Walking, Road curve, Speaking, Peeing: Group exhibition of new talents from Tainan National University of the Arts, Graduate of Plastic Arts
December 1 - December 23, 2018
From time to time, a path is created by smearing on canvas or paper. Every and each of stroke matters, whether they merge or collide, they keep the conversation going, and sometimes it’s merely expression without second thoughts.
These words ‘Walking’, ‘Road Curve’, ‘Speaking’, ‘Peeing’, represent the artists’ state of drawing or painting respectively. They seem to be irrelevant; but they don’t contradict each other. Just like our exhibiting works, they wave to the viewers in a friendly manner, and the next second they got pushed away! It’s the tension the artists wish to create.
From the shown works, we are aware of four different personalities, connected by the common experience of the overloaded information age. Fragments of information and message intersect in our daily life, sometimes we feel related but sometimes we don’t. Let us put it this way: if our original cognitive system is referred as a string of beads, and out of sudden the knot is broken, while the beads fall, we feel a kind of emptiness and strangeness, or even alienation – our thoughts are detached. However, thanks to this magical moment, we can have our imagination wander again in order to have a whole new vision.
Rather than giving a whole new direction to the viewers, we intend to reconstruct elements that we are familiar with. The meaning of things is disrupted and redefined, the ‘signifier’ and the ‘signified’ no longer have an absolute connection; as if looking back at the nascent state: the painter puts a few strokes down, step back, form a shape before he/she notices…
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