Ming-Jen Hsu “The Absent Scenery”

Gallery 456 in Chinese-American Arts Council

poster for Ming-Jen Hsu “The Absent Scenery”

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The Absent Scenery – Despite how vividly and meticulously a scene is illustrated, it is lost indefinitely upon being perceived. The scenery sighted is transformed in the mind by how it was remembered over time and becomes a memory that is fragmented, incoherent and nonexistent outside of the body. These absented scenery constantly arouse the emotional sensations hidden inside my mind, and I can almost see its clear and vibrant detail when being in a serene state of mind.
This solo exhibition – “The Absent Scenery” will present my recent lineal drawing series which seeks to undertake a series of investigations into my internal world through the theme of “scenery.” Through the process of carving and writing on those slate-like hand-made papers, pieces of allegorical scenery emerged, which correspondingly reveals the process of the my mental investigation. In consequence, the course of this artistic creation became a mysterious ritual of self-discovery.

Ming-Jen Hsu was born in Taipei, Taiwan and received his MFA degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has held solo shows at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Suho Paper Memorial Museum and the Grass Mountain Artist Village and exhibited his paintings at the Chongqing Young Artist Biennale as well as the 2010 Taiwan Biennial. His works have been collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Bank by the Ministry of Cultural in Taiwan and other private foundations. In recent years, Ming-Jen Hus has focused on landscape as the theme of his exploration for exhibitions, and his works are characterized by the use of richly textured handmade paper and charcoal. His works intend to depict the trace of time on paper and to display the connection of a person’s internal state with the outside world through landscape.



from July 03, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-07-08 from 18:00 to 20:00


Ming-Jen Hsu

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