Sakura Obsession

Chin-Lung Huang

October 25, 2019 - November 27, 2019

Oil on canvas by Chin-Lung Huang titled 20 Fluttering Colorful Clouds.


Chin-Lung Huang, Distinguished Professor of National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), is an internationally renowned painter and honorary president of the Taiwan International Watercolor Society. In this exhibition, Huang blends the artistic styles of East and West culture creating gorgeous paintings of the Japanese national flower, the sakura, commonly known as cherry blossoms. From the emotional experience of appreciation to the knowledge and understanding that informs painting objects and using materials, Huang depicts more than the beautiful appearance and posture of cherry blossoms, he showcases the ephemeral “feel” of appreciating cherry blossoms that cannot be conveyed in words. It is through the alignment of content and vehicle that we can use the universal aesthetic created by Huang to bring East and West together, enabling ourselves to transcend the life experience of “appreciating cherry blossoms” and reach a higher plane of existence.