Tsai Kuen-Lin
藝術家:蔡坤霖

Born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1979, Kuen-Lin is best known for his artworks made of plastic pipes. In recent years, he has also used wood or paintings as his materials. In fact, my artistic practice is not limited to particular materials. I always choose the most appropriate material for certain subjects. The form demonstrated through these materials has shown a “process” inviting audience to take participation in. My intention is thus expressed through the process of participation. Therefore, my artworks never speak out in a direct way, but serve as media encouraging audience to feel the works and to come up with new perceptive experience through their physical awareness. In a modern society, the convenient and rapid life style created by technology has gradually alienated us from the real substance – we are gradually deprived of the substantial experiences with real persons or real physical spaces. The world we live in establishes rules and laws, which are almost like “instruction handbook,” to regulate our relationship with the world. I believe it will soon reach an extreme in the near future. However, it is not my intention to deny such a trend or to provide any suggestion. I only hope that my artworks can evoke some lost feelings or experiences that we have already forgotten.

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1979年出生於台南,作品多以塑膠管作為創作媒材,近年也開始使用木與平面繪畫等創作材料,事實上,他對於創作媒材是沒有限制的,主要是跟著議題上來選擇適當的材料進行創作表現,而這些媒材所展現的形式則呈現出一種「過程」,它總是試圖引領觀眾參與,透過參與的過程來表述我的意圖,因此作品總是不會是直接地述說著,而是視藝術品爲一種媒介物,邀請觀眾透過身體的感官運作來接觸作品產生出新的感覺經驗。

現代生活在科技所帶來的便利與快速之下,漸漸的與真正的物質疏離,與真正的(實存的)人的關係以及物理的空間的關係也漸漸失去實感經驗,整體的環境透過類似說明書的律例條文告知並且規範著我們何謂世界與自己的關係,而這一切勢必在未來也會更加速地發展到一個極致,所以他並不打算否定這樣的大趨勢或提出怎樣的建言,而僅僅是希望透過作品的參與,喚回一些我們已經遺忘的感受,懷念的經驗。