Thursday, May 11, 2017

Totoro Combs


' Spring 春 '

acrylic and gold paint on wooden combs

Inspired by the Studio Ghibli movie, Totoro when Satsuki's mother brushed her hair


Celebrating the tender act of brushing a loved one's hair

3 one-of-a-kind collectibles in decorative motif:

Bellflower



Bush Clover



Morning Glory



To inquire: please email martinhsuart@gmail.com






Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kindreds- Panda and Bamboo

Panda and Bamboo
acrylic and cel vinyl on 2-pc Kindreds resin sculptures

'Being A Panda', Flower Pepper Gallery, CA

Kindreds 'Midnight' handmade resin figures available here









Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Martin Hsu at Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong, 2017


Peach Moon, Silver Moon, Pink Moon

New goldfish mermaids and peony blossoms for Asia Contemporary Art Show represented by Lans Gallery in Hong Kong



Art Statement:

Eight goldfish mermaids dance effortlessly in an everlasting cycle of happiness in each of Pink Moon, Peach Moon and Silver Moon.

Glorious peony blossoms represent great maternal spirits at the center of a good life. It is surrounded by goldfish mermaids symbolizing an abundance of good fortune and prosperity. They are beautiful blessings beyond time and space in pursuit of peace and harmony.

By entering these primordial portals, we step into the brilliance and
transience of life.

Peach Moon, Silver Moon, Pink Moon
20" x 20" acrylic and cel vinyl on wood, 2017
by Martin Hsu

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cats and Sakura

Cats and Sakura

New original artwork celebrating cherry blossoms and the arrival of Spring

4" x 6" acrylic and cel vinyl on paper

matted and framed with glass

To purchase: email martinhsuart@gmail.com














Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thank You, 2016 and Hello 2017!


' Trust in the you of now ' - Oblique Strategies

Bountiful 2016

For the first time, I had the honor of working with the Asian Art Museum, published two books simultaneously, and created a 6 ft by 10 ft original painting for a large technology company in San Francisco.

Truth be told. Couldn't have done it without the support from family and friends.

Here’s a quick look back-


BOOKS

Dragon Boy Tales



A daily sketch project from January 1st to March 31st, 2016 to explore the origins of Dragon Boy by confronting demons, slaying egos, and following my bliss.

Over 100 pages of personal illustrations inspired by Oblique Strategies created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.


Follow Dragon Boy Tales blog here


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In Dreams


Ai Li Si In Dreams

A bilingual retelling of Alice In Wonderland in English and Mandarin Chinese

Text by Hsuan-Fu Chen and Scott Alexander
Art by Martin Hsu
Published by Galerie F&F and Martin Hsu



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EXHIBITIONS

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco


Dragon Boy Tales and In Dreams book signing

(with museum friend Raymond)

Official exhibition T-shirt design commissioned by the museum for
Emperor's Treasures- Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei


Artist Interview in Museum Member Magazine


Dedicated section of personal artwork inside Museum Store

(with museum store friend Ethel)


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Galerie F&F, Taiwan



Ai Li Si In Dreams book signing with co-writer Hsuan-Fu Chen and friends

(with collectors Kate and Mimi)


Art Kaohsiung 2016, Taiwan



Art Kaohisung, an international art fair focusing on contemporary art held annually in Taiwan

Represented by Galerie F&F


New works: Sakura Mermaids

' Day '


' Snow '


' Night '


Looking through portals into seasonal changes...


and the temporality of life.





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Disney WonderGround Gallery

Downtown Disney District, Anaheim, CA


Art Signing and Release

New works: Ariel's Song and Ursula's Desires



Artist In Residence

For the month of July, 2016


Dedicated section featuring personal artwork


and live painting demonstrations


Created four new original paintings on location

Princess Mermaids:

Rapunzel, Jasmine, Belle, Mulan

(with collectors Jesse and Mary)

(with collectors Jason and Liz)


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COMMISSIONED ARTWORK


Salesforce

' Sky Within '

6 ft x 10 ft acrylic and cel vinyl on wood
Salesforce HQ, One Rincon, SF


Painting the sky on 5 large panels in 1 small San Francisco artist studio



making local landmarks and famous icons


including the One Rincon Tower- the home for this giant piece


Cloud folks and their friends representing
the Salesforce team and their beloved customers


including this little fella


Installation begins with sizing up a wall within a very social area


colorful mountaineers putting up the sky


Grand reveal and reception


with Salesforce Co-Founder Parker Harris, good friend Robin and team


Nice to know folks like it. Thanks Salesforce!




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Goldfish and Peonies

30" x 60" triptych
acrylic and cel vinyl on wood
private commission


From painting the sky to goldfish dreams


and from making art for tall building to small family


a very special Mother's Day present gifted by her 4 children


now surrounded by treasures of all ages


at home... where the heart is.


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Together in 2017

 ' Stick with Love ' - MLK



In 2016, we retraced our steps with Dragon Boy on a daily illustrated journey,



looked through painted portals where tradition bloomed and mermaids lived,


created kindred spirits to protect and revive,


and brought a childhood companion back to life.


All made possible by the love and support from my adorable parents


and extraordinary beings I get to call friends.


Thank you for having me in your lives.

I look forward to seeing all of you this year :)


From all of us,

Happy 2017!!!

Much love,
Martin