Born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1974 with an M.A. from the Department of Fine Arts,National Taichung University of Education, Hsin-I Kuo has engaged herself in artistic creations since 2009. To date, Kuo has thrown 20 solo exhibitions and been invited to joint exhibitions nearly 40 times at home and abroad, including Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Spain, the U.S., etc. Upholding the concept “discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary, appreciating the complex in the simple”, the artist is devoted to the painting and research of themes related to pond. “Hsin-I Kuo is one of the few artists that are able to transcend from the realism on the surface and venture into the peaceful, abstract, and yet profound mind world like that portrayed in the art pieces of Wyeth’s, which is something worthy of recognition, observation, and expectation in the long run,” commented by anArt historian of Taiwan, prof. Chong-Ray Hsiao.
Everything in a lily pond is as the epitome of the artist’s life. It is also an attempt of the artist to portray in large-sized scale. The artist seeps the intense emotions into the artwork via imagination and empathy. Apart from the large-sized feast to the eyes, it shall allow the spectators to find a deeper revelation as well as reflection to Nature, the reality, and life.
Everything in the frame is no longer of significance. The “light”, concealed by the pond, becomes the secret passage to mind exploration. Employing an ordinary theme, the artist attempts to probe into the possibility and the futurity of modern watercolor painting, while breaking the limitation of pond’s presentation.
The beauty of Nature is like the game hide-and-seek, prompting us to seek and find. The arrangement of reflections gives off a sense of space in the picture. It is the world of light beyond the corner. The whole piece presents a clean and pure beauty of structure.