With his indebtedness to Li Chun-Shan (1912-1984) and Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), Chu The-I has not only engaged in the construction of a sui generis spatial logic, but also continued to blend sense with sensitivity, thereby gradually evolving his signature painting style.
Chu seeks to provide multiple perspectives in a single composition. He often combines more than two canvases into one work. Each of these heterogeneous combinations seems to be an eclectic mix of conflict and harmony. The artist firstly daubed the canvas with paint, and then polished it repeatedly, so as to create a 3D, multi-layered texture. By adding and reducing paint, the artist tries to give his graphic works a sense of 3D and even 4D depth.
Apart from daubing and polishing the paint, Chu further shoveled the paint to produce a non-brushstroke effect for his work [Color & Form within a Mood II]. Within the blue rectangular shape, different techniques make each shine more brilliantly in the others’ company, and a complex composition thus emerged. The polishing process also affords some of the painterly color-fields a touch of depth and solidity.
By way of comparison, the rectangular shape on the right-hand side is the first part on which the viewers would fix their gazes, because its conspicuous, brilliant color markedly contrasts with the complicated composition of the main-frame.
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