Matchmaker Yue Lao’s Temple
For this landmark, Yue Lao is used as the theme to transmit the aesthetic views preached in traditional beliefs.
Yue Lao’s Temple imitates and extends Yue Lao’s matchmaking ability, where professional design aesthetics is utilized to explain the true meaning of “matchmaking.” Matchmaking can be viewed as a creative ability: the ability to bring two unrelated people or things (i.e., A and B) together to form a new entity. A person who successfully matchmakes A and B can be called their matchmaker (or Yue Lao).
Matchmakers can be people working in various industries such as aestheticians, writers, artists, designers, and illustrators. They use their passion and professional knowledge to bring two completely different things together, creating an entity that is perfect and complete. The entity can be a merchandise store, a book, a dance, a design artwork, and an illustration.
Yue Lao’s Temple invites creators from all industries to analyze art creations by using the perspective of design aesthetics and deconstruct art creators’ art creation process by performing a visual expression analysis. All participating art creators will choose a Chinese character to describe their artworks. The goal is to use this exhibition to bring wonderful people and things together, share the art creators’ professionalism and creativity, close the gap between artists and the public, and introduce wonderful people and things or convey different perspectives to the public. By analyzing various artworks, Chinese characters will be able to enter the public’s lives, enabling them to enrich themselves as they think from new perspectives.
兩個八月創意設計有限公司 Biaugust CREATION OFFICE
Both born in August, Owen Chuang and Cloud Lu named their co-founded design company "Biaugust" to declare that their love for design was as passsionate as the August sun. They then began to carry out a wide range of graphic design tasks, and started to participate in all kinds of art-creation activities. "Biaugust" has always insisted on fusing "Life and Emotion" in their creations, and regards this idea as the origin of all their art projects - that is, by blending life into their design work, the design itself will prove capable of touching people more deeply. By exploring any possible connections between the human and design elements through a variety of intermediate materials, "Biaugust" has successfully developed its own unique design style and perspective. Since its establishment, "Biaugust" has received several domestic and international awards, and has participated in numerous art exhibitions in different parts of the world. By exploring a variety of avenues in which to exert their design expertise, "Biaugust" has spread its good name into clothes lines, home decor, interior design, industrial, art creation and other areas.