胡愷昕
胡愷昕
WU Hoi Yan
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WU Hoi Yan

The works of Wu Hoi Yan (Glary) transforms and defamiliarizes the familiar through painting and drawing, her works function as a language to connect and shorten the distance between oneself and the society. She often starts with her observation on something minor and inconspicuous, while taking reference from novelist, sociologists, photographs she took, and strangers she met in daily life. The interaction within various fields of studies, with poetic notion allowing emotional interpretation on existence and absence, are involved. Her practice reconsiders the general knowledge on forms and structures of paintings while experimenting the possibility of materials, pushing the limits of each story’s presentation and display approaches. Referencing to ontology, she is interested in the possibility of personal emotions, understanding and languages applied to found objects. Glary is interested in combining flat pictorials with daily objects that have a unique function, weight, texture and form. Glary emphasizes the unexpected accidents made in the process, short conversations or unnoticeable objects that exist in daily routine could become elements of her work. Recently, she is focusing on broadening her painting practice in order to reconsider the nature of painting and the notion of objects-as-sculptures. Through depicting elements from the flat area to outer space as a canvas, she creates communication from the inside to the outside of a painting.

胡愷昕的作品透過繪畫將熟悉的事情陌生化,以作品為連結自己和社會所有的最有效語言。她以日常生活中容易忽視的細節,融合小說家、社會學家、照片和遇見的陌生人為靈感,創造出領域之間的火花,繼而演繹存在和缺乏的情感。她另類的風格,重新思考傳統及以有既定形象和結構的繪畫,以及物料的可能性,以嘗些超越作品表達及展現方法的限制。藉著參考實體論(Ontology),她對投射在物件上的個人情感、了解及語言的可能性很感興趣。胡會將平面畫面與日常物件融合,以創造出獨特的重量、質感和型態。 她強調創造過程中無法預見的偶然,以短暫的對話或日常生活的細節和物件為創作的靈感。近期,她重新思考及擴闊繪畫的本質和「物件為雕像」的概念。透過運用平面至外圍,可以由內至外滲透她的創作理念。

SHO_T THE BA_L

2018

Mixed media on wood panel

30 × 33.5 cm

The scenery I literally see is not complete. As from urbanscape to landscape, from the centre of court to fishing pool, from the dotted line on the court to hangman, makes half of them become unreal. This is no longer a football court, but a space full of wild ideas and accidents.

I want to open a restaurant

2018

Charcoal, pencil, colour pencil, printing inks, pastels and stickers on paper

48.5 × 66.5 cm

“I would like to open a restaurant in Indonesia” said Yati, my domestic helper. So I drew her one, before she owns one.

The Swing

2017

Graphite pencil, pastels, tape, stickers, string and oil on canvas

75 × 100cm

That’s how I remember this scenery in Switzerland.

Hide and Seek in the City

2017

Photography

Why not playing hide and seek with strangers in the city? 3, 2, 1, freeze…