Joy for Art, Cultivation and Reading—Chen Shi-Hou Creations Exhibition
- Exhibition Date:2022-04-30 ~ 2022-06-19
- Exhibition Location:Exhibition Room A
In his early years, he engaged in freehand brushwork and later gradually became absorbed in gong bi (meticulous painting). However, he always pays full attention to the composition. It really takes energy and time to complete a gong bi, requiring making a draft, a final draft, outlining and coloring. That’s the reason why he always devotes himself to his gong bi in good spirits. In his gong bi, he also employs visual language and spiritual intention, which are the basis of freehand brushwork. Therefore, spectators can feel the vital rhythmic flow and the sense of amiability in both his still-life object paintings and Buddhist paintings.
His paintings always focus on rural life, the blooming plants and the vitality of animals. Due to his surroundings in his early years and his personal experiences, he always demonstrates his feelings toward nature in his works. Chen Shi-Hou has always said that a gong bi can vividly express the texture of green leaves. To him, everything could be a painting idea. It is no wonder that his wife, Zheng Yu-Mei, often teases him about his enthusiasm for plants.
In this exhibition, the artist from Qingshui, is going to meet us with his enthusiasm for beauty and feelings toward nature. We are looking forward to your participation. He is going to use his paintings to convey his spiritual and aesthetic ideas to us.