Xuanlynn Wang (1994.TW)
is a multidisciplinary artist who employs printmaking, photography, material creation, and performance to explore the dynamic relationship between humans and their natural surroundings. She currently holds a research position at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium, where she resides after earning her degree in 2020.
Lynn's artistic practice revolves around the interplay between the subject and its natural environment. She draws inspiration from the fundamental aesthetics of environmental art, which has led her to experiment with natural materials in her artistic pursuits. While pursuing her studies in fashion design, Lynn recognized that more waste was generated in the process of creating art than what was ultimately utilized in the final product.
Lynn's artwork is a testament to her quest to integrate and fuse the natural environment (as represented by the materials) and the human form (as captured through photography) in new and captivating ways. She seeks to create a unique visual language by blending these two mediums, ultimately questioning the intrinsic beauty of the organic world and pondering the significance of our relationship with it.
Central to Lynn's artistic vision is the symbiotic relationship between the object and its surroundings. She uses the human body to represent our intimate connection to the natural environment, while the materials found in nature serve as a medium for her art. Ultimately, Lynn believes that art is a manifestation of the interdependence between the individual, the natural world, and our innate need to express ourselves creatively.
2020 Prizes Lon Londau from Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2020 Prizes Jat en Andrei Ivaneanu from Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2020 Prizes Horlait-Dapsens from Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens Foundation
2020 Prizes TEKENMARATHON/OFF second prize from Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
2023 Photo VOGUE Taipei talented artist selection group exhibition, TW
2023 Duo exhibition, ‘Raw’, at Hoogstraat 37, BE
2022 Solo exhibition, '10's of non-being', toitoitoi coffee, BE
2022 Solo exhibition, To be a plant in the gallery, Lifeisart gallery. BE
2021 3D Virtual group exhibition “Arte & Natureza: poéticas e pedagogias da Mãe Terra”, Arte & Natureza. BR
2021 Virtual group exhibition "Bloom", Surface gallery. UK
2020 Solo exhibition at Raf Van Severen gallery. BE
2020 Group exhibition at lifeisart gallery. BE
2022 “whatashittyworld’, the other space, Antwerp, BE
2022 ”To be a plant in the gallery’’, lifeisart gallery, Antwerp, BE
2021 "Tell me yourself, I will tell me mine", onboards.biennale 2021, Antwerp, BE
2021 "To be a plant in the botanical garden.gent" friends of SMAK museum. Gent, BE
2020 Bio;O performance premier, Antwerp, BE
2022 ‘what a shitty world’, 7 limited edtion, self-published, BE
2022 '10's of non-being' self-published, BE
2021 'Artificial Natural' 250 copies, BE
2020 "WANG XUAN LIN"- Human nature, BE
2020 XAUNLINWANG WORKING DIARY No.01- No.11, Antwerp, BE
Featured on publication
2021 Publiek Park featured 'To be a plant in the botenical garden' page-artist. Xuanlynn Wang
2020 Metropolis M 'Eindexamens 2020' page-15.
2021 'To be a plant : A conversaiton with Xuanlynn Wang', Inooknit blog, TW
2021 Podcast "How to study costume design in art?", midnight Royal, TW x UK x BE