Paintings by Julian Hsiung
Beijing native Julian Hsiung was raised in Taiwan and was not exposed to Western culture until he was much older. In the mid-1960s, he discovered Western magazines and books which deeply affected his visual tastes. Through those magazines and books, Hsiung became enamored by fashion and contemporary art.
Eventually, Hsiung moved to New York, and immersed himself in the culture. From the late 1970s until May 2008, he worked in the fashion industry. After dabbling in painting in 1979 and 1980, Hsiung officially set up an artist’s studio in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2007.