Earth and Star

土和星星 Earth and Star| 耿怡文個展 Ken Yi-Wen Solo Exhibition

我願化作土,滋養動物生長,他們身上的愛與光,猶如照亮我的星辰,皆成為柔軟的存在。

動物之於我,就像身體的延伸,靈魂的反覆,我能體會他們的情緒、身體的疼痛,在某個時刻,我們就像融為一體般密不可分,這是一種細膩的連結,卻帶著悲傷的影子,因為你知道無論如何,當動物活在人類的世界裡,他們便失去了部分說話的權利。

人類對動物總有過多的想像和期待,不管是網路上的可愛圖片,或是被過度解讀的行為舉止,人類只想看見自己喜歡的畫面,卻忽略了動物真實的處境、樣貌和情緒,當我在捏塑時,塑造的是肥胖可愛的動物們,將個人經驗帶入作品,呈現大眾對動物的期待,也呈現我和動物生活的片段,彼此交錯參雜,形成歧異的對話空間。

I would like to turn to soil to nourish the growth of animals. To nurture them with love and light, like the stars that illuminate me, become soft existences.

To me, animals are like an extension of the body and the repetition of the soul. I can feel their emotions and physical pain. At a particular moment, we are inseparable. We are one. This is a delicate connection, but brings sad shadows because you know that when animals live in the human world, they lose part of their right to speak.

Humans always have big imaginations and expectations for animals. Whether it is cute pictures on the Internet or over-interpreted behaviours, human beings only want to see images they like but ignore the actual situation, appearance, and emotions of animals. When I was sculpting, I created cute and fat animals. I brought my personal experience into my work, showing the public’s expectations of animals and the fragments of my life with them. They are intertwined with each other, forming a space for dialogue.

撰文Text / 耿怡文 Ken, Yi-Wen


About 耿怡文 Ken,Yi-Wen

耿怡文畢業於國立臺灣藝術大學工藝設計學系碩士班,在學間曾於英國Bath Spa University- Contemporary Art Practice交換學習。主修陶瓷,作品風格融合寫實與抽象,多探討人與動物間的關係,從中思考兩者間複雜的情感與立場。作品曾於台南藝術博覽會、台北金車藝文中心、鶯歌陶瓷博物館等地展出,也曾在Art Kudos獲得Award of Distinction、第七屆台灣金陶獎獲得評審獎等。       

Ken,Yi-Wen was graduated from the Master’s program of the Crafts & Design Department, National Taiwan University of Arts, during the process she has also participated in an exchange program with Bath Spa University- Contemporary Art Practice. She majored in ceramics.

Her creative style consists a fusion of realism and abstract art, mostly themed in discussing the relationship between human and animals, inspiring others to reflect upon the complex emotions and standpoints within each situation. Her artworks has been displayed at venues such as the Art Tainan exhibition, King Car Cultural and Art Center, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics museum, also winning the Award of Distinction during the Art Kudos event and the Award of Jury  during the seventh anniversary Taiwan Golden Ceramics award.


土和星星 Earth and Star| 耿怡文個展 Ken Yi-Wen Solo Exhibition

展期|2022.07.14–08.06
地點|伊日後樂園 1F
地址|台北市內湖區新明路66號
時間|Tue. – Sat. 14:00 – 19:00 週日、一休館

Date | 2022.07.14–08.06
Venue | BACK_Y 1F
Open | Tue.—Sat. 14:00—19:00
Closed | Sun.—Mon.
Add. | No.66, Xinming Road, Neihu District, Taipei City 114030, TAIWAN