Shen Shao Min: Transplantation

23 November – 15 December 2001

Transplantation is a series of paintings by Shen Shao Min which explore the physical and cultural process of migration. The figures in Shen’s monochromatic paintings are created from the forms of flowers, with a rope which encircles and binds these bodies, symbolising the process of migration and living in a new country. The idea of tension and stress are reflected in the work, as different cultures collide, humanity is distorted.

Shen Shao Min has exhibited internationally at the National Gallery of China, Beijing; the Hong Kong University Museum; as well as in Japan and France. His work is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of China, Beijing.