The Factory (5 Images)

中文

The noise of pressing machine. The scent of olive oil. The repetition of bottling, capping and sticking labels. The scary cracking sound of (me) breaking a new cap. Those days in the factory…

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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Harvest Days (5 images)

English

We laid the nets around the trees. The nets were extended as long as possible in between trees. We brought down olives by using the harvesters which looked like giant forks that shook automatically. Olives would fly down blindly and hit on my face, dropped into my boots and sometimes into my gloves (don’t know how it happened). We transferred the olives from the nets into the baskets and lastly they would be sent to the factory for cold-press.

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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Imaginary Olive Trees (4 Images)

From growing to pruning olive trees, from harvesting olives to pressing oils, from the grove to our table, olive oil is only made possible when all the natural condition are right and all the hard work put in. With the experience of working at the grove and factory, seeing how things were done to produce a single bottle of oil, I deeply feel that nothing comes easily.

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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Animals at the Grove (5 Images)

中文

Herds of sheep or cows were guests of the olive grove. They were from the neighbours. Occasionally, I would walk Roger in the grove. Sometimes, he would run next to me if I jog in the grove. He usually got excited when the sheep were around and he would chase after them for no reason (I guess so).

*I am revisiting my first solo exhibition “Oily Records” (2015) and rearranging the images at lohyipei.com*

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City in Stripes

City in Stripes, Chinese ink and watercolour on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

City with Hourglasses

City with Hourglasses, Chinese ink on paper, 60 x 42 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)(SOLD)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

Irreversible Hourglass

Irreversible Hourglass, Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

Sailing in the Woods

Sailing in the Woods, Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 60 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)(SOLD)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

LED Bamboo

LED Bamboo, Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape, imaginary object

Shadow from Unknown Space

Shadow from Unknown Space, Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia) (SOLD)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

City with Painted Nature

City with Painted Nature, Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 (Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 PM) on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

Rise with Bamboo (2)

Rise with Bamboo (2), Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape, imaginary object

Rise with Bamboo

Rise with Bamboo, Chinese ink on paper, 42 x 30 cm, 2019. (Melbourne, Australia)

10/4 – 27/4/2019 on display at Rubicon ARI, Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape, imaginary object

Unlimited Stories

Unlimited Stories, ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm, 2018. (Melbourne, Australia)

Series of Everyday Places

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

Super-market

Super-market, ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm, 2018. (Melbourne, Australia)

Series of Everyday Places

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

Peak Hours

Peak Hour, ink on paper, 50 x 50cm, 2018. (Melbourne, Australia)

Series of Everyday Places

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018. 

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

Bottom of the Pool

Bottom of the Pool, ink on paper, 50 x 50cm, 2018. (Melbourne, Australia)

Series of Everyday Places

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018. 

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

Long Run

Long Run, ink on paper, 50 x 50cm, 2018. (Melbourne, Australia)

Series of Everyday Places

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018. 

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

Sailing in the Banana Boat

Sailing in the Banana Boat, ink on paper, 65 x 390 cm, 2018. (Melbourne, Australia)

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov till 13 Dec 2018.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

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The Spinning City

The Spinning City, Chinese ink on rice paper, 65 x 129.5 cm, 2017. (Melbourne, Australia)

Displayed in the solo exhibition The Moving Landscapes (16/3 – 13/4/2017) at Studio One, Auckland.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

The City with Moving Stairs

The City with Moving Stairs, Chinese ink on rice paper, 35.5 x 118.5 cm, 2017. (Melbourne)

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018.

Displayed in the solo exhibition The Moving Landscapes (16/3 – 13/4/2017) at Studio One, Auckland.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

Bird’s Eye View of a City

Bird’s Eye View of a City, Chinese ink on rice paper, 35.5 x 121.5 cm, 2017. (Melbourne, Austalia)

Displayed in the solo exhibition The Moving Landscapes (16/3 – 13/4/2017) at Studio One, Auckland.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary cityscape

Went for a Walk

Went for a Walk, Chinese ink on rice paper, 28.5 x 95.3 cm, 2017. (Melbourne)

Displayed in the solo exhibition The Moving Landscapes (16/3 – 13/4/2017) at Studio One, Auckland.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, Chinese ink on rice paper, 38 x 100.5 cm, 2017. (Melbourne) (SOLD)

Highly commended, Bayside Art Show 2017, Melbourne

Exhibited in The Fictional Days at Melbourne City Library from 21 Nov – 13 Dec 2018.

Displayed in the exhibition The Moving Landscapes (16/3 – 13/4/2017) at Studio One, Auckland and The Fictional Days (21/11 – 13/12/2018) at City Library, Melbourne.

Chinese ink landscape painting, imaginary landscape, imaginary place

The Barter Project (article)

I looked at the three brushes in my hand. Natsumi said, these brushes were from her grandpa. Her grandpa liked to create poetry, write calligraphy and make painting when he was alive. By passing down his brushes, he hoped that the young generation would carry on his spirit and will in creation.

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City in the Darkness

City in the Darkness, ink on paper, 28 x 29 cm, 2017. (Sengawa, Tokyo)

*This work is part of The Barter Project taken place in Tokyo.

The Barter Project invites you to exchange a work of art by the artist with any item. Yi Pei welcomes you to view and reserve the artwork you are interested in and meet up with him to exchange it with an item you select. With the story embedded in Yi Pei’s art-making as well as the story brought by you alongside your item, the Barter Project encourages a reciprocal act that aims to facilitate a conversation.

https://lohyipei.com/category/barter-project/

http://co-iki.org/en_US/member-project/

Street View in Sengawa

Street View in Sengawa, ink on paper, 24.2 x 27.2 cm, 2017. (Sengawa, Tokyo)

Chinese ink landscape painting

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