"The Idler's Hasty Gaze" Eszter Chen Solo Exhibition
”What on earth are you busy with?”
“So, do you think I am just hanging around?”
Acting as an idler, or to admit myself as an idler, I take gazing as my posture or doing something by doing nothing. I keep the condition of inactiveness flowing and being busy in an immobile manner.
Women and still lives have always been subjects of illustrator Eszter Chen’s work.
In her paintings, the line between people and inanimate objects is so fine that you could hardly tell. The space around seems like a set built deliberately whereas the gestures of women put themselves into the spirit of still lives. Plus, the bold, flat and colorful blocks postpone the emotional impact. On 2D, she creates a status, as if the audience could literally be the one to gaze, and leaves a large patch of lasting clues.
The exhibition The Idler's Hasty Gaze puts focus on Chen’s free creation in the spare time aside from daily illustration work. The series is inspired by the famous Fauvist painter, Henri Matisse. Chen’s truly fascinated by the rich sentiment piled up by objects that are seemingly motionless in Matisse’s work and motivated to use the colors and express feelings freely.
The world is formed by the point, line, surface and object shuttled with human affairs and mysteries. Chen takes a step back to deconstruct the idea of idleness and haste, meanwhile, to demonstrate implicitly all kinds of absurd possibilities in an elaborate and detailed way in her ravish composition.
Come say hello ! My solo show 'The Idler's Hasty Gaze' at pon ding gallery Taipei is up from Aug 4th until Aug 20th.
I will be showing paintings and ceramic and all art work will be available to collect. See you there
"What I Can Learn From the Incredible and Fantastic Life of Oprah Winfrey" Book published.
It's an exciting moment to announce that The book I illustrated called "What I Can Learn From the Incredible and Fantastic Life of Oprah Winfrey" is now up for pre-order, a very fun book about Lady Oprah and her incredible life for children, teenagers even adults to read and get inspired.
I hope her life story and my illustration will amaze you.
And thank you Moppet Books for the invite and collaboration
Meet the artist at Apple store
January 22, 2017
An event launched to meet individual artist of the Apple Made in CNY project at different store location in China.
Sunday January 224
3pm - 4pm at Apple store Kunming
Reserve to join the event
Dongfeng W Rd, Wuhua Qu, Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China, 650021