Rexy Tseng, born in 1986, stands as a formidable force in the realm of contemporary visual art, primarily channeling his creativity through painting and installation. His oeuvre resonates with the dark humor and the poignant yearnings encapsulated in modern life. A distinctive quality of his work lies in its ability to blur the boundaries between the human figure and inanimate objects, creating a compelling tension where sensation contends with reason. Delving deep into his introspections, Tseng masterfully weaves narratives that juxtapose fragments of a lingering past with speculative futures, drawing attention to intricate themes of personal politics, the imperfections of technology, enduring traumas, and the sediment of emotions.
Originating from Taipei, where he spent his formative years up to the age of thirteen, Tseng's quest for knowledge led him to the serene landscapes of upstate New York. His academic journey traces a BFA from the esteemed Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. Notably, he embarked on MFA courses at both UCLA (2012) and the University of Oxford (2017) but chose to withdraw from both institutions, indicative of a spirit seeking its own path. Parallel to his artistic pursuits, Tseng delved into the tech world, applying his skills as a software engineer in prominent hubs like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.
On the global stage, Tseng's work has graced galleries and spaces in nations from Armenia to the U.S., reflecting his expansive reach and universal appeal. His artistry hasn't gone unnoticed; accolades include the Allegro Prize, recognitions from the Charlottenborg Foundation, the Li Chun-Shan Foundation Visual Art Awards, Taipei Art Awards, and the Tomorrow Sculpture Awards, among others. Furthermore, Tseng has enriched his practice through residencies at notable institutions such as the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Cite internationale des arts, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea), and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.
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