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Silver 2020 Portfolio / Fine Art

Flesh and The Everydayness

  • Photographer
    Meng-Han Hsu
  • Prize
    Silver in Portfolio / Fine Art

When I use painting as a language, a sense of familiarity can enable one to reveal symbols and metaphors rich in poetry without restraint. As for the meaning that the emergence of photography has brought to my artistic career, it not only broadened my variety of mediums, but also expanded my artistic language. The expression of clearness to blurriness of the body, the subject and parts of the body, through photography, which I expect to carry some characteristics from painting, is my unique photographic language.

Hsu Meng-Han is a multidisciplinary artist whose work revolves around visions of life, passion, and mortality. Having studied art from an early age, Hsu has cultivated a practice of using metaphor to create visual tension, expressed through an artistic vocabulary that is at once intimately personal and open. In Ours, a series of paintings on Taiwan, she focuses on fine details to elucidate the splendour of subtle forms, honing in on a certain way of seeing that she has refined over in recent years as her portfolio has expanded to include photography, installation, and other forms of art.