Chan Yung-Jen (1991-)

 

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chan Yung-Jen is a M.F.A. student specialising in sculpture in Taipei National University of the Arts, Chan Yung-Jen has already been awarded with numerous significant contemporary awards, including Selected Prize in Kaohsiung Awards 2014 and The 11th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award. The artist was invited to exhibit in ‘HAIKU-Sculpture 2015’ at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, ‘Hyper-Surreal - Treasures in the Pocket’ at National Central University Art Centre in 2015, ‘Bodily Folds: A Cross-generational Artistic Practice’ at 435 Art Zone as well as ‘Magical Play’ curated by Yiri Arts in 2014, and other joint exhibitions. Her innovative artworks continue to inspire and question the fundamental issues of living through different forms.

 

‘Relation’ remains the dominating theme in Yung-Jen’s art. She explores the relation between the body and the self, the self and the society, the individual and the group, one group and another, the society and the body. In 2015, her new work ‘Room x Room’— a 19.8m2 Gachapon machine presents a new way of exploring the relation between the individual and the particular era one belongs to. The machine signifies the spontaneous and uncontrollable manners of life and serves as the media through which the audience interacts with her work. Being not about selling comforting ornaments, Yung-Jen’s Gachapon reinstalls her belief into a micro view of a 19.8 square metre suite. 

 

Yung-Jen explores these issues by creating turnover models as replicas. During the making process, the interior model interacts with the exterior model to create a sense of fluidity, displaying the transformation between Yin (陰) and Yang (陽). This necessary technique that Yung-Jen applies to her work performs the simple idea of reproduction and is itself manifesting the complexity between the original matrix and the final product. The process mirrors the paradoxical relation found in every living creature and its relation to its system.

詹詠幀(1991-)

 

出生於臺灣臺北,目前就讀於國⽴臺北藝術⼤學美術學系碩⼠班雕塑組,獲得⾼雄獎(2014)、第十一屆桃源創作獎(2013)等多項當代藝壇指標性獎項入圍肯定 。詹詠幀於臺北藝術自由日(2015)展出「房間x房間」19.8平方販賣機,透過扭蛋機作為與觀眾互動的媒介,並寓意⼈生的不可掌控,討論當代⼈與社會之間的關係。 作品曾受邀展出於泰國清邁⼤學「雕刻五七五—形詠熱帶季風」國際交流展(2015)、國⽴中央⼤學藝文中心「超超夢」(2015)、新北市板橋435藝文特區 「疊合景觀—跨時代的藝術實踐」(2014),以及伊日美學台南空間「標本師的魔幻劇本」(2014)等多檔聯展 。

 

關係一直是詹詠幀創作的主要根源,從身體與自我的、自我與社會的、個體與群體的、群體與群體的到社會與身體之間的多種關係,都是她所探索的範疇。特別是透過創作,將關係從原本的歸屬擷取,深化觀者重新思考主客關係的多元樣貌。

 

透過人造環境、生物有機體素材、以及翻模手法作為主要的討論方法,藝術家在翻製的過程中,內模與外模的相應流動轉換,其空間與造型也在凹凸、陰陽之間互相變動、融合、然後再度剝離,成為一個新的個體。也因此透過這種內與外、產出物與原生母體(模具)有深刻關聯的手段,對比每個生物相容於群體之內卻又獨立於體制之外的矛盾疏離,成為最想述說的「關係」課題。

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