Monday, September 6, 2010

Artist of the Month : Hsin-Yao Tseng

I just took a quick trip to Northern California and spent a few hours in San Francisco, and was inspired to do a post on an artist that I have been meaning tell you about for a few months now. His work is moody and beautiful and very San Francisco...I am over the moon for Hsin-Yao Tseng's work. His city scapes remind me of abstract pieces from the '60s and '70s. The colors are incredible. You can see more of his work here.

Intersection 24" x 24" Oil $2,200 (SOLD)
On The Way to Work 30" x 40" Oil $4,000
Summer Impression 24" x 30" Oil $2,600
Market Street In Green 11 x 14 Oil $$1,050
The one above is my favorite...I love the use of color here.

Red Light Dancing 9 x 12 Oil $$950
Rainy On Market St. 11" x 14" Oil (SOLD)

Hsin-Yao Tseng was born in Taipei Taiwan in 1986. He was born to be an artist. At the age of ten, he began painting in watercolors, as well as other mediums. This activity at such an early age was self-inspired and self-taught. It gave Hsin-Yao insights into the foundation he would need to excel in producing work to the standards he expected.
He received his B.F.A of Fine Art Painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2009. The subjects he chooses to explore include landscapes, the figure and still-life using bright color and expressive brush-strokes. The word "explore" is chosen purposely to describe Hsin-Yao's artistic drive and evolution as a fine artist. He will experiment with technique using his medium to accentuate the intrinsic personality of his subjects and themes. An urban scene will be expressed in a more organic, edgey manner causing him to use his medium in a bit more aggressive and spontaneous fashion, while painting figure requires a more gentle and cautious hand.
Tseng made top finalists at the Art Renewal Center 2008/2009 Salon, top 50 in the 2009 Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery, earned Second Place in The Artist's Magazine's 25th annual contest- Portrait/Figure, and Third Place in the International Artist Magazine (June/July 2008). Hsin-Yao is consciously on a mission and it shows in his work. His dedication and passion to break artistic barriers in his painting are apparent when approaching a collection of his paintings wherever they are exhibited.

His work is for sale at The Howard Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington.


a lovely being said...

I love! So interesting and detailed. I'm not sure if I'd want something this gloomy in my home, but he does a wonderful job at capturing a certain mood.
xx fallon

Anonymous said...

I agree, Fallon, Thanks for the comment!!:)

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