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ART FAIR Cologne 2016 | YIRI ARTS

2016.1027-2016.10.30  科隆國際展覽中心


Art Cologne 2016 | YIRI ARTS
參展藝術家 Artist | 賴威宇 Lai Wei Yu
時間 Time | 2016.10.27(Thu.) – 10.30(Sun.)
地點 Venue |koelnmesse, Hall 1 and 2 Booth:F07





Drawing to draw
Most of Lai Wei-yu’s works reveal a sense of cynicism. In the busy, bustling scenery, you can gather considerable hints of information – of memory, emotions, breaking free from this world – this place of apparent disorganization is his whimsical fantasyland.

His “Petit Romances” series of creations are heavily colored with social commentary, as subject matter returns to reality, depicting daily activities and the friction and clashes caused throughout the process of societal change, resulting in the shared experience of an era. Through black and white sketches, the inexplicable fear, anxiety, and setbacks of each day seem light and ethereal, yet strike at our feelings with precision. In each scene, we glimpse sudden inspiration, perhaps from friends, work, or the media – and with the passage of time, it dissipates or revolves amongst us, lingering.

In Lai’s observations, inklings of life bear unstoppable external pressures, to the point where we are strangers even to ourselves. Collecting these memories in a visual archive, this nearly ceremonial chronicling is a reaction to the turmoil caused by rapid societal change, while at the same time easing the burdens of life in a humorous way.