Kuan-Ti Chi
Kuan-Ti Chi
Kuan-Ti was born in 1982, Taichung city. He is a PhD candidate at National Normal University on Art Creation and Theory. He holds a lecturer position at Chinese department of Feng Chia University.

Kuan-Ti mainly focuses on Chinese color painting and calligraphy. His art creation derives strong charisma from studying ancient Chinese paintings and observing contemporary art. Thus his artworks show contemporary Chinese color paintings with traditional nutrients, which makes his art creation broad and deep.

Awards and Prizes
2017 The first place of unclassified art at Huangsi Art Exhibition, ChangHua County
2016 The preferred prize of Calligraphy at Nanying Awards, Tainan city, ROC
2015 The first place of Ink Painting at National Art Exhibition, ROC
2015 The first place of Calligraphy at TaoCheng Art Exhibition, Chiayi City, ROC
2014 The third place of Ink Painting at National Art Exhibition, ROC
2013 The first place of Ink Painting at National Art Exhibition, ROC
2011 The third place of Ink Wash Painting at DaDun Fine Arts Exhibition, Taichung
2008 The first place of Ink Painting at Yushan Fine Arts Exhibition, Nantou, ROC

The new art creation is called “plant man”. “Plant man” is a potted plant. It differs from classical literati painting which has flower and bird in the composition. A so-called classical literati painting is to use flower and bird to express the painter emotion. Here Kuan-Ti communicates his emotion through “plant man”, a potted plant instead of flower and bird. After Kuan-Ti humanized a potted plant, the plant is never a plant but a man. A man can move his body and use gestures to directly show the feeling and desire in front of observers. Since “plant man” is a man, it is a pleasure to see a man growing up and moving around. In this hustle and bustle daily life, more people turn to have potted plants or keep pets to comfort the feelings or even talk to them. “plant man” can be treated as a plant or a pet.

In Kuan-Ti’s creation, “plant man” can be a man keeping a potted plant to see how the plant grows up and moves around. A man can enjoy the moment looking at the painting to relax himself. Furthermore, in his creation, “plant man” can also be the observer himself. The observer, a modern man, squeezes himself in such a busy society but still try to stretch out the body to earn a living. Or “plant man” can be the painter, a contemporary painter, compresses himself in such a small studio but still excites the inspiration to get perfect art creation done. That is what Kuan-ti wants to express in his “plant man”.