他投入繪畫創作，受到塞尚、馬諦斯、德庫寧、梅原龍三郎與廖繼春影響，呈現野獸主義與表現主義的藝術觀點。因他嚮往法國作家聖修伯里(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)的小說《小王子》筆下那朵代表真愛的玫瑰，繪畫初期以玫瑰為主題，他曾說：「我一生的創作，只想畫出我心中的那朵玫瑰和小王子的人生哲學。」黃騰輝繪畫作品涵蓋四個主題：第一是人像繪畫，第二是玫瑰系列繪畫，第三是風景繪畫。前三者屬於具象的抽象繪畫，建構出感知世界的美學景象。第四是非具象的抽象繪畫，猶如宇宙星塵，神秘而燦爛。這四個主題的發展過程，可以說明黃騰輝藝術創作的美學探索從詩境通往畫境，從畫境變成意境，從意境昇華充滿詩意的美學理想。
Robert Huang’s Art Chronology
Huang Teng-Hui (Robert Huang, born on December 5th of 1959), is an artist that grew up under the starry skies of the Hualien-Taitung Valley, with sixty years of experience in art creation riding on his dreams. After graduating from Tunghai University, Huang went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and became a Doctoral Candidate in Fine Arts. In practicing his dreams of creating art, Huang became involved in three different fields related to the intrinsic qualities of “beauty.” The first was developed during the 1980s, when he and his senior from the Department of Architecture founded the “Utopia” in Taichung, a community revitalization project focused on transforming a tired and shabby community of unfinished buildings into a community with aesthetic elegance. The project paved the trend towards the integration of residential spaces and living aesthetics, building the foundations to his comprehensive exploration of aesthetics. The second took place in 1990, when Huang founded the first rose-themed British afternoon teahouse, called the “Rose House.” It later became an iconic Taiwanese brand in the cultural and creative industry, as well as the food service industry. His creative talent was further exhibited in stylistic designs, as Huang became the first Chinese artist whose artworks were featured on the covers of international VISA and JCB credit cards. He had also made designs for the royal British porcelain brand, including pieces on commemorating Prince William’s royal wedding, and so on, all of which widely collected by numerous collectors around the world. The third came about from the 1990s, when Huang subsequently became actively dedicated to creating paintings. His distinctive style possesses unique aesthetic images and visual languages.
Throughout more than thirty years of dedication in art creations, Huang was influenced by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, Ryuzaburo Umehara, and Liao Ji-Chun, demonstrating artworks from the artistic perspectives of Fauvism and Expressionism. Having taken to the rose that represented true love in the novel Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), written by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Huang once said, “in my lifetime of art creations, all I ever wanted was to depict the rose within my heart and the Little Prince’s philosophy of life.” Huang’s artworks contain four main themes, the first three being portraits, the series of paintings on roses, and landscape paintings. These three belong to the realm of objective abstract paintings, constructing aesthetic sceneries in the world of perception. The fourth is nonobjective abstract paintings, such as the cosmos and stardusts, dazzling yet mysterious. The development process of these four themes may explain how the aesthetic exploration in Huang’s artworks started from poetic conception to picturesque conception, then to artistic conception, and finally transcended to aesthetic ideals brimming with poetic elegance.
Robert Huang uses his art creations to convey his sincerity as an artist. His persistence in the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty is demonstrated in his unique aesthetic characteristics. His colorful poetic conception is a rose garden with no fence. Like Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince, Huang travels alone on his artistic journey, waiting for us to share his dreams, and in turn pursue our own dreams.
【大象藝術空間館 X 2019藝術廈門】Da Xiang Art Space X 2019 ART AMOY ，大象藝術空間館 ，中國 ，國際