2019.01.18-01.21|Ink Now


Li Hou


2019.01.18 – 2019.01.21
Ink Now
Expo Dome, Expo Park Taipei


Li Hou’s work is a study in semiotics. His ink paintings are composed according to contemporary style. He dithers his lines and carefully stages ink splatters to give them a feeling of spontaneity; these pseudo-random patterns build up a complex texture for the paintings. It simultaneously expresses cheerfulness and rationality, vitality and deliberation.

His paintings induce a moving sense of scholarly elegance. He imbues the traditional style of ink painting with passionate self-expression; the synergy of tradition and personality is a model for contemporary ink painting. These multilayered works are a paean to the unity of self and man and nature, and these sentiments touch the souls of the audience.