“The Imprint of Life-Ni Yu-Shan 2021 Exhibition,” organized by National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Ministry of Culture, will be held at Wen-hua Gallery and Culture Corridor (2F) from November 24 to December 1. The opening ceremony was held at 2PM on October 27. There are 55 glue paintings exhibited. The artist uses the sharp instinct and creates the lexicons of modern life painting through collage, block division, and various texture expressions. The exhibition has the diverse and rich content.
Graduating from The Academy of Art College in the United States and receiving the degree of M.F.A, Ni Yu-shan is deeply influenced by western culture. She feels the changes in the living environment and makes use of all kinds of painting materials and creative lexicons to represent the colorful urban impression, curiosity for scientific development and everything in the universe, and even the cultural inquiry about the social structure with the familiar tool of brushes.
In 1994, Ni Yu-shan started to rely on Zen and religion. Her glue paintings won the 49th Provincial Art Exhibition, and she created the series works of “Truth,” “Elucidation,” “Conversion,” and “Life Reflection.” Through brushes, Ni smartly connects modernity and tradition, balances the eastern and western thinking, culture, and painting expressions, and steps into the mysterious and serene realm from the realistic splendor. At the same time, her paintings also present the perplexity about life and the Buddhist cautionary teachings for the world to reflect on.
Ni Yu-shan’s creation features the conversation between nude bodies and nature, flowers, and dry bones and depicts love between men and women in the world, everlasting beauty and sorrow, and sigh for the ever-changing time and busy life. From the unique female perspective, she observes life, interprets the perception about the world and the time, presents history, reality, fantasy, legend, and personal image expression, and manifests her personal realization and mind. One of the exhibits, “Endless Happiness,” is the realistic depiction accompanied by classical colors. In the mixed and irrational arrangement of the clear flowing green landscape, the looming peony petals in full blossom, and the ancient crystal porcelain, the rich varieties of dark and light colors reinforce and adjust the narrative of the image.
We sincerely welcome all art lovers to visit the exhibition. For more information, please visit the website of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall: www.yatsen.gov.tw or call the service counter, (02) 27588008, ext. 545, 546.