Poetic Rationality, Warm Coldness，Shyu Ruey-Shiann Solo Exhibition
Venue：ISE Cultural Foundation (555 Broadway, New York, NY 10021)
Date: January 11 – March 01, 2013
Organizer ：ISE Cultural Foundation / inCube Arts
Poetic Rationality, Warm Coldness is an exhibition of three kinetic artworks created in different stages of time by Taiwanese artist, Shyu Ruey-Shiann, and they are Life and Death, River of Childhood, and Trace. Through the exhibition, an opportunity is presented to the audience to understand the artist’s creative context and concepts and to get a glimpse of his internal world and his dynamic creative aesthetics.
Shyu is known for his art created with mechanical elements. He uses his hands to turn complex mechanical concepts and installations into simple and concise artistic expressions, as cold hard industrial materials are transformed into abstract and warm three-dimensional sculptures. Binary contrasting relationships, such as rigid/soft, cold/warm, rational/emotional, give Shyu’s art a dynamic and conflicting power that is also touching and poetic at the same time.