- Event Time
- Tue. - Sat. 13:00 -18:00
- Event Location
- No. 20 Wenhu Street, Neihu Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
As the artist once stated, “I experience endless shifts in my thought during everyday life. If I could simplify my daily routine, then even the minutiae such as eating and breathing could be considered a salvation in their own right. The cooking or placement of the produce on my cutting board can be considered visual art that changes as I eat. The ivy growing along my wall and the wild shrubs fight for their space and eventually reach a state of symbiosis. With freehanded brushstrokes on canvases and by sculpting sharp lines and chunky proportions, I try to describe the experience of being confined in my inner prison. The thoughts turn into jagged and smooth lines that emerge and cross path on paper, canvases, as well as other objects such as shields, cutting boards, pots and plates. They have all transformed into artworks.” From the mundane errands that surround all women, SHIEH extrapolates a unique subject for her creative works, and with it, she grows and conveys women’s powerful consciousness. The kitchens and the errands are turned into visual symbols that intertwine with each other endlessly in their perpetual growth.
SHIEH has also taken inspiration from Greek Mythology. Two of her recent paintings, “Pan and Syrinx” and “Apollo and Daphne I” all point to the spirit of “Give me liberty, or give me death!”. The saturated color and dynamic lines in the paintings are her way of turning the stereotype of the passive woman on its head, and creating in its place the female subjectivity. “She Postscript” is SHIEH’s poetic recounting of her creative journey. It is also the distillment of her findings in the smallest moments in life. Every one of the brushstrokes is the manifestation of her murmuring, which eventually turn into the crystallization of her spirit that transcends the boundaries of time, space, and id.