After two years, Sculpture by the Sea (SxS), one of the largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the world, finally returned to Sydney, Australia in October this year....
Art critic｜Christophe Comentale
The revival of Taiwanese sculpture- the protean works of Po-Chun Liu
Po-Chun Liu was born in Taiwan in 1963 and immediately demonstrated an interest in Nature and the complexity of its shapes, all contained inside immaterial networks of signs. Following his education in his native nation, he felt a need for different horizons, for alternative artistic views. He earned a degree in visual arts from Paris’s Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1991 and launched a worldwide career concurrently with his employment as a sculpture teacher. One may see Mount Kezilun 柯子崙山 ( 中和圓通禪寺步道 ) from his studio, which is located on the outskirts of Taipei. Men and trees have developed into a great network of shapes that greatly influence the world of art. A sculpture’s journey between earth and sky.
“The world shaped by technology inspires our desire for a second nature, which, dominantly, divides our view of Nature.”
Po-Chun Liu, Journal, September 11, 2009.
Po-Chun Liu’s sculptural art is an obsession- a chain of obsessions – with what might be a teeming, vibrant life or, on the other hand, with the pre-eminence of an imperious and ruthless Nature. This view is…
Solo Exhibitions｜2020 YunFeiFan Museum
The “Iron Man” series has been the research direction of my personal creative journey over the past decade, as well as the most iconic collections of my metal expressions.This artwork as a symbol is to describe the social culture nowadays by using the steel material of the industrial field. Regarding to the subject of this series, people have a perfect vintage image of the muscle-man in an ideal: as a legend of the undefeated Vajra body in the Eastern Buddhism, is to mean that the people have a powerful body after the process of a practicing Buddhist. These serial artworks named “Iron Man ” are to imply the meanings as well as a strong, brave and fierce, unbeatable body in “Chivalric fiction novel”, “A fairy tale” or “A science-fiction movie” as a steel body.
Public Art ｜2021 Bamboolake Magpie farm, Yangmingshan, Taipei City
Conceived from the image of farmers plowing fields by hand, the artist uses industrial means to replicate and interconnect the images of farmers to create a modern piece of steel art reminiscent of Chinese landscape painting. The hollowed outlines combine with the surroundings, framing the idyllic landscape within them. The piece serves as a reminder to visitors that their purpose for travelling….
Interview & Report
The “Iron Man” series has been the research direction of my personal creative journey over the past decade, as well as the most iconic collections of my metal expressions. The sculptural practice site derived from the image of “Iron Man” is....
Kandisnsky (1866_1944) once said: "A form that fully matches the spiritual content of the century is the true "face" of that century, that is full of expressions and might. In this sense, it can transform from the past of present in....