黃柏勳 Huang Po Hsun
The main idea of my works is “Abundant yet lonely”. I have been trying to clarify the reality from my illusion through the materials I use to create.
I had two main ways to express my idea. One was using the unique texture of acrylic painting to distinguish itself from other painting materials and to find other possible ways of painting of acrylic. The other one was considering the changes of figures when I stepped into a virtual space from the real visual world. The former one means the research of materials and the later one means reconstructions of daily images. I have been using acrylic as painting material for a long time. I can do my best to paint acrylic as a shiny membrane when it was dried. I have intentionally painted the elements of my paintings shiny, flat, and even with the reflection of complementary colors to show the differences from oil painting. That is why you can always find smooth and gradient textures like you saw in 3D digital paintings in my pieces. I have controlled the shade and the brightness of every lamination to create fantastic sheen.
I focused on geometric or an abstract way to paint and intended to bring the viewers the “déjà vu”. These elements came from the reconstructions of my daily life, my imagination, animals and plants around me, and my sense and experiences. The composition and combination are beyond comprehension however designed by reason. Every time I start to paint, those elements bring me through time and space to a mysterious and poetic realm where is fantastic, gorgeous, and like heaven. It is like building an enormous and flourishing wonderland beneath an addicting night sky. Elements in this wonderland overlapped, rebuild, dissolved and reconstructed. The most glorious bloom was flying as a machine or more like a kind of plankton. You cannot trace them. They are poetic, but lunatic.