【上班下班 — 仲崇毓個展】
日期：2023-07-15 ~ 2023-10-07
► 上班下班 — 仲崇毓個展
展期｜ 2023.07.15 – 2023.10.07
開幕｜ 2023.07.15（六）4:30 p.m.
地點｜ TKG+ Projects（台北市內湖區瑞光路548巷15號2F）
仲崇毓習慣以透視法構圖、或以建模軟體先模擬出畫面草圖，再以水泥作為媒材將畫面構築在木板上，這種先打稿（建模）再製圖的過程，亦反映出他將藝術行政具備步驟與條理的工作方法融於其創作姿態中。在作品畫面中建築物總是被水泥分割地邊界感分明；空間的概念在精準的透視下，隨著抹刀的平塗起落，被仲崇毓以平整且近乎潔癖的手法整抹出來。而以水泥與木板兩種相異、但材質感皆非常鮮明的媒材作畫，則是仲崇毓對於感性觸覺的延續——「上班下班」並非是仲崇毓在TKG+ Projects首度亮相的展覽。在2021年他便以聯展藝術家的身份，參展了由策展人吳牧青策畫的「creN/Ature 物．自．造．＿」一展。「上班下班」可視為仲崇毓在「物．自．造」後的創作延伸，除了持續摸索「作品/非作品」的邊界外，在空間的使用上他亦善用了自身經驗的主場優勢，將空間以墨斗中的棉線作出區隔。展間在棉線的切割中，摒棄了木作的厚重與強烈的結構感，體現出仲崇毓對於空間尺度的平衡與拿捏——輕盈通透，卻帶著對空間操作的熟練與別有洞悉。
► Chung Chung-Yu: Clock In, Clock Out
Reception｜07.15.2023 (Sat.) 4:30 p.m.
Venue｜TKG+ Projects (2F, No. 15, Ln. 548, Ruiguang Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei, Taiwan 114)
Clock In, Clock Out, Chung Chung-Yu’s first solo exhibition at TKG+ Projects, serves as a manifestation of his dual identity. Working at Tina Keng Gallery as an art administrator for several years, Chung continues to pursue his creative vision in his personal life. With this exhibition, he explores new perspectives within the familiar setting of the gallery space, informed by his experience in both art administration and art making.
The exhibition title “Clock In, Clock Out” highlights Chung’s attempt to blur the boundaries within the standardized structure of the workplace, drawing from his understanding of the gallery space. As an art administrator in the gallery armed with equipment expertise and first-hand knowledge of the space, he always helps artists troubleshoot technical issues during installation. His professional experience and execution of installation tasks become a means to actualize each artist’s vision, be it overtly romantic or nearly idealistic. Always putting himself in the shoes of the artist, Chung approaches the needs of each exhibition from the perspective of someone who practices art. This interplay between sense and sensibility is also evident in his own artistic practice.
Chung uses perspective drawing or 3D modeling software to simulate the composition of his work. He then constructs the image on a wood panel, using cement as his medium. This process of sketching (or modeling) before creating the final piece attests to a systematic approach of art administration underlying his practice. Buildings in his work are often divided by distinct cement borders, and the concept of space is meticulously rendered with precise perspective and smooth application of the palette knife, highlighting Chung’s methodical, almost surgical techniques. By using cement and wood panels as two visually distinct materials for painting, he explores the tactile qualities of two-dimensional mediums.
This is not the first time Chung has exhibited at TKG+ Projects. He was one of the participating artists in creN/Ature curated by Wu Mu-Ching in 2021. Clock In, Clock Out can be considered an extension of Chung’s creative endeavor since creN/Ature. Toeing the line between work and nonwork, he leverages his familiarity with the venue, and demarcates the space with the cotton thread of an ink fountain. The exhibition space, delineated by the cotton thread, escapes a sense of heaviness and partition, Chung’s balanced and precise handling of spatial dimensions embodied in a sense of lightness and transparency.
Stripping away the role of art administrator, Chung Chung-Yu examines the duality of identity in Clock In, Clock Out, in an attempt to identify himself through art making.