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Empty
2015
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Tung Ming-Chin
Empty
2015
81x75x75 cm
Empty
2015
81x75x75 cm
Empty
2015
81x75x75 cm
Empty
2015
81x75x75 cm
Empty
2015
81x75x75 cm
Empty
2015
81x75x75 cm
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The work creates an image of an ordinary piece of package on the pallet, and because it is hard to tell what it is simply by the look, it triggers a desire to peek inside. If the viewer looks attentively and keeps oneself concentrated and undisturbed, he or she may detect the word "empty" coming out of those blurry lines.

This work EMPTY was originally a giant one-ton piece of mersawa, and after repeated grinding and careful carving of the fine details, the solid wood was completely emptied into a lightweight shell of few kilograms; it was nevertheless once a piece real and solid wood.

In the mundane world where people chase after assorted senses and materials, the artist chose "empty" to let go of the old self and to embrace countless transformations one after another to extract essence from all to none. The abstract style of a package and a focus on simplification enabled the artist to successfully transmit the concept of this work: emptiness. Between the surface and the inside, the clever space and sight conversion allows what the viewer see through the eyes to generate psychological impacts on the viewer, not only awakening their memory but also shaking up their imagination for things buried deeply somewhere inside their heart.

The passage leading to this artwork is also the artist’s soul searching passage. Most importantly, the artist hopes to assist the viewer to retrieve the most original and pure pieces of memory.

ARTISTS
11 artworks / 28 exhibition
Sculpture
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Tung Ming-Chin, 2009, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2015, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2008, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2013, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2015, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2009, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2009, Video Art
Tung Ming-Chin, 2013, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2009, Sculpture
Tung Ming-Chin, 2011, Sculpture