Artist YU Shih-Fu who was just selected by Taipei Digital Arts Awards with his unique multi-media installation work Tiny Torture, is also invited to various exhibitions in recent years. This Jan. 10th at AKI Gallery, he will present his complete new series of work, a poet image diary recording his dreams, fantasy at the same time with realistic functions. Miller, nut, bolt, all industrial material become his language to document and share his private life.
Lonely Mechanical Dreams
Frustration, anxiety, struggle and confusion, what an artist feels in his life are condensed into a piece of art work. YU Shih-Fu deconstructs a complicated narrative and takes a simpler approach which is to concentrate on personalize experience into installations. For example in the work “Callus”, with tiny pain, an awl repeatedly rubs off the callus on a finger, and also the anxieties in the mind. In addition, work “Wait” allows viewers to identify with the sense of losing time. With a sensitive and paranoid soul, YU Shih-Fu successively makes an interpretation of "organic" feelings by a “cold” mechanical language and arouses a “tiny torture” resonance.