Born in Penghu in 1965, ChuangChih-Hui came to Taiwan alone when he was 16 for his artistic dream. Living atthe atelier in the crowded market, he must go to the public toilet to take ashower with cold water in the winter. Chuang said, “It seems terrible for some people, but for me it is pure pleasurebecause I had plenty of time to paint and develop my painting skills.” A storyhappened in his first solo exhibition held when he was 19 impressed him verymuch. “A high school girl came to me and said, ‘I have never thought that yourpaintings can touch my heart so deeply’, and then she cried.” This story madeChuang realize that his works can influence people.
In his 50s, Chuang’s skills and workshave become more mature, and tend to be introverted. With the macroscopicvision combining with the delicate description on humanities, his works alwaysshow us the consciously exploration for the nature of the world. In order toshare some of his hidden artworks for all these years and to achieve hisartistic dream, Chuang held solo exhibitions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, America, andFrench. He said when giving a speech in National Chiao Tung University, “When Iwas young, I want to become the greatest artist, but at that time, I knowlittle about the word ‘greatest’. After all these years, I understand that,only through hard work, playing your innate capacity to the extreme, andsharing the experience with others can make the ‘greatest’ artist. The tiniestspark can be the terminator of the largest prairie, never underestimateyourself.”