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Works by the Artist
Other Works(The Observation of Meteor Trajectory)
Other Works(Earth Style- Playground)
Other Works(Earth Style- Cushion)
Other Works(Unknown Mouse)
Other Works(Suspect)
Other Works(After the Explosion -Pot Plant)
Other Works(The Parrotmen's Worldwide Observation Report: The Unknown Organism)
What Are We?
CHANG Teng-Yuan
NO. 20190089
Year 2018
Max Size
91 x 116.5 x 2 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Artwork Appreciation
What Are We? by CHANG Teng-Yuan is inspired by Gauguin's work "D'où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous?" in 1897. Gauguin expressed his views on life and art through self-questioning. In this work, CHANG Teng-Yuan presents the texture of various mountains and stones with bright colors using traditional landscape layout and brushwork. In the middle, an unknown object is covered with a white cloth, and only part of its legs are exposed. It is connected by wires to more unseen objects with skull-like plants by its side. Through the work, CHANG Teng-Yuan asks a question related to the development of contemporary technology, and invites the audience to imagine and think "What are we?"