展覽時間 Exhibition Time | 2016.04.07 – 2016.04.24
地點 Place | 自由人藝術公寓 Freedom Men Art Apartments
開幕 Opening Party | 2016.04.09，14:00
【藝術家簡介 Artisit Statement 】
Adam Dupuis 出生於1975年，從小加拿大的鄉間牧場長大。他在很年
Adam Dupuis was born in 1975, in rural Canada and raised on a countryside dairy farm. From early on, he was drawn to surreal and fantastical worlds depicted in all kinds of visual art. However, it was not until he discovered the English adaptation of the French science-fiction/dark fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant that he became aware of the many possibilities and freedom inherit to creating images.
With his interest in creative pursuits growing, Adam enrolled in a Print Media Program in Ottawa, Canada. Although the majority of Print Media was digital in nature, he continued to develop and foster a more hands on approach in rendering images on his own. Eventually, he developed a style with the latter and continued to progress in that direction.
These days, Adam primarily produces, canvas work and occasionally illustration and murals. His subject matter consists of imaginative archetypical characters inhabiting surreal narratives. Narratives that are set within colourful limbos. Narratives that call to be explored.
Adam currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife and step-daughter and is a co-founder of Herban Kitchen & Bar and 2rbn Culture.
【展覽介紹 Exhibition Introduction 】
As your eyes explore this body of work you will spot the reoccurring motif of a suspended house, sometimes with a watchful eye looking outward and other times without. It depicts
a balance of our intent focused both inward and outward. It represents the quest of the individual to achieve an awareness on all fronts. Do not settle or stagnate. Revel in the ongoing process of being.
The interesting things about houses are, that things dwell, are stored and constructed, many of which may seem inconsequential at the moment, but eventually and gradually they all play a part in making up the entirety of what it is. Positive or negative change is first fostered within and dependent on what we have invited.
In addition, these houses also remind me of the concept of home, and how it can extend beyond the confines of any structure. Think back to a time when you returned to where you grew up. Now, think of how you view the street leading you there, the mountains around you and the river running swift. It is all part of what you call home. As the title of this show implies, push “ through the roof”. Push past boundaries and expectations. Expand your definition of home.
【藝術家簡歷 Artisti CV】
Adam Dupuis (b. 1975 CND. )
2001 Print Media: Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
2011 The Space Between, Hotel 73, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 The Eleventh Hour, Revolver Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Ebb, Lei Gallery, Taichung Taiwan
2013 Square the Circle, SLY Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 Your Armor, Swiio Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 Geisai #2, Huashan, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Exposure #1 TAV, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Exposure #3 TAV, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Exposure #4 TAV, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Peculiarity in the Pleasure Park, SLY Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Exposure #5, TAV, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Free Art Taipei, Huashan, Taipei, Taiwan
PRESS AND PUBLICATION
2013 work critique, Culture Express, Issue # 152
2014 cover and article artwork, GuanXi, 2014 Fall Issue