Long before “the Cage of the Human World” painted with oil pastels, artist Hsi-chi Wu had spent 15 years developing a series of abstract oil on canvas works. However, in one occasional opportunity, the artist started to use crayons which connect to his painting memories in the childhood, letting him find a purer and more innocent creative experience. On the one hand, this shows that the artist started to examine himself at the age of 50, and on the other hand, this is the brand-new development of painting language.
Wu hides his observation and reflection upon contemporary society and humanity even in his abstract paintings. However, his concrete paintings which directly depict the society and humanity are another totally different attempt. Thick oil pastels repeatedly rubbing against paper retain dense lines showing the artist’s emotions on the texture of the paper. Magic compositions present the thoughts of the artist, and at the same time, they are a warning of the existence state of humans, which serves as the pictures of life fables.
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