Brent Hallard interviews painter Gilbert Hsiao. Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow is on view at Minus Space, Brooklyn through June 16, 2012.
Hsiao remarks: "I have never thought in terms of the quantity of information that the eye can hold or that the mind can process. Nor do I want to attack anyone's eye. I think more in terms of ways visual information can be organized with the goal of achieving a perceived experience that is pure and total but at the same time not static. From my earliest forays into abstraction in the early 80s, I was thinking in terms of making a static canvas appear to move, whether in terms of it moving across the surface (on an x and y-axis) or from front to back (on a z-axis). If I create this movement it would result in a viewing experience that would require the observer’s involvement over a period of time, much as the experience of listening to music requires time."