Chu Teh-I(1952-)
Color & Form Within a Mood II
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Chu Teh-I(1952-)

Color & Form Within a Mood II



Acrylic on linen

曲德義 2006 (signed on the reverse)
Colour & Form Within A Mood: Main Trend Gallery, 2006, p35
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About Work

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.

About Artist

Chu Teh-I
L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts-Decoratifs de Paris, France
Graduated from National Taiwan Normal University
Studied at the Lee Chun-Shan Studio
Born in Chun Buk, Korea
Integrate Into One, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Beyond Space, Tap Seac Gallery, Macau
Colour & Form Within A Mood II, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Colour & Form Within A Mood I, Providence University Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
Position / Malposition, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1999, Providence University Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1998, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
Dislocation / Fractions, Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1995, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1993, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1993, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1992, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1992, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1990, Door Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Chu Teh-I 1988, Gallery Triform, Taipei, Taiwan

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