Wang Guan-Jhen (b. 1991, Taichung, Taiwan) currently based in Hsinchu, graduated Taipei National University of the Arts with a master’s degree of Fine Arts in 2018 and has been creating canvas works and sculptures. The isolation and loneliness depicted in Wang’s works creates the sensation of floating alone in space, with just the occasional glimmer of warmth in the brush strokes - only to be immediately engulfed by darkness, as superficially indifferent expressions reveal tales of loss and despair. The emotional tension hidden beneath the surface translates into audible sighs that also somehow feel full of tenderness. Only a thin line divides rationality and passion, and perhaps that is what makes these works so appealing.