2019 Art Taipei Artnutri Gallery Booth M04
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For this year’s event, Artnutri Gallery will be showcasing the works of Li Ying Wei, Wang Bing Yi, Yu Chao Song, Huang Ting Shian and Sulhwa Lee. The five artists will present their interpretations of contemporary society through unique personal styles and materials.  
Artist Li Ying Wei from Academy of Shenyang University, the newest series bring forth a point that our modern world seems to have an invisible force. Human desires are inflated, and we have entered an age of collective stupidity — this force pushing human understanding in the same direction. Individual speech is distorted and diminished, identities lost, while our reasoning abilities have become obtuse. Every person has been implanted with a chip code while the self is consumed as we consume products, resulting in the disregard for spiritual value and everyday habits. We have become blind towards the hand that manipulates life, trapped alongside death within the cage of consumerism within a post-industrial civilization, endlessly consuming everything we see, even the mountains, water, and air. 
Wang Bing Yi graduated from the Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University. Wang’s works are created with simple elements and tones but result in complicated and profound scenes. Using black lacquer as the base, Wang applies the immensely difficult technique of needle etching to merge gold tones into the work. Whether it’s sunflower fields in late autumn or the decaying lotus pond, all images display a sense of glamour and deterioration, encouraging viewers to ponder the rise and fall of life. The ink-colored land, golden Autumn sunflowers, or withered lotuses form contrasting but vibrant visual effects that seem to be recounting encounters of the past, inspiring endless imaginations. 
For the first time, we represent this young artist, Yu Chao Song who graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. His creative process focuses on people. The artist is enchanted by the hidden richness within body language, conveying expressions through standing, bending, and stretching the limbs. As symbols, human beings are much more interesting than still landscapes. By presenting works with a dramatic and staged effect, an alternative “reality” is given, showcased as a frozen moment in the middle of a play; this creates a concentrated and rich visual experience, liberating the object from previous conventions and further accentuating the inner message of the work. 
Also for the first time is showing another young Taiwanese artist, Huang Ting Shian. Huang graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts.  The current creative development is from purely discussing spaces and then explores the outline of time and biological. The artwork still retains the ambiguous relationship between the objects, forming the space of visual distance. At the same time, it also has the abstract form of realistic and fuzzy boundary. In the creation of sculpture modeling materials, Huang focuses on the significance of pure form, and he hopes to establish a new response in sculpture, perhaps it is a pure and full of inner refers to ambiguous biological related and contains the line form space and visual concise on intuition view. 
Sulhwa Lee, a young female artist born in Korea, and raises in the United States, who graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She combines formal investigations of painting gesture with aesthetics of contemporary graphics contents such as 3D rendered objects, virtual landscapes in the computer game, and animations. She employs methods and aesthetics evoking the digitally constructed images, which are then translated into manual hand painted formalist applications to arrive at eerie spaces. The recent appearance of a figure in her body of works infuses her canvases with organic life and stimulates a context for a landscape. Lee shapes the figures to be genderless evoking the identity of virtual reality characters. The figure yields to space’s formal composition,  yet permeate it with the subtle yet sublime breath of organic life, anticipating the dystopian post-technological era.

Artnutri Gallery | Booth M04
Exhibition |2019.10.18 - 10.21
Artists | Ying-wei Li、 Bing-yi Wang、 Chao-Shong Yu、Ting-Shian Huang、 Sulhwa Lee