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【 佇足 】劉欣宜首次個展 
“ Stop for a While” Liu ShinYi First Solo Exhibition


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「希望可以透過藝術創作的手法,安定自己也安慰他人。」——劉欣宜。

憂愁與率真的面容
時常出現的海草般波浪長髮,厚重又沈重,彷彿她的心情紮在裡面無限淬煉,色彩溫暖柔美,如同少女的憂愁,帶有一點對世界無限夢幻的想像。經過歲月磨練,一筆一筆雕刻道出率真又有毅力的執著,沒有太多裝飾,簡單的造型就能達到療癒的效果。帶著天真無辜的外表,孩童的面容,除了表達率真,也表示最純粹自然的樣子。帶有溫暖的柔美色調,看見她的作品會好奇,為什麼自我的意識強烈無比,彷彿不食人間煙火的孩童,不管世界運轉、時間快速流逝,這些人物都活在自己的時間裡掙扎與反抗。

自我意識的投射
藝術創作的過程總是艱辛,欣宜默默做著雕塑創作,只希望她的毅力能夠感動他人。這些作品代表她對未來的期盼,也表示著生存的疑惑,這些思緒很自我,沒有人可以給予標準答案,僅有在自己的時間裡任性,傾聽內心的聲音與自己拉扯,雕塑的過程就成了最重要的安定。

對世界的疑惑
「人各有異,這是一種幸運:一個個風格迥異的人,構成了我們所能體會到的豐富的世界。但人本質上又那麼一致,這也是一種幸運:如果有心,便能通過這共通的部分,最終看見彼此,映照出彼此,溫暖彼此。」——蔡崇達,《皮囊》。生命中總是會遇見有人跟自己一樣,也會遇見很不一樣的人。有時遇見跟我們想法有出入的人,我們會詫異、些許悲傷,或是感到憤怒,有時候又因為世界上有這麼多形形色色的人,所以世界變得豐富;若能幸運遇見與自己本質相同的人又何其幸運,這樣能更容易在關係裡有共通處,也能彼此溫暖、指引方向。

佇足的方法
在停下腳步後,在奢侈的時間內找到一個方式,留心聽自己內心的聲音,也反覆思索,並期望人生還能如何繼續。最重要的是走在自己的路上,如果人生一直走在自己的路上,才能成為我們自己,來對抗世界的複雜。如同欣宜所說:「我們其實都從未長大」,所以才能聽見自己最坦白的想法。

“I hope to calm myself and comfort others through the way of art creation” —— ShinYi Liu.

Sentimental and Frank Faces

The frequently appearing seaweed-like wavy hair is symbolic to the heavy emotion stuck deep inside and infinitely refined. The warm elegant colors are like girls’ worries brought about from imagination and full of limitless fantasies of the world. Her pieces undergo a long process of tempering and practicing. Each mark of carving shows her constant persistence. Without many decorations, the artist shows simple shape can achieve the effect of comforting people. Children’s innocent appearances and expression not only indicate candidness but also purity and nature. While seeing her works you might feel curious and wonder why there is a strong feeling of self- consciousness. ShinYi Liu compares this to any child living in an ivory tower and struggling with who they are in a constantly changing world as they grow up.

The Projection of Self-Awareness

The process of artistic creation is always hard. The artist sculpts silently and hopes her persistence will touch others. These works represent her hope of the future and doubts of life. These thoughts are very personal to everyone and impossible for people to answer for others. Her answer is to be capricious in her own time and argue with her inner voice; thus the process of sculpting becomes the essence of being stable.

Doubts About the world

Everyone is different. This is kind of fortune because this colorful world is constituted by those different individuals. Nevertheless, the essence of people is the same, which is another fortune. It is possible to understand and warm each other through this common point by paying full attention.

Chongda Cai, Skin

People will always meet some like themselves and some very different. Sometimes, we may feel surprised, sad, or angry when meeting someone who has a different opinion or viewpoint from us. Sometimes, we take joy in this colorful world because of the various people. It is great luck to meet some are similar to ourselves. With this thought, it is easier to find common points in the relationship, care, and give directions to each other.

The Way to Stop for a While

After taking a step back, try finding the time to listen to your inner self. Meanwhile, think repeatedly and work to find a way to continue the life. The most important thing is walking our own path because by being ourselves, we can fight against the complexity of the world. As Shih Yi said, ‘ We have never grown up’, so we can hear the frankest voice of ourselves.