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Minerals Illuminating Colors by Shulin Wu

Exhibition  /  06 Sep 2018  -  30 Sep 2018
Published: 03.09.2018
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Intro
To start the 2018 season, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h is delighted to host two simultaneous exhibitions featuring the work of Taiwanese artist Shulin Wu, whose latest series Minerals Illuminating Colors will be presented in preview alongside Sérendipité / Serendipity, a collective traveling exhibition she herself curated. Both projects feature Shulin Wu’s interest for rough semi-precious stones, a passion that goes back to her early years and that she was keen on sharing with other European and Taiwanese contemporary artists.

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Shulin Wu
Born in Taipei in 1980, Shulin Wu completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Fu-Jen Catholic University before studying in Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts, France, where she pursued two degrees in plastic arts. Working and experimenting, she participated in several workshops with internationally recognized artists, several about stone cutting. At the time, she was exhibiting her porcelain pieces in Europe, Asia and in the United States. Back in Taiwan, she dedicated herself to her work, and organized exhibitions to introduce a whole new audience to creative jewellery. Represented by Noel Guyomarc’h since 2010, she was invited to exhibit with Dutch artist Peter Hoogeboom in 2014. Their joint exhibition, Greenware, Crockery, Chinawear, consisted in porcelain and in earthenware pieces, each of them inspired by the other’s culture. One of them was acquired by Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for its permanent collection.


Minerals Illuminating Colors, Shu-Lin Wu’s latest series, follows Les 4 Saisons, a previous series in which she used porcelain, wood and silver. Minerals Illuminating Colors, however, features rough semi-precious stones, a material Shu-Lin Wu discovered at an early stage and that she finds enormously stimulating to work with: the shine, color and evocative power of the uncut stones provide her with a never-ending source of inspiration to make jewelry.

Undoubtedly poetic, her pieces pay tribute to nature. Having worked between East and West for years, Shu-Lin Wu is aware of how the meaning of a color can differ from a continent to another. Each element, stone and color are selected very carefully and used to arouse specific senses and memories. Her pieces are like small paintings varying with seasons and time, snapshots of a nature illuminated by the uncanny, almost unreal shine of the gems she selected.
 

Opening

Thursday, 6th of September, 5 pm to 8 pm.
Shulin Wu. Brooch: PINKY#6, 2018. Porcelain, wood, silver, rubber, stainless steel.. 9.3 x 8.6 x 5.4 cm. Photo by: Shulin Wu. Shulin Wu
Brooch: PINKY#6, 2018
Porcelain, wood, silver, rubber, stainless steel.
9.3 x 8.6 x 5.4 cm
Photo by: Shulin Wu
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Shulin Wu. Brooch: VERT#2, 2017. Porcelain, wood, silver, serpentine, rubber, stainless steel.. 9.3 x 8 x 5 cm. Photo by: Shulin Wu. Shulin Wu
Brooch: VERT#2, 2017
Porcelain, wood, silver, serpentine, rubber, stainless steel.
9.3 x 8 x 5 cm
Photo by: Shulin Wu
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