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Wang Guan-Jhen

(Taiwan, 1992)

Wang Guan-Jhen was born in Taiwan in 1992. She obtained a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2018. The isolation and loneliness depicted in Wang's works creates the sensation of floating alone in space, with just the occasional glimmer of warmth in the brush strokes - only to be immediately engulfed by darkness, as superficially indifferent expressions reveal tales of loss and despair. Emotional tension hidden beneath the surface translates into audible sighs that also somehow feel full of tenderness. Only a thin line divides rationality and passion, and perhaps that is what makes these works so appealing.

 

Her most important solo exhibitions include Breathing Ghost, YIRI ARTS, Taipei (2023), Breathing Ghost, Tainan Art Museum, Tainan (2022), Strang Wind on the Road, YIRI ARTS, Taipei (2018), A Fried Egg Song, Sonnentor Café, Taipei (2017), The Freak Guy Simply eats the Ice Cube at the Park,  YIRI ARTS Pier 2 Gallery, Kaohsiung (2016), and There's No Shelter for Those Who Are Waiting and Exhausted, YIRI ARTS Taichung Space, Taichung (2015).  Selected group shows include Pig Don't fly, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2018),  Borderline, TASKU Gallery, Helsinki (2016), Why We 'Draw', Underground Art Museum, Taipei (2014), and The 8th Longyen Art Exhibition, Underground Art Museum, Taipei (2014).  Her work is held in National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.