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Ruey-Shiann Shyu

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
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1. Writer's Vessel ; 2. Self Portrait 96'; 3. Eight Drunken Immortals
See video
1. River of Childhood; 2. One Kind of Behavior; 3. Gravity
Artist's Statement

I launched the mechanical power series in 1997, since then it has been the main avenue for my artistic expression. I see it as a challenge to combine the usage of precision technology with plastic aesthetics. In this series, I have employed a highly sophisticated manufacturing process. A work of art may consist of a single part or hundreds or even thousands of different parts; yet, despite this massive complexity, visually it leaves an impression of simplicity. Through various rhythms in the work created based on precise mechanical theories, I try to tell stories with a cultural and poetic touch. I regard the absolute precision of mechanical movements as an abstract language. This abstract language is an integral part of the work, and even transcends the visual imagery of the work in delivering the life philosophy of the work.


Born 1966 in Taipei/ 1997 First Place, National Senior Diploma in plastic Expressions, France
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/2007 “Zero to Infinite”, National Hsinchu University of Education, HsinChu, Taiwan;2006 “Echo from within”, Shin Leh Yuan Art space, Taipei, Taiwan; 2006 “Beyond the Becoming”, Taipei International Village, Taipei, Taiwan; 2002 “About my 97-00”, National Central University; 2002 “Ruey-Shiann Shyu Open Studio Show”, GAS works studio, England; 2000 “Virtual Reality”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwa; 1999 “Ruey-Shiann Shyu Solo exhibition”, IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan; 1999 “A Language of Precision and Abstraction: overture of Life”, Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan/AWARDS /2007 Public Art Award : Techno Dream Sphere, Taiwan; 2006 Yageo Tech-Art Award of the Asian Cultural Council New York; 1998 Taipei Award, Plastic Arts Section, Taipei City Fine Arts Exhibition