Art Madrid'24 – Hsiao Sheng-Chien – Summer Night - Frog Croak (2015)
about Hsiao Sheng-Chien
Hsiao Sheng-Chien was born in Taiwan in 1968 and is currently living and working in Kaohsiung. He graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts in 2001. Hsiao holds a profound position in the new media art in Taiwan with a very distinctive style. His works can be considered as a type of mobile art in terms of technology, but in terms of aesthetics, they are different from the initial development of European and American mobile art. At first glance, his works seem to have the characteristics of a mechanically powered device with an emphasis on dynamics, yet they are markedly different from kinetic art that simply emphasize dynamics and visual variability. The major difference lies in the artist's intentional use of materials in the construction of mechanical and combinatorial objects, which often present a naive and rough manualism.