Chiu Dou

Born in 1982, Taipei City, Taiwan. In 2005, he graduated with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Crafts Education from the National Hsinchu Teachers College in Hsiunchu, Taiwan. In 2009, he earned his Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan.

The painting style of Chiu Dou, which is near to abstract expressionism, is outstanding and unique among the younger artists in Taiwan. With his flow of clear continuity, the artist has his own system and path for art creation. The energy in his works can be fully perceived when evaluating his works from a higher vantage point of the world of contemporary arts in Asia. He has been experimenting to collaborate various media including pencils, charcoals, pastels, and colored pencils, in hope of striking a different spark. Presenting expressions of different media, his works now exhibit an evolved painterly stroke characterized by an enhanced readability of spaces and boundaries that are sometimes ambiguous and at other times, well defined. By utilizing the different shades of gray, he has created for himself, a greater freedom to wander and explore his creations.