The Arts Club of Washington and the Taipei Cultural Center in New York has jointly organized an art exhibitionfeaturing two solo Taiwanese artists, Amanda Tseng and Yuan Chin-taa. The curated eventwill run from March 7 through 29 in Washington, D.C.
Tainan-born Amanda Tseng (若岱) lived in Hawaii for over a decade before returning to Taiwan in 2006, where she took up traditional Chinese ink wash painting. By adopting the concept of "qi,” or the energy that creates life and movement, she created a "wet-on-wet” technique that carriesa fluidity and elegance far beyond that of traditional ink wash painting skills.
Moreover, her experimentation with water, ink, and paper — such as the change in water temperature and different material-based handmade Chinese xuan papers — has resulted in an art form new to both the West and the East. To Tseng, "mindscape” is the adept word to describe a landscape created within the artist's mind.
Mixed media artist Yuan Chin-taa (袁金塔) is known as the golden boy of calligraphy. Drawing inspiration from ancient Chinese classics such as "The Canon of Mountains and Seas,” Yuan brings to life mythological accounts that range from fanciful to bizarre.
The use of symbols and runes from olden times, as well as the addition of unconventional materials such as plant fiber, stainless steel, and ceramics, characterize Yuan's mixed media works. His three-dimensional paper art and incense-etched calligraphy are one-of-a-kind.
The month-long exhibitionwill be housed in the first-floor Monroe Gallery and the second-floor MacFeely Gallery of the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States). More information can be found here and here.