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Doris Sung MFA

 

       

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Doris Sung attends York University in Toronto, Canada where she has received a Bachelorís degree and a Masterís Degree in Fine Arts. Currently she is a Doctorate Candidate in Social & Political Thought.

Based on the idea of transformation in the ancient Chinese philosophy Daoism, Sung explores the concept of impermanence in the relationship between humanity and nature. In Daoism, the mutual dependency of all things leads to the deconstruction of the binary opposites of subject and object, it thus conveys the elimination of hierarchies and the privileging of one position over another. Daoism propagates the collapse of the human-centric worldview.

Using light fabric, Xuan paper, translucent mediums and Chinese ink painting and calligraphy techniques, Sung builds up layers of luminous surfaces on the paintings that allude to the transient world. The paintings, together with an installation that involves a video projection and alteration of the galleryís physical space, Sung creates a visual and physical continuum in which viewers can glide through and traverse. The exhibition invites the viewers to experience the freedom of Dao.

Doris Sung has been actively involved with institutions and artist collectives in Toronto. She was a past board director of the A Space Gallery, Zen Mix 2000 and past President of Propeller Gallery.

Her artwork is represented by XEXE Gallery of Toronto, Canada.