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Sung Hsi-Te
LAST UPDATE : 2017.07.14 / EDITOR : sculpture
11 artworks / 54 exhibition

Born in keelung in 1964, Hsi-Te Sung graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts in Japan with a Ph.D. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sculpture under the College of Fine Arts at National Taiwan University of Arts after spending ten years teaching in the Department of Visual Communication Design at the same university from 2001 through 2010. With a specialization on both design and art, he visualizes the non-everlasting and the everlasting in an expressive style which transforms concepts into techniques.

“Human,” “move,” “environment,” and “field” have always been the major concern in Sung’s artistic perspective and approach, through which he attempts to integrate the cold metal texture of stainless steel with the warmth reflection of color and light refracted through the mirror surface. He thus transforms the non-material elements such as “light,” “power,” and “magnetic force” into a multi-dimensional structure of various possibilities. Apart from kinetic art, his focus in recent years is to combine different textures of steel-cutting treatments and the mirror surface of stainless steel to explore how materials and shapes represent the cultural concepts of “artistic spontaneity & field” in his landscape series.

We have long ignored the original material essence of everything. Sung is willing to delve into the existence of substance based on Eastern philosophy, revealing the essence as well as discovering new aspects in a concrete, straightforward, and humble way. The traces of both the material and the spiritual are well preserved in the world of steel and stainless steel.

birth year
1964
Place of Birth
Keelung
Taiwan
education
2001
1999
Department of Fine Arts
Tokyo University of the Arts
career
2010-
Present Position
Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts Associate Professor
2010-
Present Position
Department of Visual Communication Design, National Taiwan University of Arts Assistant Professor
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2014
Material and Non-Material--Sung Hsi-Te Solo Exhibition
Chingjia Construction , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
The 2nd Annual Tung Ho Steel International Artists in Residence Program
Tung Ho Steel Miaoli Works , Miaoli , Taiwan
2013
The Feast of Light--Sung Hsi-Te Kinetic Art Exhibition
Tungfang Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Sung Hsi-Te Kinetic Art Exhibition
Cheng Shiu University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2010
Light and Propulsion--Sung Hsi-Te Kinetic Art Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Sea, Shine, Rain--The story of an old part city
Keelung Cultural Center , Keelung , Taiwan
2006
Two kinds of time to move--Sung Hsi-Te Solo Exhibition
JUMING MUSEUM , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Sung Hsi-Te Kinetic Art Exhibition
Providence University Art Cente , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
Two Types of Time--the Exhibition of Shape by Sung Hsi-Te
Matsushita Electric Works Galley , Japan
2015
Faculty / Student Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
2014 Xiluo Modern Art Festival, Annual
Yunlin , Taiwan
2014
Dissemination: New Quotation
Taipei , Taiwan
2014
TICK-TACK, TICK-ART: PANERAI Watch Art Exhibition
Taipei , Taiwan
2014
The 5rd Shoebox Sculpture
The 5rd Shoebox Sculpture , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Gazing Light
Tah-Chun Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Faculty / Student Exhibitio
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
FORMOSA Sculpture Biennial 2013 “What′s ahead?”
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
The Second AAM Festival: Riddle My Riddle
Art & Arch Museum , Taichung , Taiwan
2013
五、七、五HAIKU--Sculpture International University of Art Exchange Exhibition
Okinawa , Japan
2013
The Space of Sculpture.The Three-dimensional of Nightclub
Capital Art Corporation , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Looking Dawn Sculpture Exhibition- Dialogue with the Seasons of Public Art
Chaoping Station , Chiayi , Taiwan
2013
Faculty / Student Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Kaohsiung International Steel Sculpture Festival: All People love Steel
the Pier-2 Atr Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2012
The 3rd Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Taiwan-Korea International Fine Art Exchange Exhibition: Taiwanese.Korean Contemporary Art Today
Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Faculty / Student Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival: Technology of Stone Sculpture Exhibition--Virtual Stone Show
Hualien , Taiwan
2011
KINMEN Peace Arts Festival: Iron Sculpture Festival
Kinmen , Taiwan
2011
The 37th International Sculpture Workshop in the Lazar Castle of Lazarea in Lazarea,
Harghita County , Romania
2011
International Sculpture Festival 2011 in Korea: Contemporary Sculpture Identity in 3 Dimension Era
Seoul Arts Center , Seoul , Korea
2011
Ministry of Education The Fourth Quarter of Public Space Art Exhibition
Taipei , Taiwan
2011
五、七、五HAIKU--Sculpture: International University of Art Exchange Exhibition
Taipei National University of the Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
The 2rd Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Faculty / Student Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
The 1rd Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
National Taiwan University of Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
A Legacy across the Centuries--An Exhibit of Art by NTUA Professors
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
2010 International Exchange Exhibition
Taipei , Taiwan
2010
STSP Art-Festival
Southern Taiwan Science Par , Tainan , Taiwan
2010
BEYOND THE MIRAG: New Media Art Exhibition
HONG-GAH MUSEUM , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Le Pli─New Media Art Exhibition
Taiwan National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Faculty Exhibition
Taiwan National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
2009 Material Language--Stainless Steel
JUMING MUSEUM , New Taipei City , Taiwan
2009
ART ASIA Miami 09--International Asian Contemporary Art--BEYOND THE MIRAGE: Taiwan New Media Art Exhibition
Miami , U.S.A.
2008
Asian Visual Design Spectacular
National Taiwan University of Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Looking for Horse Latitude
MOT ARTS , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
A Tribute to the Lotus Bell: Interaction between Buddhist Sculpture and Scripture
Dharma Drum Mountain , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Kuandu Extravaganza: Exhibition of Modern Art in Taiwan
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Stance in the Wind--Scenic Sculptures on Campus
Providence University , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
Build a house with a culture--Taiwan‧My Home Installation Art Exhibition
Taiwan
2004
Taiwan Lantern Festival--The area of Art Light Exhibition
Taiwan
2003
Barefoot Wandering--Landscape Furniture Exhibition
Taiwan
2002
aipei Public Arts Festival
Taiwan
2002
Yilan County Lan Yang Arts Exhibition
Taiwan
1999
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2006
The 1ndPublic Art Awards for Best Popularity Award
Best Popularity Award
 
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不鏽鋼柱:高800cm(三座)、高750cm(一座);花崗石帆狀造型200x20-30x450cm(二座)、200x20-30x400cm(一座)

不鏽鋼柱:高800cm(三座)、高750cm(一座);花崗石帆狀造型200x20-30x450cm(二座)、200x20-30x400cm(一座)

不鏽鋼柱:高800cm(三座)、高750cm(一座);花崗石帆狀造型200x20-30x450cm(二座)、200x20-30x400cm(一座)

不鏽鋼柱:高800cm(三座)、高750cm(一座);花崗石帆狀造型200x20-30x450cm(二座)、200x20-30x400cm(一座)

不鏽鋼柱:高800cm(三座)、高750cm(一座);花崗石帆狀造型200x20-30x450cm(二座)、200x20-30x400cm(一座)
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Sculpture ,
mirror-stainless-steel,LED outdoor lighting,paint,anti-rust coating,galvanized zinc steel structure pillar,
120x120x500cm
mirror-stainless-steel,LED outdoor lighting,paint,anti-rust coating,galvanized zinc steel structure pillar,
120x120x500cm
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Brilliant Life
The inspiration for “Brilliant Life” is to be found in the structure of flowers and the changeable “crossed lines” sculpture. The top part of the work is made of mirror-finished stainless steel that simultaneously reflects images from the surroundings, sky and earth. When contrasted with the red steel structure that forms the lower half of the piece, the work is placed firmly between heaven and earth. Whether seen from a distance or up close it highlights the combination of a “human” shape wi ...
Sculpture ,
mirror-stainless-steel,LED outdoor lighting,,
800x800x600cm
mirror-stainless-steel,LED outdoor lighting,,
800x800x600cm
mirror-stainless-steel,LED outdoor lighting,,
800x800x600cm
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The Supreme Good Is Like Water
The Supreme Good Is Like Water adopts artistic vocabulary derived from the local culture in Ershuei such as cones symbolizing water basket and arcs symbolizing flowing water for their cultural significance. The structure includes a wind power device and three basic units in different heights made of stainless steel, while they are connected by the arc-shaped stainless steel tube. To look at it from the air, its shape is exactly like how “water baskets” are placed in the water – a famous sce ...
Sculpture ,
mirror-stainless-steel,Wind-powered axis,Ironwood,LED,
390x390x525cm
mirror-stainless-steel,Wind-powered axis,Ironwood,LED,
390x390x525cm
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Into the Future
Through a combination of location, sculpture, shape, energy of motive force and light, “Into the Future” showcases ideas from the fields of “electric power, environment and science.” After it rotates, subtle changes in light and wind together with a fluid shape transform the work into an appealing wind-powered piece. In addition, the interactive lighting and environment furniture extend outwards into the surrounding space, breathing new life into the site and nighttime atmosphere, creating an ...
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