By Design: The Art of Tseng Yuho
Every artist is the locus of a creative universe defined by unique aesthetic laws, influenced by people with whom the artist had consequential contact, and shaped by events that impinged significantly on the life of the artist. “By Design: The Art of Tseng Yuho”, the exhibition shown in the New York gallery from May 9 to June 9, 2000, celebrates the very substantial achievements of Tseng Yuho, an artist who was born in China, received her advanced academic degrees in the United States, and is recognized today throughout the world for her innovative style of painting. Blending East with West, the old with the new, the objective with the non-objective, the static with the active, the controlled with the spontaneous, and the cerebral with the emotional, Tseng’s work is truly, and by design, a fusion of what are commonly held to be polar opposites. The echoes of tradition in her work help viewers understand her themes, which are most often structured as appeals to our emotions and imaginations. Her innovative use of layered planes of varying shapes, colors, and textures creates visual and psychological depths that resonate with the warmth and energy of her humanistic concerns.