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王筱雯
Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang

1979- 

Artist
Statement

我們星球上有超過80%的海洋尚未被探索,在這龐大深處蜂擁著無數的生命。此次裝置作品的靈感來自那些生活在深海裡的發光生物的神秘世界。同時向我們世界的未知之美致敬。過去兩年的時間,我跟隨這些神秘生物如同掉進了一個無底兔洞,到一個我們人類所知甚少的地球之處。我們的海洋確實是世界的邊界,充滿了奇異與怪異的生物,其中有些甚至難以被想像。

本次展覽中的每個生物都有自己可說的故事,但他們只是我們對於理解這個美麗、迷人生態的冰山一角:一個吸收高達31%二氧化碳及90%來自我們排放的多餘熱量限制了氣候變遷的影響。難過的是,如同我們大部分的自然世界般,脆弱的生態系統正不斷地受到過度捕撈、海洋污染及全球暖化的威脅。這次展覽是關於我發現到的敬畏感與奇妙,藉由展出來喚醒保護地球這個寶貴部分的必要性。

 

Over 80% of our planet’s oceans remain unexplored. But life swarm in the deep. This installation work is inspired by the secret world of bioluminescent animals that reside in our oceans, and pays homage to the unknown beauty of our world. For the past two years, I have followed these mystical creatures of the deep into a bottomless rabbit hole, to a part of our planet that we as humans know very little about. Our oceans are truly the last frontier of our world, filled with wonderfully bizarre and alien creatures, some of which can scarcely be imagined.

Each of the creatures in this exhibition has a story to tell, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg in our understanding of an ecology that is sublimely beautiful and fascinating, a microcosm that absorbs up to 31% of carbon dioxide and 90% of the excess heat from our emissions, limiting the effects of climate change. Sadly, like much of our natural world, this fragile ecology is under constant threat from overfishing, pollution, and global warming.

This exhibition is about the sense of awe and wonder that I have discovered. It is also about evoking the need to preserve this precious part of our planet, by bringing it to light.

Artist
Intro

1979    出生於台北 台灣
旅澳 藝術家

王筱雯早年移民澳洲,獲得物理、機械工程雙學位,2002年至礦業公司工作,然而這條理工之路卻對她產生極大的心理衝突,因此以半工半讀的方式研習藝術,2008年再取得ECU大學視覺藝術學位,並獲得澳洲國家視覺藝術獎、澳洲年輕畫家藝術獎的肯定。其作品為澳洲的大學、國家醫院、大飯店,以及中國天津大飯店和數個國家的私人收藏。

從她的抽象油畫裡可看到深邃的空間感,有如攝影鏡頭,將焦距放到極大,捕捉黑暗中的光影,呈現靜宓空靈的氛圍。她的作品表現在於傳達人生歷經折苦後的能量釋放,在平塗的筆觸下,刷出細膩的漸層調性,彷彿透過一次次反覆疊上油料的動作,沉澱心靈的雜質,洗滌俗務的紛沓。

王筱雯從小學習禪修,亦擁有諮商師執照,使她的作品具有「療癒系」的特徵,期冀觀者能透過她的作品,與自我的心靈對話,如同在人生的迷霧抹上一道「靈光」,繪出內在宇宙的星雲。

Annie is a profound and deeply introspective artist who produces work free from narrative, realism, and critical analysis. Annie gives us a vision. A vision, hazy and immense, pulled from deep within herself. Her work is abstract and ephemeral, and yet, it conveys a feeling both familiar and eternal.
 
Annie's unique aesthetic is created through an easy tension between a soft smokey atmosphere and the presence of a light that, while obscured, is emerging from the within the work. The result is a mood of both great mystery and depth. Furthermore, as the light emerges, it produces a natural gradation of colour that is rich in movement and life. Shapes appear which are beyond the descriptive capabilities of Western geometry. These shapes merge with one another before disappearing from the mind's eye. It produces within the viewer an experience of the form without form, the nothing that contains everything.
 
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1978, Annie and her parents emigrated to Australia when she was 11 years old. She completed a double major in Physics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. After working off and on as an engineer for six years, she grew weary and dissatisfied with the logical and precise thinking found within scientific disciplines and returned to the artistic pursuits she had abandoned upon entering university. She received her Bachelors in Contemporary Art from Edith Cowan University as well as studying art therapy, obtaining her counsellor's license.

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