《 Neo-Artistry 》
By Chang Chi Chen
＂Neo-Artistry＂which means a new power in the art industry also refers to an innovative mind in Chinese. Chang Chi Chen’s 2019 Solo Exhibition is held in the central concept of thinking out of the box and breaking the rules. In this exhibition, you will see the artist works in the construction industry and then gradually get deeper into the art world. Chen has shown his unique conscious about creating arts by trying to make various kind of artworks and different kind of forms.
Chen has devoted himself to modern art for over ten years, including many abstract oil paintings and statues represent his struggling about the traditional value of Taiwan.
Moreover, Chen has been continuously trying to find new art media for creating, which includes different types of metal, wood, and stone, and even nature all become inspiring elements for his creation.Furthermore, Chen especially loves abstract paintings and statues. For example, the modern dancers’ elegant dance moves inspired the oil painting ＂Dancing＂. Moreover, ＂Black- faced spoonbill＂ is another remarkable work of Chen’s, many collectors also admire it. Chen’s outstanding ability to use different material and texture, utterly reinvent Chen’s surroundings in his unique way. In Chen’s concept, not only the oil painting shows intense color and abstract style, also the metal is best display medium to show the abstract aesthetic, because Chen is very fond of the thickness and strength which come along the metal statue, through his aesthetic interpretation, the abstract sculpture is showing the layer of texture and shifting of light.
＂Neo- Artistry＂it shows more than 50 pieces of art works in gallery, including oil painting, statue, and mix media. Meanwhile, focusing on his quality of not being tamed by the traditional Taiwanese value, we can see refreshing and representative artworks of local culture. Chen’s artworks often be public art in many luxury apartments.
Inside the exhibition, the whole new creation from Chen’s＂The Blues Galaxy＂series, it made mainly based on the African art and the universe, mixing several interesting elements such as waves, holes and bright color. All of the above, made the work radiates the feeling of Blues, collision of different elements, make the work show the perfect balance between future and originality. It can be said that it is the vanguard wood carving work.