• Dylan Tang

周世雄透過在地風景致敬200歲Louis Vuitton/ Louis Vuitton covered by petroleum because of Chou Shih-Hsiung

法國時裝品牌路易威登在1850年代首創的革命性行李箱設計- 平頂行李箱,今年搖身一變,成了船隻、磚塊,或隱喻性的空白帆布,以發揮集體想像力或個別藝術表達。


命名為 LOUIS 200 活動,邀請台灣當代藝術家周世雄參與此次藝術創作盛會。周世雄的創作領域橫跨雕塑、攝影與裝置藝術,藝術家以材質石油為核心,將抽象的作品利用身分、家庭、孤寂、中國傳統、親子、宅門、等待、永恆等命題,去象徵出作品「與每一個人都相關」的世界性。思考材質與它們所象徵的背景形象,以及當它們被運用在作品上時所形成的意義。



石油帶來了夢想


本次的作品「石油行李箱」轉變液態的石油成為固化物件,一個透亮的有機玻璃箱內層被黑色石油所充填,這個深具時代脈絡的材質被保存成一個有紀念性的作品,並透過石油表面的反射,映照出所在時空背景與環境,在這裡,石油像是世界上最古老的旅者,從永恆走向永恆。


在當下人們對石油這個材質充滿著慾望與想像,因為它有著無限的可能,帶領人們看見夢想。也因此大家爭奪它。在過去的兩百年,它改變了世界,一場名為工業的革命,因它而加速推進,許多的輕工業因此得到動能,包括以獨特、創新、時尚、經典工藝與旅行皮箱著名的路易威登品牌。



跳脫個人展現台灣之美


周世雄希望不僅只呈現個人的概念,而是創作能夠代表台灣的作品,石油箱上的自然風景是陽明山黑森林與北海岸陽金公路等台灣人熟悉的家,也是國際旅人必訪的異國風情。透過石油的反射,大自然的環境隨著光影不斷的流動,不僅在疫情的時代背景下讓世界看見台灣之美,也能讓人感受到時空的存在感。在親近大自然時總能讓人們看見自己的渺小,而大自然中最珍貴的事物是無價之寶。


Louis Vuitton, the revolutionary luggage design pioneer, his luggage isn't just a piece of luggage in 2021. It has been transformed into boats, bricks, or metaphorical idle canvas to play collective imagination or artistic expression fully.


For the LOUIS 200 project, Taiwan contemporary artist Chou Shih-Hsiung was invited to participate in the art creation project. Chou Shih-Hsiung's creative fields are sculpture and installation art. The artist uses petroleum as the core and abstract works using propositions such as identity, family, Chinese tradition, parent-child, home, waiting, eternity, etc., to symbolize the world is relevant to everyone.


Petroleum brings dreams


The petroleum luggage case is a transparent plexiglass box inner layer is filled with black oil, and the material with this vein is preserved as a monumental work. The reflection throughout the world reflects the empty background. Here, petroleum as a traveller, it goes through the world from ancient to modern.


This crowd is full of desire and imagination for the world of oil. It accelerates, and many light industries have gained momentum, including the Louis Vuitton brand, which is famous for its uniqueness, innovation, fashion, classic craftsmanship and suitcases.


The Beauty of Taiwan


Chou Shih-Hsiung hopes that his concept can create works that represent Taiwan. The natural scenery on the box is the home that Taiwanese people like Yangming mountain and Yangjin Highway on the north coast. It is also a must-visit exotic scene for international travellers. Through the reflection, the environment of nature continues to flow with light and shadow. Oil in the context of the era of consciousness makes Taiwan beautiful in the world, and it also allows people to find the existence of Taiwan's time and space. There is always something when you are close to nature.


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