Most recently I am exploring sculptural processes as models of multi-dimensional thinking and negotiation. Sculpture-making demands the ability to merge the abstract, the literal and the practical. A sculptor has to negotiate constantly between her concepts, their practicality as real-world existence (physics) and their relationship to the rest of the world (architectural, semantic and ethical, for example). Sculpture requires the ability to know how to fit things together, how to problem solve and how to orchestrate elements within a whole that reflects the structure of the artist’s ideas.

My interest in this fluidity, or “plasticity” as mode of sculpture is developed out of my decade-long research of plastic as a phenomenon in contemporary society.

Read more in Artforum articles by Velasco and Rugoff, and an interview in Asian Art Newspaper

Phaidon Akademie X : Shirley Tse

 

Shirley Tse is named a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow

2009 recipient of a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship

2012 recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists

 

Represented by:

Shoshana Wayne
Bergamot Station B1
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
www.shoshanawayne.com
 
 
Shirley Tse is a faculty member in the School of Art at CalArts.

 

From Plasticity to Negotiation