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Galerie du Monde(世界画廊)
2017.01.16 Mon - 2017.03.14 Tue
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Wu Chi-Tsung “Inwardscape”
Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
[Press Release]

Galerie du Monde is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of work by Taiwanese artist, Wu Chi-Tsung (b. 1981, Taipei, Taiwan), in Hong Kong. The exhibition will run from 16 February to 14 March, 2017. With a passion for the interpretation and production of images, Wu has been working across the mediums of photography, video, and installation, to create artworks which challenge our perceptions of our physical and natural worlds. The upcoming exhibition will present a diverse range of artworks from various series, representing ten years of development in the artist’s work. Brand new works on display will include Wu’s Drapery Studies series (2014-2016), never seen before by the public, as well as recent video works and a large sculpture created specifically for this exhibition. Also on display will be the artist’s renowned Cyanotype works and a large scale, site-specific installation Crystal City 007.

Crystal City 007 (2015), which is regarded as characteristic of the artist’s Crystal City series and was previously shown at the International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen in 2016, is the artist’s term for the virtual world which is made up of electronic equipment, networks, programs, media and information. Wu will project a variable shadow cityscape onto the gallery walls: the projection alters the landscape and results in the constant changing of the shapes and shadows of the work.

Wu Chi-Tsung, Crystal City 007, Installation, Dimensions Variable, 2015 (image courtesy the artist and Galerie du Monde)

Wu Chi-Tsung, Crystal City 007, Installation, Dimensions Variable, 2015 (image courtesy the artist and Galerie du Monde)

The new series, Drapery Studies (2014-2016), explores the notions of body, volume and texture, inspired by the drapery of classical Greek and Roman sculpture. In this way, the artist links traditional western art forms to the idealistic and poetic concept of space in oriental culture. Via his work, Wu attempts to study the relationships between materials and techniques. Wu creates the artworks by wrinkling linen, then painting it with multiple layers of rabbit-skin glue and using Gesso to fix the shape, before finally painting it with oil paint or toner. The work is a hybrid of painting, sculpture and installation, which Wu sees as an experimental mix and exploration of techniques used in both Chinese landscape painting and traditional Western art forms. The new series builds on the artist’s Wrinkled Texture series. The three works on display will be shown to the public for the first time.

Five Cyanotype photographic artworks from the artist’s renowned Wrinkled Texture series (2012-2015) will be presented as part of the exhibition. This series is inspired by the texturing technique (cun-fa) which is often used in Chinese landscape painting (Shan Shui). The method involves covering the rice paper in a photosensitive solution before continually crumbling it whilst it is exposed to direct sunlight, to create the effect of light and shadow on the paper. The resulting experimental photography montages are re-interpretations of the concept of Chinese landscape painting; the artworks resembling mountain ranges and tumultuous blue seas.

The two videos Landscape in the Mist (2012) and Still Life (2016) show Wu extending his examination of traditional Chinese landscape painting and moving images in an attempt to describe the fluidity of state, intersections, and ambiguities.

‘Galerie du Monde is delighted to host Wu’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and to collaborate closely with the artist on such an ambitious and innovative selection of works. We are proud to present work by this talented young Taiwanese artist, who beautifully and thoughtfully explores the intersection between traditional Chinese painting with new art forms and mediums in his works’

-        Fred Scholle, Founder & Chairman, Galerie du Monde


Drapery Studies 001, Dimensions Variable, Mixed Media, 2014,

About Wu Chi-Tsung

Wu Chi-Tsung was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1981. He currently lives and works in Taipei. Wu received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2004. His work, in which he devotes great attention to the methods used in producing and interpreting images, spans across different media, including photography, video, installation art, painting and set design. He received the top prize of the Taipei Arts Award (2003), and was short-listed for the “Artes Mundi” (2006). He received “WRO Media Art Biannual – Award of Critics and Editors of Art Magazines” (2013), and was short-listed for the “Prudential Eye Awards” (2015).

In addition, he also collaborated with brands, such as Dior (2013) and Rolls-Royce (2014). He has also worked with dance and theatre companies for set design including “Off the map” by YiLab (SU Wen-chi), Dancing in Autumn 2012 The Taiwan National Theatre, Taipei (2012), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium, Kalamata Dance Festival, Kalamata Greece, La Bâtie—Festival de Genève, Switzerland and The Asian Arts Theatre Opening Festival, Gwangju, Korea(2015).

Recent solo exhibitions include TKG+ (2012) in Taipei, Taiwan, “Re-calibrate” at CFCCA, Manchester, UK (2013), The Storey and The Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2014) in UK. His works are also included in group exhibitions such as “Paisajes 2013-1969” (Panorama. Landscapes 2013-1969), Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico (2013), and “Phantom of Civilization”, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2015).

About Galerie du Monde

Founded in Hong Kong in 1974, Galerie du Monde has been specializing in modern and contemporary works by internationally established Chinese artists for over 40 years. The gallery also nurtures and promotes emerging talent, presenting a varied programme of solo and group exhibitions with a strong focus on works of art on canvas, paper, sculpture, photography and new media. To celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014, Galerie du Monde introduced the GDM Projects series to strengthen the gallery’s support to a wider group of artists from different nationalities, providing them the opportunity to exhibit outside of their own countries.