Art Fair

Taipei Dangdai 2020

Participating Artists

蕭聖健 Hsiao Sheng-Chien

Opening Hours

01.17 [Fri] 11:00-18:00
01.18 [Sat] 11:00-18:00
01.19 [Sun] 11:00-17:30

Booth: S06

Venue
台北南港展覽館1館4樓 ( 台北市南港區經貿二路1 號 )


機動藝術(kinetic art)在歐美藝術史的脈絡中,與二十世紀初的工業現代化潮流有連帶關係。藝術家們藉由機器的自動化運作,展現出物體動態與速度的迷人影像,這種自動化的機械擺動特性在那個時代氛圍中,是一種現代性與進步感的表徵。在台灣當代藝術的領域中,藝術家蕭聖健(1968-)可以算是新媒體藝術中著實極具著個人特色風格的代表性藝術家。

蕭聖健的作品就技術層面而言,可以被視作機動藝術之創作類型,然而在審美層次上則不同於歐美機動藝術發展的初衷。他的作品乍看頗有機械動力裝置強調動態的媒材特性,然而卻又跟單純強調動態與視覺變化性的機動藝術作品有些不同。這其中最大的差異在於藝術家往往在建構機械及組合物件時,刻意在材料運用上呈現出一種天真、粗糙的手工性。並在情境敘事的語言中進行具象情感投射或者對物件進行符號的隱喻。他的作品看似看似有著繁複的機械結構,卻藏不住細膩的人性溫度。

Bases in Kaohsiung, Hsiao’s works are often constructed out of industrial components and common gadgets. He is also noted for employing autonomous mechanic movements to compose the whole installation. Those mechanic movements are created by using motors, gear wheels or computer chips. By means of these movements, his works are able to generate special aesthetic experience for viewers. At the first glance, Hsiao’s works reminder us of Kinetic art in terms of the mechanic movements. Nonetheless, there is something more in his works than just motions and optic alterations that characterize Kinetic art.

Kinetic art or kinetic sculpture in general, is an art form using natural power or electricity as the source of movements, or, by the operation of viewers to achieve the activities that fashion certain artistic values. In the discourse of the Euro-American art history, Kinetic art has been in relation to the concept of industrialization and modernism in the twentieth century. The mechanic and sometimes autonomous movements create fascinating images of motion and speed, which has symbolized modernity and progression in that era. Hsiao’s works, however, have developed a different context at aesthetic level. The major difference lays in the emphasis on metaphors of materials and the projection of certain narrative and sentiment.