CHIEN Chung-Wei | 簡忠威
Dolphin Fellowship, American Watercolor Society (AWS, DF)
Bronze Medal from AWS 151st Anniversary Exhibition
First Place, Annual Watermedia Showcase, Artists Network
Starting Chung-Wei Chien Advanced Watercolor Class in over 10 countries in Europe and America with over 20 sessions organized
MA, Western Painting Stream, Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University
美國水彩畫協會 (American Watercolor Society)海豚會士 AWS, DF.
美國Artists Network Watermedia Showcase 年度大賽第一名
The Mood After the Rain 雨天的心情
2019 | Watercolor 水彩 ｜74 x 54 cm
The wide street in the childhood memory is nothing but a smally alley today.
Ask not for opinions of others as no one knows better what you want than yourself. Care not judgement of others as no one judges you harder than yourself. Trust not praises of others as no one sees if you are good enough better than yourself.
The Old Dog Walking down the Stairway
2021 | Watercolor 水彩｜37 x 27 cm
Walking down the path beside the private lodging in Juifen, I looked up and saw the uneven stairway, the irregular outer walls, and the exposed water pipelines and electricity wires, and that was the moment I detected an interesting picture. The key red lanterns are a careful supplementary device I came up with upon my returned to my studio after the demo in class that successfully counteracts and balances the contrasting blocks of black and white with the red rhythm.
Dead Woods and Remnant Snow 枯木與殘雪
2000 | Watercolor 水彩｜75 x 56 cm
In my paintings, be that concrete individual and thing or abstract dots, lines, and shape, each existence certainly denotes meanings. Things born out of nowhere in painting, or those removed, surely serve certain purposes. From ideation to arrangement, composition, and retouching finally, to add or to remove, ask yourself the reason and purpose constantly before setting in motion, so that the picture will stay active in performance.