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虫1~3 The Bugs 1~3

張育嘉 Chang Yu-Chia

年代: 2017 媒材: 水墨、紙、機械裝置 / Ink painting and mechanical device 尺寸: 60 x 185 x 60 cm x 2p, 185 x 60 x 60 cm 藝術家張育嘉受到動漫文化的影響,作品往往以卡通、漫畫的人物風格,表現他對社會議題的觀點與提問。〈虫〉系列將人物的表情與毛毛蟲的身軀,相互疊合在水墨紙上,並設計一組結合畫紙與網格的機械裝置。隨著裝置的啟動,毛毛蟲臉上的表情將會逐漸浮現,彷彿看見人面蟲身的生物微微抖動、給予觀者詭譎奇妙的視覺感受。張育嘉為作品裝設臺座,讓蟲脫離牆面,自由地在空間中交疊與探索。張育嘉省思自身對昆蟲的恐懼,同時也帶領觀眾,透過他的藝術,一同辯證工業化帶來的生活安全感,及類比與數位時代的差異。 Chang Yu-Chia is influenced by animation culture, and his works often use cartoon and comic character styles to express his views and questions on social issues. In The Bugs series, cartoon facial expressions and caterpillar bodies are superimposed on ink-washed paper, and the artist has designed a set of mechanical devices with drawing paper and grids. As the installation begins to move, the caterpillars’ facial expressions will gradually emerge. For the viewer, it is like seeing the creatures with human faces and caterpillars’ bodies tremble slightly, and it gives the viewer a strange, wonderful visual experience. Chang Yu-Chia installed pedestals for the work, which let the bugs escape from the wall and freely move around and explore the space. While Chang Yu-Chia contemplates his own fear of insects, he leads the viewing public through his art in a demonstration of the feeling of security that industrialization has often brought, and the difference between the analog and digital eras.