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One can only gain insight into the secret of Ch'an through the passion for facing up obstacles. When one gets focused, one can throw off the shackles of worldly affairs. Permit oneself to be free and create beauty without restraint. Open a new window to the world and enrich life thereby.

Passion and calmness seem to be conflicting attributes but they are in effect compatible and complementary even. If one does not give enough space for the soul to roam, one cannot comprehend the truth hidden in the universe. In this exhibition, you can see an amateur artist who bursts out into the arts scene within a year, exploding with such energy worthy of 50 good years’ creative experience. At the same time, another artist’s works demonstrate the solid artistic training gained in the past twenty years.

Nothing is possible if one never takes action. Action brings opportunities. And when one gives all out, the sky is the limit.

When one acts with such boundless energy, one might reach the ultimate height. But only a handful of people among the hoi polloi can commit themselves to the creation of the extraordinary - creating products, broadening the markets for them, and sometimes even having to make sacrifices and endure a lengthy period of struggle and solitude before one’s vision is proven.

Have you attempted to create arts? Not merely drawing sketches or imitating the masters’ works, but capturing the very moment of life on a blank canvas that will be looked at by many pairs of eyes. This is the mesmerising process of art creation, through which one discovers endless possibilities of life, faces our own reality and sheds light on the world from a different angle.

We believe that pure art means paying minute attention to every aspect of living, thereby transforming and perpetuating the spiritual perception to a stilled moment of senses that can be shared by others.

— Yungtien Shao & Yaman Shao



Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness
Artist: Yungtien Shao, Yaman Shao
Convinced and presented by Yaman Shao
Duration: 2020/11/15-2022/01/09
Venue: ALIEN Art Centre, Silks Club (Presidential Suite)

Organiser: ALIEN Art Centre
Produced by ALIEN Art

Advisor: Taiwan Ministry of Culture, Urban Development Bureau Kaohsiung City Government, Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government
Cooperation: JEM CHEN (video documentation), Kamomé International (video production in Silks Club), Liu Fangyi (sound design)
Official Hotel Partner: Silks Club
Special Thanks to YUIMOM GROUP
Supported by: Lady M, Taiwan, Luxurily Travel Experience, Paula Ko, Vivien Liu, Tony Hsu, Scott Chang, Chen Yu Xian, Treasure Dragon Corp., SLA+ Real Estate Development, Songer Enterprise, YOYO BUSINESS, Remarkable Cultivation, Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank Culture and education Foundation, The Real Estate Development Association of Hsinchu, ALL MAY Development Group, UKAI Co Ltd, AsahiShuzo Co Ltd, Huang Pin Engineering
Support of preview: Shin Kong Bank

About the exhibition

Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness represents YUIMOM GROUP’s grand production of the year. The exhibition highlights the group founder Yungtien Shao and the CEO Yaman Shao as artists, combining artistic creativity with life experiences into powerful images to deliver their strong faiths.

Yungtien Shao’s art pieces reflect the concept of management philosophy, the spectrum of life wisdom, self-introspection, and the attention to social issues, which ignite the energy accumulated for more than half century into endless creativity. On the other hand, Yaman Shao utilizes space and landscape as the source of creation. Through the subtle interaction between spiritual and physical space, Yaman sorts out the ingenious balance of being an artist and an art entrepreneur at the same time in various languages of art, demonstrating the solid artistic background in the past twenty years.

The exhibition includes painting, installation, ready-made objects, photography, video, and sound to build up a maverick art journey. Furthermore, it is the very first time that the two generations of entrepreneurs show their creation jointly with mixed media. The grand opening of Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness at ALIEN Art Centre and Silks Club not only discovers the sublimation of the remains of the Cold War but also explores the possibility of luxury boutique hotel.

※Discover more about the exhibition and limited artistic rooms at SILKS CLUB:

Yungtien Shao, The River of Life (detail), 2020, acrylic on canvas,118 x 535 cm

Highlights film|Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness © ALIEN Art Centre

Yungtien Shao, Longing for Freedom, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 189 x 189 cm © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yungtien Shao's Longing for Freedom (left) and Adversity Reveals Genius (right) at ALIEN Art Centre © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yungtien Shao's The River of Life (left) and Circle of Life (right) at ALIEN Art Centre © ALIEN Art Centre

Yungtien Shao, Circle of Life, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 236 x 108 cm © ALIEN Art Centre

Yungtien Shao at his studio © ALIEN Art Centre

Yaman Shao, Exquisite Incompleteness (detail), 2020, acrylic on pallet, 143 x 103 cm

Yaman Shao, Firenze, 2020, oil on canvas, 209 x 268 cm © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yaman Shao's Exquisite Incompleteness (left front), The Depth of Attains (right front), The Room of Escape (left back), and Firenze (right back) at ALIEN Art Centre © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yaman Shao's 15:50, Saturday afternoon at ALIEN Art Centre © ALIEN Art Centre

Yaman Shao, The River of Light, 2020, oil on canvas, 189 x 189 cm © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yaman Shao's The Place Where the Light Stays at ALIEN Art Centre © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yungtien Shao's The Shade (left) at SILKS CLUB © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view at SILKS CLUB © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yaman Shao's The Boundless Sea and Sky in Mind at SILKS CLUB © ALIEN Art Centre

Yungtien Shao and Yaman Shao, Endless Blessings (detail), 2020, wood, canvas, acrylic paint, dimensions variable

The installation view of Yungtien Shao's Ripples at Silks Club © ALIEN Art Centre

The installation view of Yungtien Shao's Hope in the Early Morning (left) and Iridescent Clouds (right) at SILKS CLUB © ALIEN Art Centre

Yungtien Shao and Yaman Shao's studio © ALIEN Art Centre

Yungtien Shao and Yaman Shao's studio © ALIEN Art Centre