As a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts; Hsu Chu-Yin works as an artist and also teaches alongside her professional practice. Rather than focusing on techniques or realistic expression, she emphasizes creative enlightenment, reflecting her own exploration and pursuit of art. She says: “Creativity isn’t simply my own pursuit of beauty, it is also a way to convey the innermost heart of humanity, our thoughts and feelings, gaining insight into the essence of life. To courageously respond to our life experiences with a keen perceptiveness and a sincere heart”.
Though proficient and skilled in her painting techniques as an artist; she chose to put aside her past experiences and techniques to transcend and challenge the lines, colors and methods she had used in the past. Breaking the momentum of her past expressions in art, she has chosen to use colors straight from the tubes because of their simplicity and pureness to her; and through the flow of paint, air, and water to make visible that is unseen to the eyes, but truly exists.
Her solo exhibition is named after her grandfather, deriving it’s theme from the Gospel of John, Chapter 10 Verse 4 – The Lord’s Sheep Know His Voice.
When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
John 10:4 New International Version (NIV)
This exhibition is centered around the theme: “Recognizing the Lord’s Voice – Chu-Yin”. Through her faith, she has listened and waited with a pure heart, insisting on the use of solid colors which represents her unwavering pursuit of purity: retaining a childlike innocence in her works.
Hsu Chu-Yin’s works are bright and translucent; lively and vivacious; akin to the rhythm and movement of music. The unconscious color expression comes from Gestural Abstract: the paint flows naturally like air and water, the soft hues moving along musically, accented with small gemlike drops of color and subtle color changes on the canvas; all expressing God-given creativity and life through her unique art.
About Hsu Chu-Yin
Born in 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan; graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the National Taiwan University of Arts, Hsu Chu-Yin was already a participant of the painting course at Fu-Hsin Arts School as a high-school student. At the age of 18, her artistic talent was discovered and she received first place in the 45th Central Taiwan Art Exhibition. Since then, she has devoted herself to the creation of abstract art.
“The ‘abstract’ that is conveyed through the diligent awareness of one’s emotion, and the knowing of one’s heart, is a transcendent kind of truth, a truer form of abstract.” Chu-Yin’s abstract art is not simply an expression of the human emotion but rather is influenced by her faith. For her, the abstract is not just an abstract, but a true expression of faith.
Hsu-Yin lives and works in Taipei with her husband and their three daughters. Her abundant and blissful family life are the source of her artistic inspiration. She is the founder of the Soul Art Gallery in Dazhi, where she paints and teaches painting.
National Taiwan University of Arts,
Department of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Taipei
JinWen University of Science & Technology,
Department of Visual Communication Design, Taiwan, Taipei
Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School, Painting Department, Taiwan Taipei
2016 Receiving from the Creator – Hsu Chu Yin Modern Painting Solo Exhibition, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Glimmer of Hope – Hsu Chu Yin Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, 99dac Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 Boundless Abstract – Hsu Chu Yin Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, King Car Art and Culture Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Dancing Spirits – Hsu Chu Yin Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, Padpanadscha Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Symphony of Real Abstract – Hsu Chu Yin Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Cui Heng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Symphony in True Colors – Hsu Chu Yin Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, ‘Ecole Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 Hsu Chu Yin Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, Simple Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2015 Summer Fantasy – Modern Painting Exhibition, King Car Art and Culture Center, Yilan, Taiwan
2015 Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, Young Art Taipei, 99dac Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Moon 12 Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, Young Art Taipei, Moon 12 Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Art Taichung, VG Taipei, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, Young Art Taipei, VG Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 SoHo Children Art Museum Magical Learning Room, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Taipei Culture Center Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1999 Xindian New Taipei City Library, New Taipei, Taiwan
1997 National Taiwan University Hospital Culture Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 Taipei City Government Light and Sea Tunnel Art Works, Merit Award
2003 Taiwan Beer Packaging Creativity Challenge, Silver and Bronze Award
1998 45th Annual Central Art Exhibition, Oil Painting Classification, First Prize
Japanese International Higher-Level Art Competition Nomination
1997 International Lions Club Group Sketch Nomination
2004 Taipei City Hall, Taiwan
2003 Taiwan Beer, Taiwan
2001 Mural collaboration with Starbucks Coffee and the “Blue” Artwork,
1998 Central Art Exhibition, Taiwan
Japanese International Higher-Level Art Competition, Japan