開幕茶會 2008／08／02 (Sat) 18:30pm
TUE TO SUN 12:00-18:30 (周一公休)
Taiwan’s art season blossoms in 2008 with the Taipei Art Festival in late August and the Taipei Biennial in early September. To coincide with these international events, Aki Gallery is proud to announce a series of dramatic new media programs: The 2008 Digital Art Festival that features new media work by three diverse artists: Hui-Chan Kuo, Wan-Jen Chen and Guan-Ming Lin. Each artist’s works will help you see the world in new ways.
The main concept of the festival is to break the barrier between art and life, and to lead you into an exciting and innovative experience. When the computer becomes the tool for creating, will the rational logicality and the comprehensive abilities of the technology override the artist’s aesthetic and instinctual decision-making processes? In other words, does computer technology create an art that differs from traditionally-based artmaking?
8/2-8/17 Drawing with Light -- Hui-Chan Kuo Solo Exhibition 2008
Hui-chan Kuo’s solo exhibition “Drawing with Light” leads the first of the trilogy of artworks for the 2008 Digital Art Festival. Kuo will exhibit images and 3D work that combines painting and photography created from 2006 to 2008 and which uses geometric figures in virtual space to symbolize the inner world. At first glance, her imagery seems surreal with a touch of melancholia, but upon further examination Kuo’s warm humanistic concept that focuses on the pursuit of existence shines through.
The word "photography" originally means “drawing with light” in ancient Greek and it represents the process of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium. The intention of her new work extends the idea “drawing with light” to view it as a metaphor that art records physical subjects or personal mental states and then reflects upon the disorder and anxiety found in urban living. The images try to structure one’s values by looking for some meaningful segments of life and memory.
“Every single crystal of a snowflake is different,” Kuo had coincidentally discovered while researching the properties of water. She tried to simulate the well-shaped snowflake crystal by processing a 3D model based on a downloaded image.
In her series Camouflage 2005, the focus is on the relationship between people and their environment. Kuo transformed the real life situations of individual and group interaction into her art.