The Candidness of Absolute Zero16-19

18F Hallway|Ceramic 26x22x20cm 2016


The series of “The Confession of Absolute Zero” is to explore the possibility and limitation of space. The white space is as open as my philosophy and is left open to gauge my life. I do not write a poem of art with light or shadow. It is the open and dynamic space I design that invites the beam and shade.

To engage with the reality from a distance is an intended way of communication to the world. My way. Choosing distance rather than deviation indeed offers a more rational approach to the world and its framework when one is searching for the true meaning and real nature of life.

In the process of discerning virtual versus real, we constantly reposition ourselves in the Quadrant of life and redefine all our relation coordinates within it. The white space bridges the life and its whereabouts; it is the channel between emotional awareness and rational consciousness. It is also the center of flux. In fact, the barely perceptible existence of the white space interprets the light and shadow from time to time, reflecting every single ever changing moment throughout the life.

To grasp the beam or capture the shade; to feel the virtual or sense the real; the white space is always there, loaded with the weights of life and embracing the changes of it.

Hsu Chih-Chi

2008 MFA, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan
2004 BA, National Hsin-Chu Teachers College,Taiwan

Selected Exhibitions
2017 "Extraordinary" 25 th Anniversary of Soka Art,Tainan, Taiwan
2017 "The 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale Korea-Pray Cherishing Life", Korea
2016 "The Unoccupied Space" Chih-Chi Hsu&Liang-Chih Ko Dual Exhibition,The 201Art, Taichung, Taiwan
2016 "Between the entity and invisible" Chih-Chi Hsu and Yen-Yu Lu Dual Exhibition, Galerie Pierre Gallery,Taiwan
2015 "Dreams.Habitations" Young Artist Collection Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,Taichung, Taiwan

Awards and Experience
2016 Silver Medal, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taiwan
2015 Artist in residence Arctic Ceramic center
2011 9 th International Ceramic Symposium in Romhild, Germany
2011 First Prize, 7th Taipei Ceramics Awards, Taiwan
2011 Selected for "57 th Faenza Prize", Italy

Collections
Silks Club & ALIEN Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum Of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
Romhild Schloss Glucksburg, Germany
Baltimore Clayworks, Maryland, US
White Rabbit Museum, Chippendale, Australia
Arctic Ceramic Center, Finland

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