We are pleased to announce an exhibition Animal by Pengcheng Chen, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura on April 22 (Sat) & 23 (Sun).
Pengcheng Chen is specialised in experimental animation and drawing based in China. He completed his Master of visual arts at Camberwell College of Arts in 2016.
His experimental animation has been shown in London, Lisbon, and China.
An ongoing concern he has is for the exploration and distillation of experimental drawing in moving image, by adopting concept about transformation of consciousness in between dreams which have strong metaphorical associations. As he has been researching on consciousness and automatism, the nature of consciousness reflected human behaviour and morality, therefore he took photographs of random performances as the animated references, and emphasise the insignificance of individual experience of dream and crucial connection with objective matters.
Here are some words from the artist himself.
I am working to interpret the interaction between internal conscious and objective elements by observing and recording the irregular movement of consciousness and connection with symbolism and uncertainty. Sleeping states is a blurry stage between living and death, it forms the common sense with connection between individual consciousness and universe. This video indicates symbolism and metaphor of individual’s anxiety and fear of time.
Pengcheng Chen “Animal”
Date: April 22 (Saturday) & 23 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an closing party and an artist talk on Saturday the 22nd, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibition by other eight current residence artists, will be also held on April 22(Sat) & 23(Sun).
* The exhibition by Lærke Lauta, one current residence artist will be held on April 20(Thu) to 22(Sat).