Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a Taiwanese illustrator living in Taipei, Taiwan. She attended Taiwan University of Art from 2007-2010, receiving her BFA in Fine Art. Her work alludes to the deformation that physically separates human from plants. The environments and situations that she paints are often of surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on phantasy.
While I am in Taipei, Taipei Fine Art Museum is one of the places that I go most frequently. Well, not only because it’s not far from where I live by scooter, but also because it’s really cheap! (The entrance fee is about 60p.) And, of course, despite the political scandal, the exhibitions are always diverse and interesting, and it has great library in the basement. On top of that, after my solo show, some of the staffs and I became friends. So, 60p for great exhibitions, free books and hanging out with friends, why not?
It might be a bit exaggerated to compare it with central park, but it is also a green space in the city centre. (Just a bit smaller.) It’s around my neighborhood, again, so I have a lot of childhood memories with it. I remember teachers from elementary school always brought us there, for field trip, which is only one block away. And I also had my graduation photos taken there. Nowadays, I go back for jogging often.
All students of GCA love it here. Taking pictures, barbecue party, shouting, fireworks, stargazing... All the memory were made here. Unfortunately, the door waslocked recently, it is a terrible lost for the student of GCA.
Cashbox is a chained karaoke business. Unlike the karaoke in Europe, usually located in pubs, for people who are brave enough to sing in front of other strangers. In Cashbox, we show up as a group of friends, we have our own room with screen, computer, and microphones. We order whatever songs we like from the computer, then the music videos show up on the screen and we sing along! It’s a great place for relieving pressure.
One of the best shoe shops in the world. (well... at least for me haha) You could customise your own leather shoes by authentic leather and different material soles by 6 steps they design, and there's not only leather shoes but also leather sneakers! For Chenjingkai is a curator, graphic designer and artist himself, the shoe office also collect lots of art books and graphic design books for visitors, you could read some of these books while visiting the shop. Don't miss out on this shop when you visit Taipei city!