Liang Gallery is pleased to announce “Reflecting the Heart Through Landscape,” a solo exhibition by Taiwanese artist Lin Wei-Hsiang. Natural scenery represents the artist and his admiration and longing for nature. Arrangement of images conveys the genuine experience of conversing, interacting, and being intimate with nature in everyday life, as well as nameless internal feelings and emotions.
Lin Wei-Hsiang believes that the scenery is alive and breathing. His artistic depiction of nature expresses the dialogue and interaction between object and self, image and the spirit, thus attempting to capture the eternity completed in a moment. The world of the paintings is not a mere depiction but rather a reconstruction of the artist's conception, a dreamlike space and setting, which is the result of intentional perception of nature and internalization of the experience.
For a long time, Lin has been depicting mist in his landscape paintings. He finds it particularly interesting and inspiring of the imagination. It gives the scenery a poetic feeling, or a spiritual influence, as if thinly veiling vast mysteries. The viewers can feel the flow of clouds and the moist mist covering the clouds, which implies the existence of something unknown. The composition of Lin’s paintings reveals how the landscape through the eyes of mind can be transformed into the reflection of the heart.
Lin Wei-Hsiang was born in 1983 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. In 2009, he graduated from the Graduate Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts Education at the National Hsinchu University of Education. His inspiration comes from the natural sceneries, although unlike the Realists’ landscape paintings, his paintings are more impressionistic and abstract, emphasizing inherent spirituality rather than extrinsic imitation. In 2005, Lin received Professor Tze-Fan Lee Creative Award, in 2004 he was selected for the Young Artist Collection, received an award for excellence in “National Student Art Exhibition” and honorable mention in “Nanying Fine Art Exhibition.” His works have been collected by Taiwan Art Bank, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and National Chiao Tung University Arts Center.