Get that $GUAP$, 2020
digital sculpture, 10 meters
好高 , 2020
building scale digital space open to exploration
thing in it self ; D, 2020
digital sculpture with video projection on it
02 Prototype, agency of figures
$0ne.D0llar.D0ll.Dance.$ , 2020
Array of 3 interactive digital sculptures, 1.5 human scale
Chen Pin Tao
Descendent of an esteemed violin maker and hailing from a lineage of master craftsmen, Tao's refined images, objects and assemblages contain immense exotic, ethereal, and incorporeal allure, embedded within their exuberant material complexity and digital virtuosity unraveling between both folk traditions and technological acceleration. These imagery and objects are means to excavate alienated ancestral history, romanticism and poetics through deep introspection, and to examine humanity's inability to comprehend the sublime.
In an accelerated and trance-like state induced by the fissures between contemporaneity, historicism, modern science and mysticism, Tao creates ecstatic realities––or unfoldment––through the alchemy of history and fantasy, expanding the already rich ontological vocabulary of contemporary Chinese materialism. Reality is stranger than fiction, Tao’s primary interest resides in the exploitation of the splits in reality, and their transcendental qualities, examined through the interplay of figures and space in painting, and objects and space in sculpture.
Jemm :B was alive and well, but she had to let her front teeth go,,, hasn't been able to pronounce her name propertly since. but alive and well she was, burying herself in a pile of pixels.
Zhong Wei was born in Beijing, China in 1987. His work takes form in immersive
installations and canvases that speak to China’s vibrant but chaotic Internet-
based visual language. Having compiled a massive database of memes and
imagery found online, Zhong uses these ubiquitous images as raw materials for
his works. While certain icons in his artworks are widely recognized, they now
exist as memorabilia from a specific time in our browser history. Using his computer, he arranges these materials in countless arrays and variations, building digital sketches before he creates his work on canvas. Much of his early inspiration is drawn from traditional religious art, which is referenced in the innumerable
folds seen within many of his works.
To Zhong, the complex shapes conceived
from these folds reflect the structure of humanity and culture. Building on this notion, his works comment on the development of civilization by illustrating the shapes and textures of man-made objects.
Zhong Wei currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Philip Liu is an architect currently living and working in Beijing, China.
Philip Liu 是一位建築工人。現工作和生活於北京。
Maxime Lefebvre is a born and raised #Montrealer now residing in Los Angeles. A recent graduate of the SCI-Arc #EDGE post-professional degree in Architectural Technologies, he previously studied at McGill University, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Grenoble. He currently works as a Researcher and Assistant Teacher at SCI-Arc and as a Project Designer at Eric Owen Moss Architect.