Cho, Hui-Chin born in Tainan, Taiwan, currently lives and works between London, Nagoya and Taipei/Tainan.
Raised in a multicultural environment, my Taiwanese ethnicity and its diverse religions, the deep culture surrounding Japanese anime and manga, and Chinese aesthetics have worked to shape the beguiling space which has been galvanised my growth and inspiration.
The range of references, themes, and inspirational zealousness of my pieces can vary while the pivotal and rudimentary concepts embrace the ideas of sugar-coated intimacy, sweet nerves and unconscious desires. There are a few concerns in my works and I seek to bring the tropes into reality to galvanise desires; consequently, I experiment around my paintings and sculptures to explore how artificial figures could create authentic evocations. As trauma informing my works, I create quiver lively figures and particular mythical narratives, which reflect what I feel was a disturbing and disturbed world, revolving around figurative iconography. I have a predilection for figures, and I habitually use the iconography of baby as an attempt to understand the existence in between life and death, erotic limits, darkest humanities, as well as a fetish for tactile materials, such as leather, woods, or fabric, symbolising creatures as life which once existed. By exploring these, the process of carving and painting ubiquitously forms my personal therapy and also a sensual, pleasurable process of infatuation, which also present unconscious concepts namely the desire, fetish, ambivalence, sadism and obsession.
I postulate that painting and sculpture are the similar references as an ambiguity in their concrete dimensional presence while I also present fluid concepts to spark phycological dialogue. By surfacing elements of personal reflection, romance, sexuality, and the concern for cultural identity, my works is an attempt of therapeutic process to discover solace.
CV & Education
Year and Place of birth: 26 April 1994, Tainan Taiwan.
Mobile: (UK)+44 7463261513 / (TW)+886 988426100
Website address: www.chin.art
Current University: ?Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (UCL)
Current Programme of Study: BA Fine Art (First Class Hons)
Dates - From: September 2014
upcoming University: ?Royal College of Art
Current Programme of Study: MA painting
Dates - From: October 2019 (Academic-year-2018 Deferred)
2018 CHO HUI CHIN - Solo Show ‘Consistency: Chaos, Births, Finale, under a sugar-coating’, Soka Art, Tainan
2018 Slade School 2018 Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London
2018 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2017 Scholarship Online Auction, Rome Art Program, Rome
2017 ARCADIA, Curate: ART|ROOMS, London
2016 Slade Print Fair, UCL, London
2016 First Encounter, Framers Gallery, London
2015 Slade Second Year Show, Woburn Place, London
2018 Steer Prize, the Slade Prizes and Scholarships Committee, UCL
2018 CASS ART Painting Prize, Cass Art
2018 Shortlisted, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize
2017 Rome Art Programme Scholarship, Rome Art Programme
2019 (Upcoming) 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2019 (Upcoming) Arts Itoya, Takeo, Kyushu , Japan
2019 (Upcoming) Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan
2018 Inside Artists - Issue 13
2018 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize