Art Exhibition 'Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces' finds beauty in forgotten places

The exhibition showcases five artists fro Spain and Taiwan, and will run through March

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Art exhibition 'Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces' being held at Yuan Ru gallery Taipei (photo by Yuan Ru gallery)

Art exhibition 'Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces' being held at Yuan Ru gallery Taipei (photo by Yuan Ru gallery)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The art exhibition "Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces”is being held at the Yuan Ru Gallery (宛儒畫廊) and is showcasing five artists from Spain and Taiwan, and will run through March.

The gallery exhibition in Taipei's Songshan District aims to inspire precious memories from images of desolate spaces. Through their paintings, the artists portray deserted places and illustrate the light and shadows of life.


"Forgotten" by Pan, Chia-Ling (image by Yuan Ru gallery)

There are five artists with contemporary paintings on display, which offer a variety of themes including plants, landscapes and more. Even though they all focus on isolated and abandoned places, they provides the audience different perspectives for viewing similar subjects.


The exhibited artist Daniel Arroyo intertwines European and Taiwanese styles (photo by Taiwan News/Lyla Liu)

One of the showcasing artists, Daniel Arroyo (艾丹), is originally from Spain. He met his Taiwanese wife in France and has lived in Taipei for seven years. His works in this series are inspired by images from Tainan, Taipei and other locations.

“The abandoned places are very beautiful to me! Sometimes I will add European objects into Taiwanese landscapes to make it unique.” Said Arroyo.

Four other young artists from Taiwan also use their art invite the audience to roam in their secret isolated places. The artists include Chen Hsiu-Wen (陳秀雯), Liao Ying-Chieh (廖英捷), Pan Chia-Ling (潘嘉泠) and Yen Chun (顏群).

With multiple styles of paintings, the exhibition “Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces” infuses an aesthetic sense into forgotten spaces. The show is free to enter and will run until March 31.


"Golden Water" by Liao, Ying-Chieh (image by Yuan Ru gallery)


"THe Beauty of the Big Fighter" by Chen, Hsiu-Wen (image by Yuan Ru gallery)