Davina Fang-Chen Hsu (b. 1981, Taipei, Taiwan) lives and works in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons school of Design, NY in 2009, and has since had exhibitions include Davina Hsu's Artwork Solo at The Greenpoint Gallery non-profit organization, Brooklyn,NY, Davina Hsu Solo Exhibition at Illuminated metropolis Gallery,New York, Mystery Young Solo at Soka Art Center,Taipei/ Tainan, Taiwan, Solo both at Art Expo, New York, Mesmerized Dichotomies solo at Red Box, Brooklyn, NY, Group exhibitions include Featured Artist at ArteRotica, Brooklyn, NY, C.U.Next Tuesday at Michael Mut Gallery, New York, Artist FOR Haiti at Envoy Enterprises, New York, X Initiative, New York, 6x6 Project at Charming-Wall, New York, Let me tell you my onion at Strange Cut Studio, New York. Hsu has received an individual with extraordinary ability achievement, O-1 visa since 2011- 2019, She adopted New York as a continued source of inspiration to help her to strengthen her creative drive and energy.
My practice function as a form of self mapping, taking the process of making as self-love and, self-empowering, and is through the repetition and awareness of making that unfold my inner thoughts and allow myself to heal. I’m interested in the examination of emotions and how they manifest themselves visually. By exploring magical realism through the dualities and conflict of the human condition my work positions itself to experiment between intuitive processes and moments that evoke nostalgia, fantasy, and narrative. I’m attracted to the “why” of things, those elements below the surface that are expressed through the exterior.
I employ painting as my central medium as a challenge to push the boundary with in the frame to examine emotions by lay them all out on one surface, while my artistic decisions are based on a methods of destruction and reconstruction – a process that I view as re-considering the conventions of figurative painting through a pursuit of abstraction.
Luminous light has become a more important visual element in my painting, ( the use of glow in the dark ) to emphasize not only underlying dualities but extends itself to open another dimension of visual experience. as well as the use of gold, the reflective nature of metallic paints gives a sense there is always "light in shadow” to create a space in which viewers can mirror on themselves through a meditative, self examination/ exploratory experience, as much as on the image, and to settle into a state of self awareness and to feel as if they are being seen and valid.