陳肇彤 ⟪離岸、地殼與星、移山 (Beyond the surface、Crust and Star、Move the mountain)⟫
“Beyond the surface”
Three different forms of stones are displayed on the shelf – a hollow stainless steel stone, a transparent film with an inkjet-printed image of a ground stone crumpled into a ball to simulate a stone’s texture, and an inkjet-printed image of a stone on a transparent film attached to the wall. The hollow stone is composed of a consistent thickness from the surface inward. The crumpled stone is stacked to create a textured surface, while the transparent film on the wall flattens and compresses the reality (two-dimensional flattening), attempting to present different imaginations of the surface using these three distinct objects.
“Crust and Star”
The image of the ground is depicted on paper, while the plaster block placed above represents the ground texture achieved through casting. This installation presents the same space through two different paths: two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The contours are depicted through light and dark variations in the two-dimensional plane, while the three-dimensional approach involves undulations and reliefs. By juxtaposing both, an attempt is made to showcase how the visually perceptible “contours” influence the senses.
“Move the mountain”
A semi-transparent stone crafted from epoxy resin is placed on a stainless steel pedestal, along with carbon powder traces left on the wall. The carbon powder has fallen from the crevices of the shelf to the floor. By reproducing the process, the impurities and debris in the stone are removed, leaving behind only traces of the fallen carbon powder. Through deliberate selection and removal, an effort is made to emphasize overlooked contours and traces.
With an MFA in fine art from the Taipei National University of the Arts, CHEN Chao-Tung currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. His art works depict the niceties of everyday life, the memories where entities and thoughts reside, and the visual emotions through spatial installations, material transformation, and sculptures. The observed relationship between image and vision and the re-delineation of boundaries are infused into the works through artful arrangement to explore the visual landscape of where we are now. The artist’s recent works have utilized the to-and-fro transition between urban areas and physical living spaces as a means in their attempt to explore the alternation between cognitive, ritual, and psychological processes by which humans comprehend space.
展出日期｜2023.09.01 – 2023.09.06