London art competition shortlists Taiwan team

  • By Hung Jui-chin and Liu Tzu-hsuan/staff reporter, with a staff writer

A team from Taiwan has been shortlisted in the Create (art) category of the London International Creative Competition (LICC) for their experimental sculpture titled Pump.

The annual international competition seeks “the freshest and most progressive creative talent in the world”, says its website.

The team, led by Cho Yen-ting (卓彥廷), associate professor at National Cheng Kung University’s Institute of Creative Industries Design (NCKU), researched a connection between human and digital creativity, in the hope of bringing digital art to a wider audience.

Photo courtesy of National Cheng Kung University via CNA

Pump was created using an advanced printing technique and is sculpted by computers. He explores the decomposition and recomposition of data through art.

The inspiration for Pump comes from the human heart, which is the center of the circulatory system, pumping blood to vessels throughout the body, just as the artwork’s layered concentric rings draw people’s eyes to its center, Cho said. .

With vibrant colors and a circular structure, the patterns on Pump overlap and intertwine, creating a blurry yet clear visual.

The team includes people from different backgrounds, including Li Yu-ting (李昱廷), a student from NCKU’s architecture department, and Li Cheng-lin (李承霖), a student from its industrial design department, said the university.

Their teamwork sparked creativity and they transcended traditional media, resulting in freer artistic expression that shone on the world stage, he said.

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