Where's the frame
November 17, 2023 6:17 PM
This is the last week to see "Over the Seas of Spillage," a solo exhibition by artist Salomé Wu at BeAdvisor's 9 French Place in Shoreditch.
In her solo exhibition, Over the Seas of Spillage, Salomé plays with lights and colours, expressing an energetic feeling in fluid forms. While she straddles the line between abstraction and figurativeness, she creates a world full of intimacy which the viewer can step into. Her practice incorporates spontaneous motifs and surrealist symbols, challenging perceived reality and creating a completely immersive atmosphere composed of emotional fragments and personal experiences.
Rooted in Romanticism, Wu's exploration of spirituality's foundations is evident in her depictions of lonesome celestial figures in a state of nirvana. Her paintings capture moments on the edge of bursting, evoking the Romantic idea of the sublime. This prompts a split in the viewer's experience between admiration and reverence, externalising the impermanence and fragility of life.
Having grown up between Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore, Salomé’s unique upbringing, influenced by her highly religious grandmother devoted to Christianity and extensive religious practices approached through philosophy, shapes her artistic practice. Despite not identifying with organised religion, she is captivated by the essence of spirituality. Her art reflects an experience of continual displacement, where repetitive motifs contribute to the ideals of mysticism.