Since it has entered the age of conceptual art, sensual visual “beauty” in art has slowly faded out. Conceptual art has dominated almost the entire art world. But the problem is that conceptual art never breaks from formalism in linguistics. Not to mention that blindly pursuing formalism may seem on the surface to diversify art forms, the truth is it makes art more and more symbolic, and that is why the audience finds it more and more difficult to understand the art of today.
I hope to present art in its pure form so that we get to enjoy such beauty the moment we lay our eyes on it. I know we have so many different opinions about beauty. Yet, it is basically about how well our visual reflection collides with our inner perception, which all comes down to the basic definitions of dots, lines, planes, and color schemes and compositions of art.
As for so-called artistic creation, it is about how artists apply the relationship between art and culture or their ideas that the meaning of culture is greater than its form. In other words, the give-and-take relationship between art and culture should be a highlight of the art form.
My work “Dazzling Lines” is my understanding and expression from such a standpoint.
My deconstruction and reconstruction of the relationship of dots, lines, planes, and colors are based on my understanding of space and dimensions. I try hard to construct a “public vision” that is close to the visual culture we have now. I reconstructed lines, color fields, color distortion, and color gamut in the spatial relationship I defined and gave it a new order that is multi-dimensionally illusionary. Such a new order is essential to my new understanding of beauty. In my opinion, what matters more is that I express my version of beauty through my handmade woven artworks, which reflects beauty appreciated through touching and seeing.
This is the process of beauty; it is a new dimension of touching and controlling.
Written by / HSU Pi-Ling