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Using only pencil on paper or on wood that she shapes into three-dimensional objects, artist Hsin-Hsi Chen makes incredibly precise and vertiginous renderings of imaginary architectural spaces. With a sense of beguiling whimsy, these “settings” disorient the viewer with both actual and illustrated planes and recesses that alternate in a seemingly illogical sequence…

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  • Joined November 8, 2011

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PencilDrawingArt
Functional Art of pencil drawing by...

About

http://WWW.HSIN-HSI-CHEN.COM
http://www.facebook.com/PencilDrawingArt
http://www.ledbaltimore.com/featured-on-the-board/hsin-hsi-chen/
http://www.wpadc.org/artist/hsin-hsi-chen
http://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/744
http://www.vimeo.com/PencilDrawingArt
http://www.youtube.com/PencilDrawingArt
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Using only pencil on paper or on wood that she shapes into three-dimensional objects, artist Hsin-Hsi Chen makes incredibly precise and vertiginous renderings of imaginary architectural spaces. With a sense of beguiling whimsy, these “settings” disorient the viewer with both actual and illustrated planes and recesses that alternate in a seemingly illogical sequence.

Committed to drawing, Chen bridges the fields of fine art and illustration. She creates a complete view into her idiosyncratic, imaginary world that is both familiar and unfamiliar to the viewer. By executing incredibly large works—some are as tall as six feet—as well as by using shaped drawing surfaces and elements of installation, Chen pushes the conventions of the medium of drawing in new and unexpected ways.

Chen’s immense skill in applying graphite to paper and wood comes through in the lush tones and surfaces of her work. Some of her drawings take weeks, even months to complete, and the laborious exercise is apparent in the subtle gradation of tones and shifting shadows in the contours of her subjects. Because the medium of drawing is so obvious and uncomplicated, Chen’s work is very accessible to viewers who tend at first to be stunned by her virtuosity and then charmed by her illusions.

Chen’s highly tuned sense of craft and imagination has already gained her a respectable exhibition record in America, in addition to being awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She continues to explore her artistic vision as well as bring new relevance to one of the most traditional mediums in the art field—drawing.

- by N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions at University of Richmond Museums, VA

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