黃本蕊——隨省三姿Benrei HUANG - Shapes of self-reflection Jul 1 - 31, 2021 "Shapes of Self-reflection" features a total of 47 paintings and sculptures by Benrei HUANG from 2019 to 2021, during which the sudden global outbreak of COVID-19 has completely changed everyone’s life. As such, this solo exhibition illustrates HUANG’s contemplations and changes to her creations as well as life before and after the pandemic.
顧福生 Fu-sheng KUSong of Myself - Life and Death Jun 18 - Jul 11, 2021 KU lived a life of carefree bliss. The colors of his later paintings became brighter and more vibrant. Even in the face of illness, art remained his spiritual support through the difficulties. He said: “If one has to choose a way of life, then mine would be painting. Painting is my all—my thoughts, my emotions, all the details of my life are in it.” Regardless of the phase of his creative opus, KU's works always exude a strong sense of literary quality and a reflection on life. Under the bold yet subtle abundance of emotions is his deepest fondness for life. In the world of art, KU had constructed his own unique and open-minded view of the cosmic life and death.
Fu-Sheng KU 1935 - 2017Song of Myself - Closet May 1 - Jun 20, 2021 Throughout KU’s creative career, he had always remained true to himself, focusing only on the exploration of “humans” as his main subject of expression. Pushing it to new heights, his depictions of the male body—let it be running, flying or jumping—reveal more than just vigorous vitality, but also hint at the inner complexity of the mind, as if trying to escape from a world bogged down by constraints. In his paintings, KU never shied away from delving into his same-sex affections. The second sub-theme Closet not only illustrates his sexual orientation, but also expresses his free will to show his true self with his brush.
Fu-sheng KU 1935-2017Fu-sheng KU - Song of Myself - Years Apr 17 - Jun 20, 2021 KU and Pai met when they were young as they were both descendants of military generals. They became close friends and even in-laws later in life. The two like-minded friends were confidants who talked about everything. KU's paintings can be found gracing the cover of Pai's masterpieces Crystal Boys and Taipei People. Pai also collects many of KU's works. The first sub-theme—Youth—kicks off the Song of Myself online exhibition by centering around the friendship between these two pioneers of modern art and modern literature in Taiwan.
林彥瑋 LIN Yen WeiNov 6 - Dec 13, 2020 ESLITE GALLEY is pleased to present “LIN Yen Wei” from November 14 to December 13,
2020, featuring new works made in 2020 by the artist. Lin Yen Wei is best known for his
recreations of objects found in public places that are painted by amateur painters through
an integration of photography and painting. “Just Like You the Way You Are” and
“Plaything Study,” two series shown in this exhibition, are Lin’s portrayals of cement animal
sculptures and plastic toy animals, which he captured by the camera, then depicted on the
canvas to show their bulgy eyes, weathered bodies and protruding lines running down the
center of their faces in extreme details. With his work, Lin proposes an amalgamated
artistic language to engender a discourse on multiple levels.
吳東龍 WU TUNG-LUNGOct 7 - Nov 8, 2020 ESLITE GALLERY is pleased to present “Wu Tung-Lung” from 10 October to 08 November 2020,
featuring the artist’s signature “Symbol” series as well as the latest “Ambiguous Dimensions”
series. An on-going exploration for two decades, the “Symbol” series on view will provide a
glimpse of Wu Tung-Lung’s continual visual explorations in spatial depths and imaginary spaces,
while the “Ambiguous Dimensions” series developed from Wu’s residency experience in Germany
in 2019 reveal a new variation in his interpretation of simple geometric forms.