Blue Blue Ocean

Room 2006|Oil on canvas 41x31.5cm 2017

The sea is a simple and approachable subject for artists. Here the artist attempts to depict the vastness of the ocean in a terse composition that utilizes simple techniques.

The work depicts a view at Taiwan’s northeast coast, interpreted via the artist’s perception and conception of the ocean. The small island in the distance tempts people to want to dive in and explore. The blue sea that takes up most of the painting sparkles in the sun, bringing viewers a sense of calm and allowing them to carry on a dialog with the ocean in their imagination.

Chen Chiang-Hsu

Currently taking the Ph. D. Program of Art Creation and Theory Stream in the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University
2010 Graduated from the M. A. Program of Western Painting in the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University
2005 Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 "Boundless Dawn", Cloud Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 "Implications" , Freedom Men Art Apartments, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 "Day and Night on the Way, King Car Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 "Day and Night", Tab-Chun Art Gallery, NTNU, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 "Singapore X Taiwan – Fine Art and Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition", Art Exhibition Hall of the Ministry of Culture in Singapore and Tab-Chun Art, Singapore & Taiwan
2016 "KAOHSIUNG TODAY" Harbor International Art Fair, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016 "ART TAINAN" Art Fair, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
2015 "ART KAOHSIUNG" Art Fair, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 "ART BUSAN" Art Fair, Exhibition II of BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2016 Merit Award of Oil Painting Category, Nanying Awards, Taiwan
2016 Finalist of Oil Painting Category, National Art Exhibition, Taiwan
2014 Art Creation Award, 2014 Grand View New Artists Selection, Taiwan
2013 Finalist, Art Bank Project, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
2005 Second Place of Oil Painting Category, NTNU Fine Art Exhibition, Taiwan
2005 First Place of Oil Painting Category, Tainan Fine Arts Association & Award-Winning Artworks Exhibition, Taiwan

2017 "Blue Blue Ocean", Silks Club, 168 Project, ALIEN Art Co. Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2013 "Frozen Landscape”, Art Bank of Ministry of Culture, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 "Between the Sunny and the Cloudy", Cathay Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 "Disorder", National Museum of History,Taipei, Taiwan







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