廖宣雅 HSUAN YA LIAO

廖宣雅(b.1998),國立臺灣藝術大學雕塑學系畢業。

廖宣雅主要運用瓷土和釉作為創作媒材,從信仰和紀念為出發點,擷取廟宇內的傳統神像及圖飾為主軸進行創作,與民間信仰十二生肖獸首結合,在每個生命誕辰之年都會有其對應動物,能夠以物象代表個人的事物總是顯得特別,除此之外也將不存在於中國傳統生肖中的貓加入其中,形成新的記憶及想像,試圖創造出不存在的神話。以塑造神像的方式呈現,將當代人類世的物質及拜物、精神信仰形塑出另一種樣貌。

HSUAN YA LIAO’s artistic endeavors are primarily crafted with the delicate touch of porcelain clay and glazed finishes. Drawing inspiration from the realms of faith and commemoration, her creative journey centers around the appropriation of traditional temple imagery and ornamentation. Interweaving these elements with folk beliefs associated with the twelve zodiac animals, each linked to the respective year of an individual's birth, she imparts a distinctiveness to her works by embodying personal attributes through tangible forms.

Beyond this, HSUAN YA LIAO introduces an innovative twist by incorporating the cat, a creature absent from the conventional Chinese zodiac. This inclusion serves to forge new realms of memory and imagination, aspiring to breathe life into a mythology that transcends established narratives. Through the sculpting of deities, she not only shapes forms but also reinterprets the essence of materialism, worship objects, and spiritual beliefs in the context of contemporary human society. In this manner, she gives rise to an alternative aesthetic, molding a fresh perspective on the intersection of materiality, devotion, and spiritual faith in our modern world.