失真的圖層 The distorted layers
Tung Pin-Yuan Solo Exhibition
▎地點：應力空間 Soil Space _700 台南市中西區民權路二段64巷56號3F
▎主辦單位：應力空間Soil Space 、土星工作室 Tu Xing Studio
In recent years, the ongoing creation is based on the life experience of loss, and then extended into a series of chapter-like works. The content includes thoughts on life, discussion of materials and writing of emotions, and ritualistic inquiry and dialogue on the feelings of fading and unknown. Using ceramics as the main medium of creation, the work attempts to implant its material diversity into the work, and combines the vocabulary of images to transform these spiritual vacancies into sensual material forms as a practice of creation.
In 2022, I devoted a lot of time to organizing the space in my home that would soon become my studio. The original space was filled with boxes of ten thousand years of family miscellaneous items, including family diaries, letters, photos, and tapes. I was able to experience the family history and stories again through organizing.
I found a pile of bad photos in a damp paper box. The moisture invaded the paper and made the images on the surface brittle and separate like wall cancer, falling and dissipating like snowflakes when I picked them up, while some of them were blurred by water and stirred into another mysterious form. These sensual appearances prompt me to gaze again at the loosened gaps of memory and visualize the dissipated state into the works in this exhibition.
The form of the work is based on my experience of cleaning up shredded paper every day when I was a substitute soldier. I felt that the messages and images remaining on the fine paper had an intriguing but unreadable charm. Through the labor of the production process, we can think again about the nature and form of memory existence.
Perhaps the discussion of the eventual disappearance is not an entirely negative and demoralizing one, but rather a reflection on how to experience and cherish the short period of time before it disappears. If the emotion of loss is likened to a large hole that has been dug out in my heart, what I am trying to find is not a way to fill it up, but rather to go deeper into the hole, as if exploring the most sincere feelings it brings to me, and to crawl through it. This exhibition attempts to bring to the viewer my unique sensibility as a living person facing the experience of bereavement and the dissipation of memory, as well as the use and reflection of ceramic materials, hoping that the viewer can feel the presentation of temperature and sense of time in the field.
文｜應力空間 Soil Space 主理人 彭奕軒
Fire is the node of transition, "Fire is coming, run! " is the same phrase that everyone may have experienced in the past or in the future. Whenever I see an artist talk about this through transformative art forms, I get a strong feeling to think about some moments in my personal experience with my loved ones.
This time, we are honored to invite artist Tun Pin-yuan to present his latest solo exhibition, ' The Distorted Layers'. Tun Pin-yuan's past works focus on the direction of family, intimacy, and fading. The artist chose to transform the meaning of art creation through memory, image and distance.
The artist also mentions that during his military service, his unit officially destroyed the paper documents (shredder), which is also transformed in this form. Pin-yuan links "the eternal orientation of ceramics" and "the connection of personal family genealogy" together, and the filigreed family images, some of which are solo portraits and family photos, raise the theme of fragility and eternity.
"Fire is coming, run!" In the present moment, we all understand some life forms, also with the irreversible dynamic characteristics of ceramic media, shrinking, moving, twisting, cracking, and sintering. The artist will gradually explore the possible filamentary paths through the collection in the family image collection.
童品元 Tung Pin-Yuan