We all have a secret Utopia hidden deep in our hearts, a land that allows us to roam freely, filled with dreams in their purest forms. This space is like an oasis in the desert, safeguarding all that is good. Three young artists, Zhi-Hao LO, Yi-Ting SU, and Wei-Wen CHEN, present their own spiritual oasis through varying painting methods, sharing the most profound moments and allowing us to inspect ourselves through the annotations of lush lands, resonating to the oasis in the hearts of viewers.
Zhi-Hao LO uses elements from the natural world to reflect phenomena that surround daily life. Symbolic objects are placed within the works in different compositions to articulate the nuanced state of ongoing or completed incidents, connecting and echoing the simplest human interactions. LO’s paintings emit a light and burdenless atmosphere that allows viewers to inspect the works in a relaxed manner; viewers may realize that what the works depict are familiar states in our own lives.
Yi-Ting SU searches for everyday materials or objects that have the possibility of harboring memories. SU’s works attempt to discover familiar landscapes within memories of traveling between urban and countryside settings. Throughout the travels, clear and blurred memories constantly flash by; the works are endeavors of the artist to search for a method to document fleeting moments amid perplexing realities and memories. The fiber material used in the works have become a carrier for memories, reproducing the lucid and blurry perspectives of life. The personal urban images are presented through the reproduction methods of fiber images.
With windows, Arowana, and aquatic plants, Wei-Wen CHEN weaves a land of intertwined time and space. The windows separate reality into interior and exterior times and spaces while the Red Arowana pass through history with a mysterious and ancient veil, gracefully, elegantly, and freely moving between the fluidity of time created by the aquatic plants, waving with the tides. Since everything leaves a mark, with the changes in space and the proceeding of time, memories become profound, creating a unique four-dimensional space.