Salomé Wu

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, BLISS , 2021
    Salomé Wu
    BLISS , 2021
    Oil on canvas
    76 x 101 cm
    29 7/8 x 39 3/4 in
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  • Salomé Wu, ELIXIRS - DESTROY, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    ELIXIRS - DESTROY, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    59.4 x 84.1 cm
    23 3/8 x 33 1/8 in
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  • Salomé Wu, ELIXIRS - EMBRACE, 2021
    Salomé Wu
    ELIXIRS - EMBRACE, 2021
    Mixed media on paper
    59.4 x 84.1 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, LIKE THE TOUCH OF OUR INVISIBLE BODIES, 2021
    Salomé Wu
    LIKE THE TOUCH OF OUR INVISIBLE BODIES, 2021
    Mixed media on paper
    59.4 x 84.1 cm
    23 3/8 x 33 1/8 in
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  • Salomé Wu, OFFERING IT TO THE SUN, 2021
    Salomé Wu
    OFFERING IT TO THE SUN, 2021
    Mixed media on paper
    30.5 x 40.6 cm
    12 x 16 in
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  • Salomé Wu, THE DAWN IS ECHOING THROUGH THE WATER AND DUST , 2020
    Salomé Wu
    THE DAWN IS ECHOING THROUGH THE WATER AND DUST , 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    59.4 x 84.1 cm
    23 3/8 x 33 1/8 in
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  • Salomé Wu, THE NIGHT'S DEW, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    THE NIGHT'S DEW, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    84.1 x 59.4 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, THESE FLAMES OF FROZEN WATER AND FROSTED FIRES , 2020
    Salomé Wu
    THESE FLAMES OF FROZEN WATER AND FROSTED FIRES , 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    24 x 32 cm
    9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in
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  • Salomé Wu, TO CATCH THIS FEELING, 2021
    Salomé Wu
    TO CATCH THIS FEELING, 2021
    Mixed media on paper
    30.5 x 40.6 cm
    12 x 16 in
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  • Salomé Wu, TOWERING OVER THE FRAGMENTS OF OUR SPRING, 2021
    Salomé Wu
    TOWERING OVER THE FRAGMENTS OF OUR SPRING, 2021
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, TURINS, HE WHO RIDES AN ECLIPSE, 2021
    Salomé Wu
    TURINS, HE WHO RIDES AN ECLIPSE, 2021
    Oil on canvas
    107 x 148 cm
    42 1/8 x 58 1/4 in
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  • Salomé Wu, DANCING SILENTLY, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    DANCING SILENTLY, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    24 x 32 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, FALLEN INTO A SLOWLY SPIN, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    FALLEN INTO A SLOWLY SPIN, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, SERPENTINE, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    SERPENTINE, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Salomé Wu, TREE SAP, 2020
    Salomé Wu
    TREE SAP, 2020
    Mixed media on paper
    32 x 24 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, IN CONTEMPLATION, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    IN CONTEMPLATION, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 56 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, IN CONTEMPLATION, THE MOON, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    IN CONTEMPLATION, THE MOON, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 56 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, OATHS, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    OATHS, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    102 x 67 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, SWANSONG DUET, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    SWANSONG DUET, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    124 x 70 cm
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  • Salomé Wu, UNTITLED, 2019
    Salomé Wu
    UNTITLED, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    122 x 77 cm
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Press
Exhibitions