Ming-Fu Kuo ｜ 郭明福
國立嘉義中學、國立臺灣師大美術系、國立臺灣師大美術研究所、美國聖路易Fontbonne University 美術研究所。
Alumni of the National Chiayi Senior High School, Bachelor and Master of the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, and Master degree from Fontbonne University, U.S.A.
Ming-Fu Kuo served as the Assistant Professor at Ming Chuan University, Director of the Department of Advertisement Design, Shilin High School of Commerce, Chief of the Painting Group, Department of Arts, Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School, Honorary Chairperson of the Taiwan International Watercolor Society, and jury to significant art exhibitions including the National Art Exhibition.
Kuo has thrown 36 solo exhibitions domestically by the end of 2018. In 2014, the artist was invited by the State Russian Museum to throw exhibition tour in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Siberia. He was and is the curator of “Flowing Water – 2017 Taoyuan International Watercolor Exhibition”, “The Possibility of Watercolor – 2018 Taoyuan Watercolor Exhibition”, and “Flowing Water – 2019 Taoyuan International Watercolor Exhibition”. He has published over 20 reference books for watercolor and personal publications. Kuo is the winner of “Golden Goblet Award” in Watercolor Category from the Art Society of China 2017 and of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Chiayi Senior High School.
青山如醉 Enchanting Mountains
水彩 Watercolor｜100 x112.5cm｜ 1995
Collected by Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts
Soaring in the sky like birds, I overlook the mountains beneath. The mountains are a magnificent dragon surrounded by clouds that forms a poetic, captivating picture. I portrayed the mountains of my dream via wash of watercolor in freehand style.
眾神聖殿 Temple of Gods
Mountains are entities with spirituality and life. Each mountain, like a deity, has character and appearance unique to their own. I dreamed the various mountains I have climbed stealthily shifted from diverse locations to one magnificent temple for convention, lively yet solemnly. Amidst the vast gloaming, there is a majestic festivity of mountains.
天空之城 The City in the Heavens
I dream visiting the place where mountain deity lives and portray its majestic and mystic beauty. It should be somewhere in between mountains that stand apart from one another. To visit it, one has to overcome the barriers of walls, precipitous and bewildering terrains. At last, a brilliant, peaceful, heaven-like utopia you will reach. “The City in the Heavens” it is.