Tsai Chih-Chi Solo Exhibition
未力的嘈雜 - 蔡芝其 個展
2023.02.04 - 2023.03.04
座談會 Artist Talk: 2023.02.11 (六) Sat. 3pm
與談人 Panelists: 顧世勇 Ku Shih-Yung
沈裕昌 Shen Yu-Chang
蔡芝其 Tsai Chih-Chi
浸身於高度訊息化的社會中，「個體」如同資訊不斷折返的肥厚網絡所形塑的複雜聚合物，人的真實形貌不再是容易捕捉的對象。屏幕上那些豐富到近乎「去個人化」的人物影像卻是微妙地吸引和召喚。藝術家對著搜集而來的照片影像進行「寫生」，參考的圖像大多是隨處可見如人物、 合照、風景等，像是「影子」般存在的畫面，它們時常是毫無特殊、常見而普遍的人/景組合，但對人們來說仍有留存欲望的畫面。對著屏幕上的影像寫生，即便是以“能將感覺具像化”的繪畫性筆觸，然而企圖寫的 「實」卻是難再以形象區辨的情感和狀態。
Project Fulfill will present a solo exhibition “soft tumult” by rising artist Tsai Chih-Chi from February 4 to March 4, 2023. Tsai attends to images and emotions that flow through her daily life via painting, in which dabs and blanks are murmurs of her inner world and monologue.
In this era of social media, digital images make up a significant part of our viewing experience in everyday life. The chaotic flux of images thus forms the basis of Tsai Chih-Chi’s artistic interpretation of emotions. The captured moments may seem random, but the artist believes that they have been laid out long ago. Tsai relies on her impression of images to generate impromptu, vague, and ambiguous brushstrokes and compositions, all corresponding to her personal viewing experience. Motivation is no longer the stimulus for imagination or definition, instead the relationship between the viewer and the image transmutes into an apparition aggregating amidst reception and output.
In "soft tumult," Tsai Chih-Chi shows canvases of repeated brushwork and overlapped acrylic paint to represent the emotions and perspectives she reaped from images. Contending complex consciousness and emotions are developed into flat subjects and scenes of washed out, blurred contours.
About “soft tumult”
Intimacy and habit shape the relationships in people’s lives. Tsai Chih-Chi strives to preserve moments in her everyday life even when they are accidental and trivial. By revisiting emotions and contrasting impressions, the artist detects moods that emanate a kind of unfathomable dissonance. No matter how accurate her impression is of a photo, the memory and the image always appear abrupt and foreign in association. Images documenting life are not controlled by subjective consciousness; they are imaginations that are as fuzzy as they are open.
“Chatting silently elsewhere, always distant and discordant...”
In her practice, Tsai Chih-Chi reconsiders images by assembling neutral, open, and improvised figures in a way that they become indistinguishable even to herself. Her portraits are the sum of configured objects, scenes, and light. She commands the canvas through observation and depiction, while leaving deliberate blanks here and there to respond to a world that she travels further and further away from. Even if ultimately that world cannot be presented in a precise manner, it will nevertheless persist, elusively, in the image.