Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Taipei, Taiwan who works with a variety of media that includes pencil, oils, and digital, and this to-and-fro between art forms adds to the confusion of her art. From simple, organic pencil forms to full blown oil paintings of a T-Rex devouring innocent bunnies, the range of her work is confounding and astonishing.
In her own words, “my work alludes to the deformation that physically separates humans from plants and animals. The environments and situations that I paint are often of a surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on fantasy. My aim is to create more complex worlds with complicated stories of childlike and cruel creatures, showing the different kinds of fragile and oppressive anima in life.”
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the challenging art of Hsiao-Ron Cheng.
Like clockwork, you find more awesome art. Thanks for posting!
Hey Andrew … thanks a lot, mate! Glad you’re appreciating the artists I’ve presented so far.
Thanks for another wonderful introduction to an interesting artist. I’m entranced by February Afternoon, so much detail!
Hello Angeline! Interesting stuff, huh? February After is a fave, but it’s an anomaly … simple still life in the midst of all this surrealism! Glad you liked this week’s gallery!
Yet another fine miniature exhibit of surrrealist works, Stephen. I like this one a lot, particularly the one called “Face” and the one with the girl and the crocodile. But they are all great. The placidity of the color schemes contrasts in an innovative way with the subjects. Also beautiful, I think, is the one called “Milk.” It’s rather as if someone had said there was a fairy spirit of milk animating the liquid, and this was a picture of her. Very nice!
Hi Victoria … I know exactly what you mean about “the placidity of the color schemes.” What struck me was her use of very soft, gentle pastels, particularly Jumping, Floating, Eyes and Milk. They’re often at odds with the somewhat unsettling, dreamlike worlds she creates. Really interesting stuff. Glad you liked it!
Where do you find them all?! Big green eyes seem to be the common denominator to all of the faces in her images. My favourite is February afternoon 🙂
Hey Paula … most of these are old faves, and I’m always looking for new faves.
Yah, the eyes are a little unsettling, like the Stepford Children.
Hello Stephen…Just new on your blog…
I have been going through the images…To me it is a kind of strange mixture between “Alice in Wonderland” and a collection of drawings of possible future psychopaths…Do not know…Sometimes children are scary…And sometimes our minds are a dark well…I wonder….
Hello Ilargia … hope you’re having fun looking around my blog. Sometimes dark is interesting … to a point. Makes ya think!
More than white!!! You are true!!! We are complicated human beings, aren´t we?
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