• 2015

    The Horizon 2



    The Cigarette Case, Propylene 120cm x 20cm

    The work utilizes cigarette boxes as its medium, which the artist collected over a period of ten years. The earliest box is a cigarette brand called “Unity", produced in 1967 and the latest box is produced by the cigarette brand “Chunghwa" produced in 2015. The work deals with all the 135 cigarette box differently, keeping the original design and logo but adding colors to the other parts of the boxes, which comes to form an 8.5-meter landscape. Over time with people’s continual use of the cigarette boxes, the designs of landscapes depicted on the cigarette boxes tend to lose their significance, becoming a pure symbol of a brand, the artist seeks to revive the significant of these depicted landscapes throughout this work. The horizon is but a desire, a form of visual deception which takes the form of a single line, one which continues endlessly, to a place which is never reached. It’s the signifier of such grand words like “art” and “time”, just like “The Last Word”




    这个作品的材料是若干个烟盒, 是我在十年时间里零散收集来的, 最早的一盒是生产自1967年的“团结”, 最晚的一盒是 2015 年的“中华”. 作品是对不同烟盒的处理, 保留烟盒上面的图案 LOGO, 再用颜料遮盖其他部分, 将之连接成为一个风景。烟盒在人们的使用过程中, 其上面的图案逐步失去其风景的意涵, 成为一种符号标识, 我想恢复其原本的风景意义。地平线只是一种愿望, 是视觉欺骗形成的一根线, 不断延迟的东西, 永远到不了的所在, 就像“最后一句话 ”。