Flourish and Blotts
24 Dec 2016 - 22 Jan 2017


‘Flourish and Blotts’ came from the British writer JK Rowling’s popular fantasy novel Harry Potter. It was originally a name of a bookstore in the magic world, and the main character Harry Potter purchased his first wizard’s textbook, and after that he embarked on extraordinary and great adventurous life. The name of the bookstore opened my abundant imagination regarding the meaning of words – prosperous, gorgeous, and even with the dynamic meaning of germination and growth; imprinted, traced, stained remains, as if the evidence left after passing through something – movement and still, beauty and remnants between them. For me, the paintings of the two artists, Chen, Kuei-Yen and Hsieh, Yi-Ju, have the distinguishing characteristics which are as complicated beautiful as the name of the bookstore, those prosperous picture feeling. Outside the symbolic, color and structural levels, the more attractive point is the full poetry fermented from inner plot of the work.