"A master of realism in light and shadow" an art critic once said. HSIEH Ming-Chang's paintings, whether depicting rural landscapes, a corner of nature or still life, all follow the footsteps of sunlight. Light serves as his medium, blending tradition with the contemporary, literature with art, meanings with ideas - it shapes his unique style.
Compared to running, the delight of punting through the Sicao Green Tunnel in Tainan is double. The ripples in the water reflect the sun. As the yellow fireball sinks into the water, the mangroves on both banks turn the twilight into shimmering neon.
Beipu Miaoqian Street was once as prosperous and glorious as Dihua Street in Taipei, but an earthquake in 1935 ended this era. Luckily, it can be relived through this painting, which the artist has reproduced from a black-and-white image.
For those who love nostalgic and realistic paintings, this simple and rustic evocation of Hakka round houses is incredibly charming. Dozens of households arranged in a circle, each adorned with spring couplets, incense burners, and bamboo baskets. Each farmhouse is like a painting under the sunlight, truly wonderful!
"The light penetrates the scattered grapevines, allowing the various shades of yellow and green to intertwine, forming a wonderful picture. There is no distinction between realism and abstraction, as it wanders between the tangible and intangible."
Camellias can be seen everywhere, but this one, through the author's ingenuity, seems to be as inflated and light as a spinning ball. If camellias are also associated with love, then this fiery red camellia could be described as passionate love!
Only literary paintings can speak for themselves. This painting suggests how once glorious, now the vicissitudes of time and go hand in hand with beauty. The bolts sticking out to the left of the exquisitely carved metal door panels seem to be a pointer, connecting the heavenly and the human, the rich and the ordinary.