游文富 | Yu Wen-Fu


台灣藝術家游文富非藝術本科出生,卻透過在傳統與當代語境中的不斷實踐,以其平面、立體、空間藝術、環境藝術、地景藝術等等逐漸在台灣當代藝術界獲得一定知名度。對於生長在南投竹山的竹工藝廠的游文富來說,竹子是其從小生命的必然,也是他無法割捨的創作媒介。與之相對地,羽毛可以說是後來當了空軍的游文富的夢想,象徵了天空、飛翔或希望。從其生命經歷而言,竹子與羽毛、輕與重、根與飛翔,種種之間並非全然二元對立,而是互為交融、互為論辯、互為成全;而終在不斷地自我懷疑和實踐中尋求答案,這也正是游文富創作歷程的最佳寫照。

從紙張上的水墨畫,到與田地、斷層或建築共融,再到展覽空間,游文富不斷透過此兩種媒材「造景」。其所造之景,或分割、拆解畫面,或在場域之中搭建隱匿之處,他藉以媒材的特性進行堆疊和重構,而得以在創作實踐中改變、重新定義、或是懷疑容納其作品的空間。

Wen-Fu Yu is a Taiwanese contemporary artist, whose works has been exhibit in several important art exbitions in Taiwan. Yu was born into a Taiwanese bamboo craft factory, and thus bamboo became the material he often used. His experience of Air Force gives him another medium, feather, symbolizing the sky, flying, and hope.

In Yu's life, bamboo and feather, lightness and heaviness, rooted and soaring, are not completely opposite, but rather are mutually blended, debated, and supplemented. Yu's practice is the negotiation of these dialectics. From ink paintings on paper to large installations, he focuses on the materials of bamboo and feathers, exploring their clashes and synergies.