The Liao Chi-Chun Oil Painting Award, a scholarship offered by Taipei Culture Foundation commemorating a senior Taiwanese artist Liao Chi-chun, is set up to praise and honor excellent art workers. Chen Meng-Tze is the winner of the Sixth Liao Chi-Chun Oil Painting Award in 2006. Chen Meng-Tze’s exhibition mainly focuses on the over 30 pieces of works on greenhouse and shop window. The early Shop Window series event (2003-2005) used the overlapping of oil paintings to heavily present the multi-layers of the layout of the set and the fancy costumes of the models and from there to reflect the luxury of the modern society; while later it gave up the decoration to depict the reality of the poses and facial expressions of the model in the shop windows and from there to convey the tension and helplessness of the modern people. The Greenhouse View series (2006) presents the view at the Tsukuba Botanical Garden in Japan, where you can find the sub-tropical plants that seem peaceful but reveal the inconsistency between freeness and restriction. Chen Meng-Tze objectively depicts such extraordinary manmade views from the viewpoint of an outsider. Greenhouse and shop window are unique to human life in terms of exhibition space. The transparent glass structure allows the viewers to look through as well as satisfies the isolation effect of protection. On the painting creations, the changing between light and shadow on glasses offers a wide range of unique visual imagination. Chen Meng-Tze used the transparent feature of oil paintings to depict the after-image between viewers and the environment with tender tones and exquisite brushes. Therefore, the plant images at the greenhouse and the figures at the shop window have constructed a tranquil and poetic no-man land between the visual and realistic setting. The emptiness and loneliness of the modern people is silently lurking in the Looking Through exhibition by Chen Meng-Tze.
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