She was as giddy as a school girl when I asked her to tell me about her art. Wei-Hui Hsu created her piece with cosmetic facial masks. The ones you wet and put on your face to clean your pores and free you from acne. “What? No way, you’ve got to be kidding me!” I said as my jaw dropped in amazement. "How creative!" I mean who would have thought of something like that? She dyes the facial masks different colors and uses a special glue to shape them into a face-shaped object. Her creation "Smiling Face as a Flower" is delicately layered. As thin and meticulous as a god-made flower It's extremely impressive that this was made by human hands. She tells me the layers are symbolic of the wrinkles that people get when they age. If you look closely you can see a face imprinted on the back. Her other installments include “Camouflage” which is a life-sized dress, shoes, and purse made out of facial masks. They all entail horrific faces similar to Edvard Munch’s "The Scream". This comments on the anxiety that women feel about their appearance.
|Smiling Face as a Flower|
So captivated by her ideals and talent I almost forgot that I was at the Young Art Taipei Contemporary Art Fair and I had other pieces to observe. The Young Art Taipei Contemporary Art Fair is the very first contemporary art fair in Asia that focus on young artist under the age of 45. This fair aims to be a platform for contemporary art in Asia held each year held at the Sheraton Hotel in Taipei. Each hotel room located on the 9th floor served as an art gallery displaying art from Approximately 60 galleries mostly all over Asia and a couple of other countries. The countries represented were Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia, America, Singapore, and China.
|Never ending Childhood|
|Favorite Place: Keep on Believing|
|Favorite Place: Boy and Girl|
|Beside the Pool|
Tomohiro Takagi’s works consists of well-organized composition and delicately made depiction is something to be marveled at. His European-influenced surrealist style poses philosophical and eschatological questions between humans and animals.
|The Wood of Fallen Birds|
|Summer on the Beach|
|In Chanel In Spring|
|Reading Habits C-Interview|
|Reading Habits D-File Drawer|
"Reading Habits" C-Interview Acrylic on canvas 60x72.5m
"Reading Habits" D-file drawer Acrylic on canvas 60x72.5m
"Beside the Pool" 130x163cm oil on canvas 2012 Ming Yeh
"Maya Superman" 54.5x78.8cm ink on paper 2012 Chi-Jen Huang