Born in Chongqing, Wu Shuang is an outstanding artist who works with Abstract Expressionism. In 2007, she studied in Free Art Institution of Kassel University in Germany. In 2009, she graduated from the BA Oil Painting in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. She continued her study and received her Master degree in Engraving from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2014. Since then she lives and works in Beijing as a professional artist.
Wu Shuang's art is alluring, she is good at using colours, especially colours of high purity and clarity. She is able to mix a lot of bright colours, which seem contrasted, however in her work they are harmonious. For her Whirling Light exhibition, the artist suggests:
I create works of art in painting in order to be a feeler and recorder of this era, capturing the fleeting changes of light and life. Art is like a healing balm for humanity, leaving imprints in the currents of history, confronting the emotions, joys, and sorrows that humanity has experienced. Art may not change anything, but it seeks resonance with human emotions, and its existence is real, filling humanity with hope. Life is like fish, existing but never truly near, hidden in the blood.
My paintings overflow with vibrant colours and powerful brushstrokes, but in reality, the world has no colour. Colour is the refracted image of light, embracing the eyes and purifying the soul. We don't need colour, we only need light and faith. Painting is a process of creation for me, with dramatic scenarios hidden in the chaotic colours until they gradually emerge before my eyes, with different shapes of light filling the canvas, giving these lights a sheltered harbour.
Light and faith are the primary concerns of artists, and the artist's works contain deep and wide-ranging emotions, confronting these feelings and conveying them through vibrant colours to evoke empathy in the audience. Under Wu Shuang's seemingly free and unrestrained appearance lies a highly rational aspect. Her works are characterised by rigorous and profound thinking, requiring focused control to complete. Wu Shuang's works represent her spirit of daring adventure, recording the emotions of our era, and filling the viewer with renewed hope.
Press release courtesy Whitestone Gallery.