策展人／戴明德 Curator/ TAI Ming-Te
The range of normal “visual acuity” is between 20/25 and 20/10 vision. And 30/10 vision is the abnormal vision, people who have 30/10 vision means they are able to see something they should not see besides the normal things. In this range which we try to avoid seeing something or we can’t see, is exactly the range of 30/10 vision. Hence 30/10 (3.0) is metaphorized the mark of evolution, the extension of innovation, and also the code of fashion.
Seeing the lust itself, and making it to be visible, young artists CHANG Fang-Bang, SHEN Xin-You, and LIU Yun-Rou have high testosterone or estrogen levels working in their own body, which affect their eyes to reach the invisible desires and make them be invisible. By dominant male symbol or recessive female writing, no matter they belong to masculine appearance or feminine visual tactility, they all intent to make the hidden desires to be seen via their creation methods. They need extraordinary point of views and extreme courage to show the conception beyond the normal visual acuity and moral principles. Thus their artworks put ordinary people into the moral boundary, being out of focus then focusing on them again; rejecting then accepting them again. After people accept those paintings, they will smile and think: “There is no new thing under the sun; youthful invincibility.”
“There is no new thing under the sun”, which means many artists in art history had expressed about the desire in their artworks, such as the bull in Pablo Picasso’s Le Taureau (The Bull) and the octopuses in Katsushika Hokusai’s Tako To Ama (The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife), are the incarnations of desire. The young artists use erotic images of Generation Z to describe the horniness and physical changes, and translate into desired objects and visual tactility in “visual acuity.” CHANG Fang-Bang used the experience of viewing directly to the desire, which is transformed to the life and death in “circular” images that constantly copies the marks of love language. SHEN Xin-You used the body shape of down below and symbols of sexual images in strait, direct way, he created a supernatural fairyland by himself. LIU Yun-Rou used the exquisite writing of women in gentle way, which has the continuous repeatability and special energy of knitting models in self-mumbling way. These three artists live in the media age, they used different ways to express the desires, and compete the possibilities of 30/10 vision in visual acuity by their create works of popular culture and their own situations.