Chuan Teng has refined traditional Chinese calligraphy to perfection. Recently he added acrylic on canvas to his ink-and-brush-on-paper repertoire.
Guo-Dong Li is one of the leading contemporary Chinese calligraphers in the world. He won the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Chinese American Arts Council of U.S.A. His large brushes are tools to produce enormous energy and dynamism in his depiction of characters.
Jen-Jen Liu started out as a chemistry teacher. Liu took to oil painting in the early seventies, and she paints abstract geometric compositions as well as landscape paintings.
Min-Tsu Tseng uses actual plants and flowers in her works in an effort to draw attention to nature in hopes of preserving it. In contrast to Tseng’s intimate, charming constructs, Marlene Tseng Yu paints immense canvases that showcase nature’s dynamic forces. Yu’s work is a tribute to our natural world as well as an alarm.
The mission of Rainforest Art Foundation is to increase appreciation through art. Founded by Marlene Yu in 2001, it is dedicated to defending nature by raising consciousness about the perilous state of our environment. The octogenarian artists in this show express their affinity for the natural world in representational and abstract forms.