YIRI ARTS

Chen Yun 陳雲

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart’s desire. —— John Dewey (1859-1952)

Chen Yun’s works depict that which is both abstract and figurative, in the style of a montage. Past memories and dreams are things experienced before, yet their true existence is utterly improvable. In addition to capturing her own faraway memories, Chen’s works are an attempt to awaken the viewer’s own perception.

In her low-key style, viewers may find it difficult to read the figures clearly, yet there is the high degree of emotional concentration is clearly conveyed. In her words, it is as if you dream of someone, and while you cannot see clearly, your conscious knows exactly who it is.

There is a distinguishing feature to her works, which is that they are generally comprised of two to three works pieced together, exploring a new visual space expanding upward. Her carefully composed works are like poetry, hiding limited clues of space and reality, like a fixed-focus scene, the close-up of a hand, the silhouette of a woman, a microscopic view, or the image of a symbol, allowing viewers to piece together the work themselves. She is like a guide swinging a dim lantern, leading us into the depths of consciousness.

Chen is a faithful creator, a practical and hardworking person – picking out and removing key moments in everyday life with the expert precision of a surgeon, grinding and reconstituting them into works that appear new, yet also familiar and close to the viewer’s heart. In reading her works, there is never a sense of unfamiliarity – rather, it is as if our memories and dreams have been dug up from the deep, and given a new life.

時間與記憶是真正的藝術家;他們重塑現實更接近內心的渴望。——約翰‧杜威  (1859-1952)

陳雲,將記憶具象化的藝術家,其作品大多數在描繪那些同時是抽象且具象的,必須利用蒙太奇的敘事去捕捉的。過去的記憶、和夢境中的體驗,都是自我曾經經歷過,卻無論如何都無法證明是真實的存在。而陳雲的創作,即是捕捉自己遙遠的記憶,也試圖喚醒觀者感知的總和。

在陳雲刻意的低限描繪中,雖然觀者無法清楚閱讀那些身影,卻傳達了高度的情感濃度。陳雲說,就像是你夢見一個人影,在夢境中你雖然看不見他的模樣,意識卻能清楚地知道他是誰。

陳雲的畫作有個特色,大多是以二到三幅組件的方式拼接而成,探索視覺心理、與向度上的衝擊。而她精心規劃的構圖,像是一首詩作,隱藏了現實與時空,僅留下一些有限的線索,像是定焦的場景、手的特寫、女人的背影,和微觀的物件或符號的畫面,讓觀者自行拼接組合獨立閱讀。陳雲像是一個領路人,打著微弱的光帶領觀者走入記憶深處。

陳雲是一位忠實的創作者、勤力踏實的生活者,像外科醫生一般不著痕跡的開刀取出寄生於日常的記憶刺點,重新淘選琢磨成一幅幅看似嶄新,同時又與觀者的心非常靠近的畫作。閱讀陳雲的作品,我們從不感到陌生,反而像是將我們人生的回憶與夢境,從深處取出又重新活了過來。

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CV
2013M.F.A. Program, Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2010B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1988Born in Yilan, Taiwan
Honor
2012Taipei Arts Awards, Taipei, Taiwan
2011Outstanding Art Prize, Taipei, Taiwan
2009The 4th Longyen Foundation Creative Arts Award, Taipei, Taiwan
Solo Exhibition
2018Between sleep and wakefulness, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2015Murmuring in the Haze, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2013Striding Across The Horizon, GaiArt, Taipei, Taiwan
2012Both Ways Open Jaws, NanHai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Group Exhibition
2017Borders and Beyond, LIN & LIN GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2016SHE : Internatioal Women Artist Exhibition, Long Museum West Bound, China
2015The Sound and the Fury, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2014The Spine of Spectrum, KdMoFA, Taipei, Taiwan
2012The Zoo Story, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2012Taipei arts awards, Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taiwan
2011Outstanding Art Prize, KdMoFA, Taipei, Taiwan
2010Biennial College, Underground Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2010Industrial Bank of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
Public Collections
2016Shadows. Poetry resetting time and memory, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2015Lowered head. Strolling in the still stagnant past., National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2015Brith. Never ending attachment., Long Museum, China
2009Walking Island, Longyen Foundation, Taiwan

CV
2013畢業於國立台北藝術大學美術創作研究所
2010畢業於國立台北藝術大學美術學系
1988出生於台灣宜蘭
Honor
2012台北美術獎—優選,台北,台灣
2011國立台北藝術大學美術創作卓越獎,台北,台灣
2009財團法人龍顏基金會第四屆藝術創作獎,台北,台灣
Solo Exhibition
2018晨絮拾影,伊日藝術,台北,台灣
2015塵語私絮,伊日藝術,高雄,台灣
2013跨越。在地平線的兩端,槩藝術,台北,台灣
2012打開顎骨的兩種方式-陳雲、張書毓雙個展,南海藝廊,台北,台灣
Group Exhibition
2017溢界x邊線,大未來林舍畫廊,台北,台灣
2016她們:國際女性藝術家特展,龍美術館 西岸館,中國
2015喧嘩與騷動,伊日藝術,台北,台灣
2014光譜的稜線,關渡美術館,台北,台灣
2012動物園的故事,伊日藝術,台北,台灣
2012台北美術獎,台北市立美術館,台北,台灣
2011美術創作卓越獎,關渡美術館,台北,台灣
2010雙年展學院,地下美術館,台北,台灣
2010覓尋的一代…繪畫語言的失落與發現,台灣工業銀行,台北,台灣
Public Collections
2016影。重置時序與記憶的詩,國立台灣美術館,台灣
2015低首。漫步於凝滯待解的過往,國立台灣美術館,台灣
2015出生。未停止的依戀,龍美術館,中國
2009Walking Island。財團法人龍顏基金會,台灣