ABOUT DAISHI LUO

Daishi Luo, an interdisciplinary artist, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a master’s degree in industrial design in 2016. At the same time, she studied metalworking art at Taiwan Huafan University. Based on her background in industrial design, Daishi is keen on exploring "biological art" from matter. Through conducting material research, studying biology, and taking copper as a medium, she develops works that are grown in nature.

 

Daishi explores the possibilities of growing creations by nurturing them in the same way that plants are cultivated, and calls her approach "Deliberately losing control in control".  She integrates contemporary science, designs material behavior, and allows copper to spontaneously develop colors and textures under control, creating what "it" wants to be. In terms of conceptual output, she is good at combining video, installation, sculpture, painting, functionality, and material research, building the relationship between matter and people, blurring the boundaries of fields, and discussing the logic of natural growth.

 

Her research and creation has been awarded the 2017-2018 China National Art Foundation, 2019 Shenzhen Creative Foundation, and in 2020 she founded china's first copper color library, COPPERCOLORS. Her works have also been published in leading exhibitions, galleries, professional media and awards at home and abroad, and have been collected by Dior, Luo Zhongli Art Museum, Wujie Art Museum, Daikin and other institutions. She was an invited artist fort Dior AS SEEN BY 2021.

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RESEARCH

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她在近几年的创作实践中,融合化学工程、青铜仿古、工业制造、微生物、中国画领域进行实验,逐步构建在铜表面之上自然生长出色彩的独特方法——控制中的失控。其中“控制”是指创造作品生长的条件和最终导向,例如设定恰当的温度、湿度、反应介质、生成路径等因素;而“失控”,则是刻意在控制中放弃控制,让材料在设定中自发性生长。最终使创作的生产能够由自然、为自然和与自然一起进行。

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这种培育生长的方法促使她使用不同的形式去探索它带来的可能性。例如《种子》用延时摄影研究色彩如何生长,《72小时》是探索外部环境和人流对色彩生长干扰的绘画装置,《新矿石》是把工业制造与生物生长相结合的实验作品。而长期研究项目《铜色基因库》则是将色彩背后的方法抽离为数据,以数据库的形式构建一个可持续生长的色彩宇宙,探索铜色生长的一切可能。其中涉猎从动植物到矿物、从农民到匠人、从造假到实验室等多个层次的在地研究和实验,系统中已经积累的522种色彩各自携带生长方法,他们可以裂变和融合,如代码般衍生出更多未知的可能。

用生物学生长造物(自然生长造物)的逻辑来创造,不仅是在研究物质的物性、人与自然协同创作的可能,也是在挑战以人类中心主义的既定创作方式。

COPPER COLORS
Long-term research project

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WORKS