Lehmann Maupin Gallery is pleased to announce a solo presentation of work by artist Suling Wang at The Art Show: Organized by the ADAA, 22–26 February 2007.
Following her New York debut exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in 2005, Suling Wang has produced a new series of large-scale paintings and smaller works on paper. In these works, origin, location and destination are considered in relation to the spatial and temporal qualities of an abstract landscape. Broad swathes of color are interwoven to create pathways through the fluid composition and across the ground. The paintings are painstakingly built up in layers and on multiple planes defining the curvilinear forms. Appearing to unfurl, fracture and migrate across the surface, these allusive forms create a kind of "contra/motion": a push and pull of the image, which relates to Daoist philosophy and to the folk influences of the artist’s rural upbringing.
Wang equates the dynamism of her work with the internal and external forces of change that began with the industrialization of her native landscape, and relates its abstract drama to broader themes of the contemporary global experience. As she writes, "If there is one central idea in all my paintings, it is the idea of taking apart a personal world and reconstructing it piece by piece." For the artist, the idea of reality is continually in flux and is both fragmented and whole, before falling apart once again.
Suling Wang was born and grew up in rural Taiwan. She moved to London in 1993, receiving her BA from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in 1997 and earning an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1999. She has since participated in various group and solo exhibitions worldwide, and her work is in many major collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
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