Suling Wang

Suling Wang's large-scale paintings and works on paper are influenced by the changing landscape and rapid industrialisation of her native Taiwan and its divergent cultural and artistic traditions. Wang's compositions are characterised by sweeping strokes of bold colour that flow in and out of the visual field, resulting in a dynamic synthesis of painting and drawing. Employing an expansive vocabulary of gestural marks and layers, the forms are organised and defined on multiple planes allowing the paintings to be read in terms of both time and space. Her fluid and calligraphic forms are suggestive of trees, stems and rock-like structures. Disparate visual elements such as imaginary mountains and submerged islands all overlap in planes that impart depth and create rhythmic, but occasionally disharmonious, patterns. Ultimately, the works speak of the idea of a reality that is continually in a state of flux or dissolution.

Born in Taiwan, Suling Wang currently lives and works in London. She has exhibited at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (2008); Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing (2007, 2008); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2007), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2007), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (2007), National Gallery, London (2006) and Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany (2004). Her work is in the permanent collection of major museums including the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Pinchuk Art Collection, Kiev, Ukraine and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Shadow Wing, 2013
Acrylic on aluminium, Triptych, each panel 228 x 120 cm