Color and Light – Huang Ming Chun Solo Exhibition
展期 Duration：2017.12.30 ~ 2018.02.28
開幕 Opening：2018 1/7 (日 Sun.)15:00
Fish Art Center (No.137, Jihu Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei City104, Taiwan
秋刀魚官網 Fish Art Center｜http://www.fishart.com.tw/
“Light” has been the main subject I studied throughout the past 30 years of my creation career, during which I gradually realized that traditional color theories could no longer satisfy what I sought to express about light and shadows.
The impressionists’ over-attention to light and shadows led to the overlooking of form and contour, and caused an “either light or form” conflicts which became an issue that I’ve been attempting to resolve. All along, traditional paintings have relied on the theory that light and color were separate, so the primary colors of light and pigment were not consistent. However, in my theory, since “light brings color, light is color”, so why the difference between the two? The originated should coincide with the original. In my concept, stemming from the theory of light, blue is mostly a result of the attenuation of light. Accordingly, I made adjustment to minimize the difference between paintings and reality, producing more vivid, 3D and stereo-perceptive effects in artwork that traditional paintings could not achieve. I proved my statement with supportive academic examples, lab tests done by scientists and contemporary color theories, thus resulting in three new primary colors of light and pigment (magenta, yellow, cyanine green); hence achieving “color-light unification”.
At this Color-Light Unification exhibition still labeled three primary colors, instead of the past realistic presentation, this time I make it in an abstract approach, it is also a great breakthrough in my creation career. In Light Series including Light Spectrum、 Light Beam、 Light Halo, and Light Installation, etc. I completely display the unique Color-Light Unification. Among them, Light Halo is in proof of the changes of light enhancing and diminishing, reaching 3D and stereo-perception only with the three primary colors. Shown for the first time is also a classic Vespa scooter which was ex-factory in 1971 (the year Huang was born) painted with the new three primary colors. This exhibition gives you a whole picture of the Color-Light Unification in various practices.