曾耀慶

 

  1989年生於台灣高雄,畢業自國立台灣師範大學美術系。

  在繪畫中滿足自己對畫圖及說故事的深層欲求,並將其視為生存理由的補足。作品常生成於自己對夢的記憶,企圖以此為內核,向外層層變形、膨脹出某個與現實生活所在的「生的平面」所相依相映的鏡像劇場空間,在此鏡像維度中實驗各種緩解存在刺痛感的可能性。並以此發展出相應的敘事體裁,嘗試從不同角度去解構、詰問個體自主生存意識的界線。作品通常不以完成一個故事為目的,而是去提示一個故事被完成的多種可能性。對故事背景與出演角色的勾勒帶有一定程度的模糊,僅提示元素之間如何發生關聯,讓讀者必須在紛雜的資訊中選擇各種可能的解讀角度,不斷前進,直到理出一條他所掌握的故事線。

  個人創作專注於探索並描繪自身精神內部,並且由此深處出發,展現透過自己的生活經驗折射而成的外界風景,常以夢境、劇場、鏡像世界,與對價值、性別、情慾的多元性的解構置換作為主題。同時,在媒材、作畫方式與風格等方面持續探索,試圖以更貼切的表現形式呈現每一個不同的故事。並藉此嘗試讓形式超越作為載體的功能性,進而成為故事內容的一部分。

  2018年入選法國安古蘭國際漫畫節台灣館參展藝術家。

  2020年以《夜長夢多》共同入圍金漫獎年度漫畫大獎 。

  代表作品:《 說故事遊戲》、《縫裡嬉戲》、《草風》、《公園》、《島》、《異鄉人》、《3/2》、《夜長夢多-審問》、《漫畫的女兒》等。 

 

 

 

     Born in 1989 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of National Taiwan Normal University, I started creating comics in 2012. 

 

     It is through drawing and painting that I satisfy my deep desire to illustrate and tell stories. I see in this act an additional reason for the validity of my own existence. Most of my creations are the fruit of dreams, or more precisely the memory I keep of them. I use it as a core that I fill, layer by layer, to obtain by swelling effect a scenic space, which I call "stratum of living", a reflection of reality. This mirror dimension allows me to explore all the methods likely to soften the penalties inherent in existence.

 

     In recent years, my comic art has revolved around the core theme “dream, theatre and the mirror world ”through diversifying medium and techniques, I aspire towards a freer artistic expression in comic art. 

 

     In 2012, my first artwork in comics “Future Good Days” won me a nomination for Future Mandarin Comic Award (Taiwan). The following year, I was nominated as “best new talent ”at Golden Comic Awards(Taiwan) by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan for my comic book “Daughter of Manga”. Later in 2018, I was selected as one of the comic artists to represent Taiwan at the Angouleme international comics festival in France.  This year he was nominated by the Taiwanese Golden Comic Awards in the category "Comic of the Year” with the collective creation “Lunatic is the night” .

 

     I independently published several comic books and since 2018, I have collaborated with several magazines- not just in comic art domain -  such as Creative Comic Collection (Wind Through the Grass,2018), Bo_ing Comix (The Island,2018) and Monsoon (The Runaway,2019;3/2,2020)and Performance Arts Review…etc. . I also participated in collective works, including “Spirits of the Forest”(White Deer,2018), “Call for New”(Love Story, Love Song,2019), “Lunatic is the Night”(The Trial,2019). This year, my first feature-length one-shot is  published: “Storytelling Game” .