About the Artist
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.