Paul CHIANG 江賢二

Paul CHIANG was born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1942. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at National Taiwan Normal University and joined the eighth Sao Paulo Biennale in 1965. His first solo show took place in National Taiwan Museum in 1966. From 1997 to 2005, he had six solo shows at ESLITE GALLERY.

With his career spanning half a century, Paul CHIANG, like an artistic monastic, has been devoted to his abstract painting, which releases the atmosphere of introspection and serenity. In early works, he largely uses black and gray shades and stresses the layering and texture of paints. Amidst the abstract background, he often introduces concrete or semi-concrete signifiers, including religious emblems such as cross and lotus and natural elements such as mist and ripples. CHIANG aims not to present the symbols’ surface quality but to manifest their symbolic meanings in human subconsciousness, which reflects his meditation about life and faith and his aspiration for nature and mystery. Classic music has seminal influence on CHIANG’s art. He learned to play cello previously and often finds inspirations from the music of Gustave Mahler, Arnold Schönberg, and Achille-Claude Debussy. Critic SHIH Jui-Jen observes that “Chiang uses a monochrome palette to convey the silence and mystique of the past . . . . His paintings have the changing emotional quality of a well-textured essay, and the temperament of a gracefully restrained song.” Paul CHIANG always entertains the belief that “art can purify mind.” Through those enigmatic scenes, he expresses the rhythms and whispers reverberating between individual mind and the universe.

  • 1942 Born in Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1965 B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1967 Arrived in Paris, France
  • 1968 Arrived in New York, USA
  • 1997 Returned to Taiwan
  • 2007 Moved to Jinzun, Taitung, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2015

  • Art Box, Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
    2014

  • “From Paris’ Left Bank to Taitung’s Pisilian: The Story of an Artist, Paul Chiang”, Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan
    2013

  • “On Wings of Song”, Art Box, Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Pisilian”, Art Box, Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Paul Chiang Solo Exhibition 2007—A Journey into Dimension and Space”, Taishin Bank Foundation of
    Art and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2001

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • O.K.Harris Gallery, New York, USA
    1975

  • Lamagna Gallery, New York, USA
    1966

  • National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2016

  • “Breaking Free”, Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan
    2015

  • “2014 IT PARK Limited Editions”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “Formless Form—Taiwanese Abstract Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • “Membrane onto Magic”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “pH Series—Alkalinity”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • “Magnetic Writing / Marching Ideas, Works on Paper”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1965

  • “8th Sao Paulo Art Biennial”, Sao Paulo, Brazil

PUBLIC COLLECTION

  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2005 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2001 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2000 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1998 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1997 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
松浦浩之
Hiroyuki MATSUURA
張銀亮
Ngan Leong CHEUNG
  • 1942 Born in Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1965 B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1967 Arrived in Paris, France
  • 1968 Arrived in New York, USA
  • 1997 Returned to Taiwan
  • 2007 Moved to Jinzun, Taitung, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2015

  • Art Box, Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
    2014

  • “From Paris’ Left Bank to Taitung’s Pisilian: The Story of an Artist, Paul Chiang”, Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan
    2013

  • “On Wings of Song”, Art Box, Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
    2011

  • “Pisilian”, Art Box, Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Paul Chiang Solo Exhibition 2007—A Journey into Dimension and Space”, Taishin Bank Foundation of
    Art and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2001

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1998

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1997

  • ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1994

  • O.K.Harris Gallery, New York, USA
    1975

  • Lamagna Gallery, New York, USA
    1966

  • National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2016

  • “Breaking Free”, Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung, Taiwan
    2015

  • “2014 IT PARK Limited Editions”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2012

  • “Formless Form—Taiwanese Abstract Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
    2008

  • “SWEETIES: Celebrating 20 Years of IT Park”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2005

  • “Membrane onto Magic”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • “Discourses on Love: 64 Conversations in SARS’ Era”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    2000

  • “pH Series—Alkalinity”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1999

  • “Magnetic Writing / Marching Ideas, Works on Paper”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan
    1965

  • “8th Sao Paulo Art Biennial”, Sao Paulo, Brazil

PUBLIC COLLECTION

  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Dahin Foundation, Tanshui, Taiwan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2005 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2001 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2000 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1998 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1997 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan