YIRI ARTS 伊日藝術計劃

Chen Li-Ying 陳立穎

When all that is left of ancient cultures is indecipherable language, legends become eternal poetry.

Artist Chen Li-ying reflects upon his artistic journey, utilizing Western artistic concepts of light and perspective in composition of Chinese landscape paintings, using acrylic paints and canvas rather than ink and brush. The fog and steep rocks prominent in classical Chinese style are transformed into angular, mechanically beautiful robotic transformers. With his brush, the artist has constructed a Tower of Babel from memory, completing the universal karmic cycle, like a gorgeous prophecy.

當古文明只剩下難解的語言,傳說就成了永垂不朽的詩篇。

傳統中國山水畫裡的雲霧縹緲、奇岩峻石,在陳立穎的彩筆下,解構成一座座稜角分明、充滿機械美感的狂派變形金剛。藝術家用畫筆堆疊記憶中的巴別塔,完成了宇宙萬物生生不息的因果輪迴,也像是一幅世紀末的華麗預言。

我們對宇宙的認知決定世界運行的樣子,無論宗教或神話,都蘊含許多獨特的地域意象,然而,祂們似乎都孵生自一個大母體,因此產生了很多相似又歧趣的理論。陳立穎就像是傳輸神諭的翻譯機,重新詮釋中國的宇宙神話觀,就像是把中國的章回小說翻譯成西方的大眾文學,或者是把莎翁的《殉情記》改寫成中國的《梁祝》,這之間的層層轉換與解構,充滿著思考的辯證,進而創造出全新的圖像語義學。

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