Silent Landscape XIX
"Silent Landscape XIX"
Original drawing by Wu Hsichi
"I am a person who seeks a simplified life. In terms of paintings, I often use complicated lines to express it's spatiality and the volume of mountains. As for the spatial relationship, I only employ lines to outline it. This approach brings it back to simplicity and does not require too many complicated elements for presentation."
Hsichi uses crayons to connect to his memories of childhood, letting him find purer and more innocent creation experience. This shows how he still examines himself at the age of 50, and also how, he has developed a brand-new visual language.
Thick oil pastels repeatedly rubbing against paper retain dense lines showing the artist’s emotions on the texture of the paper. Magic compositions present the thought of the artist warning of the existing state of humans, which serves as fables.
The paintings have rich and lively styles. Their steady colors lead us to a more profound language of atmosphere in which the lines link everything togehter. Characters and scenery in the pictures are controlled by these lines, so they only look with their intangible expressions.