Hsu Yu-Jen abandoned the practice of ink painting for oil painting while still at art school, at the National Taiwan University of the Arts, only to return to it many years later. His works bring alive the tradition of the ‘san jue’ or ‘three perfections’ of literati art: ink painting, calligraphy and poetry. Hsu is also the author of the poetry inscribed on his paintings. He developed an idiosyncratic brush language to capture a sense of ‘crystalline transparency in the structure of spatial objects’. Depicting familiar, personally significant places in Taiwan, his luminous images inflected by the spatial language of architecture reveal the experience of the contemporary city dweller. Hsu Yu-Jen lives and works in Taipei and Beijing.
The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of contemporary art from China. With a focus on works created since the year 2000, the Collection contains almost 3,000 works by over 750 artists and continues to expand. Note that when you click on the link below you will be forwarded to the White Rabbit Collection website.