Kuo Yen Fu: GAME, the Taiwanese artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Los Angeles, CA (August 22, 2022) – Gallery Seasons LA at downtown Los Angeles was pleased to present Kuo Yen Fu: GAME, the Taiwanese artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States from August 19 to September 18.
GAME is a show of paintings devoted entirely to sport. From basketball to boxing, and from track and field to rugby, Kuo Yen Fu’s action-packed works capture the thrill, the excitement, and the uncertainties of athletic competition. Expressing the intensity and rhythm of sportsmanship with a bright color palette and an energized fluidity in his approach to the gestural language of each canvas, Kuo Yen Fu’s dynamic and chaotic vision is precisely balanced on the pictorial plane of his paintings.
As if quick snapshots, his compositions focus on capturing specific moments of action and exposure: limbs twisted, fingers pressed against a shot put, bodies intertwined. The strain of exertion in the faces of Kuo Yen Fu’s sportsmen is just as immediate as the expressions of sadness or joy momentarily exposed in these heroes’ pursuit of excellence. GAME revels in the passion of human struggle, commemorating the unstoppable champions of the court, the field, and the ring.
“Art is a feast and I face it with honesty. Sometimes this feast will have dishes that are not suitable. Other times, people will join the feast who do not belong there. We all go to the feast with curiosity, but the real question is how do we leave it. My art is this study of crying, laughing, and then more crying.” Kuo said.
“In my works, I explore the relationship between people. These relationships have positive and negative sides. The negative side leads people to be unhappy and break connections. But how to turn these negatives into positives? They key is to watch yourself. The purpose is not to criticize, but to think from the perspective of others. You must ask for a lot of forgiveness. The more complicated the world is, the more complicated it is to make it comfortable. Try to spend more time looking at yourself. There will be extraordinary gains.” Kuo added.
Yen-Fu Kuo is an ultra-contemporary artist. Yen-Fu Kuo is an Taiwanese artist. Yen-Fu Kuo’s first verified exhibition was Personal Structures #5: Identities at Personal Structures – Identities in Venice in 2019, and the most recent exhibition was Can Art Fair 2022 at CAN Contemporary Art Now in Ibiza in 2022. Yen-Fu Kuo is most frequently exhibited in Taiwan, but also had exhibitions in Italy, Spain and elsewhere.