Chin-Wen was born in 1985 in Weaver Girl’s hometown, Hemei Township in Changhua. He majored in industrial design in university and pursued a career as an animation artist after graduation. He now works as a freelance illustrator.
He believes that drawing is a way of life in which he can earn a living while also enjoying it. It is also his medium to raise the public’s awareness of important issues. The favourite aspect of Chin-Wen’s creations is that he incorporates “personal viewpoints” into his art. This is also the most real reflection of himself, giving him more room for creativity and imagination!
His concern and attention for society is as realistic and detailed as his style. He has a unique way of conveying his views in an artistic way, so that more people can value them together!
However, the starting point is the concept of multiculturalism in Canada. The fusion and interaction of these three different cultures is fully and exquisitely expressed in his artwork.
Fermentation is a common way to prepare food in Asia, and the process can be used to describe how cultures evolve over time. Visual artist Chin-Wen Cheng has created an artwork inspired by this concept of fermentation, depicting many prominent characteristics of culture and significant social events in Taiwan and South Korea. Confucianism is surely one of the base ingredients, as is the history of Japanese occupation. Both countries have experienced similar changes in society; in both pickling urns, we can also add several nationwide social movements. Both urns contain the taste of blood and sweat; fermented with the people’s perseverance, there is also the sweetness of democracy and freedom.
While the urns for the two countries hold many similar historical ingredients, the ingredients of language, religious beliefs, and social values produce two distinct flavours.
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