TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese calligrapher Su Yue (宿悅) is showcasing 13 sutra calligraphy works and more at the Yiyun Art (異雲書屋) gallery in Taipei until May 19.
Yiyun Art gallery is located in a quiet area of Da’an district (大安區) and has been dedicated to connecting Chinese culture with contemporary art for the past two years. This time, they are showcasing the Beijing-based Chinese calligrapher Su Yue’s debut exhibition in Taipei.
The exhibition displays several of Su’s renowned calligraphy works such as “The Heart of Prajna Sutra” (心經), “The Diamond Sutra” (金剛經), and “Tao Te Ching”(道德經). Additionally, there is a seven-minute long film in the center of the exhibition room that demonstrates the artist’s status and philosophy toward calligraphy.
“Su has always been keen on Chinese calligraphy and started practicing during childhood,” Yiyun Art founder Chen Wei-Jun (陳維駿) said. “In recent years he has focused more on Buddhist sutras and gradually formed his own unique style through relentless practice.”
Chen added that Su’s philosophical approach to calligraphy is that it is a part of people’s daily lives. Chen further explained the exhibition encourages people to appreciate calligraphy with their minds rather than senses and enjoy the power and beauty of the characters.
Entry is free to Su’s debut exhibition in Taiwan, which will end on May 19. For more information, please visit Yiyun Art.