涅普頓畫廊很榮幸再次參展Art Taipei 2023，此次展會以「Infinite Borders 無垠之境」為題，以探究當代藝術的無限可能為基礎，論述並形塑出精選18位參展藝術家的詩意維度。策展概念發想自俄國導演安德烈．塔可夫斯基（1932.4.4－1986.12.29）一生中唯一且最重要的一本著作『雕刻時光』，如同電影中構築詩意的觀看關係，藝術家在無限蔓延的時光中刻鑿了獨有的痕跡，不論何種形式，皆象徵著對世上的存有進行無限的思辯與生命探索。博覽會展期為10月20日（星期五）至10月23日（星期一），貴賓預展舉行於10月19日（星期四）下午三點，我們誠摯邀請您的蒞臨。
Neptune Gallery is honored to participate in Art Taipei 2023. This exhibition, titled “Infinite Borders,” is built upon the exploration of the infinite possibilities of contemporary art, discussing and shaping the poetic dimensions of 18 selected exhibiting artists. The curatorial concept is inspired by the most significant work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932.4.4 – 1986.12.29), “Sculpting in Time.” Similar to the construction of poetic viewing relationships in film, artists, in the infinite expanses of time, carve out unique traces, symbolizing infinite contemplation of existence and exploration of life. The exhibition runs from October 20th (Friday) to October 23rd (Monday), with the VIP preview on October 19th (Thursday) at 3:00 PM. We sincerely invite your presence.
The exhibiting artists and their art forms in this exhibition, echoing the curatorial concept, will be briefly introduced under the themes of ‘Wabi-Sabi,’ ‘Sculpting,’ and ‘Contemplation.’ ‘Wabi-Sabi’ represents a significant aesthetic characteristic of Japanese aesthetics, discovering spiritual longing in simplicity, not pursuing perfection but finding inner simplicity and tranquility in nature. Artists such as Yi Shuan WU, Jui Wen TAN, Rakusui KO, Masumi YAMAMOTO, and Nanami SHIMOJU resonate with this theme. Yi Shuan WU presents a new work, “Good News,” embellishing natural leaves with floating effects among mineral-colored gold leaf, creating an elegant spatial sense. Jui Wen TAN, skilled in abstractly delineating buildings and natural landscapes, uses the visual characteristics of documentary photography to imitate the variations of Japanese painting media, converging and aggregating a present loneliness in viewing. Rakusui KO, with dreamlike classical beauty, calmly and coldly depicts inner stories deep within the picture, contrasting sharply with the modern beauty of Nanami SHIMOJU, which is shy and full of emotions, highlighting different perspectives and connotations of cultural heritage from different countries. Masumi YAMAMOTO, who mainly focuses on children, combines clear and transparent souls with different faiths, using art to depict the loneliness and bonds of adults.
‘Sculpting’ continues the layers of time, staying in the most beautiful moments of artistic creation. Eight artists, including Ryota KANNO, Akiko TOJO, Emi KASUTA, Ai HAIBARA, Hisanori KOJIMA, Kei KAIYA, Tatsuya MARUYAMA, and Iting KUO, each with their unique three-dimensional perspectives, reshape the structure of art’s connection to thought, spirit, and soul. Ryota KANNO uses epoxy to portray the sparkling sea tide, shaping the relationship between sculpture and painting. Akiko TOJO carves the innocence and pureness of childhood, based on semiotics, stacking the thickness of memory. Ai HAIBARA strikes a chord with the emptiness of contemporary urban life through art, creating resonance between people. Emi Katsuta narrates time backward, reinterpreting traditional woodcarving techniques with fashionable propositions and postures. Hisanori KOJIMA captures the breathless moment of a butterfly spreading its wings, retracing like an hourglass, unveiling history. Kei KAIYA combines life stories with daily passersby, tempering unique meaning through life experiences. Tatsuya MARUYAMA recounts stories in sculpture, using classical techniques to reproduce contemporary perspective.
Finally, the theme of ‘Contemplation,’ interpreted by artists Maria BARBAN, Jui Liang HUNG, Ryosuke TEI, Reina TANIHO, and Mao HAMAGUCHI. In the ever-changing and evolving present, Maria BARBAN disassembles the colors on the canvas, reconstructing a futuristic vision, and raising reflections on the convenience of artificial intelligence (AI) that may bring fierce backlash. Jui Liang HUNG reshapes the possibilities and infiniteness of art based on design and materials, realizing the spirit of structuralism. Ryosuke TEI endows the world view of two-dimensional images with playfulness, catalyzing the kinetic energy of imagination. Reina TANIHO transcends the boundaries of media and education, colliding with unique creative methods, shaping and surpassing the infinite possibilities of traditional media. Mao HAMAGUCHI, with consistent object projections, carves the essence and meaning of art in life through butterflies, smoke, lace, and beautiful female forms.