Chiu, a concept framer, a storyteller, a Taiwanese-born artist, looks at the artfulness of silhouette of garments by eschewing ostentatious adornment. His hand made workpieces embody the essence of simplicity and are crafted without any semblance of deceit. He believes that the intrinsic worth attests to the fact that the beauty of structure depends on the extent to which it provides viewers with visual impressions. His artistic oeuvre is centered on the synthesis of sartorial aesthetics and technical mastery, integrating cognitive, rational, and emotive components into a cohesive whole.
Throughout the two-year Master's program, Chiu found himself entangled in a labyrinthine maze of intricate dilemmas and unresolved technical obstacles, remnants of his past encounters in clothes making during his undergraduate studies. These complexities, like enigmatic riddles, posed essential inquiries that consumed his thoughts with unyielding fervor.
Foremost among them, he pondered the undeniable link between fashion design and the ever-shifting tides of prevailing trends. Was it an inherent imperative that could not be dismissed? As an artist, he questioned his ability to forge a creative lineage and chart his own path of progression, nurturing a well-structured and cohesive foundation that would bear the mark of his unique voice. Lastly, he contemplated whether it was possible to maintain unwavering authenticity and heightened discernment while drawing inspiration from his surroundings and skillfully reinterpreting contemporary cultural elements derived from his everyday experiences.
These inquiries functioned as an enchanting prism through which he perceived and engaged with the world around him. His spirit yearned to capture the ethereal tapestry of silhouettes, reminiscent of fleeting glimpses of eternity intricately woven into his very surroundings. In those rare moments of connection, an indescribable resonance stirred the depths of his essence.
Amidst the intricate interplay of visual composition, he discerned an irrefutable significance that ignited a voyage of technical exploration. Each stride along this artistic odyssey gave birth to a distinct embodiment, forged through the intermingling of residual forms drawn from disparate objects. This process of reinstatement, deeply ingrained in the very essence of garments, emerged as a reflective mirror, unveiling his metamorphosis—a testament to the magnificent voyage of his boundless creativity.
His chosen modus operandi embodied an elegance, shaping his intentions to elicit revitalized contemplations of objects and forms. The alchemical transfiguration of subjective ideation into tangible actualization, facilitated by the prism of rational technical processes, demanded a delicate equilibrium.
In order to establish a cohesive link between this conceptual framework and the intricate details of garment construction within the realm of practice, the creative process also draws upon a myriad of references derived from the intimate dialogue shared with the human form, thereby engendering contemplations on how garments assume their distinctive form through the artistry of pattern cutting technique.
Silhouette-volume conversations reshape matter, while visual parameters (2D, 3D) give rise to geometric patterns that reflect a personalized system. These works reflect upon his practice and lineage, aligned with his insight into evoking rejuvenated contemplations of objects and forms. Furthermore, they offer a series of experimental practices aimed at deciphering various aspects of appearances and delineating the concealed abstractions.
Chiu has elicited the reconstitution of voluminous expressions within fluidic and amorphous manifestations. These resulting slouchy silhouettes, adorned with exaggerated drapery, serve as profound revelations wherein the very essence of abstraction is eloquently manifested. In essence, this endeavor, driven by the pursuit of implicit beliefs, has captured a poetic allure within the constitutive appearances of objects.
Medium:Paper, Carlico, Cotton Organdie, Supima Cotton
The conceptual approach strives to immerse itself in the intrinsic significance of objects, giving rise to notions related to garments. In order to establish a correlation between this conceptual framework and the intricacies of garment construction within the scope of this practice, the creative process reveals several references to the interaction with the human body and explores how garments take shape through pattern cutting.
Medium:Paper, Carlico, Cotton Organdie, Supima Cotton
Bodily in-out positioning, the physical placement of objects, informs the understanding of containment. The amorphous linear compositions offer a sense of movement across, into, and in-between garments. The technical inquiry for understanding physical formations presents an avenue to explore the fundamental nexus between matter and the human body through dimensional interplay. By examining the practical ramifications of dimensional variations, it becomes apparent that regardless of whether we are operating within one, two, or three dimensions, the process of physical orientation involves elements of segregation, distinction, and confinement, thereby implying a profound sense of encapsulation. It is within this encapsulation that a dynamic interaction of forms and shapes in varying proportions creates a spatial flow.