6F-10F Hallway|Ceramic 12x12x22cm 2017

As time passes, each moment instantly becomes part of the past. Memories begin to accumulate as people grow, build up experience and develop wisdom. These are all part of the self and coalesce into a unique individual. In the same way, fruit and leaves fall, decompose into the ground, and transform into nutrients to nourish a new cycle.

When looking back on the past, each one of us ought to own every choice we make at every moment as an act of self-affirmation. All of our choices are nutrients that make us grow in strength in order to continue the eternal pursuit of each moment as time moves on.

When viewers look down at the work, they see themselves in the mirror. As they broaden their field of view, the objects in the mirror are upended and suddenly appear to be growing upwards to start a new cycle.

The topmost object is a dried plant coated in clay and fired at high temperature. The plant has ceased to be but a brand-new form has taken its place, conveying the significance of this cycle that preserves the past while creating a future that in a continuous extension of time.

Tsai Ying-Chen

PhD student, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Craft, Japan
Exchange Student, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Craft, Japan
MA, National Taiwan University of Arts, Department of Crafts and Design, Taiwan
BA, National Hsinchu University of Education, Department of Arts and Design, Taiwan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Eternal---Line”, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2013 "Me Between Above and Under Horizon", National Taiwan University of the Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2013 "Me Between Above and Under Horizon", National Taitung Living Art Center, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 "Stunning edge "Asian Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, National Taiwan craft research and development institute, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 "53th TOYOUKAI Ceramics Exhibition", Tokyo Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
2016 "Ginchakai 2016, tea ceremony cup of Crafts Exhibition", Ginza Itoya, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Functionality and Formation" East Asian Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Japan
2012 Daegu University of Korea Exchange Exhibition, Korea

2016 Special Jury Awards, Taiwan Ceramics Award, Taiwan
2015 Finalist, 2th Taiwan Young Pottery Artist Award & Biennale
2015 Honorable Mention, The 33th Taoyuan Fine Arts Exhibition, Craft and Sculpture Category, Taiwan
2013 Selected Emerging Artists by the Ministry of Culture
2011 Finalist, Lin Bao-chia Ceramics Exhibition, National Taiwan College of Arts, Taiwan







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