Pohan Wu is a Canadian lens based artist born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Since 2014 his work has been exhibited in Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Leon, Vienna, Serbia, Taipei and Kaohsiung, and included in private and public collections such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Recently he's won the first place at the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA) and the second place at the 2015 Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA). He's currently working on two solo exhibitions in year 2017, as well as two new media and installation projects.
Art should always reveal mystic truths and play skeptic toward its media’s norms. Just as it’s essential to make each expression uniquely intelligible, it is necessary to break away from the limitations of the monotonous relationship between a camera and the photographed objects – by making use of the infinite number of angles to inspect anything, and the just as numerous ways to design and manage a creative process. In essence, how art is made is equally important to how it is received. I’ve been drawn also to music and literary arts since my early years, so I borrow from all I know about them, including their stylistic principles and how they function in our perceptual and emotional worlds. This exercise helped form the idea of the outwards and inwards lenses allowing the documentation of events that take place in the physical realm and in the realm of consciousnesses and emotions.
Collage, Graphic/Digital Art, Photography
© 2017 The PATCH (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding) Project - all images are copyrighted by the artist, unless otherwise noted