Luo Shen Beauty

PhotographerJUNG-CHAN LIAO
Entry Description

I create a series of images to represent the collective portrait of traditional oriental women, to probe into their roles under the constraints of ethics and rites in their culture environment. “Luo Shen Beauty” is a Chinese ancient legend, as well as a myth, which depicts a queen missed her dead husband too much then committed suicide by jumping into River Luo. People admired her fond love, esteemed her as a model of fidelity, and worshiped her as the Goddess of River Luo. But in the viewpoint of today, this woman (traditional women) has no ego at all. Her life totally depends on male's salvation.

About Photographer

I come from Taiwan. I received my master degree from Taipei National University of the Arts (TUNA), Taiwan. I am teaching visual arts in universities and colleges. As a digital visual artist, I create images that extract the most exquisite elements deep inside my heart, my mind and my soul. My art works reflect my senses of aesthetics and views of philosophy, rather than only record the explicitly observable phenomenal world. That is to say: "I feel, I think, so I create." Most of the time, I rely on my instincts for creation. I intend to catch the evanescent moments and depict the essence of eternity from transience through photography. Besides the characters of impromptu delights, my digital art works are unbounded by existing forms and structure, and freely blend of western and oriental cultural elements. Some of them are endowed with metaphysical poetry.