The precision and detail of Wu Kuan-Te's paintings are unbelievable, something that is emphasized in their vast dimensions. We find in them a rather peculiar rhythm, fueled by cyclic movements, texture and colour. His paintings are essentially monochromatic, however, they also exhibit a few chromatic fluctuations. Whether they are fruits of light flares, the atmosphere or an aesthetic conception, they nurture an unquestionable beauty making the final composition much more interesting.

Kuan-Te relies on the repetition of his motifs similar to a pattern, creating incredible rhythm and movement, able to break the monotony and make us contemplate the whole composition. It is a universe made of natural vegetation, the trait and hand of Wu Kuan-Te perfectly recreate a poetic world portrayed with unique beauty and in a divine manner. Kuan-Te reveals in his works how much he appreciates nature, especially trees. The trunks are as expressive as his strokes, and possess a movement that is so erratic that they create variety. From another point of view, he is also able to unify everything within a single pattern, constructing lines of force that guide our gaze along the entire artwork. There is an influence of an Asian trait seen in an organised and almost stylised manner that Asians use to simplify the world, eliminating details that only provoke noise like a type of interference.

By Pedro Boaventura • Excerpt from Masters of Painting - Volume 1
Wu Kuan-Te puts Action Painting into practice in his works and mixes in aspects of oriental philosophy. Inspiration comes from his rich life experience and keen observation of Mother Nature, revealing the sense of peace and tranquility he has found in the vastness of the natural world.

In terms of Wu Kuan-Te's oil creations, they come from an almost ritualistic meditation before the canvas, like looking into a mirror that reflects the concept within his mind and then naturally allows the work to grow and develop. The entire process is like exploring an unknown spiritual world and then constructing an area between the abstract idea and physical representation. It is as if a seed falls to the canvas and then is followed by nourishing rain, allowing the the seed to root, sprout and bloom, only to drop mire seeds. The single idea becomes a forest, then rain a river that moves through it, mirroring the flow of inspiration as the artist follows the carefree current that leads to the completion of his works.

This time his watercolor works will be at the exhibition along with his other pieces. He often travels with his painting tools, humbly paying respect to Mother Nature. His outdoor watercolors are an observation of self and Nature, mixing his thoughts with air, light, and life, with both a poetic and natural image as an end result.

Wu Kuan-Te works in two different mediums, his oil painting and watercolors, to create a cycle similar to that of breathing in and out. Painting with watercolors is the expression of all of his senses in the moment as he breathes in his subject matter, while his oil paintings done indoors are creations he pulls from memory, allowing him to inject subjective thoughts as he breathes out the remembered subject filtered through his imagination.
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