Ted Pigott and JJ Chen
Animation. Illustration. Sketches 動畫 插圖 素描
Please join these two artists for their Visual Dialogue Red Room Gallery November 1 – December 5, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION 開幕酒會 November 1 2015 3:00 pm ~ 7:00 pm
For six years, Red Room has been growing and changing and staying the same. This month’s featured artists, JJ Chen and Ted Pigott, are Red Roomers. Their sketches of Red Room events, watercolors, drawings, and animation embody the Red Room identity. The Arts are for everyone, and Red Room is a platform for everyone to share their art.
六年來，紅房不斷的成長及蛻變。11月份紅房「藝術對畫」所推出的二位藝術家為JJ Chen及Ted Pigott。匯集其在紅房歷年活動中的速寫，體現出紅房的特色並涵蓋其他水彩，素描和動畫等作品。藝術欣賞適於所有人，而紅房也樂於提供此平台，讓藝術家們能與所有人分享他們的創作。
Ted Pigott is from Northwest Indiana, just outside of Chicago, in the American Midwest. After graduating cum laude from DePauw University with a degree in English Composition, he lived in New York City, traveled throughout Europe, and worked and traveled in several parts of Asia, including China, Tibet, and India.
He is now based in Taipei, a city he has grown to love during his eighteen years here. These days, when he’s not exploring Taipei’s back alleys and leafy lanes on his bicycle, he can be found in the city’s cafés and restaurants, eating and drawing, especially at lunchtime.
As an artist, he believes these things are true: Draw what you see. Draw what you love, and love what you draw. Share your work. Don’t think—just draw. Every day is better when you draw.
JJ Chen is a Taiwanese animation director who was born in France and grew up in Belgium – where he studied animation directing before moving back to Taiwan in late 2007. Since then, he’s been alternating between animations for music videos and commercials, working on concept art, storyboards and post production for Taiwanese animated TV series and feature films, and animation work on independent videogames. He also used to draw a lot of sketches of various people to document his daily life and commutes whenever he had time.
As a director of animated shorts, he’s covered pretty much all the phases of production, and is a well-rounded visual storyteller. As such, he also participated in the past 2 years’ Tainan 39H and Taipei 48H Film Challenges, twice as an actor, and twice as director.
He’s been working for the past 2 years on a Chinese smartphone video game company in Taipei on a game that will hit the Apple Store and Android Market in the next coming months, and is now taking a well-deserved break.
In parallel, since last year, he is thinking more and more about switching to photography, which has always been his other passion, and is now replacing his sketchings on his daily life documenting.
Visual Dialogues 藝術對畫
between people, spaces and ideas
Two artists from different cultures with be featured in a monthly art show at the Red Room International Village, opening on the first Sunday of each month.
Gallery Timings: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 7pm.
Contact [email protected]
Photos from Visual Dialogues I can be viewed here