After I graduated from the university, I became deeply cynical of life and my mental state seemed to be in a void. Consequently, I lost all hopes for artistic creation. After few years of painful struggle in the abyss, “Dream of the Red Mansion”, (a Chinese classical novel), and (Lao Zi’s) “The Book of Tao and The” brought a ray of light into my world of darkness. I started to adjust my direction. After three and a half years of research into the comparative studies of western and eastern paintings and their philosophies, my inner passion was reignited. Though it has still been a bumpy road, I’ve felt my way through my creative career without any regret.
If one tries to classify my works from the perspective of art history, one will surely fail to reach any conclusion and one will achieve nothing but disappointment. If the viewers come to see my works with too much preconception, they will not find a way in. Leave your thoughts behind and just be curious, then my works might become a bridge to the re-development the mind.
My works are not bound by any category in visual art, which is commonly recognised by my predecessors. All of my pieces can be viewed from all angles, and they can group together or come apart freely. However, I don’t make them this way as an anti-traditionalist statement. Nor do I try to confront any convention like sleep talking. I understand life deeply from the inside, and I know exactly what I’m doing. Following my solid and comprehensive clarity, I have developed my strong personalised belief, which is reflected in my language of expression, my attitude towards life, my values, and my artistic creation.
Generally speaking, my thought is a hybrid mixture of Chinese and western cultures. I am a person living in a modern society. Yet the pulse of the land of Taiwan throbs in my veins; and the sound of the land of Australia echoes in my head. When creating, I don’t follow any form developed by the ancestors, nor do I follow the values of contemporary western art. I let my self-developed, internal values naturally grow into form. This concept in art is the result of the hybridisation of various matters in my life.