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Stars - Tzeng, Yong-Ning Solo Exhibition

Exhibition:2015/04/11 - 2015/05/02 
Opening:2015/04/11 (Sat) 19:00 
Location:VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan)
Website:https://www.vtartsalon.com
Tel:02-2597-2525
EMAIL:info@vtartsalon.com

 


Tzeng Yong-Ning

1978 Born in Lukang, Taiwan
2010 Graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)
Now Lives and Works in Taipei, Taiwan

 

Solo Exhibitions
2014 “Bloom”, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“Convolution”, Nou Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 “Back to Beginning : Peng Hsien-Hsiang & Tzeng Yong-Ning Duo Solo Exhibition”, Soka Art Center , Beijing , China
“Collection”, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
“Compelling Glamour”, Accton Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2012 “Rustling Autumn”, Nou Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“Wild Fire”, Lieu Commun ,Toulouse, France
“Bloom and Flord”, L’Espace culturel Bonnefoy,Toulouse, France
“Traces of Serenity”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2011 “Florescense”, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
“Myriad”, Pemalamo Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2010 “Florescence and Resplendent”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“Rhythm of Life II”, Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

2009 “Rhythm of Life”, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2007 “Flowers of Four Seasons Sceneries”, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2006 “Li Chun – Shan Award Winners Exhibition”, National Chen Kung University, Tainan / Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan

2005 “Barbarian Garden”, Taipei National University of the Arts / Nanbei Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“Mental Imagery”, Taichung County Seaport Art Centre, Taichung, Taiwan

2004 “Mental Imagery”, Taichung Cultural Affairs Bureau, Energy Space, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Group Exhibitions
2014 “ART TAIPEI 2014”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“ART BASEL HK 2014”, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China

2013 “ART TAIPEI 2013”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“ART Kaohsiung”, Chateau de Chine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
“ART Taichung”, Splendor Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan
“ART BASEL HK 2013”, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China
“Inter-Vision Inter: A Contemporary Art Exhibition”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan / National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2012 “SCOPE – MIAMI 2012”, Soka Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“ART TAIPEI 2012”, Soka Art Center Taipei, Taipei Word Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“2012 Hong Kong International Art Exhibition”, Hong Kong Conventionand Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
“Vision”, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
“Crush on EMU”, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan

2011 “Taiwainpics.doc Art Contemporain Taiwanais”, EX GIL Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
“Taiwainpics.doc Art Contemporain Taiwanais”, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy
“Taiwan Calling-The Phantom of Liberty / Elusive Island”, Ludwig Museum / Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Hungary
“Art Stage Singapore 2011”, Nou Gallery, Singapore
“Drawing Now: An Exhibition of Contemporary Taiwanese Drawing”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2010 “YES TAIWAN: 2010 Taiwan Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan.
“YES TAIWAN: 2010 Taiwan Biennial”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
“Another Book”, G-Dot Art Space, Songzhuang, Beijing, China
“Continuation – Special Exhibition of Li Chun-Shen Modern Painting Award Winners”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan

2009 “Contemporary Taiwanese Art and Archives Exhibition”, National School of
Fine Arts, Paris, France
“Dream in a Contemporary Secret Garden”, New York Taipei Cultural Centre, New York, United States
“Rays of Spring Light”, A ART Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2008 “Art Fair 21”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“Art Taipei 2008”, Taiwan Art Galleries Association, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
“Grade 7 Line-ism”, DuPont Art Space, Sanyi, Taiwan

2007 “Art Fair 21”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“Fen-Le-Ding”, East Taipei Contemporary Art Show, Eslite Bookstore, Fubon Building, Taipei, Taiwan
“ART TAIPEI 2007”,Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
“New Sound of Art”Post-graduates Invitational, Chushi Art Space, Hsinchu; Chienkuo Technical College Art Centre, Changhua/Longhua Technical College Art Centre, Yunlin, Taiwan

2006 “Thirteen Flowers”, AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“New Frame of Mind: Taiwan Emerging Artists’ Exhibition”, Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan

2005 “2005 Taipei Arts Award”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2004 “Ink and Mind: Creation without Limits”, Chanliu Art Museum, Taoyuan, Taiwan
“2004 Taipei Arts Award”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2003 “Ink and Mind: Creation without Limits”, Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

 

Awards
2008 ACC, Taiwan Sponsor Project

2006 The 9th Li Chung-Sheng Awards, Won
2005 Taipei Arts Award, Selected

2004 The 2nd Taoyaung Create Award, Selected
Taipei Arts Award, Selected

2002 The 3rd Sulfur Creek Arts Award, Won

2001 Uni Presedent Love of Millennium Photography Competition, 3rd Place

2000 Lukang Photography Competition, 2nd Place


Grant
2008 Taiwan Fellowship Program, Asian Cultural Council


Collections
2012 White Rabbit Gallery, Australia
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

2010 National Yang Ming University

2007 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

2006 Long Yen Foundation

2002 Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau


Artist in Residence
2012 “Lieu Commun”, Toulouse, France

2010 “The 5th International Creative Painting Workshop”, YUZI Paradise, Guilin Public Art

 

Public Art
2010 “Abutment Painting Activity at Dahu Park and Donghu Stations on Wenshan-Neihu Line”, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation

Stars - Tzeng, Yong-Ning Solo Exhibition

Exhibition:2015/04/11 - 2015/05/02 
Opening:2015/04/11 (Sat) 19:00 
Location:VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan)
Website:https://www.vtartsalon.com
Tel:02-2597-2525
EMAIL:info@vtartsalon.com

 


Stars – Tzeng, Yong-Ning Solo Exhibition Artist Statement
By Tzeng, Yong-Ning

Colors reflect the most primitive and intuitive sense in my creations. I carve out a promising career as an artist by observing the riotous profusion of creatures in the sunlight and feeling the profound sense of existence in the earth. In the Wild Fire series, the flaming red color symbolizes my inherent power of creation, with which I attempt to nestle up against a more internalized experience and inquiry amidst composition and physical energy in the linear yet intricate course of time. The themes of my previous works were closely interconnected with the power of animating. The presence and transformation of the materials in those works rested upon the energy provided by the sun. Nevertheless, I set out on an utterly disparate journey when creating the Stars series. The series conveys a sense of profundity with a gloomy hue, demonstrating the shift of my focus from earth and sunlight to the consolation offered by the shimmering stars.

Indeed, my life ushered in a whole new stage with the birth of my baby. I feel a delicate connection to nature when every time I have its warm breath against my chest. In the still of night when I am temporarily spared from the stimuli provided by the new life, I tend to look up at the sky, pondering on the mystery of life. The tranquility of the world in the night prompts people to meditate beneath the immense expanse of the firmament. Previously, I expected the arrival of a new life in a manner as pure, wild and intuitive as the riveting galaxies that are ablaze with brightly shining stars in the early pieces of my Stars series. The marvelous part is that the stars I continue to paint after the birth of my baby exhibit a subtle touch of humility to life and the universe. It implies that fatherhood is for me a journey into the unknown which I hold in awe. The bright starlight is shrouded with layers of gloomy hues. The stark contrast between the real and the virtual makes everything graceful and gentle. Different from the strong and saturated colors in my other series, the world depicted in Stars shows a greater sense of fluidity. The deep blue background serves as the perfect foil for the ethereal, vast and all-encompassing universe, which immerses me in the composition where I appreciate the precious lives in awe of their beauty.

My wife used to discuss Carl Jung with me, sharing her idea about how the psychologist was connected with Occultism. It is quite intriguing that Jung was the pioneer who introduced the oriental Mandala into the Western culture. He not only comprehended the microcosmic life structure symbolized by Mandalas, but also soothed the anxiety over the state of his quotidian existence by drawing Mandalas personally. Utilizing the scientific training he received from the academia, Jung also devoted himself to studying the ancient system of Western astrology. Although oriental metaphysics, psychology and astrology are all Greek to me, I feel real empathy for Jung and his search for inner sustenance in Occultism. Throughout my career as a painter, I have been reflecting my satisfactions and regrets in the world I created with my brushes. I depict the natural rhythm of life that can be found in the sunlit spaces where my reflections on the strength of life converge. In the Stars series, I create the vast starlit sky with superimposed strokes of ball-point pens. The halo around each star is nothing more than a dot that gives prominence to the whitespace inside it, which nonetheless exudes the charm of a flickering star. Gazing at the hazy night scene, the viewers may not only stretch their imagination in a relaxed and intuitive manner, but also find the elements constituting the scene all interconnected. Whether these flickering stars form a galaxy or a constellation, they all calmly radiate a magical aura of life, and meanwhile embody the adage: Times change, and we change with them. They are strongly reminiscent of Mandalas hanging high up in the sky, echoing the perpetuation of life amidst the real and the virtual as well as amidst birth and demise.

Stars - Tzeng, Yong-Ning Solo Exhibition

Stars - Tzeng, Yong-Ning Solo Exhibition