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HUA Chien-Chiang

HUA Chien-Chiang's Exhibition Photo
HUA Chien-Chiang's Art Work Photo
HUA Chien-Chiang's Art Work Detail
HUA Chien-Chiang's Art Work
HUA Chien-Chiang's Exhibition

HUA Chien-Chiang

Location France / Paris
Residency Cité Internationale des Arts
Work Rite of Passage (series)
HUA Chien-Chiang, born in Sanchih, 1975. He is graduated as M.F.A in School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts in 2005. He went to Headland Center for the Arts in 2007 and Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2009 for residency. He also spent time in Yuzi Paradise, Guilin, China, 2010.

Artist Statement:

Creation of a work comes from its artist’s personal experience. The work sometimes represents the artist’s position on certain topics, and other times it is imbued with its own autonomous power. For me, the atmosphere of a specific working environment often combines with the excitement at the moment of a work’s completion to create an unexpected ‘realm out of site.’ It is a site crystallized from the mixture of reality, imagination, people, things, and places. Not unlike a work made in an unfamiliar environment, this site is most definitely infused with specific qualities. Such specificity can only shed light to the artist’s characteristics, as well as the process of making when grounded in an isolated condition.

The experience of an international artist residency has this sense of specificity. Its disjuncture in time and space opened up a completely foreign experience for me. I attempted to internalize the unfamiliarity and turn the strange into the familiar. However, this type of deduction was not apparent to me at the time of my residency. It was slowly revealed to me afterwards through re-visitation and contemplation.

Although my Artist-in-Residency was only a few months, its importance continues to show up in my work, resonating inside me even after the residency ended. This resonance houses inspiration that has developed over the years, and it is the most precious material for an artist.