Silent Landscape XX
"Silent Landscape XX "
Original drawing by Wu Hsichi
"This is my early artwork which dates back to 2015. My early works are different from the current ones. They are relatively calm, and the symbols and lines are purer and more primitive.
Looking back at them, I find that I can't paint this kind of style anymore. The past is in the past, I think."
Hsichi uses crayons to connect to his memories of childhood, letting him find purer and more innocent creation experience. This shows how he still examines himself at the age of 50, and also how, he has developed a brand-new visual language.
Thick oil pastels repeatedly rubbing against paper retain dense lines showing the artist’s emotions on the texture of the paper. Magic compositions present the thought of the artist warning of the existing state of humans, which serves as fables.
The paintings have rich and lively styles. Their steady colors lead us to a more profound language of atmosphere in which the lines link everything togehter. Characters and scenery in the pictures are controlled by these lines, so they only look with their intangible expressions.