Artist Jam Wu predominately works creatively with paper, focusing on the interconnected possibilities between traditional everyday life and contemporary facets, as he experiments with interpreting his own personal distinctiveness. On the other hand, he also regularly implements participatory projects, examining questions about life and social experiences.
Last year artist Jam Wu presented the striking works of “The Children Shape of Ours” and “Island and The Lunar” in “IN BALANCE: Taiwan-Sicily”. This year, he commissioned by Facebook and create an amazing new work named “Reweaving”.
“Reweaving” is inspired by Austronesian culture. Several images and abstract geometric shapes are cut out and painted, then deconstructed and woven. Austronesian historical records from Taiwan Academia Sinica are used as backgrounds. Weaving is an exceptional form of craft and art found in tribes. Weaving also represents the coming together of different media, colors, and emotions.It connects people and also different parts of the land. I yearn to weave the Earth’s meridians the colors in cultures and Taiwan’s own unique history. Starting from a small island.Rolling through colossal epochal waves together, we will revisit the splendid past that is no longer present. / Excerpt from artist Jam Wu