Complicated Stories: The Oppressive Anima Art of Hsiao-Ron Cheng

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.

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About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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12 Responses to Complicated Stories: The Oppressive Anima Art of Hsiao-Ron Cheng

  1. Andrew says:

    Like clockwork, you find more awesome art. Thanks for posting!

  2. Angeline M says:

    Thanks for another wonderful introduction to an interesting artist. I’m entranced by February Afternoon, so much detail!

  3. 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!

  4. Paula says:

    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 🙂

  5. ilargia64 says:

    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….

  6. Pingback: Kickin’ It Old School: The Classic Surrealism of René Magritte | Stephen Kelly Creative

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