Overview

Her work examines otherworldliness through translations and ever-evolving reinterpretations of a mythology, formed from her observation of time, fragility, and the interplay between reality and the unseen.

Salomé Wu (b. 1996, China) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice involves oil painting, printing on silk, installations, and performance. As a teenager, Salomé admired a teacher who encouraged her to pursue training in calligraphy and painting. Her work examines otherworldliness through translations and ever-evolving reinterpretations of a mythology, formed from her observation of time, fragility, and the interplay between reality and the unseen. Understanding herself primarily as a global citizen, Salomé works to keep her art devoid of contemporary models of identification and taxonomy, relying on obliquely biomorphic figures to populate her work. Across mediums, she presents a nonlinear journey, weaving together seemingly disparate moments to unveil previously concealed narratives. Salomé lives and works in London, UK.

Works
  • Salomé Wu, A CHOREOGRAPHY OF BECOMING, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    A CHOREOGRAPHY OF BECOMING, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    89.4 x 54.1 cm
  • Salomé Wu, DANCING SILENTLY, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    DANCING SILENTLY, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    24 x 32 cm
  • Salomé Wu, ETCH INTO THE WALL OF TIME, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    ETCH INTO THE WALL OF TIME, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, FALLEN INTO A SLOWLY SPIN, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    FALLEN INTO A SLOWLY SPIN, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, HIDDEN IN THE WARMTH OF RAFFLESIA, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    HIDDEN IN THE WARMTH OF RAFFLESIA, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    122 x 152 cm
  • Salomé Wu, MORPH, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    MORPH, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, SERPENTINE, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    SERPENTINE, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, SHOWERED IN THE MOTION OF TIME, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    SHOWERED IN THE MOTION OF TIME, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, SONG OF TREE SAP, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    SONG OF TREE SAP, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    122 x 153 cm
  • Salomé Wu, TRACING BUTTERFLIES, AND THE WINGS COULD FLY, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    TRACING BUTTERFLIES, AND THE WINGS COULD FLY, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, TREE SAP, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    TREE SAP, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, UNTITLED, 2020
  • Salomé Wu, UNTITLED II, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    UNTITLED II, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
  • Salomé Wu, WHERE THE LONG SHADOW FALLS, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    WHERE THE LONG SHADOW FALLS, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    153 x 92 cm
  • Salomé Wu, WHERE THE LONG SHADOWS FALL - THE LOVERS, 2020
  • Salomé Wu, BATHING WITH THE RED FROG, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    BATHING WITH THE RED FROG, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    122 x 77 cm
  • Salomé Wu, IN CONTEMPLATION, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    IN CONTEMPLATION, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 56 cm
  • Salomé Wu, IN CONTEMPLATION, THE MOON, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    IN CONTEMPLATION, THE MOON, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 56 cm
  • Salomé Wu, OATHS, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    OATHS, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    102 x 67 cm
  • Salomé Wu, SWANSONG DUET, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    SWANSONG DUET, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    124 x 70 cm
  • Salomé Wu, UNTITLED, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    UNTITLED, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    122 x 77 cm
  • Salomé Wu, CEREMONIAL PROCESSION, 2018
    Salomé Wu
    CEREMONIAL PROCESSION, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    112 x 146 cm
Press
Exhibitions