ARTIST


張嘉穎
CHANG, Chia-Ying

1982年生於台北,畢業於台南藝術大學造型藝術研究所,畫作主題多挪用自東西方著名童話,在她細膩的畫面中,形象總是有著多重的意義,並交纏於一個不可能的空間。她曾於台北市立美術館、國立臺灣美術館、臺東美術館、韓國光州美術館、紐約臺北文化中心等重要藝術空間舉辦展覽。

張嘉穎使用獨立的語言系統,運用中世紀與當代混生的外觀,在嚴謹的構圖裡,充滿著挪用自著名童話故事的元素和東西方神話的符徵,影射文明發展下歷史的不斷重演;看似脫離現實的奇幻世界,實則暝暝隱晦反映著集體的潛意識,乃至宇宙與生命之間能量的緊密關聯。畫作中肖像姿態的主人翁終其不變的視線凝視虛空般地淡定,望進因觀看而困惑的心坎,召喚著專屬於個人的觀照。

Born in Taipei in 1982, Chang Chia-Ying is a representative figure of the animation aesthetics in Taiwan. Chang received her BA in Oil Painting from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2005, and obtained an MFA in Plastic Arts from Tainan National University of the Arts in 2008. She was awarded the prize of Honorable Mention in Taipei Arts Award in 2006, and her works have been shown in New York, Switzerland, Italy, and China.

The unique style of Chang’s painting lies in her fairytale narratives. However, these fragmented and lost narrative clues render the meaning of the fairytales destabilized, and open up an intriguing imaginative space. Chang often appropriates well-known Eastern and Western fairytales. The characters in her elaborately created images always carry multiple implications. The greatest feature of her work is the imaginative, slightly eccentric images painted with superb skills and exact classical forms and composition.