Kuo Wei-Kuo : In the Name of the Animals

Kuo Wei-Kuo, Forbidden Wishes - The Four Gentlemen, Oil on canvas, 200x90 cm x 4 pcs, 2013

Venue : Taichung City Seaport Art
Dates : 2019.01.26 - 05.05
Reception : 2019.01.26 Sat. 14:30 Taichung City Seaport Art

In the Name of the Animals
Exhibition curator :
LI, Szu-Hsien (Associate Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts in Tunghai University)

Artists :
Daniel Lee、WANG, Cheng-En、Hung Yi、Tzu-Kuey Hsu、Hsu, Tang-Wei、Kuo, Wei-Kuo、Vincent J.F. Huang、Yang, Mao-Lin、Liao, Ying-Hsi、Liao, Yu-An、Liu, Ding-Zan、Liu, Je-Rong

Lin & Lin Gallery is honored to announce the artist - Kuo Wei-Kuo invited to take part in “ANiMAL─Art Science Natire Society” curated by National Palace Museum. It's a storytelling exhibition about the animal world seen through the lenses of Art, Science, Nature and Society.
Seeing from a realistic perspective, the not-so-real self image enables Kuo Wei-Kuo to lift up the mask of pretense, to take the self seriously, and to reconstruct a truer self-image. In his painting, he represents the true character submerged in the sub-consciousness with manneristic, symbolic, and metaphorical techniques. The poise and expression of the nude self-image, together with the decorative items, constructs a sense of being teasing, ambiguous, helpless and self-mocking, seemingly declaring his own dignity and liberation as well.
Kuo Wei-Kuo Born in 1960, Taipei, Kuo finished his B.F.A. at Chinese Culture University in 1984. He co-founded the Taipei Painting School in 1985 and since then he has participated actively in Taiwan’s modern art movement. In 1994 and 1996, his works were shown in the Biennale at Taipei Fine Arts Museum. In 1998, Kuo co-founded the Hantoo Art Group with former members of Taipei Painting School. Kuo was the first chairman of the Hantoo Art Group. Kuo won the first prize of Asian Art Award by Freeman Foundation in 2000.  Kuo was awarded the eighth Modern Painting Award from Li Zhongsheng Foundation in 2004. Later the same year he finished his M.F.A. at Taipei National University of the Arts. In 2006, he was awarded the fifth Liao Chi-Chun Fund of Taipei Culture Foundation, and held solo exhibition in Taipei Fine Arts Museum. His works are often invited to join the exhibitions in Taiwan and other international art institutions.