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Ying-Tung Tseng – Five Elements (24th July – 1st August 2018)

We are delighted to present the pop-up exhibition Five Elements by the Taiwanese artist Ying-Tung Tseng (*1953 Tainan).

Ying-Tung Tseng‘s serial works are influenced by Taoism and by the artist‘s affection for his homeland Taiwan. His sculptural paintings have a rough, relief-like surface which reminds one of stone or raw metal. As a child, Ying-Tung Tseng used to wander through the streets of his home town Tainan where he let his hands slide over the old walls of the forts – this peculiar childhood memory has remained in the artist’s work until today. On the three-dimensional surface of his works Tseng paints with strong, earthy colours and, at the same time, accentuates carefully elaborated details, which often show symbols resembling nature. The results are poetic and highly concentrated three-dimensional paintings which carry a mysterious aura and seem to rest entirely in themselves. The artworks pass their inner serenity and harmony on to the viewer.

Ying-Tung Tseng graduated in Fine Arts at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and received his Master of Fine Art from the New York University. Today he is also an associate professor for architecture and interior design at the Shu-Te University. In 2015, the construction of his own art center, the Asir Art Musum in Tainan, were completed. Besides Tseng’s artworks the Asir Art Museum exhibits numerous national and international artists and supports the international art exchange with Taiwan. Ying-Tung Tseng received various awards for his artworks which are, amongst others, part of the collection of the Liaoning Museum of Fine Arts.

After the pop-up exhibition this year, a solo exhibition and closer collaboration with Ying-Tung Tseng will follow in spring 2019.

Interview with Ying-Tung Tseng