Kaï-Chun Chang



Work


PAINTING
- My Mirror, Your Window

- Distant Lights Repeat on Mind
- Passage
- Volume of light

PAPER WORKS
- Closed Eyes to See I
- Closed Eyes to See II
- Closed Eyes to See III

IMAGES
- Schema
- Gleams

COLLAGE
- Flux
- When Words Don’t Cross Anymore

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Kai-Chun Chang is a Taiwanese artist based in Paris. His works span different media such as painting, collage and photography. His creation focusses primarily on the representation of light and space, and their subtle pictural relationship. 


In his paintings, with repeated crossovers formed by slow and gentle gestures, the diluted paint accumulates and embodies the different spectra of light.


 Working on the notion of screen, primary and refined forms appear in his works as pictorial spaces, whether they are epidermal and deep or floating and luminous. These forms are places that invoke fragments of memory and pure sensations. They appear as quiet interior landscapes who invite for contemplation.


4. Loren Eiseley





LE / 1957
From The Immense Journey

            A billion years have gone into the making of that eye; the water and the salt and the vapors of the sun have built it; things that squirmed in the tide silts have devised it. Light-year beyond light-year, deep beyond deep, the mind may rove by means of it, hanging above the bottomless and surveying impartially the state of matter in the white-dwarf suns.




Yet whenever I see a frog’s eye low in the water warily ogling the shoreward landscape, I always think inconsequentially of those twiddling mechanical eyes that mankind manipulates nightly from a thousand observatories. Someday, with a telescopic lens an acre in extent, we are going to see something not to out liking, some looming shape outside there across the great pond of space.
            Whenever I catch a frog’s eye I am aware of this, but I do not find it depressing. I stand quite still and try hard not to move or lift a hand since it would only frighten him. And standing thus it finally comes to me that this is the most enormous extension of vision of which life is capable: the projection of itself into other lives. This is the lonely magnificent power of humanity. It is, far more than any spatial adventure, the supreme epitome of the reaching out.
Mark