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  • Crime III Picture No.1,Total:1
Works by the Artist
Other Works(The Sense of Loss _ Living Room)
Other Works(The Sense of Loss _ Storage Room)
Other Works(Landscape Painting_11)
Other Works(Misplaced_Who are you waiting for?)
Other Works(Without Deservingness l)
Other Works(Without Deservingness ll)
Other Works(The Scenery all along the Way_ The Direction/The Wait)
Other Works(Coding for Life-1)
Other Works(Crime I)
Other Works(Desk of Sister)
Other Works(Chopping and Sink)
Other Works(Crime II)
Crime III
JHAN Jhuang-Syuan
NO. 20140270
Year 2013
Max Size
130.3 x 89.3 x 4.8 cm
Oil on canvas
Artwork Appreciation
JHAN Jhuang-Syuan’s works focus on family memories of sadness, poverty, and housing justice. Crime III illustrates illegal building additions that exist in Taiwanese societies which have appeared as a result of poverty. The artist has removed modern-looking buildings from the scene to leave only the stacked rooftop additions. The white yet patchy background contrasts against the dilapidated appearance of the constructs. People within the alleyways have also been removed, leaving a marginalized and forgotten community marked with sorrow. JHAN Jhuang-Syuan has employed his delicate sensitivities when studying the living environments of the poor, offering a sharp critique of society’s quickness to demonize the underclass. Sorrowful brushstrokes illustrate his contemplations as well as personal experiences to portray Taiwanese society and its hostility towards poverty.