Given that pink does not feature explicitly on the electromagnetic spectrum, its appearance in nature is rare and requires a certain bend of light that causes the commingling of red and violet. That said, there is nothing unnatural about the tide of vivid pink that flows from the top of Hsiao Chin’s acrylic-on-canvas abstractions. The pieces’ color derives its vibrancy from surges of short, wide, deep-blue brushstrokes that bend and curve across the works. In Movement of Light (1963), for example, dynamic forms seem to ebb and flow in response to a full, indigo-colored moon that rises from the bottom of the canvas. It is impossible to take in the painting and not feel the energy of its fluid shapes.
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