ART: Fade in, fade out

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff reporter

Sun, Mar 24, 2013 - Page 12

Chen Kun-feng’s (陳崑鋒) new series of paintings, Revive Mark II, examine memory, how it fades and becomes fallible over time and how the photographic image serves as a questionable proxy for direct experience — much as the above images only offer a partial representation of the actual paintings. Chen’s work also serves as a statement of how we perceive media and the loss of visual art, over the past half century, as a medium through which we come to know and evaluate the world. As the gallery’s exhibition blurb says, this allows Chen “to further explore possibilities other than media replacing subjects and objects in memory, attempting to provide a sense of reality in memory with supplements that are indescribable, uninvolved with actuality but precisely engaging ... where the true can not be told from the false.”

■ Galleria H, 40, Jingye First Rd, Taipei City (台北市敬業一路40號), tel: (02) 8502-6631. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm

■ Until April 14