Suling Wang is a Taiwanese artist gaining international attention for her dynamic, powerful paintings and works on paper. The bold abstraction belies a suggested landscape, marred by chaos. The restless energy is heightened by her bold use of color and sweeping gestures. Wang seems to have a personal response to the rapidly changing landscape of her native Taiwan and the seemingly overnight industrialization of a culture. She speaks about reconstructing her world, piece by piece, which is evident in the deconstructed compositions of her work. The sense of flux and fragmentation is ever present.
Suling Wang was born and raised in rural Taiwan. She moved to London in 1993, receiving a 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. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions worldwide and is in many public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The artist currently lives and works in London. www.suling-wang.com
Image courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York