Trees, a billboard in the park, a bridge, flames in the ceremony, or the snow heaped up by children...
Since I moved to Japan, I have become more interested in the surroundings, with a greater motivation to paint the things I see. I first photographed these objects and scenes, and repetitively examined the images in my studio. Once I decided the subjects, I would carefully manage the composition. Like how monks copied the manuscripts, I started to work on my painting based on the references.
My life is quite ordinary, not with too many surprises.
Nevertheless, while I wash the dishes after dinner, my mind is still occupied by all kinds of noises, thoughts, and worries.
Sometimes, I cannot help but wonder whether I can find something in my daily encounter to respond to the confusion and worries.
If the answer is positive, painting finds me a way to search for my faith.
August 2015, in Yokohama
LIAO Zen-Ping CV
2010 Taipei National University of the Arts ( MFA )
Solo Exhibition (Selected)
2015 White Ribbon, Ke-Yuan Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2014 Kishine Park, Ke-Yuan Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 When the journey begins, it comes with the scenery, Ke-Yuan Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2012 Unfamiliar Places, Ke-Yuan Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2011 The Interlude Scenery, Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung, Taiwan
2010 Between Absence and Presence, Shijie Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2009 To Escape in City, Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung, Taiwan
2008 The River Front, Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung, Taiwan
Group Exhibition (Selected)
2016 BankART AIR OPEN STUDIO 2016, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Shaking, Butchart International Contemporary Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 In Print We Trust- Artist Silk Screen Print Exhibition, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Tokyo Wonder Wall 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2015 North Yokohama Art Exhibition 2015, Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Japan
2015 Double Solo Exhibition, Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 2014 ASYAAF, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
2012 Zero Plan, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Contemporary, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 ULTRA003: Emerging Directors Art Fair, Spiral Galleries, Tokyo, Japan
2009 435 International Artist Village 3rd Resident Artists’ Group Show, Banciao, Taiwan
2008 Second Vision, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2015 North Yokohama Art Exhibition (judges' award), Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Japan
2015 Tokyo Wonder Wall 2015 (Selected Award), Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Art Bank Taiwan, Ministry of Culture, Taipei, Taiwan
EXHIBITIONS AT CRANE GALLERY
The oppression of tilted