Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Martin Tsien holds a Degree in Advertising from Baruch College in New York City.
My work focuses on the body. I find the human figure unpredictable, constantly changing and challenging. There is a connection between the artist and the model, you can capture their/your personality and emotions without it being a portrait/self portrait. I find the process intuitive; I work quickly and only allow myself to reflect on what I have done afterwards - and then change it. I capture an impression of what I see, focusing on elements to make them more dynamic. I build up layers, creating texture, pattern and movement. Composition is important; I want the body to dominate the canvas and its outside environment, as well as showing the stillness and sensuality within the body.