Ou Jing-Yun Solo Exhibition】Flames of Illusion

Duration‭: Feb‭ ‬8‭ ‬2020 –‭ Mar 14‭ ‬2020‬‬‬‬‬
Opening‭: ‬‭Feb‭ ‬8‭ ‬2020‭ (‬Sat‭.)‬‭ ‬19:00-21:00‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Artist Talk: 2020/02/22 (Sat.) ‬19:00-21:00‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
Commentators: Chen Han Sheng, Liu Hsing Yu
Venue‭: ‬VT Artsalon‭ (‬B1‭, ‬No.17‭, ‬Ln.56‭, ‬Sec‭. ‬3‭, ‬Xinsheng N‭. ‬Rd‭, ‬Taipei‭ ‬City 104‭, ‬Taiwan‭)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Ou, Jing-Yun

Ou, Jing-Yun applies painting as his main creative form. He often draws on mythical narratives of loss, joy, the sensual and the universe as his creative resource. These serve as creative methodologies through which he produces violent content, extending these notions into the medium of painting and the creation of sensory visual works. In his work can be perceived representations of war, pleasure, religion and the mania of the human condition, with some aphrodisiac and intent to influence the viewer to think about the meaning of shame and notions of evil.

2016 M.F.A in the Department of Fine Arts, TNUA.
2013 B.F.A in the Department of Fine Arts Major in Painting, NTUA.

Solo Exhibition
2020“Flames of Illusion”VT Artsalon, Taipei,Taiwan
2016“The Whisper by Delirium”Free Art Space,Taipei,Taiwan
2014“Tristes subtropical”Jing-Lu Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibition
2019“Taipei Art Award”Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2018“Tree Tree Tree PersonI&II”Taroko Arts Residency Project, NTmofa, Taichung,Taiwa
2018“Art formosa”eslite Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
2018“BANGKOK BIENNIAL 2018 — Co-Exist art exhibition (TAIWAN),TENTACLES, Bang-kok, Thailand
2018“Tree Tree Tree PersonI&II”Taroko Arts Residency Project, TheCube Project Space, Taipei/hualien,Taiwan
2018“Turn a Page of May”kuan art space, Taichung,Taiwan
2018“Strried”Group Exhibition&Open Studio,Cerulean Art Colony,Keelung,Keelung,Taiwan
2017“Guangzhou International Art Fair”Guangzhou Pazhou Canton Fair Exhibition Hall, Guangzhou,China
2017“New Moon Hotel”Venue, Taipei, Taiwan
2017“Art formosa”songshan cultural park, Taipei,Taiwan
2016“Tree Tree Tree Person”Taroko Arts Residency Project, TCAC, Taipei/hualien, Taiwan
2016“Coexist+Exhibition-Try Me” Nanhai Gallery,Taipei,Taiwan
2016“Art Formosa Show”Humble House,Taipei,Taiwan
2016“TAIWAN Annual”Taipei EXPO PARK,Taipei,Taiwan
2016“INDEXING”Outsanding Art Prize Exhibition,Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Tai-wan
2016“Voice of Asia”Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2015“The Metamorphosis”GUAN-XIANG Art gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2015“Coexist+Exhibition-Death at daybreak?”free Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2015“Young Art Taipei”Sheratongrande, Taipei, Taiwan
2014“Consciousness of Eternal”Jing-Lu Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2014“Why We‘Draw’2014”Kyoto University of Art and Design-Taipei National University of the Arts Exchange Program ,Underground Fine Arts Museum in TNUA, Taipei, Taiwan
2014“Long Yen Foundation/The 8th Art Scholarship”King-stone bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan
2013“T-Art in Taichung”The Splendor Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan
2013“Long Yen Foundation/The 7th Art Scholarship”King-stone bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan
2013“Xin-Xin Dot”Taipei Circle-Hsin Yan, Taipei, Taiwan
2012“T-art”Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung, Taichung, Taiwan
2012“Color Canal”Art Center of King Car Education Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

2016 WhiteRabbit Gallery, Sydeny, Australia
2016 SUNPRIDEFOUNDATION, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2015 Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 ArtBank,Taichung, Taiwan
2014 Long-Yang Foundation,Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Long-Yang Foundation,Taipei, Taiwan

Illusions, some people say that life is all just an illusion. When we die, it’ll just be like a burning flame. The ashes would be our memories, broken in pieces and until the it becomes unseen dust.

An average life span is about time of 79 years. Before I was born, there as a moment when the whole planet was burning. Wished to draw an accurate form of a pine tree, swaying with the pattern of pain and joy. We then continue to build the events from there. Human kind passed down civilization and violence. What interested me is how these two different endless timelines effects our youth. Lingering in the influence of sexuality of fate, framing events of hundreds of years and those before and after.

Why do we keep on drawing images?

Maybe we are trying to leave a mark of those people that fill in the gaps of time in our life. Trying ambitiously to conquer the unknown future. All those parables that causes the end of life so hesitant. Our flesh, we play with life’s different needs. For some reason the portrait is burning, with its tropical colors it is set up as a disgusting molding atmosphere. Humans have the ability to create images, but also feel so drained from it. Angry humans break and destroy. Sad humans haunt and lingers. Fire is an illusion, it’s a process from pain to enjoying life, it becomes an image that takes away all their delirium.

The motive for this exhibition comes from 1930 Taiwanese and Japanese painting. It was an important era for the devilment of Taiwanese art. Paintings from that time were filled with authentic cultural colors, praising for the imaginary future. The styles were diverse and new. The most interesting part of these paintings are the expression of battles, portraits of woman and the modernize scenery. I hope that with my paintings and expressions I am able to show it in different symbols. And also allow the possibility for the violence and desires from the flesh to intertwined together.