Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Somewhere Down the River, a solo exhibition by Liu Hsin-Ying at Richard Koh Fine Art, 229, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22 November to 15 December 2018. The exhibition will present a series of paintings, drawings and video works by the artist. The opening reception will be held on 22 November 2018 (Thursday), from 5 – 8pm.
"Somewhere Down the River" by Liu Hsin-Ying, Kuala Lumpur, 2018
To fill is an act of painting, direct, touching, and substantiating.
A red line finds its path on the skin, running along with it; it orbits the contours of this person, the body’s frontier.
The dashboard camera captures the world outside, available to the eye. She carries her mortal flesh and moves forward endlessly in this world. As she fails to keep her eyes forward for a moment, the image vanishes.
She is filling the shape of a human; she has crossed the feminine boundaries—her vagina and bosom. She comes to be aware of these boundaries. She shuns away, perplexed, and stays behind. She has no idea of which set of boundaries defines her existence fully.
She keeps going in the boundless universe, her journey parallel to the external world.
And she goes on in the endless course,
on and on
Sitting down before a lake so deep with its bottom invisible, she sees two mountains in front of the lake and cannot tell which is the reflection.
Her eyes are filled with the floating mountains and the sea.
The grass beneath her sways gently in the breeze.
Beside her lies a massive, red and acute triangle, and the shape keeps growing taller.
She gazes at the women passing by, picturing the destiny underlying their similar shapes.
On and on—
The uterus stays afloat in its plumpness between her legs.
Her lower tract swelling, she can only fall down.
On and on—
Her strong body keeps changing its shape,
as if oblivious of what she used to look like.
And the journey goes on
Through a grove,
And a windy tribe.
It goes on and on—