成東勳 Dong-Hun Sung
2011 年造訪東和鋼鐵時，我發現熔鐵剩餘殘渣的碎塊－「地金」，受到它原始面貌的吸引，但因為它的屬性不好切也不好熔解，經過幾年的嘗試，找到了方法，並在這次駐廠有機會利用它。從80 年代後半開始，我一直嘗試通過作品來表達對觀望世界的痛苦的譏諷。很多人認為我的作品很堅強，但其實它是對因悲哀而痛哭的反問過程。
About the Artist
Dong-Hun Sung is famous for his series sculpture “Don Quijote” in the 90’s. It was in 2001 that he began to work as a resident artist and participated in many public art projects internationally, including India, U.S., Austria, Costa Rica, England, Taiwan, etc. He is good at using industrial scraps to create his works, constantly challenging the problems brought by industrialization. His art stressed on the interaction between the procedure and material, environment, self.
When I visited Tung Ho Steel in 2011, I was deeply fascinated with the primitive features of the slag left in the furnace after melting iron. Slag is hard to be cut and melted, after some years of trials; I had found some ways of management and got the chance to use it during the residency.Since the latter half of 1980s, I have been trying to satirize the sorrow at the sight of the world. Many people deem my work strong and resolute; nevertheless my work is a wailing interrogation to sorrow.
This series was inspired by natural elements and the materials applied for the works. Ideas regarding nature and mankind are reinterpreted through philosophical thinking. Iron is impersonated and is integrated through a poetic maneuver to celebrate trees, forests, water and rocks. Their supernatural energies reach a ying-yang harmony and echo one another.
Dong-Hun Sung: “Three Months with Tung Ho Steel,” Extraordinary Relation 2.0: The Tung Ho Steel International Artist-in-Residence Program, Tung Ho Steel Foundation, 2015, p.59-61, 87.