【臉譜密碼 The Face Code】旅法藝術家巫日文個展
"Does it look like someone in this painting?" Here comes the communication of the spectators.
Jhychen Wu continuously seeks the astonishment reacted by the spectators from their inner heart after viewing the destruction of the original painting. This amazement generated by the viewers is exactly what the artist anticipates. The way he brushes on his paint over and over again is like encoding his artworks and the conversations within the spectators is like the process of decoding.
He deliberately takes a fast-brushing-way to his paints and uses low chroma colors to demonstrate a blurred face. Additionally, he adds horizontal and vertical strokes in his paintings. By so doing, he employed his paintings as a means to construct images codes. For Jhychen Wu, these faces in his paintings represent a kind of symbol and code within which unselfish spirits are hidden. Only if these codes can be deciphered when you try to understand these profound and long-concealed meanings of ideas. This way of approaching his painting is like a process of encoding that the existing messages (the faces of characters in the painting) were hidden and the original meanings were turned into a new genre (twisted and deformed faces).
His paintings challenge the images that were taken for granted by this common society. He tries to express what he comprehended from these characters. These kinds of codes establish concealed images. Each drawing is similar to the course of encoding, transmitting and decoding. It allows our thoughts to move back and forth between reality and unreality. The philosophic articulation can easily inspire the reaction of the audience and these blurred images remind us of the soul of our life.
台灣的查某囝 ~ 客家阿姐「劉丁妹」