Critical Essays

Wen Meng-Yu (1987-)

 

Wen Meng-Yu was born in Chiayi, Taiwan and has received her M.F.A. in the Department of Fine Arts in Taipei National University of the Arts. She was among the artists listed by the Ministry of Culture in Art Taipei 2016 – MIT:Young Artist Discovery. Recognised by significant art award juries, Wen Meng-Yu was the recipient of the finalist award in 2018 ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, the Chu Teh-I Jury Award in 2017 Art Olympia, the finalist award in 2015 Art Olympia, selected prize of Taipei Arts Awards (2014), The 12th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award (2014), Kaohsiung Awards (2013), top prize of The Arising Artist Award of New Taipei City (2013) and Long Yen Foundation Art scholarship. The artist has also been invited to exhibit in crucial joint exhibitions, including ‘Art Olympia 2015’ in Tokyo, ‘ASYAAF 2015’ in Seoul, ‘Art Olympia 2017’ in Tokyo, ‘ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 2018’ in Venice. In 2015 She also held her solo exhibition ‘Circumstances’ at WINWIN Art Gallery and partook in ‘Residential Memory: Wen Meng-Yu and Wu Chien-Yi Duo Exhibition’ by Telling Arts. Her works are in the collections of FAN Museum in Japan, ‘Art Bank, Taiwan’, a program under National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the renowned Long Yen Foundation.

 

Wen Meng-Yu devotes herself to the discovering of the relationship between human beings and spaces. She takes rooms as a container of our daily life and captures the subtleties of human relationships through furniture and object arrangements. Memories and emotions that she recorded, collected and savoured are embedded in every piece of the furniture, adding energy and tension to her seemingly peaceful setting. The objects transformed into the containers and onto the canvases continue to tell its stories and elicit its elusive relations to people. Meng-Yu utilises windows and frames as symbols which introduce the external world into her art. By incorporating starry night, ocean and other elements from nature, she extends her personal experience into a collective emotion that goes beyond individual or specific memory from the past.   

温孟瑜(1987-)

 

出生於臺灣嘉義,畢業於國⽴臺北藝術⼤學美術學系碩⼠班創作組,2016年榮獲文化部遴選為Art Taipei「2016 Made In Taiwan-新人推薦特區」藝術家,亦獲得拉古納藝術獎 2018 入選、Art Olympia 2017 評審特別獎、Art Olympia 2015 入賞、臺北美術獎(2014)入選︑第十二屆桃源創作獎(2014)︑高雄獎(2013)︑新北市創作新⼈獎(2013)等多項當代藝壇指標性獎項優選及入選肯定,作品榮獲日本FAN美術館、國⽴臺灣美術館藝術銀⾏、龍顏基⾦會藝術創作獎典藏。温孟瑜在 2015年舉辦「情景⽣活」個展與 「記憶居留」聯展,其作品更受邀參與日本東京「Art Olympia 2015」、韓國首爾「ASYAAF 2015」、日本東京「Art Olympia 2017」、義大利威尼斯「ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 拉古納藝術獎 2018」展出︒

以私人回憶為創作的核心,透過畫作保留生活中的事物,細膩體現物我之間的微妙關係,對觀者而言或許是似曾相識的場景,對藝術家本身則具有記錄的意義,藉由空間與物件彼此對望、交織滲透、互相依存,以壓克力及複合媒材重新構置日常生活的樣貌,畫面細節平面化,形象更加單純典型有秩序,在事物終將歸於一同的過程裡,並非完全寫實,而是有選擇性安排的場景,藉此對於場域中所留下的物件寄予思念,凸顯生活空間在創作裡代表的重要性。

 

近年的創作試著將室內空間與風景結合。風景透過「窗」、「框」的暗示,將星空、海景、自然之下的物與景帶入畫面,並且試圖將室內與戶外空間並置在畫布上,這些大家都熟悉的物件元素,對每個人的意義卻有所不同,「我的作品有共同性,不特別屬於誰,也不是一段回憶的重現。」,創作者從自身的生活樣貌開始,觸及他人的微小風景敘事。

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窗邊綠影 Green Shades 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 38 × 38 cm 2019 Price upon request

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雨天球場 Rainy Court 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 38 × 38 cm 2019 Price upon request

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依然在此 I’m Still Here 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 38 × 38 cm 2019 Price upon request

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我心深處 Deep in My Heart 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 38 × 38 cm 2019 Price upon request

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遊戲時間 Play Time 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 140 × 120 cm 2019 Price upon request

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369室 Room 369 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 × 60 cm 2018 Price upon request

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相互凝視 The Simultaneous Gaze 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 × 45 cm 2018 Price upon request

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停留的記憶 Lingering Memories 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 × 45 cm 2018 Price upon request

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夢裡見 See You in Your Dreams 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 × 45 cm 2018 Price upon request

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我們之間… Between Us… 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 × 60 cm 2017 Price upon request

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盛夏來臨 Here Comes the Hottest Summer 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 40 × 30 cm 2018 Price upon request

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從這裡開始 The Start 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 40 × 30 cm 2018 私人收藏 private collection

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春之際 Spring 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 85 × 100 cm 2018 私人收藏 private collection

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山景的房間 Room with a Mountain View 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 80 x 50 cm 2018 私人收藏 private collection

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沐浴時光#3 Bathing Time #3 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm 2018 私人收藏 private collection

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戲水 Playing in the Water 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2018 私人收藏 private collection

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沐浴時光#1 Bathing Time #1 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017 Price upon request

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沐浴時光#2 Bathing Time #2 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017 Price upon request

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在這,我很好 I'm Fine Here 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017 私人收藏 private collection

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緩慢地等待 Waiting Slowly 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017 私人收藏 private collection

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溶化的午茶 Melting Afternoon Tea 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 30 × 40 cm 2017 私人收藏 private collection

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明亮的日子 Bright Days 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 40 × 30 cm 2017 私人收藏 private collection

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甜蜜生活 La Dolce Vita 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 90 x 65 cm 2016 Price upon request

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無盡的假期 Endless Holidays 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 cm 2016 私人收藏 private collection

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樹影與對話 Leaf Shades & The Talk 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm 2016 私人收藏 private collection

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雙重的生活 Double Lives 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm 2016 Price upon request

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城市日光浴 City Sunbath 壓克力顏料、畫布 acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm 2016 Price upon request

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