Latest Comments by Robert C. Morgan, a New York Art Critic


July 25, 2012​
Dear Jia Chen:
Somehow your interior response through the brush to external events is more convincing than other work I have seen. I like what you do.  I like your parallel relationship to music as well. This makes sense -- the rhythm, variations and subtle intensity all come together nicely.
Robert

July 28, 2012​
Dear Jia Chen:
I know what you mean about pretention in the art world.  I think it is best to take a neutral position toward art world fame and simply do what you do. You should present the work to people you believe can grasp it beyond the superficial.​ Today this kind of approach is extremely rare, but I've found that if you present yourself as real rather than conforming to what everyone else thinks and does, that you are more able to clarify what you want and connect with the right people.​
Robert

Awakenking (I)
Awakenking (I)

30X40 April 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (II)
Awakenking (II)

30X40 April 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (III)
Awakenking (III)

30X40 April 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (IV)
Awakenking (IV)

30X40 April 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (VI)
Awakenking (VI)

30X40 May 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (VII)
Awakenking (VII)

30X40 May 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (VIII)
Awakenking (VIII)

30X40 May 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (IX)
Awakenking (IX)

30X40 May 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Awakenking (X)
Awakenking (X)

30X40 May 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

"Untitled" 2013 Series
"Untitled" 2013 Series

24X36 Spring 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

"Untitled" 2013 Series
"Untitled" 2013 Series

24X36 Spring 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

"Untitled" 2013 Series
"Untitled" 2013 Series

24X36 Spring 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

"Untitled" 2013 Series
"Untitled" 2013 Series

24X36 Spring 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

"Untitled" 2013 Series
"Untitled" 2013 Series

24X36 Spring 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

"Untitled" 2013 Series
"Untitled" 2013 Series

24X36 Spring 2013 Acrylics on Canvas

Storm-tossed by Sandy
Storm-tossed by Sandy

30X40 Nov. 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

Metamorphosis (VI)
Metamorphosis (VI)

30X40 Oct. 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

Life as a Poet (VI)
Life as a Poet (VI)

30X40 Oct. 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

Life as a Poet (V)
Life as a Poet (V)

30X40 Sept. 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

When Birds Can't Fly (II)
When Birds Can't Fly (II)

24X36 Summer 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

Dreamers like Us (XII)
Dreamers like Us (XII)

30X40 Summer 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

Vivre Libre ou Mourir (III)
Vivre Libre ou Mourir (III)

18X24 Summer 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

The Joker
The Joker

24X36 Jan 2012 Acrylics on Canvas

Ode to Freedom
Ode to Freedom

24X36 Dec 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Ode to Freedom (II)
Ode to Freedom (II)

24X36 Dec 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

The Hidden Dragon
The Hidden Dragon

24X36 Nov 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

I have a dream
I have a dream

24X36 Oct 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Something about New York (IV)
Something about New York (IV)

36X48 Oct 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Lost in NY
Lost in NY

18X24 Fall 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Ready to Fly
Ready to Fly

18X24 Fall 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Life as a Poet
Life as a Poet

18X24 Fall 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Life in New York
Life in New York

30X40 Aug 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Ready to Fly (VII)
Ready to Fly (VII)

18X24 Aug. 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

New York Mentality
New York Mentality

30X40 Aug 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Dreamers like Us (XI)
Dreamers like Us (XI)

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

New York Mentality
New York Mentality

2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Celestial  Dreams
Celestial Dreams

24X36 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis

2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Affliction
Affliction

30X40 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Singing for a Tyrantess
Singing for a Tyrantess

30 X40 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Flying Towards the Sun
Flying Towards the Sun

30X40 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

A Cat and Birds
A Cat and Birds

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

A Bird Lady
A Bird Lady

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Moon- Struck (I)
Moon- Struck (I)

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Re-Birth
Re-Birth

14X18 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Untitled
Untitled

14X18 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Lost in New York
Lost in New York

14X18 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Meditation
Meditation

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Girl interrupted
Girl interrupted

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas

Moon- Struck (II)
Moon- Struck (II)

18X24 2011 Acrylics on Canvas