Shui-Lyn White

Shui-Lyn White

South Africa | 17 artworks for sale

  • Life Lines - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Life Lines
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    R14 500
  • Let Me Say A Prayer - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Let Me Say A Prayer
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    R14 500
  • Les Trois Sauvages - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Les Trois Sauvages
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • Shipwreck At Sea - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Shipwreck At Sea
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • Alphabet Of Longing - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Alphabet Of Longing
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    R14 500
  • Totem - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Totem
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    R14 500
  • Impermanent Residency - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Impermanent Residency
    Handmade Print / 79 x 63 cm
    R14 500
  • Intersections - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Intersections
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
    R14 500
  • The Landing Zone - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White The Landing Zone
    Handmade Print / 56 x 78 cm
    R16 500
  • Venice, Through The Looking Glass - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Venice, Through The Looking Glass
    Handmade Print / 56 x 78 cm
    R16 500
  • Through The Looking Glass - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Through The Looking Glass
    Handmade Print / 56 x 78 cm
    R16 500
  • Other Side Of Midnight - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Other Side Of Midnight
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • Call Off The Search - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Call Off The Search
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • Wish You Were Here - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Wish You Were Here
    Handmade Print / 78 x 56 cm
    R16 500
  • Horizon Variations - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Horizon Variations
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • Kafka's Blues - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White Kafka's Blues
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • A Walk In The Park (Addis Ababa) - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White A Walk In The Park (Addis Ababa)
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
    R16 500
  • Shadow Journals - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    Shadow Journals
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
  • From The Embankment (London) - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    From The Embankment (London)
    Handmade Print / 50 x 70 cm
  • To The Lighthouse - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    To The Lighthouse
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
  • In Arcadia, Ego - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    In Arcadia, Ego
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
  • Scenes From An Exhibition - Handmade Print by Shui-Lyn White
    Scenes From An Exhibition
    Handmade Print / 63 x 79 cm
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'.
Shui-Lyn White is an artist who uses the gestural and textural evocations of paint to explore how we are in the world. Her works delve below the surface of persona to illuminate how we form and inhabit the space called the 'self' - creating an emotional subsurface scattering. Her art practice meditates on how we in our most subliminal form move through time and space to arrive at a place that we can call home. Each art work can be seen as a ‘letter’ inviting the viewer to be grounded in the here and now of their being.
Being an only child on a vast sugar estate in Nigeria and shaped by family histories of migration, exile and war sparked a curiosity into the self and belonging. This led her to question the societal myths and constructs of the self, and to realise the importance of connection over belonging in finding one’s place in the world.
Shui-Lyn’s work reflects her Sino-European-African heritage. Born to a Chinese mother and an English father in Nigeria, she has lived in Ghana, England, France, Australia, Malawi, South Africa and Ethiopia. She is currently based in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
In 2017, Shui-Lyn was honored with a special invitation by Chief Curator, Morgan Doyle RE and selected by the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers for The Masters Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London. She was surprised and delighted when The Royal Academy of Engravers selected two of her works.

Solo Exhibitions

2019

One Small Gesture (Red Moon Art Incubator, Brussels)


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:

2020

Zeitz MOCAA Home Is Where the Art Is (Cape Town)
Women in Art Biennale (Pakistan)
Solo Studios (Riebeek Kasteel)
Subsurface Scatterings (Gallery One11, Cape Town)
Dark Matters Kolab ll (Riebeek Kasteel)

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)