Guishan Island is a spiritual icon of the Yilan people. In these black and white photos, whether near or far, we can see the traces of the island. Perhaps it is like a compass in his life as an artist, always guiding him in the right direction.
Powen Gallery is currently holding Wu Hsichi first solo photography exhibition, starting from April 11th to May 12th.
Wu Hsichi (1965~) has been experimenting with different media and techniques to express his artistic ideas during his 20-year full-time artist career. The works such as the early abstract works in "Entering the Depths of the Clouds", "The Playground of Mirroring" series, and the recent oil pastel works that have been popular and collected by collectors all over the world, without having the shadow of others, clearly demonstrate his unique style.
Photography is part of Wu Hsichi's life. In 2016, he moved to the seaside of Yilan County. He often walked along the coast alone and looked at the infinite possibilities between the vast Pacific Ocean and the earth. Wu Hsichi used the camera to record the momentary scene and capture the moment with his deep and persistent artistic emotions. If these photos are the records of his life, it is more accurate to say that these photos are another important form of his creation. The complete structure and narrative space in the photos, like many of his artworks, are always astonishing and touching.