From Calligraphy to Architecture
Huang uses deconstructed images of calligraphy and, more recently, architecture as part of the pictorial composition in his abstract paintings.
One is connected to nature, the other to urban life. Growing up in Taiwan under Japanese influence (both his parents received Japanese education ), Huang explored the aesthetic boundaries of simplicity and imperfection, as reflected in his black and white paintings that were inspired by the Haiku master Basho. Broken brush strokes and negative space so elegantly employed were all part of the spirit of
Geometric forms and perspectives were later incorporated into the composition and gave the work an architectonic character. These brightly coloured paintings evoke modern urban landscapes filled with graffiti, signs ruins, derelict sites and vernacular architecture. In his view, architecture, a recognizable communicative medium(as often used in films), helps build up narratives that are sometimes difficult to achieve in abstract painting.
Walking through these paintings of two opposing pictorial styles and cultural merits is like a journey through time and space.
Herman & Patrick