日常與肉身 – 徐夢涵個展
展覽時間｜2018/04/13(五) – 2018/05/11(五)
徐夢涵曾入選高雄美術獎、台北藝術博覽會「Made in Taiwan新人推薦特區」，曾獲選台南新藝獎優選藝術
Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei will be presenting HSU Meng-Han’s solo exhibition “Flesh and the Everydayness” from April 13th to May 11th, 2018, after a hiatus of three years, with the opening reception scheduled for 6:00 pm on April 13th. Differently from her previous acrylic works; with cold lines and symbolic poetic images as the main axis of creation, HSU Meng-Han has expanded her own artistic language and focused her gaze on the minute details of daily life, and will be exhibiting the photography series <Flesh and the Everydayness> and <Lilliputians>; and the painting series <Flesh Landscape> and <Essence of Pain>. Through her painting, photography, installation series and the relationships among them, HSU Meng-Han presents her unique visual vocabulary.
Since the end of 2015, HSU Meng-Han began developing photographic creations by capturing glimmers of inspiration from everyday life. For her, photography and painting are not two unrelated creative lines, but a complement of each other, forming together a type of habitual vision and train of thought. The painting aspect which HSU Meng-Han displays through her photographs not only appear in the contents of the photos, but is also revealed in the expression of the sense of body during image capturing, in the random effects caused by blind shots, in the accidents from darkroom development and file scanning, and even in the selection of photos. At the same time, the contents of HSU Meng-Han’s paintings have also gone through change. In the past, her acrylic series consisted of strong contrasting colors and highly detailed texture lines, and also incorporated objects she had collected into the painting to create visual tension with symbols and metaphors. However, HSU Meng-Han is not simply satisfied with the use of a single medium, the <Flesh Landscape> series uses oil paint as the main creative medium; the depiction of the image has moved from fine outlines towards random strokes and color blocks, as well as layering of pigments; the themes and contents have also been changing to depict slices of everyday life.
The solo exhibition “Flesh and the Everydayness” acts as a relay station for HSU Meng-Han’s works. She temporarily gathers her vigorous creative energy, sorts out her creative train of thoughts from the past three years, juxtaposes the seemingly different forms of creation, and presents simultaneously for the first time her photography, paintings and installation works, which link and become an extension of each other, leading the audience to a deeper level of sensation.
HSU Meng-Han has been a selected artist at the Kaohsiung Awards, at Art Taipei “Made in Taiwan – Art Taipei Young Artist Discovery”, and has also been chosen as an artist of excellence at Next Art Tainan. Just in March, she participated in the group exhibition <Reality marble> with her photographic works at Gallery Main, Kyoto, Japan; apart from that, she has also held group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Seoul, Taipei, Taichung, Hsinchu and other places. Her works has been collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan Art Bank, and Long – Yan Foundation, Kingstone Bookstore.