“Those who know how to appreciate life get the most fun in life. Those who appreciate art feel the most energy from the world,” stated Fu Chin
Digital Transformation of Art Viewing
In recent years, the global outbreak of the pandemic has led to the cessation of people’s daily life as well as industries. As a result, distance is required for work and communication, which seems to be an obstacle, yet is also an opportunity for innovation. Despite the drastic influences, the art industry became the key helper to comfort the public under the state of emergency and distancing.
Generally speaking, viewers have to feel artworks with their physical senses to spiritually resonate with them. However, with changes of art making and time, actual visits are no longer necessary for viewers to feel the charisma of art, as the full appearance of artworks can be duplicated via video technology. In other words, digital technologies can update datas of artworks at any time. The high accessibility of digital tours either extend viewers’ experience or enable them to recreate the artworks. Devices like SLR cameras and mobile phones are able to immediately transmit the original content to video sharing platforms. The performance of sharings on social media surpasses that of any other existing media. Although digital technology has the convenience to share information regardless of time and space, viewers still have to “be present” to deeply resonate with the artworks and learn about their true aesthetics. Therefore, as contemporary art might be facing a crucial transformation, the understanding of beauty may develop a new meaning.
Ceramics in the Song dynasty is the most glorious chapter throughout the history of pottery. The spirit of scholar-officials and Zen Buddhism not only cultivated advanced civilization of the society, but also achieved the simplicity and elegance of Song ceramics. That is, Song celadon ceramics suitably present the most intricate standards of refined beauty in the purest form, shown by multiple aspects of the works such as the shapes, glaze, and texture. When it comes to appreciation of celadon ceramics, viewers have to observe the subtlest details, from light and shadow to crackles, to feel the dedication of the potterist. As a result, the pioneering digital tour through cameras is able to bring viewers a greater understanding of the context of the makings. As viewers are drawn closer to the imaginative form of the subject, the digital resource will then choose the most sensually relatable objects for a formal encounter. Therefore, this article will introduce the monthly selected works to show you the wondrous beauty of celadon ceramic.
Introduction to New Artworks of the Second Quarter
“Plants of nature, large and small, show their pride in their equal vitality.”
Vitality, one of the selected works of May, appears as a vase through handbuilding. Fu Chin made alterations to the long-neck vase with full celadon glaze and tall foot rim. The hand-shaped work is made without a hitch and retains the stability of the hanging belly, an iconic feature of long-neck vases. The long length of the neck creates limitless extension as a visual impact. As an analogy to the vitality of beings, the ceramic has a body based on melon-shaped pottery. Instead of the fruity, abundant image formed by plump shape, Fu Chin applies the visual effect of upward extension to increase the glamor of the work. The lip also proves the dedication of Fu Chin; the drifting lines on the rim are cleverly presented in two different radians. Moreover, the curves growing inward and outward as well as the naturally generated rim after baking visually energize and diversify the monocolor celadon ceramic. The thick layers of celadon glaze simulate the exquisite charm of scholars from the Song dynasty. Just as other creations by Fu Chin, this work embodies Fu Chin’s stance on simplicity if we observe how they design the curves on their ceramics. Fu Chin applies dignified skills to present the atmosphere and vitality concealed in the celadon ceramic, flourish and vibrant.
“A beauty plays on a swing beside a wall. A pedestrian from the other side can hear her joy through her laughs.”
Exquisite Lantern, another selected word of May, appears as a rounded and plump vase through shaping. It features circular lines and a short foot rim, slightly lifting the vase. After carving the glaze on the lip, the dark brown uncoated rim is seeable for viewers. The vase has 32 vertical curved segments extending from the lip to the foot for a visual impact of lightness. Fu Chin carved 32 equally wide curves which have the deepest grooves on the belly and become shallow on both ends of the ceramic. With its flawless thickness, the work gives an illusion of a spinning ball when viewed from different angles. If you touch the surface or slide through the segments with your fingertips and then view the work from above, you’ll feel that every single line appears as vividly as a Waltz dance. The surface of the segmental body shifts back and forth as if the ceramic danced with rhythm. Eventually, all the segments end at the only clear line on the rim. Moreover, the ratio of the mouth and body in size as well as the bald visual impact brought by the uncoated rim justly enhance the stability of the ceramic.
In other words, Fu Chin cleverly utilizes the shape of childlike joy. The work demonstrates abundance through the celadon glaze of serenity as well as circular curves. Besides vitality, the ceramic also retains its matured elegance. Viewers can appreciate the art with their senses, experiencing the juvenility in a full-fulling and sophisticated life.
Throughout the works for the 2nd quarter, each artwork is presented as the portrayal of lively beings during summertime. The delicate appeal of heavily coated celadon ceramics are able to depict the harmonious balance between liveliness and romance, which therefore entice viewers.
Digital Celadon Ceramic Exhibition Is Now Online
According to the previously mentioned digital trend, in spite of the fact that online tours cannot fully replace the offline experiences, online tours provide a chance to “taste” and to “watch” as testing. In other words, online tours function as a method of marketing and promotion. With sharings on social media, online tours are capable of attracting more potential viewers and therefore informing more audiences of the offline events to come. Hence, as the pandemic slows down, and industries return to their tracks, Fu Chin allows celadon ceramic lovers and collectors to view ceramics through digital tours without expenses, thereby the tours would draw viewers’ interest and pay actual visits.
The celadon works of Fu Chin have been outstanding. The duplicates of the Three Treasures of the Northern Song Dynasty, a collaboration project with the Palace Museum which included Warming bowl with celadon glaze, Narcissus basin in bluish-green glaze, and Mallet vase with bluish-green glaze, proved impressive pottery skills of Fu Chin. Not to mention that the celadon ceramic works have even been awarded by multiple domestic and international competitions. We’d like to invite you to enjoy our delicate celadon ceramics inspired by Ru ware in the Northern Song dynasty.Different from Monthly Selects, the Celadon Ceramic Online Exhibition not only arranges the most beloved collections, but also gathers the small and medium-sized works over the years to have you fully experience the astonishing beauty of celadon glaze.
However, due to the high cohesiveness of social media, we also created the official Line account for Fu Chin. Besides the releases from Monthly Selects, the account also irregularly shares the latest feeds and exhibitions of Fu Chin. With the account, you may have first-hand information about the latest works of Fu Chin.
Fu Chin stated that they will show their audience the full beauty of celadon ceramic with Monthly Select, published on the third week of every month, in the future; therefore, Fu Chin sincerely welcomes celadon ceramic collectors, brand collaborations, and exhibition planning. Fu Chin is ready to provide the best art services at any time.
About Fu Chin
Fu Chin, an artist dedicated himself to creating exquisite celadon artworks and ice crackle celadon. He wishes for people to find serendipity from within the heart, and enjoy every moment of life, feeling all the great things around them, by indulging themselves in the beauty of celadon.
Whilst having only 15 years of experiences, he has created the artwork with the highest price in National Palace Museum, in a collaboration with the museum. He has received numerous awards in exhibitions in Taiwan, China and Japan. In 2020, on his 3rd year of joining Japan Traditional Kogei Association, Tokai branch, his celadon creation was given an award by the association. He is also the first Taiwanese in the association.
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