Sokyo Gallery is pleased to present Shida Kuo’s second solo exhibition.
Shida Kuo originated from Taiwan and has been based and is working in New York. This exhibition introduces 32 pieces of his works focusing on the new body of work.
He started with questioning himself why he was attracted by certain shapes and materials, and his internal question eventually come to be externalized onto the whole human being. It is this fundamental question which always underlies his art work.
Shida Kuo purposely chooses clay and wood for his creations, which have been associated in human lives for thousands of years, and by communicating physically with those materials, he forms collective memories of shapes from ancient times within himself, which could create some kind of deja-vu to the viewers, at the same time puzzle them what they might be.
We hope the visitors to experience the personal conversation with Shida Kuo’s universal visual language in this exhibition.