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Rewriting
2007
BY
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN
Mona Lisa
2007
Digital image ink-jet printed on photographic paper
120x150cm
Venus
2007
Digital image ink-jet printed on photographic paper
120x150cm
The creation of Adam
2007
Digital image ink-jet printed on photographic paper
120x150cm
Spanish Republic Elegy
2007
Digital image ink-jet printed on photographic paper
120x150cm
Spring
2007
Digital image ink-jet printed on photographic paper
120x150cm
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The magnetic drawing board creates lines and shapes by attracting metal powder onto a honeycomb-patterned board. The effect of metal powder is similar to graphite powder, thus the magnetic drawing board bears semblance to the traditional sketching aesthetics. It is not only a "toy" but a medium that has possibilities in "aesthetics." Furthermore, this convenient toy coincides with my longtime insistence: seeking the aura of aesthetics from daily life. It is a children's toy without a doubt, but its magnetic particle effect could create unique visual effects and even taste. It allows one, even in play and amusement, to gain possible directions of development. By mimicking world renowned artworks, it implies an ownership of these works in our daily life and also a conversation with a world class aesthetic value. This is why I wanted to play with the magnetic drawing board. Rewriting attempts to conduct a kind of autonomous and self-experimentation with this convenient doodling tool and capture a wisp of aesthetic aura from the contemporary life.

ARTISTS
9 artworks / 51 exhibition
Installation Art
Wen Hsiang Mark Chen was born in 1957, Taipei, and graduated from the fine arts department of Chinese Culture University in 1980, Taiwan. He obtained the MFA degree of CUNY in 1990, USA. After returning to Taiwan in 1992, he and couples of artists ...
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KEYWORDS
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, , Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2001, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1997, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2004, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1998, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2008-2010, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2008, Installation Art