oil on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Jeng Jun-Dian’s signature style is the creation of an elaborate network of densely overlaid cross-hatching that creates an illusionism reminiscent of the Ben Day dots of a newspaper photograph, or the pixels of a digital image. The artist says he was deeply influenced by western modern movements such as Impressionism, Pointillism and Post-Impressionism, in which artists applied ‘taches’ or broken brush-marks to create an illusion of depth and volume, and the flickering effects of light playing over surfaces and figures. In this work the calm face of a young girl gazing from the canvas, and the complex patterns created by her curled hair, are activated by the criss-crossing of lines across the surface.