HUMAN-呂威慶 solo exhibition
策展人：呂威慶 Jeremy Lu
Inspired by The Matrix and other science fiction films, the series depicts my experience growing up both within and adjacent to the industrialised education system of Taiwan.
Something that should be an artifact of the past, the anachronistic system still in place today strips students of their creativity and identity. The series attemps to capture the frustrations and struggles of those trapped within the oppressive system, forced to memorize an endless stream of formulas, idioms, and poems.
With the education system in desperate need for reform, the series Human is a desperate cry for change that hopes to fill our future generations with a society of thinkers, creators, and makers.
As I am graduating soon, the exhibition marks the end of my secondary education , reflecting on my long journey in both art and education. While the struggle towards a better future is far from over, I believe that this series is the first of many steps towards change.
呂威慶 Jeremy Lu
Jeremy Lu, born in 2003, is an aspiring engineer, artist, and designer; he loves all things mechanical keyboards. Growing up, he always had a passion for art and started doodling in his textbooks, drawing characters and scenes from his favourite sci-fi films.
From that moment forward, he threw himself wholeheartedly into art, creating sketches, paintings, and sculptures throughout his journey. Alongside art, he enjoyed physics and computer science at school and wanted to be an engineer to innovate and create new technologies. In highschool, he realised he could fuse his passion for both art and engineering through design, developing various innovative product designs that solved problems big and small.
In his free time, he is usually found designing new mechanical keyboards and keycaps, often inspired by his favourite characters and movies. His latest series Human draws influence from his love of engineering and science fiction, using elements from both to call for educational reform.