Wei-Hui Hsu, born in 1979 in Taoyuan, Taiwan, studied in the US from 2004, after graduating from National Hsin-Chu University of Education. She currently lives and works in Taiwan.
Her full-scale installations and smaller mixed-media pieces aim to develop poetic or organic themes such as the female body or the cell function. She uses various materials that she collected, transforms and shapes them into new forms that contain « special metaphors or meanings ».
Her work is particularly striking and vivid as it presents « layers of contradiction and vulnerability » from her own experiences. Indeed, she seeks to express « a kind of pain under the appearance of beauty ». Hsu, through her pieces, is proceeding to a self-examination and she wants the observer to do the same. So, throw yourself into the stunning and delicate, yet impressive sculptures stemming from her series called “Feminine”…
In 2015, she participated in numerous group shows, in London (“Art 15 London”), Taiwan (“Art Kaohsiung 2015”), China (“The Moment: Like Flower”, Yi Chao Museum), or Taipei (“Art Taipei 2015 ”), among others. She also presented a solo exhibition, called “Unknown Depths”, at the Taitung Art Museum in Taiwan.
Mahaut Le Lagadec