【展覽資訊|〈閒暇者的忙碌凝視 The Idler’s Hasty Gaze〉陳純虹 Eszter Chen 個展】

閒暇者的忙碌凝視
陳純虹個展
The Idler’s Hasty Gaze
Eszter Chen solo exhibition

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時間|2017/8/4 (五) — 2017/8/20(日)
地點|朋 丁 pon ding 二樓
地址|臺北市中山區中山北路一段53 巷6 號
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展覽| 2017/8/5 (六) 15:00 藝術家出席
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「你究竟在忙什麼呢?」
「看我閒閒沒事做嗎?」

扮演一位閒暇者
或者承認自己是一位閒暇者
以凝視作為姿態
或以不作為做為作為
運轉閒暇的狀態
以靜止的方式保持忙碌

插畫家Eszter Chen的畫作總是以女性人物和靜物為主題,在她的畫作當中,人像和靜物之間的分野並不明顯,她們身處的空間乍看好像是刻意搭建出的場景,她們擺出的姿態彷彿自己也只是靜物,色彩斑斕的平面色塊遲滯了情緒,她以平面的方式創造出凝視的身體感,留下大片可延續的語境線索。

〈閒暇者的忙碌凝視 The Idler’s Hasty Gaze〉是Eszter Chen在日常插畫委託工作之餘,持續耕耘的繪畫創作,此一系列畫作受到野獸派畫家馬諦斯(Henri Matisse)的創作所影響和啟發,她著迷於馬諦斯畫中看似靜態但所堆積出的濃厚情緒,激發她以自己的方式去使用顏色和表達情感。

點、線、面、體構成了世間萬物,其中的人事與奧秘穿梭其上,Eszter Chen以退一步的方式解構閒暇與忙碌,在豐美的畫面底下,細膩地暗喻生活當中各種荒謬的可能之處。

░ 關於藝術家

Eszter Chen
本名陳純虹,台北出生,洛杉磯長大,畢業於加州帕薩迪納藝術中心設計學院(Art Center College of Design),取得插畫系榮譽學士學位,也曾在時裝界擔任印花設計師。

Eszter是位視覺藝術工作者。擅長插畫、繪畫和印花設計,用不同的創作方式包括繪畫、多媒材、表面設計、立體作品等等。喜受運用日常生活中的元素、記憶、夢境、和故事來激勵成創作的靈感,並且用現代、獨特和豐富色彩的方式去詮釋。也喜歡在作品當中,探索色彩和形狀所產生的關係和互相融合後的能量,更在故事畫面當中加入許多重複性的印花,故事靈感很多來自於超女性特質、現實主義、尷尬主義、反諷主義。作品常被形容為明亮的、色彩鮮豔及非常歡樂的。現今在台北成立插畫工作室,繼續以畫筆看世界。

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www.instagram.com/eszter_chen/

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”What on earth are you busy with?”
“So, do you think I am just hanging around?”

Acting as an idler, or to admit myself as an idler, I take gazing as my posture or doing something by doing nothing. I keep the condition of inactiveness flowing and being busy in an immobile manner.

Women and still lives have always been subjects of illustrator Eszter Chen’s work.
In her paintings, the line between people and inanimate objects is so fine that you could hardly tell. The space around seems like a set built deliberately whereas the gestures of women put themselves into the spirit of still lives. Plus, the bold, flat and colorful blocks postpone the emotional impact. On 2D, she creates a status, as if the audience could literally be the one to gaze, and leaves a large patch of lasting clues.

The exhibition The Idler’s Hasty Gaze puts focus on Chen’s free creation in the spare time aside from daily illustration work. The series is inspired by the famous Fauvist painter, Henri Matisse. Chen’s truly fascinated by the rich sentiment piled up by objects that are seemingly motionless in Matisse’s work and motivated to use the colors and express feelings freely.

The world is formed by the point, line, surface and object shuttled with human affairs and mysteries. Chen takes a step back to deconstruct the idea of idleness and haste, meanwhile, to demonstrate implicitly all kinds of absurd possibilities in an elaborate and detailed way in her ravish composition.

░ About the artist

Eszter Chen was born in Taipei and raised in Los Angeles.
She received her BFA in illustration design with honor from Art Center College of Design Pasadena and worked in fashion industry as a textile designer for brands after school.

Now Eszter is a visual artist based in Taipei, working in drawing, painting, mix medium, surface design, and sculptures. Eszter’s art and illustration are inspired by everyday elements, memory, dreams, and stories; then she approaches them into a modern, unique and colourful way. Many of Eszter’s art work explores the relationships between colour and shapes, and adding patterns in her story telling which involves femininity, surrealism, awkwardness and irony. Her work is also described as bright, colourful and playful. She co-founded her art studio in Taipei working with her two Italian greyhounds Bumbie and Timmy, continue observing this beautiful world through painting.

eszterchen.com
www.instagram.com/eszter_chen/