Misure Nien

Born in: 1965, Taiwan

Lives in: Changhua City, Taiwan

Media: Painting, Watercolor, Mixed media, Drawing

Describe your work in 3 words: True goodness, love, peace

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Morning of Santorini - Watercolor 20.5 x 22.5 in.

Misure Nien has been painting in watercolor for over 30 years, and after working as an art teacher he decided to focus on his love for watercolor and teaching at his studio since 2000.

What themes does your work involve?

I like to paint landscapes and beautiful things. I took two weeks' holiday in Santorini, Greece. I lived at the villa of north Fira that has a good view field. I enjoy quiet trance alone and feel white mix blue value in the soft light of morning. The sunlight from warming tone to brightness across the building gradually transform the angle and blue hue value also changed. This is an amazing and comfortable feeling of nature.

Describe your creative process.

I like watercolor to create, watercolor's translucence is uniquely suited to paint water. Just as with water, watercolor captures the light. With careful observation, watercolor can also capture the shimmer or calm reflection of water as well as, if not better than, any other medium. Especially with a focus on capturing the light and shadow for dramatic effects very easily.

What influences your work? What inspires you?

I started to like graffiti when I was young. Graffiti can satisfy my imagination because reality is often far away. Gradually, I discovered that drawing is a joyful thing, rather than a way of describing it in words, and you can share your own thoughts or emotions through each person's visual feelings. Therefore, art has become a kind of spiritual support and balance most loved in my life.

What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?

If the viewers can feel the beauty of the paintings, they will be affected to take action. It's like deciding to give yourself a holiday to the place in the picture to relax which I think is good art.

What is the role of the artist today?

I think an artist should act as a messenger who conveys beauty and loves peace.

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