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"Critical Point" Special Exhibition
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"Critical Point" Special Exhibition
- Exploration beyond the relativity


Artist Li Ying Wei from Academy of Shenyang University, the newest series bring forth a point that our modern world seems to have an invisible force. Human desires are inflated, and we have entered an age of collective stupidity — this force pushing human understanding in the same direction. Individual speech is distorted and diminished, identities lost, while our reasoning abilities have become obtuse. Every person has been implanted with a chip code while the self is consumed as we consume products, resulting in the disregard for spiritual value and everyday habits. We have become blind towards the hand that manipulates life, trapped alongside death within the cage of consumerism within a post-industrial civilization, endlessly consuming everything we see, even the mountains, water, and air.
 
Wang Bing Yi graduated from the Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University. Wang’s works are created with simple elements and tones but result in complicated and profound scenes. Using black lacquer as the base, Wang applies the immensely difficult technique of needle etching to merge gold tones into the work. Whether it’s sunflower fields in late autumn or the decaying lotus pond, all images display a sense of glamour and deterioration, encouraging viewers to ponder the rise and fall of life. The ink-colored land, golden Autumn sunflowers, or withered lotuses form contrasting but vibrant visual effects that seem to be recounting encounters of the past, inspiring endless imaginations.
 
Yu Chao Song who graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. His creative process focuses on people. The artist is enchanted by the hidden richness within body language, conveying expressions through standing, bending, and stretching the limbs. As symbols, human beings are much more interesting than still landscapes. By presenting works with a dramatic and staged effect, an alternative “reality” is given, showcased as a frozen moment in the middle of a play; this creates a concentrated and rich visual experience, liberating the object from previous conventions and further accentuating the inner message of the work.
 
Taiwanese artist, Huang Ting Shian. Huang graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts.  The current creative development is from purely discussing spaces and then explores the outline of time and biological. The artwork still retains the ambiguous relationship between the objects, forming the space of visual distance. At the same time, it also has the abstract form of realistic and fuzzy boundary. In the creation of sculpture modeling materials, Huang focuses on the significance of pure form, and he hopes to establish a new response in sculpture, perhaps it is a pure and full of inner refers to ambiguous biological related and contains the line form space and visual concise on intuition view.
 
Chia En is a Taiwanese female artist, combined with a soft, modest, and elegant temperament, creates romantic aspects of nature. During her creative career, she has adhered purity and a simple and carefree attitude in her paintings and ceramics, and has enriched her life to which an artistic manner is applied. Her work, portraying Taiwan’s mountain and flower scenery, transfers the stretch of field in her heart out beyond where the eye can see, and then combines it with the sense of touch, feeling the warmth and moistness that has filled the earth.
Chia-en elegantly combines the warmth of earthenware with her previous training in painting and transforms images into three-dimensional works. In her work, the textures and colors allow viewers to feel the richness and leniency of the earth. Without complicated decorations, Chen’s works display a sense of peace that is born from a self-reflection, an aura of tranquility amid countless thoughts and ideas. With simplicity and elegance, the works of Chia-En Chen portray a natural image of the inner landscape. She explained, “Abstraction is not the absence of material, but a realm that is both virtual and authentic, profound and peaceful. It evokes the innermost quality of mankind that originated from the chaos of antiquity.”

Sulhwa Lee, a young female artist born in Korea, and raises in the United States, who graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She combines formal investigations of painting gesture with aesthetics of contemporary graphics contents such as 3D rendered objects, virtual landscapes in the computer game, and animations. She employs methods and aesthetics evoking the digitally constructed images, which are then translated into manual hand painted formalist applications to arrive at eerie spaces. The recent appearance of a figure in her body of works infuses her canvases with organic life and stimulates a context for a landscape. Lee shapes the figures to be genderless evoking the identity of virtual reality characters. The figure yields to space’s formal composition,  yet permeate it with the subtle yet sublime breath of organic life, anticipating the dystopian post-technological era.