Silia Ka Tung
Silia Ka Tung is an established artist, originating from China. Her works are a fusion of various cultures: from Chinese to Greek mythology, to Japanese manga, to Korean media and all the way to Hindu philosophy. She personifies traditional magic, wisdom and religion into contemporary morphologies which foreground a contesting naivete and innocence. The softness of the material she utilises and the blissful colour-palette distract from the underlying opaque narrative to suggest the intricacy of the human condition and natural order via an evolutionary transformation. In addition to her soft paintings, Silia also specialises in decorative sculptures.
Silia has a diploma in oil painting from the China Academy of Fine Art, a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, and a MFA in Painting from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.
Silia was part of a large number of exhibitions, with the following solo shows: HuaBao / Story Telling, MistHaus (Shenzhen, China, 2014); Chiral – Swiss Cottage Gallery (London, UK, 2008), GlaxoSmithKline Headquarters (Brentford, UK, 2007), Placebo - Galerie On dirait la Mer, Centre Design (Marseille, France, 2006); Follow Me - Jerwood Project space, Jerwood Space, Union St. (London, UK, 2005); and Games of Chance – [sub rosa] Dahl Gallery of Contemporary Art, (Zurich, Switzerland, 2003.