WILSON SHIEH: AN ALTERNATIVE ANTIQUITY

October 9 - 26, 2002


Grotto Fine Art takes great pleasure in presenting Wilson Shieh: An Alternative Antiquity, the artist's first one-man exhibition after receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. After an enormously successful group show last year, Wilson has become a leading young artist in Hong Kong with his works among the most sought-after and collectable. Wilson Shieh: An Alternative Antiquity will unveil over twenty new works done in a specific thematic context.


Terracotta Soldier of the First Emperor of Qin
Chinese ink & color on silk, 38x27cm

 

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Classical antiques are the central motifs found in the new works of Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh ka-ho (b.1970). Shieh attempts to revitalize China's glorious past through his meticulous depiction of ceramics, pottery and scholarly objects. Yet, Shieh's homage to the past is beyond nostalgic. His signature figures, function as the "players", turn classical motifs into pictorial metaphors, thereby generate alternative meanings from a seemingly orthodox painting tradition.
All paintings copyright © Wilson Shieh Kaho.