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Jonathan Shih Solo exhibition - sparkle of life

Jonathan Shih

Solo exhibition - sparkle of life

The solo exhibition of Jonathan Shih's new series of abstract acrylic paintings dives deep into the process of life unfolding, with an emphasis on the beauty of unpredictability and the resilience of living. By presenting a series of scenes that transcend time, Shih captures the constant flow between order and chaos, exploring the beauty of imperfection and the unexpected occurrences of life. The viewer is invited to be immersed in the different shapes and symbols that represent moments of chance, contemplation, surprise, and creativity in the ever-changing and unpredictable cycle of human life.

Shih's artwork is characterized by bold, and sometimes explosive, palettes of color, often depicting people and places as if to portray his personal Journey and inspire a sense of discovery for viewers. Furthermore, the artwork conveys an awareness of the precariousness of life's journey, capturing moments of evolution, growth, chance, and fragility. His work often gives a sense of connectedness, a universal sense of shared experiences of loss and longing, joy and despair. Shih seeks to expose a deeper understanding of how life is experienced and noticed, often depicting the beauty and intricacies of the human spirit, while simultaneously emphasizing themes of stillness and poise.

The exhibition enables the viewer to witness the constant ebb and flow of life, observing the backdrop of the universe and our place within it. Shih's vivid and intricate artwork ensures a slow, contemplative experience of his artwork, reflecting the chaos and brilliance of life on the whole. Ultimately, the exhibition is a celebration of the power of life and its processes, with an appreciation for what remains unpredictable and unplanned.

Artist Bio

Born in Nanjing in 1948

MBA, St John's University, New York, 1979

1979-1989 Bankers Trust and First Interstate VP

1989-2000 Knight Ridder Taiwan , CEO

2002 oil painting classes at Langara Art Academy , Vancouver, Canada

2003 Nanjing Museum Oil Painting Exhibition

2012-2016Taipei Social Education Museum Heart Hope Western Painting Group Exhibition

Taipei Cultural Bureau Oil Painting Group Exhibition

Taipei Labor Bureau Oil Painting Group Exhibition

In 2013, served as an art teacher at Xizhi Community University, Taipei County

In 2015, served as an art teacher in the Promotion Department of Taipei Cultural

In 2017, Won the oil painting and sketch awards at The image painting school of Fushima University in Japan

In 2018, the image painting in Maryland Institute College of Art ,Japan

2022/6/5 -16 Invited by Belgrade Cultural Association for the Exhibition

and won the award for the Best Video Presentation at Belgrade Art Salon.

2022/8/1-10/31 Participated XL-Art@Marx Art Exhibition August-October 2022 in Vienna

2022/11/17-25 Participated Belgrade Cultural Association Autumn Exhibition in Seria , and became the Artist of honor for 2022.

Opening party

Dear All,

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the opening party of the solo exhibition of Jonathan Shih, titled "Sparkle of Life", which will be held at Kyla x Einziart Gallery in Germany.

The event will take place on March 16th from 11:30am-3:00pm in Exhibition Room B.

We look forward to celebrating with you as we launch Jonathan’s latest work.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!


Kyla x Eniziart Gallery

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