Two Rectangles is part of a series titled Son Father Sun, which deals with the relationship between light and shadow, form and physical shape, material surfaces and image textures, inspiration and creation. These works are developed from the collection of everyday experiences accompanying the process of image making. “Noise” or image imperfections might be given another form and turned into textures of the final work.
The images are also dialogues between my four-year-old son, Shaore, and me. Shaore occasionally uses my camera to take pictures, and I create responses to the images that he has taken.
Chih-Chien Wang shapes everyday experiences into simple forms to evoke personal responses while maintaining uncertainty and readings distanced from the subject. The juxtaposition of simple elements creates inner dialogues and potentially generates personal attachment and implication. Through the collection and re-enactment of materials, spaces, observations, and meanings, the complexity of our perception of everyday life is remembered and recognized.
Chih-Chien Wang’s works have been in exhibitions at Dazibao, Optica, Gallery 44, Gallery TPW, The New Gallery, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, DARE-DARE, FOFA, Art Space, Galerie Les Territoires, the Jack Shainman Gallery, Aperture, and the Musée de l’Elysée. Recent exhibitions include the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Expression (Saint-Hyacinthe), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Musée régional de Rimouski. His works are in the collections of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Gallery of Canada, Hydro-Québec, the National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, TD Bank, Caisse Desjardins, the Caisse de dépôt et placement, Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne), Collection Prêts d’œuvre – MNBAQ, BMO, the City of Montreal, and the Canada Council Art Bank.