Paco Uong’s “Smiling Beast” series was started in 2008. Uong’s method of splattering acrylic paints let the memory lines drift like wind and fall on the emotion-overwhelmed canvas, as if life is relieved. For Uong, the laughing beast is a reflection of himself, reflecting the emotions and memories of each period. Unlike the ripples of the oil-painting palette knife, the colors are more subjectively colorful.
“A distant view of scenery, a close-look of feelings” is Uong’s consistent creative style. From oil-painting to acrylic, like the coexistence of scenes above and below the water surface, reflecting the real state of mind. As time went on, the inner anxiety was slowly reconciled. The beasts of self in the happy zoo are finally smiling from the heart, showing all kinds of gentle gestures and thoughtfulness.