In the contemporary art scene, Chao Hsuan has emerged with a unique creative approach. Her artwork captures and collages emotional fragments from everyday life, using whimsical black-and-white faces as her creative symbols. These striking facial expressions invite viewers to project themselves into the artwork. The textured canvases, peculiar characters, and fantastical scenes not only depict her personal life experiences but also serve as a sincere reflection on life and the passage of time.
"Hello, Stranger - Solo Exhibition by Chao Hsuan" will present the artistic evolution of Chao Hsuan over the past decade. She reassembles daily experiences in her artwork, symbolizing not only a journey to seek personal identity and recognition but also reflecting her blending and reconstruction of elements from reality and unreality, presenting the complex aspects of contemporary society. In an era of globalization and rapid information changes, the prevailing concept of rapid, convenient, and diverse assembly has led people to believe that they can conform to specific values without being crossed or confused, becoming more flexible and lightweight to meet various demands. Does this mean that people have become a continuous state of assembly and collage in the world? Under this concept, Chao Hsuan keenly observes the social environment and contemplates the individual's positioning, exploring how one's subjectivity gradually transitions from unfamiliarity to clarity, reacquainting oneself, and documenting the surreal imaginations that arise in the mind through artworks. At the same time, she invites us to question anew how we should respond to this era as a "constructed" self, and what stance we should adopt.
Throughout the convergence of various symbols, there will be connections between one's own culture and the outside world's culture, and the tension and boundaries that arise from these collisions will reveal the unique organizational structure and essence of contemporary society. In this exhibition, Xi yuan Art Museum will lead the audience into the artist's abstract and poetic surrealist world, exploring the diversity of complex human emotions and the transformation of the artist's reflections after absorbing various cultures. Through Chao Hsuan unique perspective, the exhibition attempts to reflect on the relationship between individuals and society, the self and others, and to revisit one's own position in contemporary society.
In the rolling waves of life, we constantly pick up fragments that belong to our own existence and piece them together to form a complete self.