IChin Liao was born in New Taipei City, Taiwan in 1987. In 2013, she received her MFA in painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. While studying in the United States, IChin Liao learned how to improve her creative skills. Injecting philosophical ideas into her creations, she intuitively conveys the present and real feelings of the artist, making her works a daily poetic recitation.
Sitting on her spacious studio desk is a book by Susan Sontag that she is currently reading. In the upstairs of her coastal apartment in Hsinchu, her studio is tidy and peaceful. Stacked in the various corners of the studio like intriguing pages of a private diary are manuscripts by the artist. Each page of manuscript records the moods of the moment, sometimes a soft strain of melody, sometimes transforming into a tug-of-war between lines and spaces, and sometimes a settling after a struggle.
Bathed in the twilight of the Taiwan Strait, IChin Liao's works are directly or indirectly inspired by nature and the progression of time. Having studied in San Francisco, the artist is influenced by the automatism pursued by the action painting style of American abstract expressionism. Her paintings also manifest her meticulous observations. Sometimes in the midst of painting, she would completely flip her canvas around until she is satisfied with the angle. In addition to pursuing "relationship" in the content of her canvas, it is evident that IChin Liao endlessly seeks to break through with new ideas. Through daily life experiences and firmer philosophy, her paintings are marked with intuition and emotion, making her works seem like an poem in abstract.
"'Relationship' is the theme I want to discuss: The relationship between time and space, the relationship between material conversions, and even the relationship between smell and emotion."