Yi-Kuan Lin’s artistic practice explores how individuals physically deal with the world. Her work features exquisitely detailed pen drawings on paper that depict muscles, organs, skin wrinkles, tree bark, leaf veins, and petal textures in a suffocating mass of forms. Her recent body of work documents the changing dynamic between the body and nature.
Yi-Kuan Lin (born Tainan, Taiwan, 1981) graduated from the Department of Art Education at National Hualien Teacher College, Taiwan, 2004. Her recent solo exhibitions include: The Thinking Tree in Meditation, Der-Horng Art Gallery, Tainan, 2015; Handscape, BF Gallery, Taipei, 2011; and Hand, Wu-Chi Art Studio/Blacksnail, Tainan, 2011.
Residents from Taiwan
Tarik Kiswanson’s genre-defying work is informed by identity, dualism and loss. His work reflects on the influences of one culture upon another as well as the active role the viewers play in the creation of the work’s meaning. Through quasi-abstract sculptures, or “reductions” as he calls them, Kiswanson examines notions of nonconformity and subverts the ways in which form is perceived and registered. Almost solely made in polished brass and steel, the viewer’s body appears obliterated, disjointed, or doubled. Razor sharp and infra-thin, his paradoxical objects are also highly responsive to their spatial environment and to their observer’s proximity as they vibrate with the displacement of air generated by the spectators circulation within the space.
Tarik Kiswanson (born 1986, Halmstad, Sweden) graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London in 2010. In 2011, he moved to Paris where he attended l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and received a MA in 2013. He has exhibited his work internationally in group shows and solo exhibitions at Carlier Gebauer, Berlin; Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées, Sérignan, France; Musée national de Céramique-Sèvres, Paris; Le Pavillon Vendôme Centre d’art Contemporain, Paris; Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France; Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France; Riga Art Space, Latvia; and Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut.
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Residents from France
Joseph Buckley’s work is informed by grief and postcolonialism, manifesting in a range of forms including sculpture, video, and writing. Using a myriad of techniques, these themes are alternately reified or obfuscated–mobilized to rhyme or repel each other. Central to his work is the use of “non-materials” (ideas, processes, people), manipulated in manners that mimic the archetypal languages and processes of sculpture. This lends itself to an ongoing critique and consideration of the mechanics of objectification, and the obverse of objectification: dehumanization. Buckley imports tropes and frameworks from science fiction and fantasy and appropriates aspects of these genres and canons in order to produce work that speaks, in a speculative vernacular, to real world conditions.
Joseph Buckley (born 1990 in Ellesmere Port, England) studied at Leeds College of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in 2010 and 2013 respectively. In 2013 he moved to the United States where he graduated from Yale School of Art in 2015. Recent solo presentations of work include Pervert’s Lament as part of Time Item: Sculpture Thesis 2015, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art; and One Sixth Of A Series Of Elegies: V, ??, & XVII: Retcon! Retcon! Retcon!, &Model Gallery, Leeds, England. Recent group exhibitions include Wet Eyes, Meyohas, New York; Most Loathed, 3401 Lee Street, Los Angeles; and A Small Group Show of American and British Artists, Space Space Gallery, Tokyo.