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Shyu Ruey-Shiann
LAST UPDATE : 2018.10.6 / EDITOR : avatintern
10 artworks / 41 exhibition

I launched the mechanical power series in 1997 and since then it has been the main venue for my artistic expression. I see it as a challenge to combine the usage of precision technology with plastic aesthetics. A work of art may be composed of a single or hundreds to thousands of different components; yet, despite this massive complexity, visually it leaves an impression of simplicity. Through various rhythms in the work based on precise mechanical theories, I try to tell stories from my cultural background with a poetic approach.

I view the absolute precision of mechanical movements as an abstract language. This abstract language may convey a living philosophy which even transcends the visual image of the work.

I use mechanical elements both as a creative media and as a deeper exploration of the meaning of life. Artistic creation makes it possible for machines to be infused with living energy through the rhythm created from the combination of precise components and repetitive mechanical motions.

From the initial concept, the design of media characteristics, making of parts, experimenting of mechanical operation, to the final assembly, each and every work of this series has taken two to three years or more to create.

For me, the creation of a work is more than just an extension of my personal feelings for life; it is also a vivid representation of the vitality of the individual elements that make up the work.

birth year
1966
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
education
1997
MA Plastic Arts
Aix-en-Provence Art College
1992
BA Fine Arts
Chinese Culture University
1986
AD Sculpture, Arts and Crafts Faculty
Fu-Hsing Trade and Art School
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2013
Poetic Rationality, Warm Coldness–Shyu Ruey-Shiann Solo Exhibition
ISE Cultural Foundation , New York , America
2012
Distant Rainbow: SHYU Ruey Shiann Solo Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Journey
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York , New York , America
2007
Zero to Infinite
National Hsinchu University of Education , Hsin Chu , Taiwan
2006
Echo from within
Shin Leh Yuan Art space , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Beyond the Becoming
Taipei International Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
About My 97-00
National Central University Art Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2002
Ruey-Shiann Shyu Open Studio Show
GAS works studio , London , England
2000
Virtual Reality
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Ruey-Shiann Shyu Solo Exhibition
IT Park Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
A Language of Precision and Abstraction: Overture of Life
Dimension Endowment of Art , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
First Solo Exhibition
Aix-en-Provence City Art Gallery , Aix-en-Provence , France
2013
Smash Palace
White Rabbit Gallery , Sydney , Australia
2013
Transcendency of Illusion
ISE Cultrual Foundation , New York , America
2012
2012 Very Fun Park
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Kinetica Art Fair
Ambika P3, Marylebone , London , England
2012
LunarFest
HarborFront Centre, Toronto/ Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza , Vancouver , Canada
2010
Continuation – Special Exhibition of LI Chun-Shen Modern Painting Award Winners (Review)
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Dream in a Contemporary Secret Garden
Chelsea Art Museum , New York , America
2008
Snake Alley
Taipei Cultural Center , New York , America
2007
Asian Contemporary Art Fair
Pier 92 , New York , America
2007
Jamaica Flux: Workspace and Windows 2007
Jamaica, Queens , New York , America
2007
Nine International Artists Exhibit
Location One , New York , America
2006
City Mambo Stone Villa
Sydney vs. Shin Leh Yuan Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2002
At the Edge of the Mimetic Situation;I, Here, Now
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2002
Labyrinth of Pleasure
Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2001
Lee Chung Sheng Art Foundation Modern Painting Prize
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival
The Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2001
Labyrinth of Pleasure
Museum of Contemporary Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Very Fun Park
Hong Kong Arts Center , Hong Kong , China
2001
Very Fun Park
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts , Perth , Australia
2001
Very Fun Park
Taipei Eslite Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Magnetic Writing/Marching Ideas, Works on Paper
IT Park Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Media Muscle Cramp
Hanart Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Reflection and Reconsideration: 2.28 Commemorative Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
Fête de la Science
Montbéliard Modern Art Center , Montbéliard , France
1997
A Joint Exhibition on the Internet with M.I.T, Boston
Aix-en-Provence Art College , Aix-en-Provence , France
1995
Quand les Machines Riant
Centre d’Art et de Plaisanteire , Montbéliard , France
1995
Alternate-automate
Friche Belle de Mai , Marseilles , France
2008
Public Art (Excellence) Award
Techno Dream Sphere–Play a Melody
Ministry of culture
Taipei , Taiwan
2006
 
Yageo Tech-Art Award
Asian Cultural Council/YAGEO foundation
New York/Taipei , America/Taiwan
2001
Creation Award
Lee Chung Sheng Art Foundation Modern Painting Award
Lee Chung Sheng Modern Painting Foundation
Tainan County , Taiwan
1998
Taipei Award, Plastic Arts Section
Taipei City Fine Arts Exhibition
Taipei City Government
Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Merit Award
the 12th Nan Ying Fine Arts Exhibition
Tainan County Government
Tainan County
1997
Taipei County Government Award
River: New Asian Art – A Dialogue in Taipei
Taipei County Government
Taipei County , Taiwan
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SELECTED ARTWORKS
Metals,,Electric motor,wires,sensors,,
9 pieces dimension-96X96 / 148 pieces dimension-12 x12 m / single piece dimension - 7.5X7.5X50.5
Metals,,Electric motor,wires,sensors,,
9 pieces dimension-96X96 / 148 pieces dimension-12 x12 m / single piece dimension - 7.5X7.5X50.5
Metals,,Electric motor,wires,sensors,,
9 pieces dimension-96X96 / 148 pieces dimension-12 x12 m / single piece dimension - 7.5X7.5X50.5
Metals,,Electric motor,wires,sensors,,
9 pieces dimension-96X96 / 148 pieces dimension-12 x12 m / single piece dimension - 7.5X7.5X50.5
Metals,,Electric motor,wires,sensors,,
9 pieces dimension-96X96 / 148 pieces dimension-12 x12 m / single piece dimension - 7.5X7.5X50.5
01 / 10
Traveler’s Wings
“Traveler’s Wings” was created over a ten year period intermittently due to shortage of funds. While studying in France, Ruey collected national railway tickets. These tickets were reprinted on copper film, shaped as wings of migrating birds, and installed on a mechanical, motorized base. The sound of flapping wings evokes the motion of the railway, the movement of time and space.
New Media Art ,
,,wires,sensors,Electric motor,,
400X300X230 CM
,,wires,sensors,Electric motor,,
400X300X230 CM
,,wires,sensors,Electric motor,,
400X300X230 CM
,,wires,sensors,Electric motor,,
400X300X230 CM
01 / 10
Dreambox
“Dreambox” (2009-2012), begins by dismantling parts to a motorcycle rich with memories of youthful abandonment, and then reassembling all of the parts, toy-style, onto a life-sized model. The youth who once drove this Wolf 125 motorbike, The artist himself, is no longer the youth he once was. Without a doubt, the four large planks that hold the reassembled motorcycle parts have become a memory module, and the huge cube they comprise can ever only be a memory box for artistic display.
New Media Art ,
Metals,,,mirrors,Electric motor,sensors,
Dimensions Variable
Metals,,,mirrors,Electric motor,sensors,
Dimensions Variable
Metals,,,mirrors,Electric motor,sensors,
Dimensions Variable
01 / 10
Mom’s Drawer
“Mom’s Drawer” is installed within a wall. Viewers will see a small old drawer slowly sliding out from the wall; it projects a blurry photo image onto the ceiling. The image will become clearer with synchronized motion of the drawer. Whence the drawer reaches its furthest point, audiences will see clearly a faded childhood photo or a worn out family portrait. Then it starts to retreat, the image on the ceiling will gradually fade away. The opening and close of the drawer recall our childhood ...
New Media Art ,
Metals,,,,Electric motor,sensors,
Dimensions Variable
Metals,,,,Electric motor,sensors,
Dimensions Variable
Metals,,,,Electric motor,sensors,
Dimensions Variable
01 / 10
The beginning.The end
A slender steel bar slowly rises from a hollowed iron pipe installed on the ground; at the same time, a plumb-bob suspended from the ceiling moves up in unison. Two of them always keep certain distance, and move in a synchronized fashion. The artist has deep interest in Chinese landscape. It creates distant misty atmosphere which is beyond the description of words, he is always searching for ways to recreate the abstract mood through mechanical means. “I walk to the river’s end, sit and watch ...
New Media Art ,
Shyu Ruey-Shiann, 1999/2010, New Media Art
Shyu Ruey-Shiann, 2000, New Media Art
Shyu Ruey-Shiann, 1999, New Media Art
Shyu Ruey-Shiann, 1997/2012, New Media Art
Shyu Ruey-Shiann, 1997, New Media Art
Shyu Ruey-Shiann, 1995, New Media Art
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