The Cynic Motto－Wang Chen-En Solo Exhibition
｜ 展期 Duration ｜2018.12.15 (Sat) – 2019.01.31 (Thu)
｜ 開幕 Opening ｜2018.12.15 (Sat) 2PM (藝術家將出席 The artist will be in attendance)
｜ 地點 Venue ｜大河美術 RIVER ART
｜ 地址 Address ｜苗栗縣三義鄉水美305號 No.305, Shuimei, Sanyi, Miaoli, Taiwan
At the end of 2018, River Art will launch the solo exhibition The Cynic Motto by artist Wang Chen-En, who is famous for his dog-themed creations, drawing this year's gallery exhibitions to a close at the end of the Year of the Dog. In real life, Wang is a professional dog breeder who observes the characteristics of dogs. The seemingly simple dog theme actually serves as his self-projection, reflecting various social patterns and individual self-worth in society.
This exhibition continues The Principle of Dogs Series that Wang has carefully created over the years. From the perspective of cynicism, this series explores how to apply the ways of life and transcend the feelings of ignorance and distrust in the face of absurdity to reach spiritual sublimation, and condense that essence into doglike works. These works do not reproduce real dog images. Instead, they attempt to constitute the reality of visions. With the intention of creating real visualizations, the pictures seek the possibility of self-protection as seen in refugees. This serves as the most capable motivation for using dogs as the theme of these works. Because the emotions that connect people and dogs together are so unique and precious, no other items or animals can replace that. With sincerity, Wang tries to embody the noble feelings between man and dog through his work. Can one seize the sunshine among the illegible and indistinguishable blank spaces on the canvases? This is the question that Wang seeks to answer.