TAM Man Yuk
譚曼玉

TAM Man Yuk is a multi-media artist whose practice encompasses glass, sculpture, Chinese painting, ceramic, and photography. In her practice, she finds inspirations from daily objects and discovers endless possibilities out of their normal appearances. Her works probe into the relationship between the material value and significance of those objects. She seeks to reflect upon herself in varying perspectives and explores topics without being confined to any particular medium. She transforms her observations and reflections into artworks by creating and reconfiguring different objects and materials.

TAM has experience in public art at the Fortune House Studio in Taiwan.

譚曼玉是一位多媒體藝術家,她的作品包括玻璃、雕塑、中國畫、陶瓷和攝影。在她的實踐中,她從日常物品中尋找靈感,從它們的普通樣貌中發現無限的可能性。她的作品探討了這些物品的物質價值和象徵意義。她試圖從不同的角度來反思自我,探索主題而不局限於任何特定的媒介。她通過創造和重新配置不同的物體和材料,將自己的觀察和思考轉化為藝術品。

譚曼玉曾在台灣福室繪工作室有過公共藝術實踐經驗。

Perfect Imperfection
完美缺陷

Ink on silk
絹本水墨

Set of five, 48 × 90 cm each
共五件,每件 48 × 90 cm

There will always be ups and downs in life, with new challenges appearing every day. During the past two years of constant moving, TAM has appropriated a sentence as her motto: 'Not admitting defeat is to challenge yourself; admitting defeat is to accept yourself in a proper way.'

In Perfect Imperfection, TAM uses the concept 'five elements' from Chinese philosophy to explain how to accept oneself from multiple perspectives. She attempts to break away from the traditional impression of the five elements defined by ink colours, and create a new scene of her life with irregular graphics.

人生必定有高低起伏,不停地出現新挑戰。面對兩年來多次搬遷的經歷,「不服輸,是挑戰自我;會認輸,是正確接受自我」成為了譚曼玉的座右銘。

在《完美缺陷》中,譚曼玉挪用了中國哲學中「五行」的概念,詮釋了如何從多角度去接受自我。她嘗試打破水墨色調給人的既定印象,以不規則的圖形組成一幅新圖像。