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Sushi Series-TORO /Sushi Series-Shrimp /Sushi Series-Mebtaiko

Yi-Chang Chen2010

Fubon Art Foundation

Fubon Art Foundation
Taipei, Taiwan

Chen Yi-Chang Seeks To Challenge Visitor’s Taste Buds, His Works Starting Out With The Philosophy Of “Food,” As A Way Of Showcasing That Most Primitive Of Human Desires. Food Provides The Brain With The Energy It Needs To Think It Is Also An Absolutely Essential Component Of Life.

As Human Civilization Advances The Problem Of Global Warming Becomes Ever More Serious, So Much So That It Is Already An Environmental Issue Of Great Importance That Attracts Considerable Attention. The Problem Of “Warming” Has Also Given Rise To The Oil Energy Crisis. Chen Deliberately Uses A Material That Represent The Oil Based Industrialized Product “Flexible Plastic – Polyvinylchloride (PVC). As A Creative Medium, The Artist Takes A Lifeless Industrial Manufactured Product And Transforms It Into A Work Of Art, An Identity That Is Extended And Retained. The Artist Makes Full Use Of The Flexibility, Transparency And Stretchability Of PVC, To Re-Produce The Crystalline Nature Of A Huge Piece Of Sushi, The Brightly Colored Crystals Making It Look Like Real Pieces Of Raw Fish (Sashimi).

Look Carefully And You Will Find That The Grains Of Rice And Sea Urchin In The Sushi Are Covered In Mouth Pieces (Resembling Pacifiers Used For Young Children). The Process Of Blowing Air Into The Work And Creating Food, The Mouthpiece Is The Medium For The Infusion Of Energy. In This Way, Chen Utilizes The Philosophy Of Food In His Works And The Space In Which They Stand, Emphasizing That “People Live By Food”, Expressing The Importance People Attach To Food In His Creative Work. In This Way, The Artist Takes A Lifeless Material And Uses It To Highlight The Expansion Of Energy And Life Force And The Boundlessness Of Desire.

Details

  • Title: Sushi Series-TORO /Sushi Series-Shrimp /Sushi Series-Mebtaiko
  • Creator: Yi-Chang Chen
  • Date: 2010
  • Medium: PVC
  • Location: Eslite Bookstore, Dunnan Branch

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