出 品 人 ：陈国善
学术主持 ：南 巢
策 展 人 ：黄 菲
展览统筹 ：陈 晨
学术顾问 ：曹 珩
Aurora Originates Little Animals
The range of artworks on the theme of protecting the earth and animals may seem too big. This can result in the core theme being lost unless you carefully look at the chronology of the works. You can then see that the artist TK CHAN took her own experiences and step by step integrated her personal feelings and ideas into evolving her works.
At the beginning, she used the oil brush to depict the natural scenery of Scotland by the emotion of a student studying abroad. It is natural and well understood that a human being can develop feelings for the places where she studied, worked and lived for a long time. She then created the "Sky" series. Although the inspiration still came from Scotland, she chose the colorful sky, not only with warm and hazy sunshine and changing clouds, but also the aurora she saw in Scotland - a precious, unpredictable mysterious light, which almost everyone longs for but not everyone is lucky enough to experience. In addition, she developed the "Aurora Revelation" series, with the concern of "global warming" and the rich connotation of "protecting the earth" regardless of human differences. And then, she created the "Starry" series, looking back to at earth from space, a unique contrasting perspective to the former two series. Gradually eliciting the views of our living home from something to observe, to something to praise, and finally to be something we should cherish.
In 2016, she began to try the ink "animal" series inspired by the love for her pet, who had one ear missing. She first published this series at the Ink Asia art fair at the end of that same year, which attracted the attention of the media and collectors. During the following year, her first auction record was obtained by this series of works. She, full of love, soon created more cute little animals, which became the series of “Family”, “Abstract”, “City” and “Unicorn” ink animals. In the latest ink "World of Love" series, it advocates "love the earth, love animals", and also mentions vegetarianism. In short, it is a series that promotes harmonious coexistence between human beings and nature and animals. At this point, it echoes the theme of her oil paintings.
I must admit that I had ever had reservations about her ink animals. However, after seeing more and more collectors collecting these works with joy, and the joy being passed on to their family members, I started to rethink "if the artworks can easily resonate with people, aren't they good works?"
This is Miss TK CHAN's second solo exhibition in mainland China after Guangzhou solo exhibition. Based on the ink animals, her latest acrylic animal series will be published for the first time. This exhibition includes her oil paintings and acrylic paintings. It can be said that without the realistic Scottish landscape in those years, there would be no beginning of transformation into - the "Sky" series, and there will be no more "Aurora Revelation" series which was extended and evolved from "Sky". Its no exaggeration to say that it is the graceful and changeable aurora of the Scottish sky that inspires so many different kinds of themes to the animals. So there is the title "Aurora Originates Little Animals".
Curator Sissi Huang
August 21, 2019
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