Our ABTG 6 Artists
Yin Yin, calligraphy artist, transform sound, sensation, memory and surrounding into poetry through ink
Hack is an American artist who has been living in Taiwan for over 15 years. He has had many art shows but it’s been over 3 years since his last featured exhibition. He spends most of his time designing card games and board games now. You will see a lot of his work featured in his games. Since he is a trained graphic designer his work is very graphic and theme based. He is very prolific and always creates art in a series. This show will contain a variety of different series.
More info about Odd Hack here >> https://bit.ly/2Q6RAbZ
Charles R. Haines is an artist that has lived in Taiwan for many years. His art is inspired by the crow spirit that he has inside him and by indigenous cultures of Taiwan and Canada. His colors are vibrant and bold and sing with his love of art and life.
(Melodie) Wu Yi-syuan
Wu Yi-syuan is an amateur Taiwanese painter and illustrator, born in Taipei in 1990. She was educated in art schools in for traditional paintings and passionate for water paintings, oil paintings and acrylic paintings. Yi-syuan cultivated her passion for painting while developing her academic and professional career, deepening her knowledge of different painting techniques and artistic movements. She has published 3 books for the English text book (Word Surge) for illustration.
Although grown in the urban environment, Yi-syuan love for the Formosan flora and landscapes, as well as the relationship between human beings and the natural environment, represents one of the main sources of inspiration for her artistic production.
She has published 3 books for the English text book (Word Surge) for illustration.
吳億萱，1990年出生於台北，是業餘畫家和插畫家。她在藝術學校學習傳統繪畫，並對水畫，油畫和膠彩充滿熱情。在發展其學術和職業生涯的同時，加深了她對不同繪畫技巧和藝術運動的了解。 她為英文教科書（Word Surge）製作插圖，並出版了三本書。
Lines and shapes, energy, colours, become the lens through which I see the world.
Paintings and projects can be found here
Constance Woods has been part of Taiwan since 1985 and she has been a wonderful part of the board and community of Red Room 紅坊國際村 since the very beginning. Spreading love and sharing her experience with everyone has got everyones heart at least once. Besides being a light for lots of us, she is also an artist that has been doing wonderful pieces inspired from Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso.
Check a little bit more about her inspiring life here https://bit.ly/2KbsMM5
I would like to introduce Abbey Su. She is a mother of a couple of my best students. I found out not long ago that she is also an artist. I have been trying for a while to get her and her family to Red Room, because I know they would all enjoy it. Finally, I have accomplished my mission and she is going to paint with us on November 16th. I wish that I could tell you more. Come and talk to Abbey, let her share her story with you.
Charles R. Haines
Hi my name is Cristina Gonzalez, a 27 years old girl from Guatemala, I moved to Taiwan in 2018 to get my master’s degree. Besides being the 2nd child in a family of 3 I’m also a Graphic Designer and an artist. I started painting when I was 5 years old, inspired and influenced by a great artist, my grandmother (rest in peace). By her art I learned how a little bit of patience, few straws and combinations of colors could make a huge difference. Details are everything, not just in art but in life. She taught my mom and she taught me, to be inspired by those little things that give life meaning.
When I was 8 I got my first award from Taca Airlines, which gave me inspiration to continue my life as an artist. I had always been part of the creative groups, gallery visitors and street creativity. After all of this I decided that the best way to communicate for me was by graphics so I studied Graphic Design which gave me the chance to stay close to art and artists. During my entire life as an artist I have been trying to find my style, my tool of preference and palette. It has been a long path, but also a fun one. I tried different techniques and the ones that I felt the real challenge in are digital painting and watercolor, but what has my heart is oil since 2011. Before I came to Taiwan I challenged myself to finish a piece in 3 months (spending around 450 hours) with a size of 200×100 cm. This helped me decide that my art comes from organic and colorful things, not realistic technique touched with somber. And the path will continue because during this journey I have learned that everything changes, even myself.
Mr. Ben McCaffery paints mirth and love and controlled folly, and it’s aimed right at your heart. He’s been doing it for years.
Qori is an abstract painter, musician, originating from Ohio.Qori spent 9 years residing in Philly where they discovered their artistic life, nonbinary identity, and rekindled their love for adventure! Qori has been dabbling in the paints for 9 years and has shown art all over the world. Currently living in Taipei, creating art and playing music, she has taught art to children and adults since 2014, and directed/produced over 40 art shows all over the United States. For more info visit www.mswrittenart.com or email [email protected]!
Russian artist Evgeny Bondarenko (Rostov-on-Don). Chinese name: 林仁 亞
Since 2011 I travel and paint cities on plein air, my favorite technique: ink and watercolor. Already I have visited and sketch: 6 countries and 27 cities.
More then 30 group and solo exhibitions, includes:
my instagramm: city_sketch
Born in Brazil, raised in Taiwan. Lived in Oxford & London, UK; Madrid, Spain; Singapore; Yangzhou, China; and New York City/Roanoke, VA in the US after graduating from FuJen Catholic University with a BA in Spanish. MA candidate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. A lil’ bit of an adrenaline junkie. Art has always been an indispensable part of Chris’s life, although there was a period of time in which she got so distracted by mere survival, she stopped creating. She’s finally finding her expressive voice back after having experienced some less than happy episodes of bottled up emotions, under the graceful encouragement of many fairy godmothers (ok, and godfathers). She knows these simple (but not simplistic) life experiences in different countries are turning into iridescent pearls, reflecting her heart and mind, which draw much inspiration from all her beloved friends, foes, and family.
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I’m from Malaysia, currently pursuing my Bachelor Degree in Animation in Taiwan. I love cute and weird stuff. Also a freelancer in graphic design, illustration and animation.
Born in Taiwan, Rachel Chou embraced her artistic ability from a young age. A fan of the outdoors, she enjoyed painting landscapes and murals. She studied animation at the Centre for Digital Imaging and Sound in Vancouver, and has freelanced as an illustrator and graphic designer. Earlier this year, she explored Australia for six months. Since moving back to Taiwan she is immersing herself in art and music. Rachel thrives on the creativity that life drawing extracts from her. The unpolished figures she captures reflect a raw energy that photography cannot replicate. She also wants to use different media to express her views on society and the environment.
My bio: I am a 23 year old Chinese American here in Taiwan studying Mandarin for a year. I recently graduated from University and decided to leave the States to embrace my culture and get to know the language better. I have been painting since I was young and like to do so as a hobby.
Meet Iverson a Taiwanese indigenous artist from the Truku tribe.
Iversøn Rangi Haisul XIV was influenced by the realism and classical art in childhood. In the early creative style, he combined with the art of classical mythology and realism. Furthermore, he adds Taiwan aboriginal traditional culture in his works especially from the mythical story. After he learned 3D art painting by himself, he used the skill into his art performance. To show the beauty of the Taiwan aboriginal traditional culture. He started to draw the 3D painting in 2013, who became the first artist of 3D native culture creation in Taiwan. Taiwan aboriginal have rich variety of cultural of South Island. Each tribes have their own unique culture. And each of the traditional culture represents the historical development, symbolizing ancestors handed down the wisdom and spirit, which is really important to the development of Taiwanese art.
I’m Vasvi Lin
There is no success in life without failure.
Vasvi is HR and Venue Coordinator at the Red Room.
Patricia Kortmann is a long term resident in Taiwan (came here in 1985). Studies of English, French, Chinese and Asian arts. Arts and events coordinator, German Cultural Center Taipei (Goethe Institut Taipei) for 18 years. Designing and making jewelry for more than 20 years with several exhibitions. Inspired by my permaculture practice and my general environmental concerns I started doing environmental art last year. Using fabric scraps on discarded plywood and other findings and combine it with painting to create art objects. My motto is to be resourceful and play with what is already available rather than use up new resources.
許沁雯 (La Benida Hui) : 約帕森大學, Parsons School of Design, BFA Illustration & Art Education。她曾參與海洋塑膠微粒研究，從百慕達航行到冰島，監測海洋汙染；也不斷執筆揮灑自然的色彩，宣傳環保意識與動物保護的重要。