Shufen Wang studies and lives in Glasgow, drawing her life and idea with abstract visual language.
Exhibitions: ‘Early Days’, Barns Garage Space, GSA(2021); ‘Strewn Taboos’, Barns Garage Space, GSA(2022); ‘Undeniable’, Barns Garage Space, GSA(2022).
Again and Again
The magical realism story, ‘Again and Again’ mainly expounds the feminist theme in the form of a fictional world. The story is divided into three chapters, which briefly tells, on the planet S, the community life which is under the coercive system about the production of people in Sand Town, and when the protagonist of the story fled to the city of Colonia, the life over there that existed in the original Utopia eventually slipped to the repeated fate same as Sand Town. I try to use the non-linearity of time as the narrative logic and minor literature as the narrative language style to construct a world of magical realism. Incorporate the real story of the realistic world into surreal fantastic world, a new space-time, to reflect the plight of women’s rights and reproductive freedom, and the repetition of male-dominated patriarchal discourse system in a metaphorical way.
I try to build a ‘world’ through a repetitive methodology of screen printing on fabric with text, which reflect on the repetition of the male-dominated patriarchal discourse system.
To See is To Desire
‘ To see is to desire’ is a pair work. The abstract style face on the left and the blurred facial features on right piece express the female-gaze.