Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum

Chen, Yen-Po

Taiwan / Male

Chen, Yen-Po

Chen, Yen-Po

CV
2005  Dian Shih Cheng Jin”, Mini Creation Workshop in Hualien Habor
2008  Premier Medal of Sculpture, exhibition of Nan-Ying Medal
2010  “ Le” Solo Exhibition in Art Center of National Cheng Kung University, Tainan

Introduction
Sculpture became the independent art form architecture. The extensive issue is that how to situate the sculpture within space. The eyesight of the watchers is able to center and contact the sculpture once the distance is shortened from the height of skyscrapers. From college education in past, Chen learned stone sculpture, wood sculpture, cray sculpture and metalwork, what made Chen obsessed the most is stone sculpture. The natural luster of hard stone material is the best gift from nature. However, in the course of creating stone carving, he will consider the character of era. In past, the creations of sculpture always bring us a sense of solemnity, to which make people hard to get closed such as brass sculpture. Thus, Chen often ponders how to create sculpture which is full of contemporary spirit and how to fully explore its possibilities. As a matter of this, he intends to express the interactions between all surrounding livings by use of the intimation of living forms which are both of lively and interesting. Attempting to use the concept of “hybridity” to create, Chen applies natural luster from various stone materials in order to exhibit the abstract animal forms, from which he may create by evading single stone material. The major problem he confronted is how to polish his skills of matching the colors and of connecting different stone materials in one interface. Though it is quite challengeable, and he has to face frustration and the waste of time, from which he obtains much more profound experience.
People often ask questions that why he intends to make the forms of animal imitation or the shapes of cartoon. He says that he just intends to exhibit the form of living objects, so it is unnecessary to use many words to explain. Perhaps because of different recognition from the watchers, the aim of his pursuit is to use a light-hearted perspective and more interaction with the sculpture. 

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