Artist: Chanyu Kuo
Mix Media on Canvas
On view June 23-July 23, 2023 .
"Rising Tide & Shine" is a captivating artwork by Chanyu that draws inspiration from one
of their favorite places in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This piece is an evocative representation
of the artist's personal journey through moments of feeling lost, depressed, or anxious,
and the transformative power of finding solace in the beauty of nature.
During Chanyu's visits to this cherished location, particularly during the nighttime, the
artist would gaze upon the vast expanse of the black, dark ocean waves. It was here, amidst the mysterious and tumultuous sea, that Chanyu found a profound sense ofrelease, as if the waves were absorbing the negative energy that burdened their mindand soul.In the midst of this darkness, the bright moon would cast its luminous glow upon thewaves, creating a breathtaking reflection. It was a reminder that even in the darkest ofnights, there is always a glimmer of hope, a guiding light that illuminates the pathforward."Rising Tide & Shine" captures this juxtaposition of darkness and light, embodying theessence of resilience and renewal. The artwork portrays dynamic and fluidbrushstrokes, symbolizing the ebb and flow of life's challenges and the artist's emotionaljourney. The fusion of Asian Ink and Wash techniques with Western Abstract elementscreates a visually striking composition, full of energy and depth.Through "Rising Tide & Shine," Chanyu encourages viewers to find strength in momentsof adversity and to embrace the transformative power of nature's beauty. Just as therising tide surges forward, dispelling the darkness, Chanyu's artwork serves as areminder to bounce back, to shine bright even in the face of the darkest nights.
Rising Tide & Shine, 2022 (Original)
24" x 36" x 1" 12 oz