Dates: 23 May 2020-5 Jul 2020
Location: 1F,No.1,Jihu Rd.,Neihu Dist.,Taipei City,114,Taiwan
"critical point is the limit of humanity’s exploitation of nature. Exceeding means destruction. In the torrent of times, individual may not be able to perceive his upheaval, but think about social pressure on the earth continues to rise to an unprecedented level. What a picture."
Introduction: The existence of an individual is closely associated with many instant decisions. A particular moment or location in our lives determines whether we stay or go beyond in the future. In the history of mankind, every choice and turn is a boundary break, and also governs the destiny of mankind ahead. These myriad split-second equilibriums, these moments of transcendence over oneself and transcendence over the universe, are what the author calls “critical points”. Critical points, which are both temporal and spatial, are more abstract.
The concept of critical points comes from racing cars. The artist found the intersection of art and racing, industrial civilization and nature in the experience and perception of racing car driving. Driving requires the driver to be familiar with the throttle, brake and track. Every operation is extremely important. The driver often needs to find the best balance point between the tiny points, which can also be called the critical point. Mastering this critical point can better control the vehicle's direction and speed. Racing car symbolizes today's industrial civilization, and the opposite is the nature on which human beings live. How to find a balance between the development of human civilization and the ecological development of nature is a problem that modern people need to pay attention to and think about.
The same is true of art. The creation of an artist emphasizes a certain degree, which is the critical point. The application of pigments, colors and ink in the picture requires the artist to have a very high controlling ability and sensitivity to the picture, and to better express the tension of the picture by grasping the critical point. There is no formula for artistic creation. Every creation is a breakthrough. When a critical point is broken, artistic creation goes to the limit.
涂鸦世界里的中国山水/Chinese Landscape in the Graffiti World，2020，W170 x H180cm，Acrylic and spray on canvas
Chinese landscape in graffiti world -- The use of fluorescent pigments was originally intended to better express the work, but when the UV lamp is turned on, the picture presents a strong visual impact.The picture under UV light shows a dramatically different side from that under natural light, giving people a false and cold sense of alienation and strangeness. Everything seems beautiful, but before humans were aware of it, the earth we live on has been laid waste. Behind the bustling city, there is a natural environment full of holes. People overexploit and abuse the resources of nature are only for the development of economy and the progress of civilization. But who can be sure that this is not another way for mankind to perish?
江山笑-自然平衡/The Mountains Laugh-Natural Balance，2020，W200xH150cm， Acrylic and gold leaf and spray paint on canvas
The Mountains Laugh-Natural Balance ——The artist drew inspiration from nature to create this large scale landscape painting. The stacking of pigments and ink paints presents different tactile sensations on the canvas, and the looming Tai Chi patterns reflect the creative state of mind of the artist. The composition and ink with great tension symbolize the power of nature. Heaven and earth, mountains and rivers seem to be incompatible with each other, yet they are in a proper balance. The Chinese Tai Chi philosophy interprets everything between heaven and earth as a state of harmony and balance of Yin and Yang, which has greatly influenced both Chinese classical paintings and contemporary artists' creations.