Taipei Times – Art exhibition listings

This weekend, Slovakian artist Stefan Papco will open his solo exhibition Vertical at Bluerider Gallery. The show takes on the theme of mountain climbing as a physical and mental discipline that the artist attempts to mediate through sculptural forms. A mountain climber himself, Papco perceives each climbing experience as a choreographed performance of movements along rocky surfaces. In this exhibition, the artist employs a variety of sculptural materials, including metal casts, concrete, wood, silicon and beeswax to create dynamic combinations of material qualities. Miroslav (2013) is a metal cast of a heavily coated man sitting on the edge of a pedestal with his eyes peering upwards. His coat is nuanced with delicately folds and turns, which creates an illusion of softness in the hard metal cast. Left Edge Tower and Along the Right Edge of the Huge Corner (2014) abstract mountainous landscapes into minimalistic geometric patterns. Such creative processing of terrain is also integral to the art of mountain climbing, which involves analyzing strategic routes along organic formations.

■ Bluerider Art (藍騎士藝術空間), 9F, 25-1, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段25-1號9樓), tel: (02) 2752-2238. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am to 6pm.

■ Through April 28