Wei-Che, Jason, Juan was born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1977. He likes to observe the beauty of nature and do Chinese Calligraphy since he was a child. He always wanted to get chances to enter an art school but he studied four-year bachelor degree in Mathematic instead. After finished the study in 2001, with the deeply embedded dream of his life, he decided to pursue and fulfill his desire in art by carrying on a different learning path in the states.
In 2003, he just turned into 25 years old, and took his first official drawing class in the Art Institute of Seattle. After studying for two years, he learned gesture drawings and found human figures are one of the most beautiful things in the world. During that period, he merged Chinese calligraphy into figure drawing successfully.
In 2005, he decided to take a further step by doing oil paintings through self-learning. He sharpens his touch by painting live models as often as he could and believes painting is one of the most ideal ways to capture the most impressive moment of one’s life. The impression can be a reflection of a life-long story or just an image arisen from a glimpse.
Turning human gestures into powerful and attractive paintings is also one of his interested exercises. The strokes are usually loose and simple but they easily bring people into their imagination. It is obviously that in many paintings, he merges this idea into traditional oil painting.
It is his believe that in a wonderful painting, each stroke tells its own story for being there.
Gallery shows, Award, and Article:
2010/08 Excellence award in Expose 8
2010/06 Cover of 2D Artist Magazine in June issue, 2010
2010/06 Group Figureative and Portrait show at Museo Gallery, WA
2009/12 Great American Figurative Painters at Waterhouse Gallery,CA
2009/10 OPA 2009 Western Regional Exhibitions at Howard/Mandville Gallery,WA
2008/12 Great American Figurative Painters at Waterhouse Gallery,CA
2008/08 Art works in Exotique 4
2008/06 Cover of D’Artiste Digital Painting 2 Limited Edition
2008/03 Art works in Spectrum 15
2008/03 Silver Award, of 2007 4C Digital Design Awards, Taiwan
2008/03 Bronze Award, and of 2007 4C Digital Design Awards, Taiwan
2008/03 Excellency Award of 2007 4C Digital Design Awards, Taiwan
2007/12 Great American Figurative Painters at Waterhouse Gallery,CA
2007/09 Southwest magazine 21 under 30_Meet 21 young painters with bright futures
2007/05 OPA 16th annual show at Whistlepik Galleries, TX
2006/07 Alumn show at the Art Institute of Seattle
2004/09 Best of portfolio in Animation & Design at AIS in 2004.
2004/06 Personal show case in the Art Institute of Seattle