Artist and co-founder of the Idlebeats screen print studio unveils her latest solo show at the Identity Art Gallery
February 23, 2012
The winner of the 2011 M50 Creative Awards discusses his winning piece that looks to simplify time and space
- Text by Satellite Voices
Guest Feature by Menmenmen
Gao Ruyun is the Chinese installation artist who won the 2011 M50 Creative Awards - an art competition open nationwide for talented fine art students. His series of winning works entitled "SPACE" explores a concept that is simultaneously simple and complex. What is space? If the space is twisting, can we generate a black hole? Is space living? Is space consciously moving?
Satellite Voice: Can you tell us how you transformed your inspiration to this real installation？
Gao Ruyun: It was all from a simple movement. I thought that my installation should be moveable, I had a rational idea that it would be a linear movement so that I could try to notice something that I never paid attention to before. I evolved this series and it became a collection.
SV: I noticed that your installation requires a good knowledge of technology. Are these works all created by yourself？
Gao Ruyun: Yes, all of the works are done by myself, and the technology is simple. I have a general idea of the technology I want to use and I will ask the technical staff for recommendations. If it was too complex I would have changed by plan.
SV: There's more and more technology going into art, what are your thoughts about this?
Gao Ruyun: I think that technology and skill are both important, the skill of painting is also a technique. Therefore, we should have a macroscopic view on technology. Sometimes people will say that technology hindered the expression of their art. However, I think that different technical details reflect different individual specialties.
SV: Do you think the meaning of art is more important than the visual feeling？
Gao Ruyun: I think the importance is the viewer's feelings.
SV: What inspires you?
Gao Ruyun: I like the sincere artist. And I've been reading a lot of Muxi’s books recently.
SV: Where inspires your ideas in Shanghai？
Gao Ruyun: Anywhere, anytime.
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