Paul Chiang Solo Exhibition

Paul Chiang Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Period
05 Nov 2005 - 27 Nov 2005
Opening Hours
5 Nov 2005


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
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

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  • PriceNT$600
  • PublisherThe Eslite
  • Size28.6x21.5 cm
  • Publication Date2005/11
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