YIRI ARTS

Hou Chen-Lu 侯辰璐

The process of creation is one of exploration and escape. Any hesitation or paradox throughout ultimately finds itself chronicled and depicted in a final viewing perspective. The artist’s childhood memories include accompanying her parents to the factory where they worked, a collective production environment typical of the 90s, where everyone would go to the public baths after work before returning home.

She remembers the wafting steam in the baths, and the plump middle-aged bodies of the women from the factory. In her works, Hou Chen-lu constructs small interrelated scenes to guide the viewer’s perspective, restoring elements of the painting through pottery. Heat from the hands leaves its mark in the sculpting process, creating a sense of warmth and time. The jet-black ink strokes on coarse grass paper also create something familiar and close.

The emotional release from creation manifests itself in a sense of madness permeating her works , in which she has created a “garden” both for the viewer and for herself, in which we find things of her imagination – a woman with three breasts, transactions, complete remains… these “archaeological” finds are a reexamination of our modern beauty standards, as societal values overcome personal tastes and preferences. As such, Hou seeks to challenge these definitions, to see if they are indeed so absolute.

創作過程於創作者而言即為探索與逃離的出口,期間的踟躕或矛盾最後都經由篤定的視角的建立而被記錄與呈現。藝術家幼時的生活記憶伴隨著父母工作的工廠,那種九○年代群體生產線的環境,下工後所有人都會在公共澡堂沐浴過後再回家。 她永遠記得澡堂內瀰漫的蒸汽以及工廠裡中年婦女豐腴的身材。侯辰璐在作品中通過構置相互關聯的小場景引導觀者焦點的流動,同時借由陶藝這一材料對畫中的要素進行還原。陶燒的手感溫度,透過醺燒的過程而留下的痕跡,讓作品更能感受到溫度跟時間性。繪畫上使用的粗纖維草紙結合墨色的線條,襯托出一種理性的溫度。 作品裡呈現的癲狂狀態,明顯感受得到藝術家在創作時內心的情感抒發,她為自己也為我們營造了一個“花園”,花園中有她想像中的第三個乳房,變異、交易、完整的殘遺……,看似考古出土的雕塑,有著三個乳房的女性,重新探討現代人的審美觀,對於社會大眾而言群體的價值觀往往凌駕於個人,因此侯辰璐想要藉由創作探討當今社會的群體主流價值,是不是真的這麼的絕對、不可動搖。
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2015

CV
2019Ceramic Art Graduate Program, Providence, Rhode Island School of Design
2016M.A. Decorative Art Design, School of Architectural, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
2016Exchange student, Ceramic Art Graduate Program, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
2012B.A. Ceramic design, School of Architectural, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
1989Born in China
 
Solo Exhibition
2017Theatre. September Art Space. Guangzhou, China.
2016Slaughtering Yard, Uxü Ceramic Art Space, Guangzhou, China
2016The Molty Crew, YIRI ARTS, Taichung, Taiwan
 
Group Exhibition
2018Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena. United States
2018In the Mood for Love, Gelman Gallery, Providence, United States
2018Ceramics+Photography, Nature Lab, Providence, United States
2018Sleepover, Gel man Gallery, Providence, S. 2018
2018Flora Fauna, RISD Nature lab, Providence, US
2018Dirt Eating Kids-Ceramics Graduate Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence, US
2017Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Yeoju, Korea
2016Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia, Taipei, Taiwan
2016Guangdong Academy of Ceramics Exhibition, Hangzhou, China of GAFA, Guangdong, China
2015Asian Ceramics Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2014International Ceramics Exhibition, Jingdezhen Exhibition Center, Jiangxi, China
2014Guangdong Academy of Ceramics Exhibition, Hangzhou, China of GAFA, Guangdong, China
2014《Fire and water blend》Ceramics watercolor Exhibition, Foshan1506 Art Museum, Jiangxi, China
2012Contemporary Ceramics art in Asia, Incheon culture Art Center, Incheon, Korea
2012A thousand miles- Graduation Create Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art of Xi’an Academy of Art, Shanxi, China
2012National Youth Ceramic Artist Biennial, Hangzhou Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
 
Art Fair
2018Art Beijing, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
2017Art Beijing, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
2016Shenzhen International Art Fair ,Exhibition Center Hall 8 ,Shenzhen ,China
2016Art16 London, Olympia London, London, UK
 
Artist Residency & Workshops
2018Ceramic Residency ”Residence of Strangeness”, Suroyo-Bocheon Ceramic School, Korea
2016Ceramic Residency ”Residence of Strangeness”, Suroyo-Bocheon Ceramic School, Korea
CV
2017 就讀美國羅德島設計學院 陶藝碩士
2016 畢業于廣州美術學院研究所 建築藝術設計學院 裝飾藝術設計系碩士班
2016 交換生,陶瓷藝術研修所 台南藝術大學
2012 畢業于廣州美術學院 建築藝術設計學院 陶瓷藝術設計
1989 出生於中國山東
Solo Exhibition
2017 劇院,九曰藝術,廣州
2016 屠宰花園,五需陶瓷藝術空間,廣州,中國
2016 烏合之眾,伊日藝術,臺中,臺灣
Group Exhibition
2018 In the Mood for Love,Gelman Gallery,普羅維登斯,美國
2018 Ceramics+Photography,Nature Lab,普羅維登斯,美國
2018 Beyond the Brickyard,艾奇布雷陶藝基金會,海倫娜,美國
2017 京畿道陶藝雙年展,驪州,韓國
2016 亞洲當代陶藝展,臺北,臺灣
2016 廣東高校陶藝學院展,廣州美術學院美術館,廣州,中國
2015 亞州陶藝展,中國美術學院美術館,浙江,中國
2014 國際陶藝特展,景德鎮陶瓷會展中心,江西,中國
2014 廣東高校陶藝學院展,廣州美術學院美術館,廣東,中國
2014 《水火交融》陶藝水彩畫展,佛山1506美術館,廣東,中國
2014 亞洲當代陶藝展,仁川文化藝術中心,仁川,韓國
2012 千里之行-優秀畢業創作展,西安美術學院美術館,陝西,中國
2012 全國青年陶藝家雙年展,浙江美術館,浙江,中國
Art Fair
2018 藝術北京,全國農業展覽館,北京,中國
2017 藝術北京,全國農業展覽館,北京,中國
2016 深圳國際藝術博覽會,深圳會展中心8號館,深圳,中國
2016 倫敦Art16藝術博覽會,倫敦奧林匹亞,倫敦,英國
Residency
2018 CAFA国际合作研讨会:陶瓷艺术
2016 陌生的駐地-陶藝駐村項目,首露窯陶藝學校,固城,韓國