Upcoming Exhibition & Artist Talk

WU Hsichi: Border


Artist | WU Hsichi

Duration | April 16 – May 22, 2022 (10:00-19:00 Closed on Mondays)

Artist Talk | April 16 Sat. 3:00 p.m. Talk with Ming Turner

Venue | Powen Gallery map


Wu Hsichi has been creating oil-based pastel compositions since 2010. He has continued to experiment with creative materials and has found his unique method of creating oil-based pastel works. At the same time, he has also broken away from his early “big abstract series” style. In his oil pastel composition, Hsichi first layers his pastels on the paper, then scrapes off layers from the surface. The bottom layers of the pastels are deeply ingrained into the fibers of the paper itself, thus preventing the problem of it flaking off easily as with traditional pastel paintings. Using this innovative technique, Wu Hsichi’s works always manifest a kind of misty beauty that is both lyrical and romantic. Viewers can clearly see the fiber texture and grain of the paper itself. At the same time, the apparent sheerness of the pastels reveals multiple layers of different colors. Such details and texture are difficult to achieve with other creative media.




(Excerpt from Ming Turner’s article)