Tsong Pu Goes Beyond Mainstream and Minimalism

  • by The Cartellino Team

With 1 x 1 cm. slices and a spectrum of colors, Tsong Pu has created a signature that he's become known for. This geometric works have continued to evolve from the late 1970s. According to the artist, since the '80s, every piece he creates is self-explanatory. Unlike most art during this time, he has successfully embedded warmth in what was once cold and sharp. In Illusions of the Universe, the artist has taken on poetic titles to his works and the use of various materials such as branches, rocks, metals or industrial materials to allow a larger interpretation of the works and a connection to reality. "Minimal geometric art is a medium for me to portray man’s illusions of the universe," he explains, "Just as painting is a kind of illusion.”

Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Red Flame, 2019
Watercolor on paper
76 x 55 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Beta Ursae Majoris, 2019
Watercolor on paper
76 x 55 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
S Dwarf Star-15, 2019
Stone
15 x 33 x 19 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
S Dwarf Star-14, 2019
Stone
15 x 30 x 20 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Installation view of Illusions of the Universe
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Installation view of Illusions of the Universe
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Installation view of Illusions of the Universe
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
The doors block the dusk, and there’s no way to keep spring stay, 2018
Etching and ink on paper
27.8 x 23.8 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Thirty percent spring scenery,
twenty percent sorrowness, ten
percent windy rain
, 2018
Etching and ink on paper
27.8 x 23.8 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Installation view of Illusions of the Universe
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Tenmoku, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 130 cm
Cartellino Eslite Gallery Tsong Pu
Great Desire, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 130 cm
Illusions of the Universe will be on view at Eslite Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan until November 17, 2019.
Photos courtesy of Eslite Gallery