Pei-Han Chen, who also uses the pseudonym “Yayoi Xiashui” to publish works, is one of the participating artists in the “2018 Bluerider OPEN Taiwan Young Artists Shine Project”.
The artist prefers to give meaning to things in creation, with a chant verse, or a story, which makes the creation more vivid with the collocation of words. Because I like cetacea very much, and this kind of creature has strong curiosity and bravery, so I also hope that I can explore the world without fear and challenge the unknown life.
Under the shy and introverted appearance, Pei-Han Chen is very different from most young Taiwanese artists in actual actions. Because she loves to create and is very practical, she deeply understands the severe challenges of being a contemporary artist, so she never hesitates or is afraid to participate in various activities. style drawing competition. Since 2016, in order to strive for the exposure of her talents and creations, she started from the Taoyuan Art Exhibition. Her resume of participating in exhibitions and winning awards is dizzying.
After graduation, she used to work in a graphic company. After making commercial manuscripts for a period of time, although she was proficient in commercial design, she always felt that she wanted to create for herself rather than for others. The artist has been struggling between the dilemma of life and creative enthusiasm for a period of time, and finally resolutely left the stable but busy nine-to-five job to explore a relatively free and happy way of creation, so he devoted himself to his favorite art illustration field. After the establishment of the studio, the artist’s sister, who is also a marketing and agent, assisted her in developing her personal creations into a brand product, and her business was positioned in illustration art or illustration design, taking into account “creations close to life” at the same time But it also has “commercial scalability”.
Pei Han Chen prefers to use acrylic paint or pencils in her creations. She said that the tools and skills required for illustration media are usually small in size. The performance of acrylic is between watercolor and oil paint, and it is suitable for repeated stacking. It can be transparent or opaque, and the texture of the color is also very vivid; the pencil can describe many delicate places. In addition to the colorful appearance, surreal complex depiction, spatial depth and multi-dimensional layout, and the interaction and complementation of different media, her works also show the richness of collage art in terms of form and psychology. prefers to use acrylic paint or pencils in her creations. She said that the tools and skills required for illustration media are usually small in size. The performance of acrylic is between watercolor and oil paint, and it is suitable for repeated stacking. It can be transparent or opaque, and the texture of the color is also very vivid; the pencil can describe many delicate places. In addition to the colorful appearance, surreal complex depiction, spatial depth and multi-dimensional layout, and the interaction and complementation of different media, her works also show the richness of collage art in terms of form and psychology.
The core axis of its creation mostly focuses on themes in the field of fantasy and children’s interest. Through the fantasy picture and the unique narration of modern poetry, it can show a more comprehensive and strange poetic flavor that is different from reality and beyond imagination. Going further into her creative background, the artist often reveals her concerns about environmental pollution and her humanistic concern for environmental protection awareness.
French Post-Impressionist artist Henri Julien Félix Rousseau` (Henri Julien Félix Rousseau`, 1844-1910) world-famous classic masterpiece “The Dream” (The Dream) provided the artist with infinite inspiration for creation. She likes an atmosphere surrounded by nature. Her works are filled with a large number of plants and natural elements, as well as the parts with symbolic similes or metaphors, which provide her with full creative nutrients.
“I like a simple life, and many of my creations are inspired by listening to music or natural elements in life.” Chen Yuhan’s works are usually accompanied by a contemporary short poem, and the artist’s cross-border understanding of literature and The vision is also impressive. For example, in the interview, the artist’s admiration for the famous American poet Walt Whitman is beyond words. “In art, poetry is mostly just a foil, but words are quite important to me, so in my works, the poetry part should account for half of the whole creation.”
The artist also mentioned that in terms of visual inspiration, she prefers to create images that are inconsistent with common sense or escape from reality. Sometimes it is more interesting to extend the contrast between the space and the space in the work. Way. She belongs to the image memory person, and often combines various types of surreal, strange and imaginary images, and finally summarizes them into her unique form. Inspired by her works include Hieronymus Bosch (1452 – 1516) among the classic masters, famous photographers Tim Walker, Paolo Ventura, Filip Custic and so on. The illustrators who have been admired for a long time are mostly fantasy or story, such as Lieke van der Vorst, Jiwoon pak, Eunjoo Lee, Victo Ngai, Brian Froud, etc.
At the moment of talking with the artist, Chen Xihan was shy and cautious. Regarding the explanation of artistic creation, she looked at the content prepared in advance in the mobile phone and read out word by word. However, in terms of creative ability and talent, the concentration and speed of his painting show a completely surprising contrast with the restraint of expression. The multi-faceted composition of his works, the arrangement of colors, rich content and creativity, and tireless creative enthusiasm are impressive.
“What an artist dreams is an ideal dream, but she/he often cannot escape the real knife in reality, which can always hurt people all over the body.” Difficulties and low ebbs are inevitable in the creative process. The artist doubts herself/himself from time to time, and also doubt your abilities. “The most difficult thing is how to think about solving problems, and at the same time stand up again from the predicament.” Pei Han Chen said firmly.