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Striking Ink and Gorgeous Colors: Ink Paintings of Chiang Ming-Shyan
Date:2018-01-31
大甲鎮瀾宮
Date: February 2, 2018 to March 11, 2018
Location: 2nd Floor Gallery II, Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center

Chiang Ming-Shyan was born in Taichung in 1942. After graduating from Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, he received his Master's degree from La Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. The comprehensive education in both eastern and western fine arts cultivated a solid foundation for his artworks. Professor Chiang integrates Eastern aesthetics with Western art in his creations of ink painting.
Professor Chiang has taught in Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University and served as the dean and institute director. After retirement in recent years, he has been fully engaged in ink painting and has traveled around the world to experience different cultures and share opinions with local artists, further developing an international and inclusive view of art. Professor Chiang believes that creations must care for the local community and the world at the same time. Considering the value and preservation of natural scenery and historical landmarks, Professor Chiang painted natural sceneries, such as Alishan and Yushan, cultural heritages, such as Wind Lion God and dovetail houses in Kinmen and Port of Keelung, and religions and folk festivals, such as the Zhenlan Temple in Dajia, Chaotian Temple in Beigang , and temple activities, from a viewpoint of recording cultural assets. Among the macro creations in this exhibition, Professor Chiang also includes the UN’s cultural heritage of humanity, such as the Great Wall, Wuzhen Water Town, the Longmen Grottoes, Prague, the Ancient City in Rome and the Malta Ancient City . Currently, Professor Chiang focuses on the concerns of humanity and history. When appreciating ink paintings created by Professor Chiang, the audience will be deeply touched by their beauty and humanistic conceptions.