Half Ocean Half Flame



The title of the work 'Half Ocean Half Flame' is adapted from a romance novel by Chinese novelist Wang Shuo. The novel was published in 2000 before a movie adaptation in 2008.
The hand-bound booklet was made from large sheets of paper which have been printed on both sides with a colour gradient slowly changing from blue to red.    



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The artist has imprinted a few circle marks on the four corners of both sides of the paper before the print was cut into pages. After the pages were bound, the artist found these pre-made marks in random pages, then re-coloured them by mixing blue and red (the same paints used to create the print). The book kept the same title as the source work, but traveled through a different art media, then was named by different artist. Same elements of the colours, applied in different times, pined down different score of time, telling different stories which sometimes seem to be very similar.





  Half Ocean Half Flame, Screen print, acrylic on paper,21x14x111.5cm, 2016





作品名稱「一半海水一半火焰」取自作家王朔於2000出版的愛情故事。小說在八年後被翻拍成電影。
紙頁上的絹印顏色以紅色與青色兩個單色顏料反覆印刷,最終得出一張由紅至藍漸變過渡的抽象色塊。藝術家在將雙面絹印的紙張依序裁開成紙頁之前,在紙張的雙面四角做上空心的圓形記號,這些記號在被裁切和裝訂成書之後
,遺失在書本裡,最後,藝術家將這些隨機於某些紙頁上出現的記號找出,以當時製作絹印的兩個顏色,試著重新混合出記號上的顏色,並將這些顏色重新填滿記號。
同一個作品標題,在不同作者的描述下、不同形式媒材之間轉變樣貌 ; 同樣兩個原色,以不同方式混合、在不同時間點落在紙上。紅色想模仿火、青色試著象徵水,不完美的再現與敘事,項藝術家最後裁調製的記號的顏色,總和原來的紙頁顏色有一些落差。


















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