Yu-Ping Kuo Solo Exhibition Opens at Michael Ku Gallery

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Taiwanese artist Yu-ping Kuo’s (郭俞平) second solo exhibition, “My Little Black Book” (小黑書), opened at Michael Ku Gallery (谷公館) on Sunday and will continue until August 13.yu-ping kuo art

The exhibition displays Kuo’s diary of illustrations and three-dimensional works from the previous year while she traveled around South America with her exhibitions in Colombia.

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“Devil Knocking on My Door at Noon” – acrylic on canvas

Kuo’s work in My Little Black Book focuses on the artist’s self-perception as well as emotional state. While many of the works appear dark and sometimes depressing, she insists that the sentiments she experienced in the works–self-identification, desire, fear, and pain–were not born in darkness but rather consistently existing qualities.

Kuo’s work ranges from videos to installations, from paintings to performance art. Her recent major works — “Delay and Pit,” “Eastern Messiah,” and “Autonomy” — concentrate on the depiction of trauma in the process of life. Drawing from personal experience and her family history, she investigates East Asians’ acute sense of “lack” in their collective consciousness that has developed due to contemporary historical circumstances.

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From left: “Fire Circle,” “Delirium,” and “Peeing Fairy”

Her work also recently appeared in the RIVERRUN exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum. To see more of Kuo’s work, visit her website.

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One of Kuo’s three-dimensional works on display

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