By Lin Wen-Hai, Curator
Head of the Fine Arts Department, Tunghai University
Kuan-hsin Kuo draws inspiration from her own mind, not from the external world. Colour is her primary motivation. Painting, for her, is a very organic process. It happens spontaneously. She is guided by an energy that determines the rhythm of her brushstrokes and the color that she applies on the canvas.
In Kuan-hsin's work we can see how the abstraction of landscapes subtly reveals a feeling of being in harmony with everything. The viewer, observing the natural scene in a painting, interacts with the energy of the work and is taken beyond the image to experience a sense of the supernatural.
No matter what happens outside, she always remains calm and focused on understanding the essence of truth. The integrity of her artwork is arrived at through a combination of the organic nature of her creative process and the inspiration she derives from the simplicity and deep-thought of eastern philosophy.