- Event Time
- Tue. - Sat. 11:00-19:00
- Event Location
- B1, No. 88, Yanchang Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Similar to his picture books, Jimmy's oil paintings, though singular images, are imbued with an abundance of imagination and narrative depth. In these paintings, there's typically just a single boy or girl, set against diverse backdrops: a beautiful flower garden, a deep, enigmatic forest, a coast with gentle waves, or even a dry, leaf-covered swimming pool. The expressions on the children's faces are subtly nuanced—some have their eyes shut, as if lost in a sleepwalk, others look out with a curious, inquisitive gaze, and some have the stark, white faces of mime actors. These figures echo what psychologists refer to as the "inner child", that childlike aspect that persists within adults. Jimmy is convinced that everyone confronts life's complexity and challenges in this solitary, introspective manner.
The starting piece of this solo exhibition is Let's Play Together. In this work, a little boy with closed eyes is depicted stepping on a red ball on a winding forest path, near a miniature house from which white smoke rises. The forest is rendered in richly colored tree trunks, engendering a vivid and lively visual experience. A Flower Descends from the Sky sees a little girl in a swimsuit holding a fish tank, standing at the edge of a leaf-strewn swimming pool; a camellia blossoms atop her head, symbolizing hope and liveliness. Dancing Elephant, the largest painting in the exhibition, shows an elephant under a spotlight, its body a kaleidoscope of colors, performing circus acts alongside children. Although the theme of solitude is prevalent in Jimmy's artwork, viewers can unmistakably sense the warmth emanating from within. Above all, they portray a subtle yet brave stance toward life's ups and downs.