Paco Uong is inspired by his travels to Asian countries and his home country, Taiwan. In his paintings, swarms of people populate the markets, wetlands, and well-known tourist spots. Instead of brushes, Uong uses painting knives to spread oil paint on the canvas, giving the scenes in his paintings more texture. Due to the angular strokes, the figures in his paintings seem to be constantly moving and interacting with one another. The artist also makes abundant use of bright colors, affirming the natural liveliness of each scenery.
The pieces collected here are part of an ongoing exhibit at Mingshan Art in Taipei.
Gaomei Wetlands, Taichung, Photo courtesy of Mingshan Art
Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand, Photo courtesy of Mingshan Art
Banciao North Gate Market, Photo courtesy of Mingshan Art
Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau, Photo courtesy of Mingshan Art