Daren You‘s painting of Shuyu Wen

Shuyu Wen is an artist, currently living in London.


My work attempts to bridge the cracks in contemporary memory by capturing the novelty and vitality of the world’s ‘blind spots’ through an awareness of the times. I play with the limits of the medium and the way in which space is used in my work. Because of this, what I do is assemble information in a linear narrative with a sense of ‘being misunderstood’. My usual technique is to take ‘second-hand information’ from the internet or the real world and transform it into metaphors through reflection and invention, in a light-hearted, playful tone that makes the viewer think deeply.


2012—2023 Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, UK – MA in Fine art
Bachelor of Arts in Photography LuXun Academy of Fine Arts 2017-2021


2023 The 3rd A&DT International Art&Design Invitation Exhibition: CREATIVE INNOVATION Exhibition
2023 Transparent Ritual / Event Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, Granary Square
2022 WILD GRASS Photography Group Exhibition, Banshan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2022 Central Saint Martins Shows, Central Saint Martins campus, London, UK
2022 The Thin Metal is Going Through My Left Ear Hole, LUX, London, UK
2022 THIS NOT A PARTY The Chainstore,64 Orchard Place, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK
2022 Pop Over And Join The Fete Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2020 Stratum, HAKUCHI Photographic Exhibition, Chongqing, China
2020 Photographic Show Exhibition of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts Shenyang, China
2020 The 8th Academy Excellence in Photography Exhibition and the 8th Academy Photography Awards Exhibition
2019 Jahres-and Tageszeiten, HAKUCHI Photographic Exhibition,Chongqing,China

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