Hsu Yu-Jen
Date of birth
Place Of birth
Tainan, Taiwan, Asia
Hsu Yu-Jen abandoned the practice of ink painting for oil painting while still at art school, at the National Taiwan University of the Arts, only to return to it many years later. His works bring alive the tradition of the ‘san jue’ or ‘three perfections’ of literati art: ink painting, calligraphy and poetry. Hsu is also the author of the poetry inscribed on his paintings. He developed an idiosyncratic brush language to capture a sense of ‘crystalline transparency in the structure of spatial objects’. Depicting familiar, personally significant places in Taiwan, his luminous images inflected by the spatial language of architecture reveal the experience of the contemporary city dweller. Hsu Yu-Jen lives and works in Taipei and Beijing.

Works by this artist