2011年10月15日 星期六

10 x 10

a group show for AIR (Artist-In-Residence) in Taipei 10th anniversary




"AIR 10 X10" is the theme of AIR Taipei10th anniversary, TAV will display 10 works of art in Taipei Artist Village to celebrate the first Artist Village in Taiwan for 10 years.



Invisible Series (2009, acrylic on panels)

Three-dimensional box paintings provide the ground on which juxtaposes figure drawings with fluid-like flows of color, suggesting various and ambiguous modes of desire. They not only challenge the normal way of watching but also suggest the unmentionable relationship between people. The artist mainly focuses on talking "relationship" - the subtle relationship between she and others, being on and under the surface, real and unreal as well as painting and sculpture. Once audience takes a close look, they are peeping into some obscure hidden relationships.

Sorry, Miss Chelsea Clinton!


(e)merge art fair, Washington, DC
22-25 September, 2011
 
Something funny happened there.
My friend told me a story:
"I hung your portraits of the presidents and other world leaders - I say funny because President Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton came into our exhibition room at one point and she saw the portrait that you did of her father and then she ran out of the room !!!"
 
OH MY GOD !! I feel so sorry for her...... but I really want to know how she feels about my work. If anyone frineds with her, please forward my message to her. Thank you!

2011年6月13日 星期一

Kinki Magazine

Honestly, this magazine sounds very dirty. I even found their email from Spam box.
At beginning, I didn't trust them at all.
Here is the link...http://kinkimag.com/art/yi-hsin-tzeng/
Maybe you can tell me if it is a real deal or not...(because I don't know what language they are using....)

2011年5月2日 星期一

Residency in Auckland 7

The Last Painting


5-27 May 2011
Artist special function, Thursday 5 May, 5-7 pm


Snow White Gallery
UNITEC, Building 1, Gate 1
Carrington Rd. Mt. Albert, Auckland












Yi-Hsin Tzeng, a New York-based Taiwanese artist, is currently having her artist-in-residency at Unitec, funded by Asia New Zealand Foundation and Taipei International Artist Village. At the end of her residency, she is going to present two video works at Snow White Gallery, Unitec for Auckland audience in May.

The first piece is “The Last Painting.” She made this piece when she relocated herself to the States. The experience of living in the Southern part of America makes the artist realize that she is an Asian for the first time in her whole life. Coming from a restrict painting training background, the argument about “the death of painting” provides her a chance to search “what does painting mean for her? Therefore, she uses her last painting to portray the image of “people of colours,” challenge the traditional Asian female image and conventional way of watching a painting.

The second piece is “Pretending Conversation.” After arriving New Zealand, the iconic Maori culture catches her attention immediately and connects her unusual background, being a darker-skin tone Asian girl, whom are always mistaken as an aborigine person in Taiwan. Through the help of Maori Development Centre at Unitec, she designs a special conversation with a Maori female student. During the talk, the artist only speaks her mother language, Mandarin and the other girl responds only in Maori. Without any script, rehearsal or translation, they talk about nothing or everything. Because of the language barrier, they need to pretend that they have the ability to enjoy and carry the conversation. Therefore, talking becomes a kind of reflection, which honestly projects what talkers assume, imagine or expect about the other person.  For example, the artist kept talking about her viewpoint about being the Other, Maori culture/ people; meanwhile, the Maori girl kept talking about her life, friends and family. The opacity of conversation not only generates the misunderstanding and assumption but also accidentally reveals the stereotype, contrast and the truth. Please come to see how the small talk goes funny, absurd, and aggressive.

2011年4月20日 星期三

Residency in Auckland 6--Free Service

Yellow Mask: Free Service
I am a good painter

After arriving Auckland for one month, I started to make art. Usually, I work on several series of work at the same time. One of my long-term project, Yellow Mask: Free Service received some nice responses here.  


The 1st service at painting department, UNITEC, Auckland. The content of service is to helping my client completing his painting. I always see my self as a painter. This time, I become another person's TOOL. Do you like it?


2011年3月30日 星期三

2011年3月3日 星期四

Residency in Auckland 4--Sarah Lucas!!

Sarah Lucas at Two Rooms Gallery, New Zealand







1997


It is really surprising and coincident that the well-known British artist, Sarah Lucas is having her residency at Two Rooms Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand right now! Continuing from her always subject matters-sex and using found objects, Sarah juxtaposes female tights, male shirts, toilets, and concrete bricks for her first solo show in New Zealand- NUZ. I always read her work on books or I nternet; actually, this is my first time seeing her works in person. I am attracted by her ambiguous but attacking self-portrait. After visiting the show, I really admire that she can deal with "cliche" in such a different/easy/direct/strong way for such as long period of time.

This is my favorite piece in the show....the portrait of sculpture!

The conversation between materials...

I love her shirt and super nice attitude...