UV print on metal, ceramics, shelf, plants|Installation size|2012-2018


A kind of potted plants in modified blue plastic drums can often be found in front of the neighbor’s doors back in my hometown. The distinctive industrial blue and boring plastic texture are a little bit out of place among traditional ceramic pots and brick-red plastic bowls. These plastic containers in diverse forms were originally used in factories to contain raw materials, wastes, lube oil, or half-finished products.


In Taiwan, the borders between industrial, agricultural, and communities and factories area have always been blurry, and communities and factories grow together; with the tradition of family factory, some unwanted plastic containers were often taken back by neighboring household, and turned into plant pots through the folk’s unusual gift of discovering new value in objects. This is a virtue where things are never wasted, but also displays the aesthetics of misuse.


When compromises in human feeling and social environment that is yet fully developed receive trivial compensations through these replacement containers, the plants that are deeply rooted in compromises in life will continue to thrive despite their lack of beauty and sophistication in the alleys as they take advantage of the surroundings.




在我老家的鄰里門前常見一種用藍色塑膠桶改造而成的盆栽,鮮明的工業藍和乏味的塑膠質感在傳統的陶盆和磚紅塑膠盆中稍顯突兀。這一系列樣式多變的塑膠容器,原本是在工廠中作為盛裝原料、廢料、機油或是收納半成品所用。在台灣住工農界線模糊,社區與工廠接壤發展,家庭代工模式遺留背景之下 ,有些工廠淘汰的塑膠容器會被附近鄰居討去,藉由庶民再開發物件價值的異常天份成為了妝點門面的一叢叢花木──這是一種惜物的美德也是錯用的美學。當人情的妥協與有待完善的社會環境透過這些替代盆器得到微不足道的補償;扎根在生活種種將就之中的植物,即便植地不算精美,依舊得益於優勢風土在巷弄中生的盎然。



Sailing In The Dark Cave - The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art|Lin&Lin Gallery, Taipei, TW|2016

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Carnets du flâneur|Galerie Frédéric Moisan, Paris, FR|2017



Treasure Hall Artist Village, Taipei, TW|2018 (Day view)

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Treasure Hall Artist Village, Taipei, TW|2018 (Night view)

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Catalog (selected out of 500 pieces)

A1-044 LS658 sc (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A1-023 LS442 ct (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A1-039 LS626 wg (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A1-050 LS690 sc (54X36cm 300dpi) 590X382mm
A1-008 LS174 is (72X48cm 300dpi) 770X502mm
A1-100 LS1377 wg (25X16.6cm 300dpi) 300X188
A1-111 LS1439 is (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A1-120 LS1702 sc (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A1-115 LS1637 sc (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A1-123 LS1735 ti (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A2-025 LS636 wg (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A2-030 LS713 sc (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A2-032 LS795 is (30X20cm 300dpi) 350X222mm
A2-063.1 LS1594 ti (30X20cm 300dpi) 350X222mm
A2-045 LS1109 ti (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
A2-034 LS0842 pt (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
A2-057 LS1329 is (48X32cm 300dpi) 530X342mm
A3-012 LS450 pt (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm
C1-009 LS414 ti (36X24cm 300dpi) 410X262mm
C1-021 LS1443 sc (42X28cm 300dpi) 470X302mm

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