Tang-Wei Hsu
Artist Statement

Tang-Wei Hsu (1980 born in Taiwan) currently lives and works in New York. He obtained a BA in Architecture at the Shih Chien University and finished an MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. His paintings begin from an imagined fantasy space extending into installation, sculpture and public art.

Tang-Wei creates complex drawings as well as mixed media installations composed of his drawings, paintings, and architectural features. He often alludes to nature in his work and interprets physical features of our universe like the stars and astronomy, either at close range or at a distance. By combining his fanciful worlds with practical architectural features he asks us to suspend our disbelief and to embrace his fantasy terrains and enjoy them as part of our everyday surroundings.

Those works hope to produce the relationship between the miniature and enormous scale in his paintings. Different layers from the painting produce many relationships, in order to make this imaginary space or scene are fantastic as outer space, every statuses of every distance are compressed into the flat paintings. Also extends the new imagine and fantasy from this space, by creating some clustered symbols in an artificial way, to make it feels like some unknown biology, biological unit, and various imagination of scenes.

Artist Web Site
Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2011Indescribable Scenes by TANG-WEI HSU
Works & History
2014“Observatory”, Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong

“Solstice Synergy”, Mahlstedt Gallery, New York

“Emrupt – International Contemporary Art Exhibition", Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York

“Episode 8”, NARS Foundation, New York
2013The Selection of Sketchings”, CANS Tea & Book House, Taipei, Taiwan

“Nature’s Wonderland”, ASYMMETRIK Gallery, New York

“Love Love : Animamix Biennale 2013-14”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Delicate Enchantments", NARS Foundation, New York

“Rainbow Pixies”, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York

“Nature Phenomenon”, 4heads: 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York

“Fantasy on the spot”, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

“See.Me Happy Hour”, Big Screen Plaza, New York

“The Story of the Creative”, See | Exhibition Space, New York

“Toy Story”, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival, New York

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), Fountain Art Fair 2013, New York

“Landscape of Spectacle: 2013 Treasure Hill Artist Village Lantern Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan

“3rd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan
2012“A Crack in Time”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

“Innovation & Re-creation” Selected Works from the NTMoFA Young Artist Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“CAFAM-FUTURE” CAFAM Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Future Pass” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Today Art Museum, Shanghai

“2nd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan

“4heads: 5th Annual Governors Island Art Fair”, Governors Island, New York

“Monster Drawing Rally 2012”, DUMBO Arts Center, New York

“GO: a community-curated open studio project”, NARS Foundation, New York

“5th Annual Open Studio”, NARS Foundation, New York

“Objects in Motion”, NARS Foundation, New York
2011“Indescribable Scenes”, Gallery 456, New York

“Sphere of Planetesimals – Tang-Wei Hsu ”, National Central University Art Center, Taiwan

“2011 Taipei lantern festival”, Zhongshan Station line park, Taipei, Taiwan

“2011 ISCP Open Studio”, Brooklyn, New York

“Postcards To North Brooklyn”, Arts@Renaissance Center, New York
2010“Art Fair in Taipei”, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei

“Non-Places: Architecture of pheromonal presence”, Shih-Chien university, Taipei, Taiwan

“Very Fun Park”, East District of Taipei, Taiwan

“Pattern of Art”, TAI YU Beaux Arts Salon, Chiayi, Taiwan

“Art Taiwan – Su Meng-hung & Hsu Tang-Wei Group Exhibition”, Taipei Cultural Center in Tokyo, Shinagawa, Japan

“Best Wishes for You”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“7th Chinese Character Festival”, BR4 Train station, Taipei, Taiwan