陳傑強TAN Kent KeongBACK
1979年出生於馬來西亞，現居於台中。作品擁有強烈的個人風格，具有相當高的辨識度，以撕裂性的手法以及狂野的筆觸畫出童年時期的回憶，面對一種看得見、卻無法回到過去的那些美好回憶，於是藉由創作來塑造自己的記憶。 1979 born in Malaysia, now lives in Taichung. His artworks have strong personal style and high degree of recognition, depict the childhood memories by tearing painting and wild strokes. Facing the memories that couldn’t turn back in the past, he tries to buildhis own memories by creating. 創作自述 〈Toys〉系列以生活經驗累積的符號作為開端，從中檢視反覆出現在記憶庫當中的某個物件或是影像。以玩具為例，作者重返童年經驗，檢視在玩具物件上餘留的痕跡象徵著什麼，而作者又如何將符號的固有意義，轉換成個人作品中的私人物語。當存留於想像中的空間無限擴張，意識如同掉進一個永遠消失卻一再被觀看的漩渦；面對一種看得見，卻回不去的記憶或是經驗，如何透過手繪的速度，物質的變形，情緒召喚瞬間彩度的降低，產生出「現象流逝中的安息之所」。 “Toys” series it starts with the accumulation of signs in the life experiences, and exams some particular object or image that appears in the memory repeatedly. Take toy for example, the author returned to the childhood experiences to have a second thought of the symbolization for the traces remaining on the toys, and transform the original meaning of the sign to his own art language. Consciousness would be like fall into a swirl of disappearance but can be seeing repeatedly when imaginary spaces expanded unlimitedly. When facing those memories that can be seen but cannot return, the author creates “An elapsing phenomenon of peace land” by the speed of painting, the flash of emotional calling and the decrease of saturation.