Exhibitions

Man‧Animal‧Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang

Man‧Animal‧Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang

Exhibition Period
14 Jul 2012 - 05 Aug 2012
Address
ESLITE GALLERY∣5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
Opening Hours
14 July 2012

The exhibition title, “Man‧Animal‧Landscape,” refers to current themes in the works of young Taiwanese painters Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang.

In Hai-Hsin HUANG’s works, the characters reflect a hyperreality of the media spectacle, with subjects based upon published or broadcasted photographic images from the media. She points out in her artist statement that as a part of the “comfortable and pleasure” generation, she wants to “practice,” through her images on the canvas, on how to deal with “suffering” and “crisis.”

Like safety drills, the works often give a comical and pretentious impression. Hai-Hsin HUANG creates a variety of “study” versions of suffering and crisis. Often twisted and deformed with a “peculiar” tone of ridicule while at the same time revealing a “strange sense of familiarity,” her paintings highlight the lives of Taiwan’s “easy and comfortable” generation, and in particular, their lightness of being.

LIN Yen Wei uses digital cameras to capture close-ups of animal heads and busts. Using depth of field, he deploys a painting style similar to that of photo-realism in the late 1960s. The animals in his paintings are actually renderings of ready-made sculpture objects found in the human world, all of them domesticated without exception, and has even become a pet. Their image is both directly and indirectly influenced by the forms of Disney animals.

Although his portraits are not of man, LIN Yen Wei’s cheap and coarse animal statues touches upon the real world, alluding to the industrialization and commercialization of the contemporary life. Human existence has long become materialized and is continuously changing due to the high turnover rate of commodities. The animal statues in his paintings contain human-like eyes and smiles, and can be regarded as a zoomorphic portrayal of man’s self-alienation in an age of consumerism.

The theme of LIN Wei-Hsiang’s works is significantly more classical than the two others. The little-changing monotony of the trees and rocks in a real world landscape are permeated with the artist’s solitary and unhurried personality. As he says himself, despite reality’s “impermanence” and a constantly “changing” present, he continues “depicting landscapes to serve as manifestations of objects and myself, a dialogue between visual and spiritual relationships and interactions.” The landscapes can “instantaneously” become “eternal.”

LIN Wei-Hsiang’s works are not only deeply rooted in the earth, but also float; they look both realistic as well as dream-like. When facing nature such as “landscape” and art such as “boundary,” LIN Wei-Hsiang consciously mediates between the two. Acutely aware of area between the “known” and “unknown,” he also looks forward to exploring unknown boundaries.

LIN Yen Wei

LIN Yen Wei uses digital cameras to capture close-ups of animal heads and busts. Using depth of field, he deploys a painting style similar to that of photo-realism in the late 1960s. The animals in his paintings are actually renderings of ready-made sculpture objects found in the human world, all of them domesticated without exception, and has even become a pet. Their image is both directly and indirectly influenced by the forms of Disney animals.

Although his portraits are not of man, LIN Yen Wei’s cheap and coarse animal statues touches upon the real world, alluding to the industrialization and commercialization of the contemporary life. Human existence has long become materialized and is continuously changing due to the high turnover rate of commodities. The animal statues in his paintings contain human-like eyes and smiles, and can be regarded as a zoomorphic portrayal of man’s self-alienation in an age of consumerism.

 

1987        Born in Pingtung, Taiwan
               Now lives and works in Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

EDUCATION
2009        BA, Department of Fine Arts, National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan
2012        MFA, Department of Arts and Design, National Hsinchu University of Education,

               Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

SOLO EXHIBITION
2014        "LIN Yen Wei Solo Exhibition", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2008        "Lin Yen Wei Exhibition", National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017        "Take in the scenery, Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan    

2012        "Man‧Animal‧Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang",

               ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2011        "19 Solo Shows about Painting", Platform China, Beijing, China              
2010        "Generation Paralleled: Exposition Communication Young Artist Across the Taiwan Straits",

               Hsinchu, Taiwan
               "I MAY", National Hsinchu University MFA Group Exhibition, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009        "Complete Statements", National Hsinchu University MFA Group Exhibition, Hsinchu, Taiwan
               "National Large-sized Oil Paintings Exhibition 2009", Taichung City Seaport Art Center,

               Taichung, Taiwan
               "Freedoms", Taoyuan Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taoyuan, Taiwan

LIN Wei-Hsiang

1983        Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan

Now lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan

 

EDUCATION

2005        BA, Department of Fine Arts and Crafts Education, National Hsinchu Teachers College,

               Hsinchu, Taiwan

2009        MFA, Graduate Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts Education, National Hsinchu

               University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009        "Stroll", Stock20, Taichung, Taiwan

               "Adagio", National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2008        "Adagio", China University of Technology Art Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2007        "LIN Wei-Hsiang Solo Exhibition", National Hsinchu University of Education,

               Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Eternity", ARTHIS Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan

 

2005        "Poetry and Existence of the Gaze", National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2004        "LIN Wei-Hsiang Solo Exhibition", Jin-bien-tang Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2002        "Simple and Metaphor", National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012        "Man Ÿ Animal Ÿ Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang",

               ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2011        "Wandering in a Dream", Jin-bien-tang Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Taiwan's New Generation Artists Exhibition", Cathay United Art Center,

               Taipei, Taiwan

               "Forever Together, Peace Within", Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

               "There is No Rabbit in this City ─ Year of the Rabbit Special Exhibition in 2011",

               Piaopiao Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2010        "Post-Adolescence", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung / Kuandu Museum of

               Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2009        "Desire to See Ÿ Rising Young Artists Exhibition", Cathay United Art Center,

               Taipei, Taiwan

               "Art Taipei 2009", World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2008        "Eclipse Ÿ Universe ─ Rising Young Surrealist Artists Exhibition", Cathay United

               Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Swing ─ Reality", Beitou Citizens Activities Center, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Virtual Space", National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Timing is Everything", ARTHIS Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan

2007        "Art Bag", Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

               "Art Taipei 2007", World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Layout", National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Landscape", Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

2006        "Own World ─ Contemporary Painting Exhibition", ARTHIS Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan

               "About Ourselves", Jin-bien-tang Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "The Portraits of Mr. Xu", Jin-bien-tang Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Art Taipei 2006", Huashan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Four Seasons as Art", Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2005        "Land ŸTruth within the Horizon", GSR Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

               "New Voice", National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Realism Exhibition by Ten Artists”, National Taiwan University of Art,

               Taipei; National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu; Da-Ku Art Gallery,

               Taichung, Taiwan

               "Art from the Crazy", NHCUE Art Space; Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu;

               Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung, Taiwan

               "Sentiment", National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Believe in Reality", National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "National Art Students Competition Winners Exhibition", National Tainan

               Social Education Center, Tainan, Taiwan

               "Contemplation and Meditation ─ Infinite Spiritual Thoughts on Ambience",

               National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Across Time and Space”, Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2004        "Cathay Art Festival ─ Young Talents of the New Century", Cathay Financial Center,

               Taipei, Taiwan

               "Contemplation and Meditation ─ Infinite Spiritual Thoughts on Ambience",

               Accton Gallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "2004 Nanying Fine Art Exhibition", Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan, Taiwan

               "2004 Hsinchu Fine Art Exhibition", Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu City; 

               Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Pursue", National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Small Landscape Painting Group Exhibition", National Tsing Hua University,

               Hsinchu, Taiwan

2003        "Feast of the Heart", National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "2003 Hsinchu Fine Art Exhibition", Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "57th Taiwan Provincial Fine Art Exhibition", Cultural Affairs Bureau,

               Taichung, Taiwan

2002        "Tsai-Pei LEE Arts Education Foundation Exhibition", NHCUE Art Space,

               Hsinchu, Taiwan

               "Lotus Art Festival", National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

AWARDS

2005        Professor Tze-Fan LEE Creative Award, Winner, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2004        National Student Art Exhibition, Excellence in Western Painting Category,

               Tainan, Taiwan

               Young Artist Collection, Council for Cultural Affair, Shortlist, Taipei, Taiwan

               2004 Nanying Art Exhibition, Watercolor Category, Honorable Mention, Tainan, Taiwan

2004        Hsinchu Art Exhibition, Special Honor in Watercolor Category, Honors in Oil Painting

               Category, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2003        2003 Hsinchu Art Exhibition, Honors in Watercolor Category, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2002        57th Provincial Art Exhibition, Watercolor Category, Shortlist, Taichung, Taiwan

               Chiao Tung University Lotus Art Festival Sketch Competition, First Prize,

               College Group, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2009        National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2004        National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2002        National Chiao Tung University Arts Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

Hai-Hsin HUANG

1984        Born in Taipei, Taiwan

Now lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

 

EDUCATION

2007        BA, Department of Arts, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan

2009        MFA, Department of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011        "A Wordless Ending", VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2011        "Comfortably Numb", ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, USA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012        "Man Ÿ Animal Ÿ Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei Hsiang",

               ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Boundaries on the Moves: A Cross-Culture Dialogue", Herzliya Museum of

               Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

               "10th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition", MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Sincere Subversion", VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Turning a Blind Eye", Agora Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2011        "2011 Taipei Arts Award", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
               "After Thought", Café Showroom, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Perceiving", Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Drawing Now: An Exhibition of Contemporary Taiwanese Drawing", Hong-gah Museum,

               Taipei, Taiwan
               "Contemporary Classics: A Joint Exhibition of Ten Young Artists", A Gallery,

               Taipei, Taiwan
               "Art Creation Exchange-Words and Images", 'Ecole Cafe, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Republic Without People", Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2010        "Non-Native New York", de Castellane Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

               "Vision 2", Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Colored Glasses", Da Gallery, New York, USA

               "BYOA, X Initiative, New York, USA

               "2010 Young Painters Competition", Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, USA

               "Inaugural Exhibition", Artsite, Miami, USA

2009        "The Williamsburg Art Wok", Multiple Chinese Take Out Restaurants, Brooklyn, USA

               "Weak Painting", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; Da-Xiang Gallery,

               Taichung, Taiwan

               "A New Currency", 55 Delancey St, New York, USA

               "Welcome to the Desert of the Real", Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

               "Heterotopia", Visual Arts Gallery, New York, Taiwan

2008        "Amuse Art Jam", Kyoto Culture Museum, Kyoto, Japan

               "Cold Q", Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

               "The Empire Strikes Back", Impression Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2006        "Object Boundary", Studio Wo-Long 27, Taipei, Taiwan

2005        "503, Slight Condition X 9", Nan Hai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

               "503, It’s All Because of Lian, De-Cheng", National Taipei University of

               Education, Taipei, Taiwan

2004        "Warm Spring Boast Blossoms - Middle-Aged Men Choir Group Show National Taipei

               University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

AWARDS

2011        Taipei Arts Award, Honorable Mention, Taipei, Taiwan

2011        Art Takes Miami, Shortlist, Miami, USA

2011        10th Taihsin Awards, Nomination, Taipei, Taiwan

2009        11th Miami University Young Painters Competition, Finalist, Miami, USA

2008        Amuse Art Jam, Shortlist, Kyoto, Japan

2006        4th Taoyuan Creation Award, Honorable Mention, Taoyuan, Taiwan

2005        3rd Taoyuan Creation Award, Shortlist, Taoyuan, Taiwan

 

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