Liang-Yuan Weng ｜ 翁梁源
現任玄奘大學藝術與創意設計學系副教授兼系主任。就讀國立師範大學美術系西畫創作研究所，多年來主要從事數位影像繪畫的媒材表現，近年開始透過油畫及複合媒材的創作，並將影像繪畫的創作經驗融入了純手繪媒材的表現。作品曾刊戴於德國藝術雜誌INSIDE artzine報導。從2014年至今，個展與聯展計二十餘次，並出版《翁梁源作品集–數位影像繪畫藝術》。數位影像繪畫作品榮獲俄羅斯舉辦的Каталог выставки GLRY, осень 2018. 國際線上展覽競賽評審團特別獎。作品並榮獲108年全國美術展水彩類銀獎。曾擔任大墩美展及新北市學生美展評審。
Liang-Yuan Weng is an Associate Professor and the incumbent Director of the Department of Art and Creative Design, Hsuan Chuang University. Weng studies in the M.A. Programme in Western Painting at the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University. His practices over the years mainly center around the medium of digital photo painting. In recent years, the artist attempts to create via oil paint and mixed media, incorporating his photo painting experience into pure hand-paint medium. Weng’s works have been included in INSIDE artzine, a German art magazine. Since 2014, he has thrown over 20 solo and joint exhibitions and published Digital Photo Painting Art – Works of Liang-Yuan Weng. His digital photo painting was recognized by Каталог выставки GLRY, осень 2018 in Russia, Специальный приз жюри (Jury special prize) as well as Silver Prize in Watercolor Group at the 2019 National Watercolor Exhibition. The artist was a jury in Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition and the New Taipei City Student Art Exhibition. Weng endeavored to fuse concepts and techniques of diverse fields in The Possibility of Watercolor organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan City Government in 2018 and ushered in new possibility to watercolor, in which he engaged experimental work via watercolor medium yet again after 35 years. He is enthusiastic in the research of aqueous media in hopes of elevating its academic value.
Ark Trilogy – Golden Elephant Mountain of Thousand Years
水性蠟彩、珠光劑、水彩打底劑、畫布 Encaustic, glycol Stearate, and watercolor ground on canvas｜100×110cm｜ 2019
Golden Elephant Mountain of Thousand Years is my very first work that employs encaustic officially. The work manifests a dramatic sense of mythology via surrealistic approach. The picture is prone to monochromatic that gives off an archaic sense. The focus of its presentation lies in the form and ambience. To capture the solid sense of weight of stone, I utilized watercolor ground to deliberately create the texture like stone tablet. The rugged foundation allowed pigments to deposit. Apart from the wash effect of watercolor, I added a thick layer on the surface via impasto, an oil painting technique. Hence, the work is neither an oil painting or a conventional watercolor, which satisfied my fun in exploring the performance of new mediums.
Ark Trilogy –Garden of Beasts
壓克力、水性蠟彩、水彩打底劑、畫布 Acrylic, encaustic, and watercolor ground on canvas｜100×110cm｜ 2019
Pursuant to the previous digital works of “Ark Trilogy”, it now presents its third work. Themed with the reboot of the world and captured via surrealist approach, an imaginative world of fantasy is created. The work tells the coming end of the world for the environment is destroyed by humans. As the world reboots itself, the top rank of all creature humans used to occupy is replaced by beasts, leaving humanity at the bottom like karma and a cautionary tale!
This work was portrayed purely by hands. Watercolor ground was employed on the canvas to purposefully create a texture like pictograph, in an attempt to invent a visual experience of “false civilization vs. present reality” like a prophecy recorded on fresco thousands of years old.
I moved into the Eyes of Birds, Staring at the Winds Passing by, in Search of You
壓克力、水性蠟彩、珠光劑、水彩打底劑、畫布Acrylic, encaustic, glycol stearate, and watercolor ground on canvas｜85×115cm｜ 2019
The work was inspired and thus named after a short poem – I moved into the Eyes of Birds, Staring at the Winds Passing by, in Search of You. It displays a nostalgic scene like that in childhood memories. The surreal combination of a worn-out bicycle and an old tree coexists with time. I wonder if my childhood playmates are still around? The once lovely childhood memories popped up after so many years. I introduced a tint of surprise to the image besides the ordinary theme with a hope of expressing a poetic nostalgia in the work!
Watercolor ground was employed on the canvas to purposefully create a texture like that of pictograph; scratches were used to manifests the sentiment toward the loss of time!