CHEN Sung-Chih

CHEN Sung-Chih

Comparative-Deep-Hues : Paradoxical Feelings and Meanings

 

Text / CHEN Sung-Chih

Translator / HUANG Liang-Jung

 

CHEN Sung-Chih : Comparative - Deep - Hues features several new site-specific installations inspired and derived from the space of Crane Gallery in Kaohsiung. The color "gray" denotes a spectrum of hues between black and white. For most people, gray refers to an indefinite, transitional color gamut. The formation and existence of gray are not clearly defined by the two opposites of black and white, but rather rely on visual perception that allows one to form comparisons. In the qualitative and quantitative sense, gray can also be viewed as a subset of colors when black and white are mixed. In this elongated gallery space, natural light seemed to create a series of unusual spaces with different visual depth and shade as time progressed. When observing the changing light in the space, I realized that my visual perception could hardly differentiate these almost identical, pure spaces. However, my sensory awareness was conducting subtle and delicate perceptual comparisons throughout the inside and outside of the space as well as from its ceiling to the floor, which led me to detect its unusualness. CHEN Sung-Chih : Comparative - Deep - Hues aims to demonstrate a series of dialogues between two opposites. I specifically create this artistic site to offer a journey of discovery that features sensory perception and experience. In perceptual comparison and with deep meanings, this exhibition adopts a minimalist scale to display my lasting theme of stimulating people's senses with non-visual elements, bringing out the color of imagination unlimited by space and prompted by various materials.

Five installations are featured in this exhibition, including End of the Show, Comparative-Deep-Hues, Untitled 2017, Untitled-Room 4 (Drawing), and Inverted Syntax. Together, these works construct an "unusual site of daily life" with readymades invested with our collective memory as well as smell, sound and lighting specifically created for and in the space. With simplified techniques and through ordinary materials, I look for obsessive ideas and confusions implicitly associated with our physical awareness through tactile, olfactory and audio senses. The senses prompted by various materials are mixed with the effect of actions, concepts and memories, and consequently lead to new perceptual understanding as well as entanglement of personal likes and dislikes. Meaning becomes meaningless here, and is replaced by a recurring, dialectic thinking process that de-emphasizes on meaning. What the viewers see is no longer an imagined representation of defamiliarized materials; instead, the residual beauty in humanity and scattered (and regenerated) materiality is ushered in through a comprehensive representation of all the connected and remaining materials. In between the physical forms and thoughts, the exhibition prompts viewers to re/conceive readymade materials, art exhibition and living space in an artistic way.

In our life, there are many boundaries that are clearly perceivable yet indescribable. Based on this idea of making comparisons, CHEN Sung-Chih : Comparative - Deep - Hues looks in between the black and white and examines these boundaries from the past to the present, hoping to give an outline to those blurry gray areas from the residuals of daily life. Through the repeating process of exploring materials in between their "artistic value" and "value of meaning." From this process, various personal narratives are introduced and extended to discuss the boundaries of identity, event (object), time and place that are sometimes permeable and sometimes blocked. Therefore, the exhibition reveals the irreplaceable 'drawings' created by time at each moment as well as the enduring 'sketches of sensibility' that capture deep, inner feelings.

The inspiration of CHEN Sung-Chih : Comparative - Deep - Huescomes from simple yet incomprehensible spatial incidents. Through comparing and searching for changing materials, I have combined these fragmented and non-representable psychological segments into a meaningful journey that allows me to experience life and art while subtly portraying the implicit social psychology and stirred individual perception. Such ideas are inspired by the unique space of Crane Gallery. Although these spaces created the exhibition will eventually disappear, the paradoxes of feelings and meanings will always remain.

CHEN Sung-Chih  CV

 

EDUCATION

2005  M.F.A , Institute of Plastic Art , Tainan National University of The Arts , Taiwan

2002  B.F.A , Department of Visual Communication Design , Chaoyang University of Technology , Taiwan

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017  Comparative - Deep - Hues , Crane Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2016  Sung-Chih Chen Works 2005-2006, Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2016  Sung-Chih Chen , Art Basel Hong Kong , Hong Kong , China

2016  Upside Down , IT Park Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2015  Time after Time , Gallery 456 , New York , USA

2014  Another Place , Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2013  Undercover , Espace Louis Vuitton , Taipei , Taiwan

2012  Sung-Chih Chen 2012 , Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2012  Delicate Sensibilities , Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo , Japan

2012  Unrelated Accident , Black&White Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan 

2010  Polar Region , Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei , Taiwan 

2010  My Dear Wrinkle , Ever Harvest Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2009  Untitled , The Quan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan

2008  You to Be , Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei , Taiwan

2008  Sung-Chih Chen Solo Exhibition 2008 , Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2007  Once Upon a Time , Cité Internationale des Arts Gallery , Paris, France

2006  The Sunday Morning , The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo , Egypt

2006  Domestic Play and Quotidian Poetry , The Stock 20 , Taichung, Taiwan

2005  Vol.7 , Shin Leh Yuan Art Space, Taipei , Taiwan 

2004  Then …You See Me Like That , Sin Pin Art Space , Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2004  The Eighth Day , Nell’s Home , Taichung , Taiwan

2003  Dropping Body Temperature to 37.5℃ , Life Science Library , Taipei , Taiwan

2003  Affectation , Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2001  Wa-Ha Ha , Want Space , Taichung , Taiwan

2001  Search… , Showplace , Taichung , Taiwan

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2017  Mandala of Ink Art , Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2017  Art Basel Hong Kong , Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre , Hong Kong, China

2017  PyeongChang Biennial , Gangneung Green City Experience Center , Gangneung , South Korea

2016  Shin Leh Yuan 20th Anniversary Exhibition , Museum of National Taipei University of Education , Taipei , Taiwan

2016  Taiwan Biennial , National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan

2016  Transformations : Contemporary Media and Manifestations , Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2015  Dreams‧Habitations , National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan

2015  Stopping the Sun in its Course , Francois Ghebaly Gallery , Los Angeles , USA

2015  ISCP Open Studios , International Studio & Curatorial Program , New York , USA

2015  Light to the Homecoming , Treasue Hill Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan

2014  The Art of Time Exhibition , Bellavita Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2014  For for for forest , TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan

2014  Art Fair Tokyo , Tokyo , Japan

2013  Mind on Forms , Mobile Museum , Taipei , Taiwan , Taiwan

2013  Transforming , Suzhou Yucun Art Museum , Suzhou , China

2013  Asia Cruise , Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan

2013  Mental - Logue / Monster-Logue , Soka Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan

2012  Soft Power-The Intangible Indicator , Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2012  Daily Collection of Abstract Play , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2012  The 12th Visual Arts Prize of Li Chun-Shan Foundation , NCKU Art Center , Tainan , Taiwan

2012  Looking for 101 , IT Park Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2012  A Pace , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2011  Very Fun Park 2011 , Fubon Art Foundation , Taipei , Taiwan

2011  Flourishing and Flowing , National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan

2011  Flourishing and Flowing , The National Art Museum of China , Beijing , China

2011  T-ART Taichung Art Fair , Evergreen Hotel , Taichung , Taiwan

2011  Freshmen Welcome Party , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2010  Time Unfrozen , Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan

2009  One Day One Decade , The Stock 20 , Taichung, Taiwan

2009  Contemporary Value - A Processing History , Ever Harvest Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2008  Taipei Arts Award , Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan

2008  Sweeties , IT Park Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2008  The Light Enters You - ISSEY MIYAKE x Young Taiwanese Artists, ISSEY MIYAKE , Taichung

2008  Local Viewpoint - Made In Taiwan , Bamboo Curtain Studio , Taipei , Taiwan

2008  Resident Artist's Group Show , 435 International Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan

2008  M.O.T. Salon , Museum of Tomorrow , Taipei , Taiwan

2007  Transformation in Perception , Modern Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan

2006  CO6 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta , Taichung City Cultural Hall , Taichung , Taiwan

2006  Transit-City Passenger , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2006  Artist Exposition , Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan

2006  Ubiquitous , Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan

2006  Taipei Taipei , Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan

2006  0~10~∞ , Art Center T.N.N.U.A &The Stock 20 , Tainan/ Taichung , Taiwan

2006  City Mambo , SLY Art Space/Stone Villa Gallery , Taipei/ Sydney , Taiwan/ Australia 

2005  Noise-Video Art Festival , Warner Village Cinema - Xin Yi , Taipei , Taiwan

2005  City: Flying Hearts Bee TV, Bee TV, Taipei , Taiwan

2005  Skylight-open the new page… , Eslite bookstore , Taichung, Taiwan

2005  Best of 2004 Taishin Arts Award Exhibition , Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A9 , Taipei , Taiwan

2005  Shin Leh Yuan vs. Sin Pin Group Exhibition , Sin Pin Art Space , Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2004  Drawing-Selected Exhibition of Sketch , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2004  One more glance , IT Park Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan

2004  CO4 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta , Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan

2004  Out of Infinity-T.N.C.A graduate institute of plastic arts(91) , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2004  The 6th term group exhibition of S.L.Y , Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2003  Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival 2003 , Kaohsiung , Taiwan

2003  Asynchronism in Local, Stock 20 , Chiayui Village of Railway Art , Taichung/ Chiayui , Taiwan

2003  Taipei Arts Award , Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan

2003  Life Science Library group show , Life Science Library , Taipei , Taiwan

2002  CO2 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta , Huashan Art District , Taipei , Taiwan

2003  You can use me- group exhibition of plastic art graduate institute in T.N.C.A. , Tainan , Taiwan

2003  Romantic revolution of the Stock 20 , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2003  Super Deluxe Display , Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2002  New appearance of chairs , Taichung City Cultural Hall , Taichung , Taiwan

2001  Taiwan-Japan International haulm culture exhibition , Nantou , Taiwan

2001  Floating Masculinity Group exhibition , Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan

2001  Railway art Festival Exhibition , Chiayui Village of Railway Art , Chiayui , Taiwan

2001  Want Space Group exhibition , Taichung Port art center , Taichung, Taiwan

2001  Stopover , The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

2001  Body Party- Group exhibition , Showplace , Taichung , Taiwan

2000  Group Exhibition in Rain Season , Juming Museum , Taipei , Taiwan

2000  The Light Installation exhibition , Chingshuei , Taichung , Taiwan

1999  International Paper Art exhibition 1999 , Chungshi Paper factory , Ilan , Taiwan

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

2015  ISCP , New York , USA

2014  MMCA Goyang Art Studio , Goyang , Korea

2007  Cité International des Arts , Paris , France

2005  The Townhouse Gallery , Cairo , Egypt 

2004  Visiting Arts London , London , UK

2004  The Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan

AWARDS

2013  Spirit of Travel - Espace Louis Vuitton Taipei Audition - First Prize

2012  35 Visual Artist Support Winner 

2012  The 12th Visual Arts Prize of LI Chun-Shan Foundation 

2008  Taipei Arts Award - Honorable Mention

2005  The 3rd Taishin Arts Award -Top7 of Visual Arts 

2003  Taipei Arts Award - Honorable Mention

2002  S.A.N Art Creativity Sponsored Reward of S.A.N Foundation

EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY

 
 
 
 
《Inverted_Syntax》(detail)

Dust, cotton cloth, wood, lamp, latex paint / Installation 122x244x30cm