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Su Yu-Xin (b. 1991) was born in Taipei. She holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Slade School of Fine Art UCL, and works between Shanghai and Taipei. Her painting and other practices focuse on the relationships between visual language and other sensorial perceptions. Rather than painting from images or photography, Su’s work often tends to explore the complexity of a moment or a vague perception in life. Su uses painting to construct a delicate alternation of horizons, which varying distances elicit different paces of observation. The colourful layered surface and multi-perspectives in her works generate a ...
In Su's practice, landscape is an in-between place, a traditional frontality in painting, which allows the artist to switch between figuration and abstraction, investigating the concept of new landscape - a mixture of still-life, graphs, digital calendar, fragments of text and memory. Seizing images and pictures through her paintings, Su’s works excel in showing the flow of time in still images, and emphasize on the act of painting and its materiality, using handmade paint and the texture of the canvas to express the matter of the painting process itself.
In Sky Is an Hourglass, the intangible sky and the water surface are defined by the outlines of rocks and mountains. Between the two regions, the repeated brushing of the paint depicts the imagery of the waterfall, and the iterative water motion connects the sky and the earth.
"Stream Folds #6, Crescendo" depicts river and reflections with unusual perspectives, and poetic, continuous flowing images are progressively unveiled through the derived, refracted and reiterated act of painting.
The wood board painting series “Every Day About This Time” depicts borrowed images of the surface of the sea, the landscape drifting in the clouds has been sectioned at the horizon and reassembled, to only become a slice.