Taiwanese artist Lee Jiun-Shyan’s 888 series 台灣藝術家李俊賢的888系列

In Chinese numerology, number 8 is a lucky number because it sounds similar to another Chinese word which means “prosper”. Add to this the fact that 8 matches the mathematical symbol of infinity. Lee Jiun-Shyan’s mixed media on canvas contain the vitality present in murals and the intensity of expressionist paintings. Because of the shape of number 8, I can’t stop myself from looking at these paintings and tracing the vibrant brushstrokes. It’s as if the brushstrokes don’t end, too!

The pieces below are part of an ongoing group exhibition titled The Terrain of Taiwan Contemporary Art at Double Square Gallery, Taipei.





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