Shulan Wang – Golden Dreams
Opening: September 08.2023 18:00 – 21:00
Exhibition: September 08 – October 07.2023
Mariannenstrasse 33, 10999 Berlin
Solo exhibition of Shulan Wang with her ‘Golden Dreams’ series, which is a continuation of her previous work ‘Untitled Dreams’. It exists between the ebb and flow of being and nothingness, where dreams offer balance between rationality and sensibility: ‘I fantasize, I exist; I dream, I exist.’ Golden Dreams was born of the spirit’s eternal need for sanctuary.
The gold accents on top of the black and white photographs express the tension of dreams in life, including illusory and reality, spiritual and bodily, brightness and darkness, destruction and reconstruction, and harmony and disharmony: negative (Yin) and positive (Yang).
The combination of modern photography and traditional Chinese gold powder painting provides a blurred feeling between past and present, to balance the conflict between delicate, gentle craftsmanship and calm, objective photographic techniques.
Installation view © Galerie Met and the artist Shulan Wang.
Shulan Wang is a fine art photographer based in Berlin and Paris. Her work comes from self-meditation and the hopes to find the meaning of an eternal existence within chaos, as well as the balance between rationality and poetry. It is about the reconnection of human beings with nature and aiming to find our true self inside of the labyrinth of our thoughts.