Rong-Pei Zhu ｜ 朱榮培
Solo exhibition at Howard Beach Resort Kenting
New Year Large-sized Oil Paintings Exhibition – Random Art Series
Blossoms in Red on the Hat – Solo Exhibition at Taishin Bank Taichung Branch
Exhibition of National Sketching Day: Sketching the Wind City
Playful Watercolor in the South: Solo Exhibition at Louyoung Cultural and Educational Foundation in XiLuo
3-month residency in the National Academy for Educational Research
Watercolor Demo of 10 Pieces of Size 100 Oil Painting Themed as Chaos in the 5th Anniversary of the National Academy for Educational Research
Design and Execution of “Random Art x Yukata” at Taipei City Mall
2016 Taiwan World Watercolor Competition & Exhibition
Romantic Harbor in Rain: Rong-Pei Zhu’s Western Painting at Keelung Cultural Center
Fleeting Spring Blossoms: Solo Exhibition at Jioufen Teahouse
Solo Exhibition at Taoyuan Public Library Xinwu Branch
The Possibility of Watercolor: Joint Exhibition at the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taoyuan City
Rong-Pei Chu’s Solo Exhibition at Sport Handcraft Gallery
Source of Flowing Water
壓克力、畫布 Acrylic on canvas｜120 X 324cm｜ 2016
With huge quantity of water as the medium,
I diluted the dense ink with sprinkle of water
For the ink water to flow freely on the canvas to bring about dynamics.
Owing to the waterproof nature of the canvas,
The work went through a slow process of drying over 24 hours
For the ink to deposit in time and create delicate texture close to a gradient spray painting.
It demonstrates a kind of watercolor similar to the ink broken and ink splashing in the Sung, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties of China in the East
That sets it apart from the watercolor of the West.
The differences and the presentation of modern watercolor versus the ancient mediums in nature
Are manifested through the flowing attribute of water and ink wash.
Whispers in The Wind
水彩 Watercolor｜78 X 54cm｜ 2014
The modern medium and texture of watercolor from the West and the refreshing element of en plein air are employed.
Strokes were added with the thick paper and simple repeated scratching of paints
To portray the scene that lush woods in the mountains dance with the breeze and shadows under the sunset.
The poetic sense of the East with poetry and painting fused together
And the subtle ethereality in serenity dwelled in the lines of “Seeing no one in the mountains, and yet hearing whispers in the wind” are manifested.
Sounds of Zen from Linji Temple
水彩 Watercolor｜54 X 78cm｜ 2014
Through various techniques of wet on dry multiple times,
It captures the elegance of the ancient, melancholic temple.
The concept of Shanshui of the East is incarnated via modern watercolor,
So a sense of moist, refreshing water may usher in tranquility to the painting.