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Represented Artists > Hsu Chih-Wei

Artist Chih-Wei Hsu's new series of artworks - the Volley

Chih-Wei Hsu, a contemporary artist from Taiwan, graduated from the Departments of Fine Arts, Chinese Culture University of Taiwan and received his MFA at the Graduate Insititute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. His numerous solo and joint exhibitions, together with the Hantoo Art Group, led him to obtain rare opportunities to have his art exhibited in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and later to have his works collected by the Fine Arts Museum, and the Ministry of Culture, Government of Taiwan.

Artist Hsu's works are largely about robots and video games. Hsu manipulates robots as a medium to stage a scene on canvas, in order to create a spatial feature. His series of Neo-God is characterized by his preferred Japanese robots and animation, which build his own style in terms of historical and cultural languages. Thus, it is easy to discern the elements of contemporary animation and industrial surroundings, such as the images of robots and the scene of cosplay, in Hsu's artwork. Hsu constructs and juxtaposes those images by utilizing the selected images, transferring the fixed sense, and then interpreting a distinct connotation of those figures into a differentiated reflection of the icon.

Artist Hsu has recently applied traditional methods to depict the background in his artwork. He frequently utilizes the techniques of backlighting and perspective to represent the figures of Mazinger Z and angels in his works; those produce a new signified allusion and an unnerving concern for today's commercial civilization. His latest series of work, the Volley, signifies the strength of masculine power, the vigor of allegory, and the refined dominance of the entire stage of scenery through his succinct pictorial language.

2004   Graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, M.F.A., Tainan National University of The Arts (TNNUA), Taiwan

1996   Graduated from the Graduate Institute of Arts, B.F.A., Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

1990   Graduated from the Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School

Solo Exhibitions

2010   [ the Saint Seiya-man], Noend Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   [Video Art], the Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Joint/Group Exhibitions

2014.1   [The Age of Beauty], LIPEN Art Galerie, Taipei, Taiwan

2013   [2013 Art Taipei], Taipei, Taiwan

2013   Beijing Art Expo, BeiJing, China

2013   LIPEN Anhe PART II Opening Group Exhibition

2013   [Young Art Taipei], the LIPEN Art Gallery, Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, international art fair, Taipei, Taiwan

2013   [Art Tainan], the LIPEN Art Gallery, Hotel Art Fair, Tainan, Taiwan

2012   [Art Taipei], the LIPEN Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2012   [Young Art Taipei], the LIPEN Art Gallery, Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan

2012   [Art Tainan], the LIPEN Art Gallery Y, Hotel Art Fair, Tainan, Taiwan

2011   [Young Art Taipei, the LIPEN Art Gallery, Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, international art fair, Taipei, Taiwan

2009   [Summer's Wonder – 2009], AVAT Artist Fair, Taipei, Taiwan

2007   [Generation ‧Conversation – the Manifold Expression of Contemporary Art], the Insian Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2006   [Manga Show], the VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan

2006   [Representative Paintings of Taiwan], the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2004   [Meeting Peter Pan], Arts Building of the National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2004   [Huashan 1914 – Creative Park], the 3rd Art Fair of the Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   [to Explore King Kong & Barbie Doll], Hantoo Art Group, the Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2003   [to Explore King Kong & Barbie Doll], Hantoo Art Group, the Pier-2 Art Center, Tai-Chung, Taiwan

2002   [the 90's Traditional Easel Paintings of Taiwan], Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2001   [Sense and Sensibility – the Technique of Classical Art], Cultural Affairs Bureau, ChangHua County, Taiwan

1999   [Viewing the Society of Taiwan], Ji-Chan Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

1998   [the Vulgar Scene – the Way We Are], Crown Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1998   [the Vulgar Scene – the Way We Are], Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2006   the Savior 002, oil on canvas, 227 x 162 cm, 1999, collected by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2004   the Savior 001, oil on canvas, 227 x 162 cm, 1999, collected by the Ministry of Culture, the Government of Taiwan, Taiwan