Chronicle of One-Legged Deva
- 開幕 Opening Reception｜2019/08/10(六) 14:00
- 座談會 forum｜2019/08/10(六) 14:00-17:00
- 與談人 talker｜黃海鳴 Huang, Hai-Ming
- 藝術家 artist｜李珞伊 Lee, Lo-Yi
Can “Art” exist forever? Lee Kuen-Lin replied in the article "Reproduction": "Man produces artworks as a means of propagating the existence of the human spirit, thereby allowing life to break free from the limitations of the physical body. In this way, the number of people, living creatures, spiritual symbols, and eternal existence, will always exist… It is a way to solve the problem of existence when the body begins to falter and decay." For Lee Kuen-Lin, the meaning of producing artworks may be to pass on his own concept of life to the world. Even if his body is no longer exist, he can still retain his spirit through his works.
In the past ten years, from the works and articles of Lee Kuen-Lin, Lee Lo-Yi gradually realized that there are still many parts of him which are unfamiliar to her. Perhaps what exists of Lee Kuen-Lin in her mind is only one-sided, as her father. She wants to know the him in the photos that is not familiar to her. Therefore, she began to visit people who were near to him, hoping to outline the image of Lee Kuen-Lin as an artist, teacher, student, friend and father through their memories, and continues to know him in the process of creating artworks. In the exhibition "Chronicle of One-Legged Deva", Lee Lo-Yi portrayed some of Lee Kuen-Lin's images through video, animation, website desing and 3D modeling, hoping to pass on the life memories and emotions to everyone through the works.
關於獨腳仙 About One-Legged Deva
The "One-Legged Deva" with only one foot and a pair of clear eyes is the protagonist of Lee Kuen-Lin's last work series "The Journey of One-Legged Deva" and "Songs of the Mountain" (from 2006 to 2009). They are the symbol of loneliness and also representing himself. Lee Kuen-Lin once said: "One can only jump with only one foot, but it is faster to jump that way." In addition to explaining the individual's loneliness and the psychological state of no desire, the "One-Legged Deva" series also explores the relation between oneself and the world and nature.
In 2009, on the eve of his solo exhibition "Songs of the Mountain", Lee Kuen-Lin left this world. Perhaps it is the last chapter created by Li Kuen-Lin of the shallow consciousness before the separation of the body and soul. Although his body disappeared, his soul still exists in his works and articles as if he had not disappeared.
關於李昆霖 About Lee Kuen-Lin
Life, body of mother, earth and loneliness are the subjects of Lee Kuen-Lin’s artworks and what he had been thinking about. On the road of creation/producing artworks, he insisted on his own belief. Since the "Border Culture Art Salon" in 1992, he has successively established and joined many "alternative spaces" which was jointly run by artists, including "Shin Leh Yuan Art Space", "Prototype Art Space" and "Pioneer Art Space". Then he also established the art groups in which members met regularly, including " Taizi Painting Association", "Rice-Flour Noodles Club" and "Onion Faction".
指導｜台北市文化局 執行｜新樂園藝術空間 SLY art space