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Ya Chung Teng

Born in Taiwan. Lives in: London
Central Saint Martins

The glassworks challenge the limit between painting and sculpture. The canvas has its shape defined by the glass layers, without the traditional constraint of a superficial surface. It has rigidity and strength through a medium though fragile with ever changing reflected and refracted light. The canvas is enhanced, its boundaries removed in a space without limits. The subject is present, it has substance. Either through the strong physical and natural quality of the pigments, or the sharp geometries and mingled translucencies of the fabric, the multi-layered nature of the subject makes it float in the space of the canvas. It becomes part of it, blended with shadows, reflections and background. The subject and the canvas are one. The viewer needs to reconsider its conception of the canvas as a form, a painting as a sculpture. The visual illusion challenges the viewer to really see.

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Work of art I would like to make

I would like to challenging the scale of my glass work engage with space. At the turn of 21st century, art appears to have lost whatever meagre vestiges of force and importance it still might have held in the increasingly commercializing and commoditised culture under the Capitalism. The new conceptual art is marked by a sense of antagonism towards its environment, an art that causes friction as it is engaged within its context resisting organisational pressure of the institution and instead exerting its own terms of engagement. Art- not for what it is, but, rather, for the idea and changes that it motivates and inspires.


My Artworks (6)

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