YIRI ARTS

Lai Wei-Yu 賴威宇

Artist Lai Wei-yu’s world of art is like Fellini’s Trojan Horse, depicting the strange masses in exaggerated festive celebration. Transitioning from realistic portraits to the fantastic, symbolic, and dramatic style seen now, Lai takes seemingly absurd situations and explores them with a childish wonder, creating paintings reminiscent of Fellini’s rainbow kaleidoscopes, inviting viewers to revel and celebrate. However, in the dark corners neglected by the light, we also catch a glimpse of life’s frustration and desolation.

Lai’s creative life has been movie-like, featuring the exciting adventures encountered while growing up. Hope, disappointment, shock, and joy change constantly in a montage, breaking from traditional linear storytelling, traversing freely between reality and dreamworld. The artist derives inspiration from life, turning it into brilliant sparks, groping through the fog in search of a path, hiding a sad sympathy behind the veneer of satire. What appears rational upon first glance turns out to be fabricated Ukiyo-e. Our world may be a flawed one, broken pieces beneath seemingly sweet life – and so we need movies that allow us to breath. And thus we dream, sieging the city through art and brush.

藝術家賴威宇的繪畫世界,就像費里尼那匹暗藏禍心的木馬,呈現的是一張張千奇百怪的我城眾生相,奇幻誇張的情節,洋溢著叮叮咚咚嘉年華式的歡樂。從早期較為寫實的人物畫,到逐漸走向富幻想、象徵、劇場氣息的創作路線,賴威宇將看似荒謬的事件,以孩子般的遊戲心,將畫布塗抹得像費里尼的彩色萬花筒,邀請觀者進入其中一起狂歡、喧囂,但在陽光照不到的角落,我們同時也看到了人生的無奈與荒涼。

賴威宇的創作人生就如同一部又一部的電影,題材則是成長過程中不斷上演的精彩冒險。所有的希望、失落、驚懼、歡樂,就像不斷變換的蒙太奇,跳脫傳統敘事軸線,自由穿梭現實與夢境之間。藝術家從現實中汲取靈感然後綻放出燦爛的火花,在夢境的霧靄中翱翔以尋找現實的通道,在諷刺的布幕後掩藏一抹同情的悲涼,看似情理之中,卻又是虛構出來的浮世畫卷。也許這世界並不美好,甜蜜的生活下是分崩離析的殘片,於是我們需要電影大口呼吸,於是我們在這裡繼續做夢,以畫筆屠城。

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CV
2017M.F.A. Program, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2012B.A., Department of Fine Art, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
1989Born in Taipei, Taiwan
 
Solo Exhibition
2018My Beloved Wouldn’t Save Me, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016Headcanon Salon d’Automne, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2014Dr. Reticle, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2013Daily Sorrow, PiaoPiao, Taipei, Taiwan
2012Oh no, we’ll be ( )!, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
Group Exhibition
2016HOPE- Charity Exhibition, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2015The Sound and the Fury, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2015Recurred Differentiation, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2015The Theater of the Absurd, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2014The Spine of Spectrum, KdMoFA, Taipei, Taiwan
2014Newly Lacquered Blender—2014 Exchange Exhibition for Works Of Cross Strait Young Artists, NCUE, Changhua, Taiwan
2014Kiss Kiss My Baby, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2014ART101 — 001 Lai Wei Yu, Taipei 101 Escents, Taipei, Taiwan
2013Soka So Young, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2013Right Here, Right Now – Taiwan Artist Group Show, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2013Very Fun Park 2013, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
2012RENDEZVOUS 88128000/sec, Banqiao 435 Arts Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2012Portraits of the Era, PiaoPiao, Taipei, Taiwan
2011Youthful Baked Birds, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2010Haoduoli-Hello! Semi-Ready,Young Artist Group Show, Four Four South Village Taipei, Taiwan
2010Iceberg Group Order – Theme Planning Exhibition, NTUA Museum Square, Taipei, Taiwan
2010Unexpected Artistic Harvest, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Public Collections
2016National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2013National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

CV
2017畢業於台灣藝術大學美術研究所
2012畢業於台灣藝術大學美術系
1989出生於臺灣臺北
 
Solo Exhibition
2018我家的狗不會來救我,伊日藝術,高雄,台灣
2016腦補沙龍(秋季) ,伊日藝術,臺北,臺灣
2014準星學家-賴威宇、裴靈雙個展,索卡藝術中心,臺南,臺灣
2013日常難過,一票人票畫空間,臺北,臺灣
2012慘了慘了要被( )了!,伊日藝術,臺北,臺灣
Group Exhibition
2016HOPE-0206藝術攜手義賣展,伊日藝術,臺北,臺灣
2015喧嘩與騷動,伊日藝術,臺北,臺灣
2015複述分化,索卡藝術中心,臺北,臺灣
2015荒謬劇,伊日藝術,高雄,臺灣
2014光譜的稜線,關渡美術館,臺北,臺灣
2014上新漆的攪拌機-兩岸青年藝術家作品交流展,彰化師範大學,彰化,臺灣
2014親親我的寶貝-愛的禮物,尊彩藝術中心–臺北,臺灣
2014ART 101 藝術櫥窗計劃,伊聖詩台北101概念店,臺北,臺灣
2013索卡好樣,台灣青年藝術家聯展,索卡藝術中心,臺南,臺灣
2013此時此處-台灣藝術家聯展,索卡藝術中心,臺南,臺灣
2013粉樂町Very Fun Park — 台北東區當代藝術展,富邦藝術基金會,臺北,臺灣
2012時代的容顏,一票人票畫空間,臺北,臺灣
2012相遇 RENDEZVOUS 88128000/sec,板橋435藝文特區,新北
2011青春烤小鳥,中正紀念堂,臺北,臺灣
2010好哆粒-你好!半熟,青年藝術家聯展,四四南村,臺北,臺灣
2010冰山體序-主題策劃展,國立台灣藝術大學藝術博物館前廣場,新北,臺灣
2010藝外收穫,中山公民會館,臺北,臺灣
Public Collections
2016國立臺灣美術館,臺灣
2013國立臺灣美術館,臺灣