japan
2003 Shibuya Art Kubiert , Tokyo, Japan
2003 『One Box』CINEMA Cafe Gallery , Tokyo, Japan
Prize
2003 Jury Special Mention 10th Energy-Art Prize, Tokyo, Japan
學歷
2007-2016 杜塞爾多夫日本國際學校藝術系
2005-2007 多摩藝術大學媒體中心攝影系
2001-2005 多摩美術大學
獲獎
2003第10屆能源藝術獎評審團特別提名,東京,日本
個展
2018『我看見你』Schleifmühlgasse12-14維也納,奧地利
2017『愛的殘影』Schleifmühlgasse12-14維也納,奧地利
2014『我與你的距離』CHC聖地亞哥,美國
2012『ANALOG IM DIALOG』DRK杜塞爾多夫,德國
2006『No Life』Gallery Kuu東京,日本
2005『Yumi Watanabe-Solo Exhibition』Q畫廊 東京,日本
2003『“ABUKU』隱藏畫廊 東京,日本
聯展/藝術博覽會
2019 P/CAS Paris Contemporary Show, 巴黎,法國
2018 Fotofever, 巴黎, 法國
2018 Photo Independent, 洛杉磯, 美國
2018 『漫步地圖2018』, 鹿兒島, 日本
2017 『靜態範圍』Akibatamabi 21 / Art Chiyoda 3331, 東京, 日本
2017 Swab Art fair, 巴賽隆納, 西班牙
2014『Ausstellung 11JapanischeKünstler』Landtags Nordrhein-Westfalen, 杜塞爾多夫, 德國
2013『Teotitlan Medicine Tree』Taller 8,瓦哈卡, 墨西哥
2013『連接記憶的痕跡』,Dortmund Depot , 多特蒙德, 德國
2010『漫步地圖』, 鹿兒島, 日本
2009『秀』鹿兒島文化博物館, 鹿兒島, 日本
2008『Nach Mittag』, 杜塞爾多夫, 德國
2007『浴場劇場』直島 , 香川縣,日本
2006『39藝術』Maru畫廊, 東京, 日本
2004『出席會議年曆#3』 – 藝術與畫廊, 東京, 日本
2003『沒什麼』隱藏畫廊, 東京, 日本
2003 第10屆能源展 – 東方門戶 , 東京, 日本
2003 Shibuya Art Kubiert, 東京, 日本
2003 『One Box』CINEMA Cafe Gallery, 東京, 日本

Professional Formation
2007 –2016 Art Department at Düsseldorf Japanese International school
2005-2007 Photography Department at Tama University of Art Media Center
2001-2005 Tama University of Art
Solo Exhibition
2018 『I see you 』Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, Vienna, Austria
2017 『Afterimage of LOVE』 Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 ,Vienna, Austria
2014 『My Distance to You』 CHC, San Diego, USA
2012 『ANALOG IM DIALOG』 DRK, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006 『No Life』 Gallery Kuu, Tokyo, Japan
2005 『Yumi Watanabe-Solo Exhibition』 Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
2003 『ABUKU』 Gallery Conceal, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibition / Art Fair
2019 Art Future,Taipei,Taiwan
2018 Fotofever, Paris, France
2018 Photo Independent , Los Angeles, CA, US
2018『Wander Map 2018』, Kagoshima, Japan
2017 『Static Scope』Akibatamabi 21/Art Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Swab Art fair , Barcelona, Spain
2014 『Ausstellung 11 Japanische Künstler』 Landtags Nordrhein-Westfalen , Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 『Teotitlan Medicine Tree』Taller 8, Oaxaca, Mexico
2013 『Connecting Traces of Memory』 Dortmund Depot, Dortmund, Germany
2010 『Wander Map 』, Kagoshima, Japan
2009 『Show』Kagoshima Municpal Museum , Kagoshima, Japan
2008 『Nach Mittag 』 , Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 『Bath theater』Naoshima Island , Kagawa, Japan
2006 『39 Art』Maru Gallery , Tokyo, Japan
2004 『Departure for Meeting Almanac#3』-Art & Gallery , Tokyo, Japan
2003 『Nothing Exhibition』 Gallery Conceal , Tokyo, Japan

ART FUTURE – Ferdi B DICK

2020 ART FUTURE 藝術未來

Venue 地點│富邦國際會議中心/神旺大飯店
Preview Show 預展|
富邦國際會議中心
1/17(五)14:00–20:00
神旺大飯店
1/17(五)12:00–18:00
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1/18(六)11:00-19:00
1/19(日)11:00-19:00

費迪 · 迪克(Ferdi B Dick)一位廣受歡迎的動畫師,曾與許多大品牌合作,同時是一位自學成才的製作人。於2000年在斯泰倫博斯大學獲得圖形和插圖榮譽學位並於南非開普敦工作與創作。曾參加了國內外多次群展和藝術博覽會,包括南非開普敦及弗朗斯胡克和美國紐約。

Ferdi B Dick, a sought-after animator who has produced work for multiple major brands, Ferdi is also a self-taught maker who enjoys working with his hands. He obtained an honours degree in graphics and illustration from the University of Stellenbosch in 2000. Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He has participated in several group exhibitions and art fairs both nationally and internationally, including Cape Town, Franschhoek in South Africa and New York.

爾後,從最初的3D動畫師工作,逐漸跨足製作當代雕塑。其創作的主體性由作品的數位虛擬和現實有形之間的交疊中呈現出色的結果,觀眾可以在具有誇張形象的3D動物之中,明顯發現卡通和動畫的特徵。

Ferdi B. Dick started off as a 3D animator and subsequently moved towards physical crafted sculptures. The result is a body of work that plays superbly in the overlap between digital and tangible, portraying three-dimensional creatures with exaggerated features directly influenced by cartoons and animations.

事實上,費迪的雕塑並非致敬大眾文化,而是喚起每個人心中反烏托邦的世界。儘管他的角色可能看起來詼諧有趣,但這些3D動物因失去的童年純真和成年的負擔而沉思。他的雕塑系列《我不相信獨角獸》描繪了情緒低落的瞬間,刻劃超普普風格的獨角獸和熊,眼淚變成了支撐它們的巨大支柱。

Rather than a celebration of mass culture, Ferdi’s sculptures evoke a dystopian world. While his characters might appear playful, they are wistful musings on lost innocence and the burdens of adulthood. His sculpture series I Don’t Believe in Unicorns depicts ultra-pop unicorns and bears in moments of emotional distress, whose tears have become giant crutches propping them up.

從他的作品當中可以反復發現早期動畫作品創作的線索,費迪尤其喜愛使用拋光銅的技法描繪角色,因此具強烈特色的流動性和熔融形式的主題使這位南非藝術家創造的所有角色格外的具強烈個人色彩。所有展出作品皆以數位模型開始,通過3D列印找到合適的材料形式,最後以銅鑄造。

A recurring theme of fluidity and molten forms unifies his characters, a direct influence from his animation work that is heightened by his use of polished bronze. They start out as digital models, find material form via 3D printing, and finally are cast in bronze.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
05-12-2019 – Summer collection group show – Everard Read Cape Town
28-07-2019 – Self Portrait group show – Glen Carlou Gallery
13-07-2019 – Winter collection group show – Everard Read Franschhoek
12-06-2019 – Winter group show – Everard Read Cape Town
09-12-2018 – Everard Read Franschhoek spring show Franschhoek
08-11-2018 – The Salon Art + Design Group Show, New York
20-09-2018 – FOUNDRY PROOF, Southern Guild, Cape Town
14-02-2018 – EXTRA ORDINARY – Southern Guild, Cape Town
29-10-2017, Robert Sherwood, Cape Town, South Africa.
22-05-2017, Growling nostalgia Ebony Curated in Franschhoek Western Cape, South Africa.

EDUCATION:
Stellenbosch University / Honors Degree BA-GRAFIK, Design
1997 – 2000, Stellenbosch Western Cape
Specialized in Graphic design and illustration

YIA#02 – 黃建樺 Chien-Hua HUANG

YIA ART FAIR#02

October 31 – November, 4 2019

Le Rivoli Building – 118 Rue de Rivoli,75001, PARIS

Opening: October 31, 12pm (Invited Guests Only)

V&E ART Stand: N1

黃建樺,2003年畢業於台灣藝術大學雕塑學系,2003至2006年於國立台南藝術大學造形藝術所就讀時轉而趨向影像創作,試圖將對實體時間空間的存在獨有看法帶入當代科技影像。現於國立台南藝術大學藝術創作理論研究所攻讀博士學位,持續對人類存在於影像時代的身分定位做探討。

近年來參與國內外各項主要展出包括《2005高雄獎》於高雄市立美術館、《INDEPENDANT@RICE+》於東京(日本,2005)、《城市曼波》於雪梨Stone Villa(澳洲,2006)、《第二種視野》於國立台灣美術館(台中,2008)、《永恆的成人遊戲工廠》於關渡美術館(台北,2008)、《粉樂町當代藝術展》(台北富邦藝術基金會,2008)、《2009YOUNG ART TAIPEI–台北國際當代藝術博覽會》及《輕度》於國立台灣美術館數位藝術方舟(台中,2009)。並於2008年於日本岐阜文化中心舉辦個展《我不乖》。主要獲獎紀錄為2003年台北美術獎優選、2005年高雄美術獎首獎、2008年國家文化藝術基金會國際交流補助。作品並獲高雄市立美術館、國立台灣美術館等典藏。

面對當代,黃建樺提到「我們在一個越出的變形弔詭世界中游移,我們樂在其中,而且已經樂到失去辨別判準的能力。」近年來,他持續觀察類閾界現象於媒體時代,由符碼、語言戲局、表徵體系所產出的影像動勢,在這數位時代視野的切換與相對應的生存經驗中,如何以直接而親密的方式和世人的智慧建立了關聯,進而凝塑出帶有脫序趣味的人性寓言。

Huang Chien-Hua received his BFA in 2003 from National Taiwan University of Arts, Department of Sculpture, and MFA in 2006 from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts.  During the time in Tainan, his work shifted towards image making.  Huang conveys his view on time and space with contemporary digital photography.  Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Tainan National University of the Arts, Department of Art Creation and Theory, continuing his investigation on the identity of human existence in an image driven age. His works are being exhibited internationally and are in the collection of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

In regard to contemporaneity, Huang Chien-Hua commented: “We are drifting in a paradoxical world. We find pleasure in it, but we lost our ability to discern.”  He has extensively observed the liminoid phenomena through signage, word play, and representation in the media era; with experiences existing in a digital age and shifting perspectives, Huang relates to the world’s wisdom in the most intimate and direct way, and tells a disorderly yet delightful parable of human nature.

展出系列作品:編 碼 者 Transcoder

群眾們彼此駐足觀看,於眼神交集的瞬間引起了對多方關係的好奇,也在人們心中留下期待的景象。人們對於世界的想望,使遊樂園成為一座啟幕的舞台。

樂園機制的運作猶如社會架構的縮影,眼前的場景映現著對世界樣貌的想像與夢想的追尋,事件的描述源自於社群媒體的演繹與人們解讀訊息的自由,並透過遊戲體現出日常生活的行為與集體效應,成為反映文化樣態的詼諧模型。對應於動物們所呈顯的是人們存在於社會機制的身分關係,行為中隱藏著多重意圖與曖昧隱喻,情緒上更著微妙的自溺、戲謔與不合時宜的角色認同,而人們的臆測則開啟了對象與體制的權力劇場,劇情的開展於此邁向了自我價值的辨證旅程。

攝像操控所帶出的意識滑動與和影像所召喚出意外情感,引導著人們透過擬像自體再造的視覺經驗與無可定論的集體行為,持續地編寫著故事,透過漫遊與映射瞬時變換內心意象,部署迷人閃動的星叢語體。這是多幕彼此疊映與場景交錯的當代寓言,之中隱含著關於社會形態、生存機制與角色身份的相互指涉。透過聚集與現身,光、迴旋、動物們似乎在預告著人們將進入一個社群文化重新編碼的時代。

Exhibited Series of work: Transcoder

People make a stop to look at one another. Their eye contact arouses their genuine curiosity about such multilateral relationships that go so far as to conjure up visions for the future. The visualization people have of this world has turned the amusement park into a stage behind a rising curtain.

The operation of this amusement park is little less than a microcosm of the society. The scenes unfold before us, showing people’s mental power to picture the world and their pursuit of dreams. The descriptions of multifarious events are based on the algorithms of social media and users’ interpretations of messages. They embody quotidian routines and collective effects by means of games, thereby serving as the models that parody our cultural modality. The animals in this amusement park express people’s social identities; and their actions brim with deliberate intentions and ambiguous metaphors. Besides, they take on self-indulgent, bantering and mistimed role identities, and the game of power between the referents and the system begins with the viewers’ speculations. The plot unfolds thereafter as a dialectical voyage of defining self-value.

The consciousness-altering photo manipulation and the sentiment-arousing images shepherd the viewers to continuously write stories by means of autopoetic visual experiences and inconclusive collective actions, and to develop a fascinating, starry constellation of styles by conjuring up sudden visions through rambling and mapping. This is a contemporary allegory in which acts overlap and scenes intersect with one another. It contains mutual references among social structures, survival mechanisms and role identities. By virtue of rendezvous and appearance, the light, the carousel and the animals lingering in the amusement park seem to portend an era of re-coded social media culture.

主要個展

2018 《FOTOFEVER》,CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE,巴黎,法國。

2016 《編碼者》,INART SPACE,台南,台灣。

2015 《The Manipulator》,Okinawa Contemporary Art Center,沖繩,日本。

2012 《雜碎寓言》,INART SPACE,台南,台灣。

2010 《空景》,奧克蘭 UNITEC 大學,奧克蘭,紐西蘭。

2008 《我不乖》,岐阜文化中心,日本。

主要聯展

2019 《透視假面–甜楚現代性》,克拉斯諾亞爾斯克美術館,克拉斯諾亞爾斯克,俄羅斯。

2019 《影像焦慮》,國立台灣美術館,台中,台灣。

2018 《生活動物園》,人文遠雄博物館,新北,台灣

2018 《Fotofever – Photography Art Fair》,Carrousel du Louvre,巴黎,法國。

2018 《盛放台灣》,駐新加坡台北辦事處, 新加坡市,新加坡。

2018 《台北國際攝影節 – 境外・內爆》,中正紀念堂,台北,台灣。

2017 《Fotofever – Photography Art Fair》,Carrousel du Louvre,巴黎,法國。

2017 《「非常時期」非常廟二十週年展》,VT Artsalon,台北,台灣。

2017 《動物派對》,駁二藝術特區,高雄,台灣。

2016 《Fotofever – Photography Art Fair》,Carrousel du Louvre,巴黎,法國。

2016 《連州國際攝影年展》,廣東,中國。

2016 《時代的位移》,高雄市立美術館,高雄,台灣。

2015 《台北國際藝術博覽會》,台北世界貿易中心,台北,台灣。

2015 《夢・棲地 – 館藏青年藝術主題展》,國立台灣美術館,台中,台灣。

2014 《台北國際藝術博覽會》,台北世界貿易中心,台北,台灣。

2014 《日本台灣新世代藝術家交流展》,Artislong Gallery,京都,日本。

2003 《2003 台北美術獎》,台北市立美術館,台北,台灣。

獲獎

2012 獲選國立台灣美術館 Yes, Taiwan! 2012 Taiwan Biennial「台灣報到-台灣美術雙年展」參展藝術家。

2011 獲選國立台南藝術大學「DELTA 亞州生活手勢」出訪北京中央美術學院交流藝術家。

2010 獲選出訪亞洲紐西蘭基金會 Asia New Zealand Foundation 藝術家駐村計劃,台北國際藝術村。

2005 高雄美術獎,首獎。

2004 第 58 屆全省美展,雕塑類第三名。

2003 台北美術獎,優選。

典藏

白兔美術館,澳洲。

Psychic Temple,美國。

文化部藝術銀行,台灣。

高雄市立美術館,台灣。

國立台灣美術館,台灣。

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 FOTOFEVER – Photography Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2016 Transcoder, INART Space, Tainan, Taiwan.

2015 The Manipulator, Okinawa Contemporary Art Center, Okinawa, Japan.

2012 Trivial Fables, INART Space, Tainan, Taiwan.

2010 BLANKSCAPE, UNITEC university, Auckland, New Zealand.

2008 I don’t follow the rules, Gifu City Culture Center, Japan.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Behind the Mask: Rose of Modernity, Museum Center Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

2019 Anxiety of Images, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.

2018 Beyond Zoology:Humans and Animals, Farglory Museums, New Taipei, Taiwan.

2018 FOTOFEVER – Photography Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2018 Taiwan in Full Bloom, Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore.

2018 TAIPEI PHOTO – External Impact X Internal Explosin, National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.

2017 FOTOFEVER – Photography Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2017 Very Period, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan.

2017 PIER ZOO, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2016 FOTOFEVER – Photography Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2016 Lianzhou Foto Fastival, Guangdong, China.

2016 Transition of Times, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2015 Dreams – Habitations, , National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.

2015 ART TAIPEI 2015, Taipei World Trade Center Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.

2014 The 2nd International Young Artists Exchange Exhibition JAPAN x TAIWAN, Artislong Gallery,

Kyoto, Japan.

2014 ART TAIPEI 2014, Taipei World Trade Center Hall, Taipei, Taiwan.

2003 Taipei Arts Award, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

Awards & Honors

2012 Participating Artists.Yes, Taiwan-Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

2010 Residency artist, 2010 Internation Residence project for Asia New Zealand Foundation, Taipei

Artist Village.

2005 First Prize, Kaohsiung Awards 2005.

2004 Bronze Prize, The 58th Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition.

2003 Honorable Mention, Taipei Arts Award.

Public Collection

White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

Psychic Temple,U.S.A.

Art bank, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.

YIA#02 – Seven YCH

“他深刻的圖像,就像音樂和節奏一樣優美”

“ His profound images, as beautiful as music and rhythm”

YIA ART FAIR#02

October 31 – November, 4 2019

Le Rivoli Building – 118 Rue de Rivoli,75001, PARIS

Opening: October 31, 12pm (Invited Guests Only)

V&E ART Stand: N1

Seven YCH,台灣藝術家,同時也是獲獎作家和策展人。從90年代上大學起就開始練習現代藝術攝影。於2002年畢業於北京電影學院電影導演專業,獲碩士學位。目前攝影作品已經常於國際上展出,並被多間私人企業及全世界的藏家收藏。

Seven YCH, Taiwanese Artist, literature-award-wining poet/writer, and the curator. He started to practice his modern art photography while he was at the university in the ’90s. He graduated with M.A. in film-directing from Beijing Film Academy in 2002. His photography has been exhibited internationally and has been collected by private corp. and collectors all over the world.

Seven YCH 喜歡探索事物的矛盾之處。他擁抱寒冷中的溫暖,接受混亂中的偶然,從微觀通往宏觀,從確定性中喚起抽象性。他認為唯一能夠實現空虛的是詩意感。近年來,他潛心研究混合內在與外在景觀的新領域,描繪心理狀態的現實,並提出了有趣的無邊際的故事的獨特圖像。

YCH is interested in exploring the contrariety of the objects. He likes to embrace the warmth in the coldness and to accept the serendipity amidst the chaos, to evoke the immensity from the insignificance as well as the abstract from the certainty. He believes the only thing that can fulfill the emptiness is the poetic sentiment. In late years, he dives into a new territory of mixing inner and outer landscapes, depicting the realities of mental state, and comes out with intriguing unique images of spacious stories.

此次展出的系列作品,藝術家持續進行對於「質地」的思考。而在人類腦袋裡迂迴飛轉並脫俗超凡的,是名為想像力的透明「質地」,深深吸引著他。運用想像,可以讓水成為鏡子再成為自我的虛像;想像可以是從前是現在也是以後;想像墊高了科學、藝術、以及文明的維度;想像是隱喻的也是象徵的;想像是藝術家欣然接受並戴上的一頂王冕,而這頂神聖的王冕,讓宇宙中任何人,皆有能力往來俗世和宇宙時空之間,不費微力。人,生為一種俗世裡的「物質」,卻被給予了超越俗世位階的權柄,詩意因此存在。

From the exhibited series of works, YCH continues the exploration of “Texture”. He is trying to see through the “Substance” in mankind with the collage images and the poetic shadows. In his images, referring the imagination as the “Texture", lead the viewers to fly effortlessly into a transparent spacious land. From the artist’s point of view, the ability of mankind to imagine can be considered as a marvelous gift that allows us to travel through time and space, from a momento to eternity, from the beginning till the end.

EXHIBITION:

2018  HOLY CROWNS / NO. TWO : THE ANIMALISM IN ANIMA | group | A Day Gallery | Taipei City Taiwan

2017  HOLY CROWNS / NO. ONE : THE TEXTURE OF IMAGINATION | solo | A Day Gallery | Taipei City Taiwan

2014  BEING | solo | 73 Gallery | Taipei City Taiwan

2008  LOW | the New York Asian Art Fair | group | Lincoln Center | NYC USA

2007  LE VOYAGE AU PRINTEMPS | solo | Whotogether Gallery | Taichung City Taiwan

2007  ELEVATION | solo | Sofitel Hotel Gallery | Bangkok Thailand

AWARD:

2007  International Photography Award | honorably mentioned | categories in architecture/ interiors, fine art/ still life, special/ other, nature/ trees, people/ children, people/ family, people/ portrait, etc.

2006  the National Art Museum collection project | finalist 

CURATOR:

2019  TEA READING | Eslite Bookstore & 73 Gallery | Taipei City Taiwan

2019  THE CARNIVAL IN BABEL | Woolloomooloo Gallery | Taipei City Taiwan

2018  HOLY CROWNS / NO. TWO : THE ANIMALISM IN ANIMA | A Day Gallery | Taipei City Taiwan

2017  HERMES X BVL | Bellavita Boutique | Taipei City Taiwan

OTHER :

2006  TO BE MEMORIZED, OR FORGOTTEN | officially screening | categories in documentary | Austin Film Festival | Texas USA

2002  THE OTHER MOON | silver prize | categories in documentary | East International TV Station Award | Shanghai China

1998  THE TALE OF SENSIBILITY | golden prize | categories in poetry | Golden Camel Award | Taipei City Taiwan