MARTIN, HSU 徐鈺樺
MARTIN, HSU | 徐鈺樺
1978年於台灣出生的徐鈺樺 (Martin Hsu) 現定居舊金山，過去十幾年來全心投入深具個人特色的藝術創作，可以說是現在美國西岸最為活躍的亞洲藝術家之一。
自大學攻讀動畫學位畢業後, Martin 曾為迪士尼電視動畫和 Nickelodeon 擔任專業角色設計師。除此之外他還曾擔任各式兒童出版品及博物館展覽活動的插畫家。目前也正逐步擴展自己的藝術生涯規畫，在全美各式藝廊活動中嶄露頭角，一些主流展覽中都可見到他的作品，包括三麗鷗的 50 週年紀念展、Hello Kitty 35 週年紀念展及40 週年紀念展、迪士尼的 WonderGround 畫廊等。
Marin Hsu is an Asian American artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. He fell in love with drawing at his grandparents' house while growing up in Taiwan. In 1991, Martin moved to the U.S. with his parents due to health reasons that completely changed his life.
Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation from California State University in Fullerton, and worked professionally as a character designer for Nickelodeon and Disney TV Animation.
Martin is a traditionalist making art in the contemporary world. He creates New Traditional Asian Art by fusing modern narrative with eastern sensibility. Works of peony blossoms and goldfish mermaids painted with delicate precision by using calligraphy brush directly onto wood panels, covered in thin layers of metallic gold and silver to resemble imperial silk. Surreal and serene images depicting an infinite universe transcending time and space where tradition blooms and mythology lives.
Martin is a naturalist at heart. Half human creatures from myths and legends represent the struggle with our animal nature, that by destroying the natural world, we destroy a part of ourselves. His works glorify our kinship with the planet by humanizing virtual reality and by bringing warmth to technology.