2013，壓克力畫，100 x 200 x 2.4 cm
Hsu Yun-Shan is deeply influenced by Robert Ryman, a modern US artist who wanted to be a jazz saxophonist and whose music study ignited his creative energy for painting. Ryman believed that like music, painting should focus on motions and multisensory details. This focus can be illustrated by his most famous quote: “There is never any question of what to paint only how to paint.” Like the US artist, Hsu also attaches importance to light, space, and texture. Repetitive hand movements produced recurring elements in her painting Orange + Pink, where rhythms are created as the two colors are applied at various intervals or toward different directions. One brush stroke after another, Hsu experienced that, as she wielded her brush, paint gradually disappeared and layers of colors began to appear, leaving traces on the canvas. During this zen-practice-like process, she returned to a liberating spiritual simplicity and quietude.