In Tarkovsky's film "Stalker", the title character is a guide into a mysterious zone, one who seemingly floats between two spaces constructed by the director, bringing all sorts of explorers into a place where they can pursue legends and fulfill wishes.
This illogical process of exploration spells disaster for the travelers; even a source of evil. To the guide, this is precisely why it's shelter from an assault from logic. While this ultimate human journey appears to be searching for something on the outside, following concrete coordinates, it is in fact an escape from their difficulties and doubts about the future.
Undoubtedly, this process of creation holds the same value for the artist, chronicling and portraying all paradox and all hesitation in the final perspective. The works featured in this exhibition all include elements of perspectives reminiscent of the mysterious Stalker - Sun Pei-mao's works depict bizarre scenarios constructedd by the utilization of strong contrasting colors, as viewers are drawn into roles of peeping, observation crucial to the creator, providing something only possible through material objects.
Hou Chen-lu's works create a moving focal point through interconnecting relationships, restoring elements of the painting in conjunction with pottery.
The two creators are our Stalker guides, creating a second world of inexplicable uncertainty.