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Su Wong-shen Biography

From Tamsui in New Taipei to Zuoying in Kaohsiung, the world of images of Taiwanese artist Su Wong-shen (b. 1956) is essentially centered on his homeBeyond the trends of shock-value aesthetics and grand narratives, SU's works illustrate that an understated humorous tone and quirky artistic expression evolved from regularity is a desirable approach for stirring local identity and establishing a set of local aesthetics.

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His distinct bird's-eye view technique gives an extraordinary visual imagery to his panoramic scenes or narratives. The settings of his work creates a trans-conceptual space, where the various visual variations experienced in flying or soaring impart movement within stillness, and where the center is in all places at all times and any single subject can be the subject of interest.

Su makes frequent use of iconographic symbols, such as animals and trees, while the center of his interest has always been playing with textures. These elements form a habitable and playable perceptual space balanced by a rational allegory and calm tones. Via the actions and composition of the animals, the artist brings the relationship between human beings and their environment to a metaphoric and poetic level. His artistic accomplishments are ultimately not manifested in the application of trendy concepts or strategic manipulations, but are determined by the employment of alternative thinking and distinctly independent artistic language.

Su Wong-shen Featured Artworks

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Wandering Land by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenWandering Land, 2017Oil on linen
Mind Set Art Center Contact Gallery
Dogs in the Field by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenDogs in the Field, 2019Oil on linen
62 x 85 cm
Mind Set Art Center Contact Gallery
Chinese Valentine’s Day by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenChinese Valentine’s Day, 2017Oil on linen
47 1/4 x 76 3/4 inches
Eli Klein Gallery Contact Gallery
Holiday of Typhoon 颱風假 by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenHoliday of Typhoon 颱風假, 2018Oil on linen
170 x 195 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
Suck 吸 by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenSuck 吸, 2018Oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
Suck 吸 by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenSuck 吸Charcoal powder on paper
54 x 78 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
Suck 吸 by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenSuck 吸, 2018Charcoal powder on paper
54 x 78 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
Lantern Festival 燈會 by Su Wong-shen contemporary artwork
Su Wong-shenLantern Festival 燈會, 2018Oil on canvas
45 x 66 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery

Su Wong-shen Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, And Life Goes On at Mind Set Art Center, Taipei
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16 May–27 June 2020 Group Show And Life Goes On Mind Set Art CenterTaipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Painting from Taiwan at Eli Klein Gallery, New York
Closed
1 August–6 October 2019 Group Exhibition Painting from Taiwan Eli Klein GalleryNew York

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