Relay20/ Special round

Wang Pan-yuan, Li Yuan-chia, Hsia Yang, Chin Sung, Liang Zhaoxi, Ho Kan, Hsiao Chin, Han Hsiang-Ning online exhibition 8/16-9/30/2020

Thanks for all of friends and artists supported this event! YiCOLLECTA is going to launch Relay20 sixth round, an online collection that collaborates with various artists at a reasonable price. A total of eight artists are included in the sixth round, who are artists Wang Pan-yuan, Li Yuan-chia, Hsia Yang, Chin Sung, Liang Zhaoxi, Ho Kan, Hsiao Chin, Han Hsiang-Ning 。

Wang Pan-yuan
‘ Wang was witnessing the loneliness of the times and the whole society, the loneliness reflected in his art.’

The canvas fills up space with a feeling of infinitely, lonely and quiet, and also little bit obscure. This so-called "bitter aesthetics" of Wang Pan-yuan. Although the color is bold and vigorous, the composition is simple, but it brought the melancholy in his heart. The loneliness came from his tough life experience. During the chaotic war period, he developed a forbearing character. Even though he was in a trap, he did not extinguish his enthusiasm for painting. He often depicts many elements, the lines are minimal but full of tension, and these all contain his life story. He lived in the Lanyang Plain ever since he came to Taiwan, painting the life sceneries in Yilan, such as the rain in Lanyang, Taiping Mountain, Suao Port, etc. Among them, Wang’s favorite subject is Guishan Island, because if he sees Guishan Island, he knows that his home is not far away.

Wang Pan-yuan(1909-2017)born in a prominent family in northern Jiangsu. He graduated from Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. Widely recognized and respected by the local and foreign art circles, his works are collected in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. In 2001, by invitation of the National Museum of History, he held the " In Pursuit of Solar Perfection: Paintings of Wang Pan-yuan Self-selection " at the National Gallery. In 1983, he was selected for the Golden Goblet Award of the art society of china. In 2001, he was awarded the Fifth National Art Award and the art and business Award in 2003.

Li Yuan-chia
Li as a member of the Eastern Painting Group, he and his mates, Hsiao Chin and Ho Kan, are the students of Li Chun-Shan, the mentor of Taiwanese modern painting. He early works were influenced by Kandinsky, using color blocks and lines match up the musicality. Also, looking at the Kingstone and Oracle to form a eastern fun abstract painting. Li discovered the concept of "point" by chance, since then his works are filed with a lot of blank, simple lines and color points. He broke down the tradition and creates new art forms and materials included Ink wash painting, oil painting, monochrome painting, and even conceptual art, photography and mixed media.

Li Yuan-chia(1929-1994)one of the pioneers of Taiwan's abstract painting and conceptual art. He came to Taiwan in 1949 and entered the Art Department of National Taipei University of Education. He spent half of his life in Europe. In 1957, he was invited to participate in the fourth " Sao Paulo Art Biennial ". In 2014, he held " View–Point: A Retrospective Exhibition of Li Yuan-chia " at Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The works are collected in the there.

Hsia Yang
'As if a man shadow, it is exsit in reality. '
Those trembling, tangled and erratic lines create “fuzzy” figures which make a strong presence in the painting. It represents his observation of life. With famous artists like Ho Kan, Hsiao Chin and Li Yuan-chia, they formed Eastern Painting Group and one of the ‘Eight Great Outlaws’, the fuzziness shows Yang’s life in Milan, Paris, New York as a wanderer. His ethereal and quietly exist shows his care and compassion for the existence and surging of human beings. The “fuzzy” figures is a symbol of reality, get rid of the original meaning from its from and a add on a sense of discomfort and alienation.
Hsia Yang born in Xinxiang in 932, he graduated from the Nanjing Normal School. In 1949, he came to Taiwan and co-founded the " Eastern Painting Group " with his mates. He has lived in Milan, Paris, New York, and currently lives in Shanghai. Active in local and oversea art market and exhibitions. His works are collected in Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and China Art Museum.

‘Chin’s work gone thought beauty and pain, and he liberates himself by his art.’

Spare and circle are the foundation of his creations, they were used to describe his mental. Added calligraphy and gold lines to present the essence of Chinese art and culture. CHIN studied in the art department of Taipei Normal University, where he started printmaking. After graduation, he learned contemporary painting from Li Chun-Shan which he hopes to use the skill also in printmaking. He is also enthusiastic about Taiwan’s modern poetry and prose. He has devoted his life to the development of modern art in Taiwan and contributed a lot to the development of Taiwan’s painting. However, his works were suspected of insulting the head of state and was subject to investigation by the unit, he moved to the state. From then, he was active in both us and the Taiwan art market.

Chin Sung(1932 - 2007)is one of the founders of "‘Modern Printmaking Group’," and a member of "‘Eastern Painting Group’. In 1960, he won the honorary prize of the Sao Paulo Biennale for his print "Festival of the Sun". In 1969, he exhibited in the United States and devoted himself to the international art scene. His works are collected in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

Liang Zhaoxi

‘Time flies with age, memories are not been forgotten but we could not think of it.’
The ordinary and plain sketching is the style of Liang. Using the contrast of black and white, paper and charcoal bring an image-liked style, as if the film printing in the past. He presented his early work with a frozen of time, bringing back the forgotten. Nowadays, his idea changed to the movement and stillness of life. The heaviness, loneliness, and relics are all slightly reduced. Liang shows his aim to be fewer desires and live a simple life in his works.
Liang Zhaoxi(1953-) is now living in Paris. Graduated from École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in 1976. Participated in many exhibitions in both Paris and Taiwan. In recent years, he has often been invited back to Asia for exhibitions. The works are collected in the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

Ho Kan
Behind the abstract geometric figures, Ho shows his philosophy merging of East and West.

The title‘Eight Great Outlaws’, shows his aggressiveness, rebellion, and creativity in the art world. While the media and review were giving a positive response to the " Eastern Painting Group ", Ho was one of their members. In his works, the traditional Chinese calligraphy structure and color block met the Surrealism from the west. He lived and traveled in Milan, it was a transitional period for him and arrived at the rational geometric abstraction.

Ho Kan(1932-)born in Nanjing and grew up in Taiwan. In 1957, Ho and seven other painters formed the " Eastern Painting Group ". In 1964, he went to Italy to step into the international art scene, to start his 50-year artistic career. He has exhibited at various galleries in Italy and Taipei Fine Arts Museum. In 1997, he won the Achievement Award from Li Chun-Shan Modern Painting Foundation.

Hsiao Chin

Using the east and the west of creation, a unique philosophy and abstract style of painting appears. Hsiao clearly express his quest and curious about the universe and life. The traditional chinese philosophy ‘spherical heavens and flat earth’ as his foundation. To Hsiao, discover the potential of the mental and realize the true of the unity of nature and man are the reasons of his art. As a member of ‘Eastern Painting Group’, he promoted the Punto International Art Movement when he stayed in Milan that see Eastern philosophy ‘Mindfulness’ as its purpose. His ideas came from the use of color, circular swirl and arrow-like symmetry of chakras.
Hsiao Chin born in Shanghai in 1935, he came to Taiwan with his parents in 1949. He went to Spain in 1956, then moved to Italy and New York for creating and teaching. After return to Taiwan, he taught at Tainan College of the Arts (now Tainan National University of the Arts). He retired from the school in 2005 and was appointed an honorary professor. At this year, he also received the Italian Star of Solidarity from the Italian president.

Han Hsiang-Ning
Using the spray gun technique in abstractionism and one-color tone to characterize the view of New York. The blurry impression is what comes from memory, not as clear as the human eyes. However, the contour is clear enough to judge.

Han combined the spray painting techniques with Post-Impressionist to create his signature “dot” style. He relies on imagination and memory to get rid of the constraints of time and space. He went to New York alone because of pursuing his dream. His solo exhibition ‘Pursuing His Dreams, multiple locations, China and Taiwan’ to conclude this experience.

Han Hsiang-Ning (1939 -), was born in Chongqing, Sichuan. He is one of the famous Chinese American artists, an early member of the Fifth Moon Painters Group. He graduated from Taiwan Normal University's Fine Arts Department, studying early abstract painting. In 1970 his style transitioned to photographic realism, switching from brushes to spray paint, specializing rubbings, and a style of pointillism. In 1976 he was selected as one of the artists in Bicentennial: Artist- Immigrants of America, held at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington D.C. After 1985, he switched to creating digital images, but he gradually returned to ink painting. Han Hsiang-Ning has exhibited at major museums around the world.

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  • Hsia Yan / Taiwan
    獅子啣劍, 1993
    Arcylic on paper 39.8x39cm

    Wang Pan-yuan / Taiwan
    Ink on paper 45.5x35.5cm

    Chin Sung / Taiwan/USA
    Untitled , 1963
    Acrylic on paper 35x25cm

  • Li Yuan-chia / Taiwan
    mixed media on 24x24cm
    Please contact us for price

    Ho Kan / Taiwan
    Untitled, 1978
    Pastel on paper 35x25cm

  • Wang Pan-yuan / Taiwan
    Ink on paper 21x21.5cm

    Liang Zhaoxi / Chinese French
    Untitled, 1996
    charcoal on paper 32x24cm

  • Chin Sung / Taiwan/USA
    魚之意象, 1958, Edition 7
    Edition 25x46cm, 版數7

    Han Hsiang Ning / Taiwan/USA
    Impression of New York in airbrush points, 1970
    mixed media 24x36吋(紙);畫心:22x34吋
    Edition 5