Hsin-Chin Hung, a Taiwanese fine artist, has created a series of works representing individual seasons on canvas. These works began when Hsin-Chin became curious about the impact that different seasons could have on the creative process. They are the result of experimentation with materials, found objects, and mixed medias to create works that are aesthetically intricate. Hsin-Chin has a huge appreciation for the beauty of nature and she often invests a lot of time collecting and preparing materials in various ways, this allows her to develop an intimate relationship with the materials. To transform things that have no obvious or outstanding features into something aesthetically interesting and beautiful provides her with a challenge and subsequent excitement. She aims to create art that ignites curiosity within a spectator, inviting and encouraging the viewer to perhaps step forward to closer observe and absorb the imperfect, raw, and unpolished intricate details of textures, shapes, depths, and colours.
Materials and their associated properties are a huge part of Hsin-Chin’s art practice. The realisation that art can be created with a limitless range of materials began whilst studying in England at the University of Hertfordshire, where she was encouraged to explore her curiosity towards a more experimental approach to her art, which was further ignited during a trip to Africa where she realised that simple daily found objects can spark creative ideas and the implementation of self taught techniques can help create art that is interesting and unique.