Wang Wei Chiuan
Frustrations are inevitable in life, but we can still drift along our heart in adversity.
With insights, the artist perceives the experience and outlines of the driftwoods.
With skills, the artist combines pieces of beautiful stories into truth.
In the simple, rustic works, we see the beauty of an epiphany that covers all directions, and the embodiment of a preserving transformation.
There is an old saying in Taiwan: “Sweet potato rots in earth to let its leaves pass on for generations.” With the heart of a Taiwanese, Wei-Chiuan Wang uses local materials, creates artworks basing on eco-friendly, natural, and simple elements, and practices his will of avoiding harming the Earth. Bringing no damage to any tree or bush, the artist creates a new form of environmental art.
“A decayed wood can turn into artworks with a suitable carving method,” said Wang. Our driftwoods friends travelled alone through tides and seasons, meeting us again in a new form that we have never imagined before. Besides their amazing texture and outline, driftwoods also embed rich spirits, telling us that “our past has passed; we seize the moment and demonstrate the beauty of ‘never giving up’.”
Making life into art, and art into life, Wang grants driftwoods new lives in a form of long-lasting copper carving; this is his commitment, duty, and responsibility to the driftwoods. With these works, he appeals to us: “We only have one Earth; we need to protect it with love and care.”
2022 Participated in 【2021+ Taoyuan Land Art Festival】- A Conversation between the Stag and the Deer
2022 Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery (Changhua)【Drift Along with the Heart- Wei, Chiuan Wang’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition】
2021 Exhibited at Art Tainan/Songshan Cultural Park/Art Revolution Taipei
2020 Rated “First Class” by Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau
2020 Won “Merit Award” in Pingtung Fine Arts Exhibition
2020 Exhibited at Art Taichung/Songshan Cultural Park/Art Kaohsiung
2020 Interviewed by Super Artists Design (Vol. 873)
2019 Won the First Prize in the 9th International Artist Grand Prize Competition
2019 Media interviews including Apple Daily, Next Magazine, etc.
2018 Interviewed by TVBS’s Discovering the New Taiwan Step by Step
2008 The establishment of Wei-Chiuan Wang’s Art Studio
2003 The commencement of driftwoods art