CHANG Ting-Ya, born in Tainan(Taiwan)in 1983. She graduated from M.F.A. Graduate School of Printmaking, National Taiwan University of Arts.
Chang Ting-Ya’s water-based woodblock prints are suffused with oriental allure. The images integral to her works are often extracted from everyday life and shaped by her own imagination, thus being transformed into a series of fantasy landscapes filled with sophisticated yet whimsical ambiance. Hence, these familiar daily objects like folding-screens and ladders appear in the paintings become the vital clues to the connection or isolation among the scenarios, purporting to represent both tangible and intangible barriers found in contemporary life as well as the spiritual journey which seems to be running in closed loop, but it actually incorporates interconnected dynamics. All in all, Chang’s work delicately portrays every possible texture of what an ideal world would look like, either in the guise of an island, a boat, or a gazebo that leads to an ambiguous and unrestrained grey area, secluded but not isolated, so as to let one’s imagination run wild, and continuously extend the spiritual freedom that every single person can acquire.