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‘If Rothko polished the world to an icy emptiness, Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang tunes it to melodic perfection.’

- David Bromfield -

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Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang was born in Taipei in 1979, and now works in Australia and Taiwan. An interdisciplinary artist, Annie’s work has been exhibited in many cities including New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Her work is included in private and public collections around the globe.

Her paintings are influenced by an array of philosophies from Kandinsky, Chinese calligraphy, and Buddhist meditation; with a core understanding that: ‘it is through the language of pure abstraction that we may transcend the abject materialism of our present world, and find the silence to converse within’. She is interested in using paint to capture the intangible, the transcendental and the emotive: evoking a spiritual stillness that embraces the viewer in a meditative moment.

In her photographic works she is interested in issues of cultural identity in this current globalised world, and exploring a silent beauty in what often seems banal or profane at a first glance. It is this tension between the beautiful and obscene which drives her work, aiming to challenge traditional concepts of what is desirable or attractive.

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Artist CV

Catalogues:

Somnium Catalogue, 2014

Out of the Blue Catalogue, 2014

Origins Catalogue, 2013

Within Silence Catalogue, 2013

2012 Gaffer Catalogue

Illume Catalogue, 2010

Discordant Natures Catalogue, 2009

Press:

China Times (Taiwan), 3rd March 2017

This Month in Taiwan (Taiwan), February 2017

Belle magazine (Australia), November 2014

Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang’s Origins: Leaving Reason, Gaining Insight) –  Art Collection + Design (Taiwan), Zheng Fang-He, July 2013

Merit Times (Taiwan), 18th July 2013

ArtCo - (Taiwan), August 2013

Abstract Origins - Asian Art News (Hong Kong), Vol. 23 No. 4 July/August 2013

Liberty Times (Taiwan), 28th July 2013

States of Mind – Asian Art News (Hong Kong), Vol. 21 No. 6 November/December 2011

Something for everyone – The West Australian, R. Spencer, 15th October 2010

Illuminating abstract – Asian Art News (Hong Kong), Vol. 20 No. 5 September/October 2010

Prayer on a g-string – The West Australian, R. Spencer, 18th September 2009

Uneasy bodies of work – The Wire Mag (Australia), J. Bahr, 10th September 2009

The West Australian – S. Bevis (Australia), 18th July 2009

Represented by:

YesArt Gallery, Taipei

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