Chen Wei Ting
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about the ARTIST

Artist statement

“If personal experience can reflect itself, I think drawing and writing are a kind of slice of self.”

 

In my creations,I used a lot of childhood memories and symbolic figures such as teddy bears, antique toys, intuitive graffiti drawings, costume characters and so on. My painting started as diary recordings, which tends to be in a written form. This writing is more like an interpretation of my work.

"What is painting?” I often ask myself this question, which constantly deconstructs and constructs my thoughts. Specifically, instinct drive me to write about these fragments of my childhood, like words and poems in my images, figurative but present. I still remember the moment in my childhood, when I was watching television and playing by myself with toys, which I still keep, all alone in the room. Maybe, this kind of childhood experience is common in the era of declining birthrate, and some might share the same feeling—longing to play with someone and growing up without noticing the desire.

 

My personal experience is a characteristic of my generation. It writes feelings I face unclearly, but intuitively and willfully awakening the utter innocence under my skin.I strongly believe that creation is the way I converse with the world.

 

 

Wei-TingChen (1991.)

 

Master of Art Administration (Now)

G.A.P., Tokyo University of the Arts

 

Master of Art Administration

University of Taipei Department of VisualArts, Taiwan

 

Bachelor of Art Administration

Fu Jen University of Chinese literature,Taiwan

Wei Ting Chen was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1991.

He spent his childhood on cartooning, and he liked to draw with poem. In Fu Jen University, he majored in Chinese Literature and started to write poems. He read Roland L. Bachmann's concept of fragment. Roland's work is composed of fragments. When readers read his works, they need to put together his thoughts. For Chen, he thinks that the writing is a slice of life, and writing poems has become another way of making a drawing.

 

His works are mostly paintings with acrylic and oil pastel, often accompanied by poems that correspond to the visual parts and provide a hint. He always thinks that his works are showing the differences between children and adults. He also works with different medias, such as video art, performance, and sculpture. Those year he exhibited overseas such as New York,Beijing, Hong kong, Japan and so on. Some works can be found in the collection of Lih-pao Cultural Arts Foundation.

 

In order to seek for more opportunities for exchange with artists and new projects, he currently studies in the Global Art Practice program at TokyoUniversity of the Arts and lives and works in Tokyo.        

       

Solo Exhibition

2021「I don’t want to change You」in Gallery Ascend,Hong Kong

「Falling Rain」in Jia Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

「I Saw You Before」in GR Gallery, New York, American

2019 「An Apple」in Lei Xiang Gallery, Taipei,Taiwan

2018  「Partial Men」in Songshan cultural park, Taipei, Taiwan

     「events and mine」in Park Lane, Taichung, Taiwan

2015  「Wandering Dream」in Dear Deer Gallery Café, Taipei, Taiwan

     「Long Dream」in Huashan 1914 Creative Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Group Exhibition

2021  

「Doll House」, Line Gallery, Beijing, China

「Satellite Village」, Gallery Ascend, Hong Kong

「De’Construction」, Toride Museum,Japan

Fresh」, Padre Gallery,New York, American

2020  

「Art Kyoto」, Kyoto National Museum,Kyoto,Japan

「We burned, we lost and west ill run as child」, Jxjbooks Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

「Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2020」, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China

2019  

「ART 021 Shanghai」, Shanghai Center, Shanghai, China

「POPEYE 90th Anniversary exhibition」, Joy city, Beijing, China

「Restart the game」, Joy city, Beijing, China

2018  

「Art Taipei 2018」,TWTC, Taipei, Taiwan

「Art for mosa」, Eslite hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

2017

「Art Taipei 2017」,TWTC, Taipei, Taiwan

「Nuit Blanche」, Taipei, Taiwan

「Lin Yen Liang and Chen Wei Ting :home」, diida ART BOX, Taipei, Taiwan

2015  

「Taipei Free Art Fair」in Huashan1914 Creative Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

「Tagboat Art Fes. 2015」, HULIC HALL, Tokyo, Japan

 

Cooperation

2021  「Kukikodan: Yourand my wishes」Album cover illustration design

 

Publishing

2016  《Room913》

2015  《Long Dream》

 

Award

2022  Tokyo Geidai Art Fes(Judges’Award)

ArtAward Tokyo Marunouchi 2022(Nominate)

Japan Art Salon(Judges’Award)

2021  Shibuya Awards 2021(Grand Prize / Audience Prize)

Tokyo Geidai Art Fes(Judges’ Award)

2016  Taipei Poetry Festival(Honorable Work)

2015  Gary Baseman's exhibition in MOCA Taipei(Judges’ Award)

 

Collection

2018  Lihpao Cultural Arts Foundation

2017  Lihpao Cultural Arts Foundation

 

Artist-in-Residence

2018  Taichung Dali art residency

 

Media Interview

2021   Art and Piece Cover and interview

ArtPlugged 「Chen Wei Ting: I Saw You Before」

2019   YouthMagazine 「Popeye Group Exhibition interview」

      Illustration Magazine 「Scene: Arai Ryoji Solo Exhibition《Journey》」

      Art Media Yishuzs interview「 Chen Wei Ting」

2018  Udesign「ChenWei Ting Solo Exhibition:Partial Men 」

     China Times News「ChenWei Ting Solo Exhibition:Partial Men 」

2017  ARTMAP cover「2017/11」

     Art Media Yishuzs 「Taiwan Artist: Chen Wei Ting」

2016  Now news「Close and Open-Chen Wei Ting《Room913》」

2015  M'INT art news interview「Chen Wei Ting-What do you want to talk?」

     Personal Interview in the TVShow "Super Artists"「Chen Wei Ting」

      Art plus 「2015/9」

      Big issue「2015.9.1」、「2015.3.1」

     ARTMAP「2015/09」、「2015/03」

Exhibitions

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