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J. C. Kuo(1949-)
Cleansing
NT$ 600,000
2018 Autumn
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J. C. Kuo(1949-)

Cleansing

2003

91x72.5cm

Mixed media

Signature
郭振昌 2003 J. C. Kuo (signed on the front)
Publication
18 LOHANS: Main Trend Gallery, 2005
Reference Price
NT$ 600,000
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About Work

The “18 LOHAN” series is the product of Kuo’s observation on Taiwanese society, with a particular focus on people from different walks of life who strive against the elements.

The term cleansing, by definition, signals physical or mental rinsing, and, by extension, implies washing away one’s sins. The figure in [Cleansing] stands naked in water, wiping his body clean. The swimming fish bears testimony to the limpidness of the river. Although the artist is not committed to the lofty ideal of growing out of the mud unsullied, he still struggles to address the following questions. Under the present political, media, commercial and technological influences, can we settle down in Taiwanese society and get on our pursuit of self-value? Can we protect ourselves from external disturbance and remain principled and incorruptible, or strike a delicate balance and properly conduct ourselves in the increasingly threatening social structure?

About Artist

J. C. Kuo
J. C. Kuo
郭振昌
1973
B.A., Fine Arts, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
1968
Studied at the Lee Chun-Shan Studio
1949
Born in Lukang, Taiwan
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
Submersed Motion and Shadows, Galerie ELEGANCE, Taipei, Taiwan
2008
Totem and Taboo 2008, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Am I a Beauty? I am a Beauty!, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2005
18 LOHANS, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2003
HAPPENSTANCE, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2001
Totem and Taboo, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
2000
St. TAIWAN 1996~2000, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
ABOUT FACES, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
1999
St. TAIWAN - J.C.Kuo's A Hundred Days Diary, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
1998
St. TAIWAN, Galerie ELEGANCE, Taipei, Taiwan
1997
J. C. Kuo: '87~'97 Chronology, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan
1996
J. C. Kuo's '95~'96 Chronicles, Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1995
J. C. Kuo's Picturing Taiwan 1995, Galerie ELEGANCE, Taipei, Taiwan
Mixed Impression, Up Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1994
Icons and Images of Taiwan, Galerie ELEGANCE, Taipei, Taiwan
1993
The Phenomena of the Mythical Age, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
The Phenomena of the Mythical Age, Contemporary Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
The Phenomena of the Mythical Age, Up Art Gallery, Taipei / Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1992
Sensational Black Line - Modern Chinese Plastic Art, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan Sensational Black Line - Modern Chinese Plastic Art, Contemporary Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
1991
Modernization - Modern Painting, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

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