Wen-Yueh Tao

Wen-Yueh Tao

Wen-Yueh Tao was born in Keelung in 1961. In 1987, he graduated from the Western Art Group of the National Art Academy and in 1994 he received a Master of Spaces Art, National Institute of Decorative Arts, Paris, France (ENSAD) where he stayed for 20 years (1987~2007).

He is currently an assistant professor at the Fine Arts Department of the National Taiwan University of the Arts and an assistant professor at the Department of Art and Design at the National Taipei University of Education. He is currently engaged in painting and specializing in contemporary art criticism and appreciation of art research. He has twenty-two solo exhibitions, more than a hundred exhibitions at home and abroad.

Wen-Yueh Tao starts with abstraction, from the precipitation and echo of memory. The form is a combination of hot and cold abstract expressions, blending with point-and-line features and contemporary symbolic features, creating media without any restrictions, from sketches, oil paintings to composite media have their own unique performance. His works are shown at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Education Center, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, National Museum of History, Shanghai Anting Town Museum, Fujian Quanzhou Museum, Guangdong Cuiheng Art Museum, Keelung Cultural Bureau, Pingtung Cultural Bureau and the United States, Canada. It has also been collected in countries such as France, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Publications: 1994 ~ 2016, published 10 volumes of personal paintings. 2009, "Avant-garde ‧ abstract ‧ Li Zhongsheng" / lion art. 2012 ~ 2013, and the "Arts and Arts" column of the Thai think tank. 2015, "Retire in the Secret ~ Jane Zhengxiong Collection" / Tianbu Culture. 2016, "History. Rongguang. Masterpiece~Liu Shengrong Oracle Series No.20》

Awarded qualification

2018 Chinese Painting Society, "Gold Painting Gold Award" 2013 Fifty-fourth Chinese Literary Medal "Art Creation Award" 2010 National Taiwan University of the Arts, the 39th Outstanding Alumni Award 1995 "The Sketch Gold Medal" of the 7th International Printmaking and Sketch Biennale of the Republic of China 1993 “Painting Award” at the 13th Mediterranean Art Biennale in Nice, France 1991 "Painting First Prize" at the National Institute of Decorative Arts, Paris, France 1991 France (ELNE) Elena's French Young Artist Salon "Painting Award" 1987 Republic of China Ministry of Education Literature and Art Creation Award "oil painting first prize" 1987 President's Cup "Watercolor Sketch Award" 1986 National Art Exhibition "oil painting first prize"

Creative concept

For Tao Wenyue, artistic creation is an introspection from the inner world of the individual. These elements contain the precipitation of feelings that have passed away, the attachment and care of the environment of the times, and the reverie of the future world. Many people use a diary to record their lives, while Tao Wenyue is represented by sketches and paintings. Therefore, the expression of the meaning of the original text is transformed into points, lines, faces and totem symbols. These simple images after quenching, without any abstraction or figurative combination, can achieve more imagination space.

Superbound
Superbound
Wen-Yueh Tao
2018
oil on canvas (91.5 x 116.5 cm)
靈光絮語
靈光絮語
Wen-Yueh Tao
2018
oil on canvas (91.5 x 116.5 cm)
Dimension Space
Dimension Space
Wen-Yueh Tao
2018
oil on canvas (130 x 162 cm)
Wen-Yueh Tao
mixed media (112 x 145.5 cm)
When I was a child, I often looked up at the distant sky at night. In the vast space that seemed to be boundless and dark, except for the moon, there were countless small stars flashing. I would always look for the brightest star, Polaris, and then look for the Big Dipper, which is linked to a battle that expelled the Great Bear and the Little Bear far away and full of joy; from this star to that star, the stars we see are stars like the sun in the solar system. On those nights, I longed for the stars and the light and I heard that if you can surpass the limit of the speed of light then you can reach them. This is a childhood dream, but the dream has not yet awakened....