Blue Bird

青鳥 Blue Bird|棰石憲蔵個展 Kenzo Taruishi Solo Exhibition

比利時作家莫里斯 ·梅特林克著作《青鳥》 (L’Oiseau Bleu, 1908) ,以青鳥貫穿故事,象徵人類對於幸福的永恆追求,幸福一詞的意涵是至高無上的美好,卻也暗喻了其多變且以捉摸的特質,然而即使如此卻也足以驅動我們以窮盡一生的努力去追求。亦同藝術於文明社會中存在的目的及功能,人類在歷史上對於藝術追尋,充分展現了對於探索未知的奧秘,體悟生命的意義,甚至最終捕獲幸福的強烈渴望。



The book ‘L’Oiseau Bleu’ was written by Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck in 1908. The blue bird is adopted as the spiritual concept throughout the story, symbolising the eternal pursuit of happiness by human beings. The meaning of the word happiness is supreme beauty, though It also alludes to its changeable and elusive qualities, yet even this is enough to drive us to pursue it with a lifetime of effort. Similar to the purpose and function of art in a civilised society, the pursuit of art by human beings in history has fully demonstrated humans’ strong desire to explore unknown mysteries, realise the meaning of life, and finally capture happiness.

In the large-scale paintings of Japanese artist Kenzo Taruishi, through the arrangement of fresh and pastel colours and simple and soft lines, he creates a sense of innocent images that appear to be almost deliberately manipulated. Beneath the silent surface, the artist abandons the trivial details and captures the expressions of the characters to present the unique symbolism of animation paintings.

Akin to a beautiful and silent mime, it interprets the restless emotions in the images. The conflicting emotions in his paintings leave the audience curious and confused as they seek, to gain a hint of enlightenment amid the chaotic and abundant emotional storm. No matter whether the same is true of blue birds, happiness, and art, only the real and pure existence that is without impurities can inspire people to brave the path of life in pursuit of their initial hope of achieving happiness.

青鳥 Blue Bird|棰石憲蔵個展 Kenzo Taruishi Solo Exhibition

地點|伊日後樂園 2F
時間|Tue. – Sat. 14:00 – 19:00 週日、一休館

Date | 2022.04.09–04.30
Venue | BACK_Y 2F
Open | Tue.—Sat. 14:00—19:00
Closed | Sun.—Mon.
Add. | No.66, Xinming Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 114030, TAIWAN