2017 Shui-Ho Wang Exhibition of
Sculpture & Oil Painting
Words by Taichung City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau
Translated by Anna Yang
Artist Shui-Ho Wang, born in 1925 in Taichung, has been gifted in painting since a young age. At the age of 11, one of his works won an award at the 6th Japanese Morinaga Arts Event. Although a poor financial situation at home forced him to stop his schooling, Wang's talent and ambitions provided him with a way forward. His advertisement designs, sculptures and oil paintings are outstanding and helped him earned status for permanent qualification at the Taiwan Provincial Art Exhibition.
Wang's specialization is in sculpting and lacquered painting on sculptures, and is the first artist to invent this remarkable sculpture-painting technique. His best-known artwork is the 42-meter-tall sculpture of Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) on Dajia's Tiechen Mountain. This enormous public sculpture formed in one piece has endured many storms since it was created.
Besides modern, geometrical sculpture works, Wang mainly focuses his sculpting on the human figure. "Every sculpture artwork carefully made from my soul," he said. His attention to quality, technique and applied mediums is expressed in this works, which reflect the light and feature lines that bring them to life, such as the elegant curves of a woman's body. The eye-catching results have brought Wang attention and acclaim.
Wang's also focuses on completed oil paintings infused with changeable colors, with subject matter including still life, sculptures, the female body and flowers, often expressed via Riemannian geometry and layered painting. In such ways, Wang has expresses his artistic concepts and brings the unique characteristics of stationary objects to life.
Time: July 14 (Fri.)-Aug. 13 (Sun.), 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (closed Mon.)
Place: Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center 2nd-floor gallery
Opening ceremony: July 15 (Sat.) at 2:30 p.m.
This advertisement is provided by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government