BIG FISH
Chou Yo-Chen
2021. 03. 03 — 2021. 03. 27

VISIT

A. Open to the public

Date: 2021.03.17-2021.03.27

◆ 2021.03.20 Opening|Artist will arrive at 3 pm ◆

Hours: Wed to Sat 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

B. Appointment only

Date: 2021.03.03-2021.03.13

Hours:Wed to Sat 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

[Advance appointments are required. Please leave your message at Contact Us or send a mail at maintrendgallery@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as possible.]

 

|EXHIBITION

BIG FISH
Chou Yo- Chen

This solo exhibition features my art series [Big Fish] and [Big Fish (local)]. Treating scenery as the base and ocean as the subject, my imagination of unknown scenery finds vivid expression in these prints, through which I attempt to explore the infinite space beyond the frame, the relativity between entirety and parts, the concept of “big” along with its properties and interpretations, as well as the stimulation from virtual images and my personal experience of scenery-admiring.

I acquired my understanding of virtual scenery from that seen via media, i.e. artificial vision. I appropriated images (be they reduced, enlarged, distorted, reproduced, simplified or flattened) and employed different rules of perspective to represent nature in the scenery, the objects in nature, the textures of the objects, the spaces within the textures, and the parts of the spaces. In addition, I adopted printmaking as the medium in coordination with color overlapping and reservoir pens, aiming to add diverse layers onto the composition and demonstrate the aesthetic textures and spaces of the wrinkle method and drawing. Integrating panoramic, multi-perspective images into a large-scale print, I managed to present the multifaceted attributes of nature in a single landscape. The composition is characterized by the maximization of “fullness” and “richness,” and therefore it is out of focus. The boundary of the subject is also blurred, and the image ergo stretches into the unknown outside the frame, hence the infinite scenery beyond our limited horizons.

 

|PRICE(2021.03.03-2021.03.27)

NT$ 3,000 (NTD / #Number)

 

|LIST OF WORKS

01

Chou Yo-Chen, Begonia Reef, 2020, 92x89.5cm, plaster print

 

02

Chou Yo-Chen, Brave Fish and Seaweed, 2019, 124x177cm, plaster print

 

03

Chou Yo-Chen, Water World, 2020, 98x195cm, plaster print

 

04

Chou Yo-Chen, Scattered Sea, 2020, 124x185.5cm, plaster print

 

05

Chou Yo-Chen, Trees in the Sea, 2020, 134.5x182cm, plaster print

 

06

Chou Yo-Chen, Whale’s Nest, 2020, 100x174.5cm, plaster print

 

07

Chou Yo-Chen, Light of Sea Nest, 2020, 139x195cm, plaster print

 

08

Chou Yo-Chen, Forest of Flowers, 2020, 124x124cm, plaster print

 

09

Chou Yo-Chen, Mount Whale Spine, 2020, 119.5x100cm, plaster print

 

10

Chou Yo-Chen, The World of Seaweed, 2019, 124x176cm, plaster print

 

11

Chou Yo-Chen, Fish Flow, 2019, 123x123.5cm, plaster print

 

12

Chou Yo-Chen, Fin Hill, 2020, 100x195cm, plaster print

 

13

Chou Yo-Chen, Whale Fall Coast, 2019, 144.5x172cm, plaster print

 

14

Chou Yo-Chen, Big Fish, 2020, 190x500cm, plaster print