Rich Art is pleased to present “ Unaccompanied - VI - Writing Variation,” a solo exhibition by Huang, Shun-Hsing. This exhibition will present Huang’s large-scale painting and chosen pieces of works on paper which artist has been working on for almost four years.
Huang was majoring in ink painting. After graduating from university, he went to England to study in 90’s as the same time he was more deeply impacted by the artistic mindset of eastern and western art.In Xu, Bing’s speech“My Understanding Towards Contemporary Art”, Xu expressed his interpretation of contemporary art: “…in truth, eastern art is constructed on traditional methods, which gives it richness and charm. The west focuses on innovation, while the east focuses on who does it best…”this concept is always expressed inside Huang’s works. In his recent works, Huang has attempted to add colored blocks that are almost completely flat-coated to create balance; this has extended to the recent presentation of one (or multiple) lines that destruct the original structure and composition, creating a dynamic with space. Not only does this method echoes the mindset of action painting, geometric representation, and monochrome expressions, it also explores the alternative possibility between two-dimensional painting and three-dimensional sculpture. Moreover, he continually considers how to compose the themes of both Traditional Chinese Painting and Calligraphy into his work.
Huang often listens to Bach’s Cello Suites music, as Bach’s emotion and rhythm from the music has deeply impact to Huang’s painting. Cello Suites states directly the mental status of “unaccompanied“, which echoes with Huang’s painting with an endless self-conversation, as it is a journey alone towards artist himself. With countless creative methods and works emerging in the era of contemporary art, Huang’s only wish is to return to the essence and origin of art and create works that are neither eastern nor western, breaking down the boundary and reconstruct the East and the West, and present his unique feature and language. As Ding, Yan-Yong states “My brushstrokes are not mere lifelike imitations of truth, but ways to give them a life of their own.”