28 Oct.,2023 – 13 Jan.,2024
A decade since the previous occasion, Roles and Rituals marks the second solo exhibition of Li Jiun-Yang (the “Adept Artisan”) at Beyond Gallery. Over this not so short a time period, the Adept Artisan has exhibited at museums and art spaces not just in cities throughout Taiwan, but also abroad at Gwangju in Korea, Venice in Italy, Vancouver in Canada, Hong Kong, Yangon in Myanmar, and Warsaw in Poland, engaging in exchanges with people of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. He was also invited to participate in the 2018 Taiwan Biennale at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, as well as the upcoming 2024 Biennale of Sydney next March. Together with fellow artist Jinnshyan Lee (1957-2019), in 2012 he formed Theater for All. He has also formed musical bands with friends and acted in television dramas… to become an artist with the most distinctive, highly recognizable creative style among middle-generation Taiwanese artists.
This exhibition brings together over 100 artworks by Li Jiun-Yang, spanning a broad period from the past up to the present year of 2023. It encompasses a wide range of media, including oil painting, acrylic on canvas, woodblock, painted wood carvings, paintings on paper, and spatial installations. These artworks are part of his The Colorful Enchantment of the Adept Artisan series, offering a retrospective of his artistic style over more than the past decade, and tracing his diverse creative path.