The multiplicity of lines becomes signs which punctuate the space and form a vibrant writing akin to the calligraphy.
Zen Chang Tchao is an artist – painter, he was born in 1967 in Montmartre of Paris.
He expresses his own emotions and thoughts through the abstract landscapes. Unlike a lot of other painters, Zen Chang Tchao’s paintings are the ones of the idea which are translated by the gesture.
He interprets the Chinese traditional painting that the most important thing is not to convey the likeness of the visual world but the inner meaning and these thoughts and feelings.
With the same objective, Zen Chang Tchao uses in these painting the Chinese traditional calligraphy with thousands of signs which define the ideas and create the relieves.
The calculated strength of the gesture to pose the spirited forms, the vibrant lines entangle overlapping in a common direction resembling to explode further and finally disperse usually monochrome background reflecting a hectic interior.
There is an evident interaction between the music and the work of Zen Chang Tchao. Many of these paintings are the translations of the classical musical works.
Chopin’s rhythm and musicality appear in “Polish No.1”, drama in Carlos Orff’s works of “Carmina Burana” or the force of the river revealed by Smetana in the “Moldau”.
The music helps also the spectator to read the desires of the author, it also leads to get his own emotion.
“Like the river would get out of the bed and find the freedom, the lines get out of the middle to the edge of the painting and try to break out of the mould frame. The red colour gives intensity until the final explosion after a test to get out of the river and obtains the strength. The painting seems to change into the inner world as if it was the rewriting of the partition from Smetana. The trip on the river turns into a travel in space…..”
Gesture, lyrical works and signs are the characteristics of Zen Chang Tchao’s painting which intends to be in Acrylic & digital.
The artist began working with digital painting in 1989 when Apple appeared and allowed to use software such as ARTMIXER or now Painter with the same technique in the digital format.
And If Zen Chang Tchao finds the magic of gesture, the touch of the brush and the possibility to see and feel the acrylic painting, the computer gives the possibility to realize all instantly.
Zen Chang Tchao is convinced that there will be a future for the digital painting but he also continues to work with acrylic.
During all these years of research, the author has found a colour combination (24 colours).
He seeks an interior balance in the chaotic exterior world remains to Zen Chang Tchao the cause and the aim to create each new painting