As if one heart can speak to another ,
The gentlest poem is the only thing i wish to hear.
As if our body can break through this vulgar world,
The wings of angels are the only thing i desire.
Vanessa Wang Gallery in association with Regent Taipei.
Along with the development of digital visual technology, Zeno Chen has been creating for a decade. Combining his love for painting and photography, Zeno has created the images of distinct style which is close to painting. In this era where modern digital creation is prevailing and easily accessible, Zeno presents rarely seen quality. On the outside, it seems like the creation that is to subvert stereotypical digital arts. It is in essence incorporating thoughtful perspective which enables Zeno’s photography to break away from the much discussed or argued ideology.
Being observed from the field of painting, Zeno’s artwork is painting. With photography as carrier and savvy maneuver over digital soft wares, Zeno’s visual aesthetics contains the confrontation towards traditional oil paints, perhaps a kind of ideological provocation. When we closely appreciate these painting-like arts, we are awed by its visual warmth and depth that are rarely seen in usual digital artworks. If not for professional painter, how is it possible to present the feelings that are so close to paintings?
Interestingly enough, Zeno does not have background in painting or arts. He is a poet in fact. With visual imagination and his sensitiveness towards words, Zeno has created extremely amazing and meaningful visual arts.