Critical anthology


Teresa Pugliatti, Hsiao Chin: Ancient Culture in a Modern Idiom
Excerpt from "Hsiao", Messina, 1985.

“Freed from the rules of composition, a new sense of openness radiates from his paintings. Also, as he himself points out, the canvases are fuller, for there fewer empty spaces. Nevertheless, Hsiao remains loyal to a few basic ...



Alberico Sala, Retrospective in a Milanese Art Gallery evokes Li Po’s Poetry – Hsiao Chin: Signs and Colors, 1959-1988
Excerpt from an article in the Milanese Daily “Corriere della Sera”, January 8, 1989.

“Hsiao Chin’s contemplative nature allows him to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western values, from the realm of poetics to poetry itself. Daniel Salvatore-Schiffer does well to quote Paul Valéry, for whom a work of ...



Rossana Bossaglia, In memoriam – Paintings, Stoneware and Works on Paper by Hsiao Chin displayed at a Milanese Gallery – Samantha, Beyond the Great Threshold
From the Milanese Daily “Corriere della Sera”, January 17, 1993.

“It is a rare thing for an artist who has had such a wide variety of experiences in different countries and environments, and who has assimilated them, and shared them along the way, to stay firmly anchored to his spiritual roots and nonetheless emerge as a ...



Maurizio Vanni, Hsiao Chin. Searching the Soul for Self-awareness
Carlo Cambi Editore, Poggibonsi, 2005, p. 28.

“Unlike action painters who look for immediacy in a physical interaction with their medium and with their viewers, Hsiao Chin takes a more intimate and premeditated approach to art. Hence the gesture itself and assorted splashes of color only appear ...



Riccardo Barletta, ORIENTE Lecce: 22 Works (1959-2004) by Hsiao, the Chinese-Italian Artist, Founder of Three Abstract Art Movements. Hsiao: a Beguiling Geometric Visionary
Excerpt from an article in the Milanese Daily “Corriere della Sera”, February 17, 2007.

“(…) There is an indisputable appeal to these paintings. They represent the peak of a continuing effort to reclaim a cosmological dimension beyond the mere intellectual acquisition of pertinent new data available on the ...



Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, Hsiao and the origins of the reflection on art in China
In "Hsiao Chin", Skira, Milan, 2008, pp. 25-26.

“[...] If we now move on to observe the works of this period, reproduced in the large volume published in Taipei in 1996, we discover that Hsiao focused greatly on the reduction of the world to a geometric and therefore measurable space, but we must say that relations ...



Maurizio Vanni, Hsiao Chin. In-finite journey 1955-2008
From "Hsiao Chin", Carlo Cambi Editore, Poggibonsi, 2009, pp. 41 - 69.

The journey does not correspond solely to the physical movement which has a departure point and a destination, but can also be considered a sort of inner evolution. Often the fear of broadening our horizons, of lowering our prejudicial barriers, undermining our ...



Aldo Tagliaferri, The way Hsiao Chin draws on what is not there
From "Hsiao Chin", Carlo Cambi Editore, Poggibonsi, 2009, pp. 101 - 118.

Critical commentary has addressed the particular aspects of each phase of Hsiao Chin’s intellectual development at regular intervals during his career. More recently, the entire process has been thoroughly chronicled in Hsiao Chong-Ray’s contribution to the ...