Kuo Jen Chang
Reflecting Taiwanese hybrid culture, ironically pointing out the reality

Jen-Chang Kuo was born in 1949 in Changhua, Taiwan. He graduated from Chinese Culture University Fine Arts department, and had learnt painting at Li Chun-Shan studio for six years. He is one of the first generation of artists after WWll. Kuo was granted by Asia Foundation in the United States to implement his fieldwork research project for Taiwanese folk arts; this project influenced his works a lot. Kuo once worked in advertising and print in order to make a living, and experienced Taiwan’s economic miracle. He quit his job in 1989 and became a full-time artist. 


Kuo’s works form and visual infuse elements from Taiwan, China, Japan and western country, reflecting the cultural mixing situation of Taiwan. His personality strongly shows in his works, and he ironically points out the reality in every aspect of our society. His works are collected by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.