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Fingers, Eyeballs, and the Sunset, 2019, acrylic, digital direct printing, light clay, foam, 30 × 78 × 16 cm. Courtesy of the artist.



Skin, Hands and Covering, 2019, acrylic, digital direct printing, light clay, foam, 110 × 57 × 37 cm. Courtesy of the artist.



Digital Taxidermy, 2020, acrylic, digital direct printing, foam, 3D printing, mixed media, clay, plaster, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Digital Taxidermy, 2020, acrylic, digital direct printing, foam, 3D printing, mixed media, clay, plaster, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.



Digital Taxidermy, 2020, acrylic, digital direct printing, foam, 3D printing, mixed media, clay, plaster, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




CHUANG Pei-Xin

The Second Genre: The Sub-history of Wildlife Trade



The make of taxidermy is to transform the creatures into a long-term preservative condition through a special process. Thus, it is detached from time and life and complied as an archival part of a database. In a certain respect, this idea is somewhat similar to the production of stock images that are uploaded to the cloud storage. When people massively produce images and visual materials and upload them to online storage, this action is converting human perception into a completely different state through digital encoding, scanning, modeling, and transformation. Functions and presence are removed from images, which are detached from the presenting reality. Thus, the images become material as clay. This ritual of digital incorporation is like making digital taxidermy that has nothing to do with time and life and are incorporated in the clouds for storing and downloading.

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Born in Taipei in 1985 and graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy. Currently lives and works in Taipei. Chuang’s works focus on the conversion and extension of reality and virtuality, exploring the endless stream of Internet images and imagination and transformation of usage. Internet images are converted into clay-like substance, offering viewers a sensual perspective through rational operation. Chuang creates with diverse media, including video, painting, installation, and sculpture.