• Shui-Lyn White

    Shui-Lyn White
    • Artist Statement
      • My work is based entirely on gesture and mark making; its inherent integrity of expression as the communicating force for the experience stored in both the subconscious and conscious memory of the body and the mind. The movement of paint across the surface of the plate or the canvas is key to the image-making which winds along a balancing line between the figurative and the abstract.

        The underlying emphasis in most of my work is to question and explore what it is to be in the world; what it is to be present; how we as individuals, and as a species, inhabit the space we call the 'self'.
    • Biography
      • Half Chinese and half English, born in Nigeria and now living in Cape Town, Shui-Lyn White was brought up on poetry, music and art in the middle of the savannah, triangulated between three world influences in culture, thinking and the arts, Western and African. After studying printmaking with South African master printer, Christiaan Diedericks, she set up her own studio dedicated to the art of the monotype. A background of mixed cultures combined with family histories mired in migration, exile and war sparked a lifelong curiosity into the role of belonging in the development and destruction of the individual and society; into the validity of these imagined inter-subjective fictions/constructs such as belonging and identity in the formation of the self. The underlying emphasis in her work is to question and explore what it means to be in the world; what it is to be present; how we as individuals, and as a species, inhabit and invent the space we call the self, and how this impacts the world around us. Shui-lyn’s work is almost entirely based on gesture and mark-making. The emphasis is on the inherent integrity of gesture to communicate the experience stored subconsciously and consciously in the body and mind. The moment that paint is applied across the working surface is key in the formation of the image which balances precariously between the abstract and the figurative.” In 2017 Shui-lyn was honoured with selection and a special invitation by Chief Curator, Morgan Doyle, for the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Masters Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London.

        Solo Exhibitions

        2018
        The Absence of Gravity: solo exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville.
        Collective Amnesia: solo exhibition at Alliance Française

        2013
        The Human Cosmos (Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville)

        2010
        New Works (Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville)

        2009
        Fate Amenable to Change (Salon91, Cape Town)

        2008
        Lightly Seared on the Grill of Reality (Gesseau Contemporary, Johannesburg)

        2005
        Fragile (Gesseau Contemporary, Johannesburg)

        2004
        Return to the Source (New York)
        Ecco Spiritus (Gesseau Contemporary, Johannesburg)

        2003

        Anthology (Gesseau Contemporary, Johannesburg)

        Group Exhibitions:

        2018
        The Marks We Make - StateoftheART, Cape Town
        The Battersea Art Fair, London


        2017
        The Masters One Off (Bankside Gallery, London)
        Tulbagh Arts (Tulbagh)

        2013
        Space and Spaces (Hermanus Fynarts - prize winner)

        2011
        Kanon21 Open Studios (Cape Town)

        2007
        Alliance Française (Johannesburg)
        Alliance Française (Cape Town)

        2006
        Living Rites (Constitution Hill, Johannesburg)


        Corporate Exhibitions:
        2004 Prometheus Unbound (Change Partners Corporate Coaching, Johannesburg)
        2006 Wom(B)an (book launch, Johannesburg)
        2007 Living Spaces (Biovac Institute, Cape Town)
        2007 Our Land (Ericsson, Zambia)
  • Life Lines - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White SHUI-LYN WHITE
    Life Lines
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    $730
  • Let Me Say A Prayer - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White SHUI-LYN WHITE
    Let Me Say A Prayer
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    $730
  • An Impermanent Residency - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White SHUI-LYN WHITE
    An Impermanent Residency
    Handmade Print / 79 x 63 cm
    $730
  • Intersections - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White SHUI-LYN WHITE
    Intersections
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    $730
  • Totem - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White SHUI-LYN WHITE
    Totem
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    $730
  • Alphabet Of Longing - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White SHUI-LYN WHITE
    Alphabet Of Longing
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    $730
  • To The Lighthouse - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    SHUI-LYN WHITE
    To The Lighthouse
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
  • In Arcadia, Ego - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    SHUI-LYN WHITE
    In Arcadia, Ego
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
  • Scenes From An Exhibition - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    SHUI-LYN WHITE
    Scenes From An Exhibition
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm