About




Born in 1988, Tainan, Taiwan

Received Master’s degree in Information Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) in 2018.


Ishtar Hsu’s works are mostly unconscious material destruction, paint splashing, cut-and-paste recombination, or image distortion through re-photographing with no explorations of profound philosophies or no drawings of specific objects. The seemingly ridiculous behavior is the way she constantly probes the aesthetic standards through self-talk in visual language. She unexpectedly opens up the imagination of using art and design as a tool to analyze, re-organize, and re-present her creative ideas in the artistic explorations. Since then, she starts to see design as a process of exploring the communication/construction relationship between herself (as an individual) and the society (as a group). Currently, Ishtar Hsu lives in the Netherlands as a freelance designer/artist, continuing her journey of creation and exploration.



生於1988年
台灣/台南

Design Academy Eindhoven
Master of Information Design  2018畢業


Ishtar Hsu 的作品多為無意識的材料破壞、顏料潑灑、黏貼重組、zoom in或再次翻拍致圖像扭曲變形,內容不探討深奧的道理,不畫具體物件。看似荒謬的行為,卻是她透過視覺語言的自我對話,不斷揣度美學準則的方式。過程中,意外開啟對設計作為工具——剖析、重整與再呈現的想像,將設計視為探索自身(作為個體)與社會(作為群體)溝通與建構關係的過程。

現為自由工作者,並繼續探索的旅程。





© ishtarhsu 2019