Art Revolution Taipei

Last week I went back to Taipei for a day, it’s only one hour away from where I am based in Jiaoxi, on the North East of Taiwan, I like the contrast and ease of being able to switch from big city to small town like this, so I can do a day trip, get a lot done and then return to the relaxed and clean air of Jiaoxi.

One of the main reasons for visiting Taipei was the Art Revolution exhibition, this was hosted in the 101 exhibition centre, right next to the World Trade Centre. There were many art galleries represented, and a lot of the artists featured were international, The artists showing came from early career, and recent graduates and much more established artists, with dedicated shows, this allowed for a broad view, which was refreshing to see.

I have selected my personal favourite works from the show, generally I am drawn toward works that feature pattern, abstraction with a simple nature, as well as a natural, organic feeling to them, but does depend and change according to the work, I like to try and keep an open eye. Here are a few works that caught my attention.

The first one here is my favourite, I see a lot of similarity between it and my own works, I don’t mind working in a similar way to others, though I don’t seek to be the same, there are just certain things I am drawn to, whether it’s made by me or another.

Systemisation of Chaos, by Alexey Ivanov.

Next up, this image has some notalgic childhood quality for me, it reminds me of a pattern on a pillow, which I really liked for some reason, it does have a soft and organic feeling, plus the yellow, abstract and pattern, which I enjoy in my own work too.

Trace by Emi Uchida

I really like the use of pallet knives in paining, the abrupt organic and much less controlled, non detail focus for them, I also enjoy using them in my own works, it’s a satisfying process.

Storia Di Mare by Alex Bertaina

That’s it for this post, I hope you enjoyed these great art works as I did, for more information about the show, you can visit their website here.

Sam