Lot 306 - Salomé Wu - Corpses of Stars
Lot 306 - Salomé Wu - Corpses of Stars

Lot 306 - Salomé Wu - Corpses of Stars

Mixed Media on Paper

“I hope that when people experience my work, they are able to relate to the stories they 
contain, merging their own subjectivities with the presented narratives. Within this 
practice, I am particularly drawn to instances of lamentation – I find much of my art bears 
a common expression of grief and sorrow. However, I would be remiss to erase all joy 
from my work. Perhaps, instead, these are the poles between which my work oscillates, 
trying to evoke the power of both harrowing loss and intense joy; I find that the interplay 
of these feelings prove an opportunity to reflect on what's important, and what to cherish.” 


Chelsea College of Arts / Camberwell College of Arts 2020 I is Another. Virtual Gallery at Auc Art, London  
2020 Guts Gallery Claps Back. Instagram at Guts Gallery, London  
2020 Begin Again. Instagram at Guts Gallery, London 
2020 The Tales We Tell Ourselves. Virtual Gallery at Purslane, London  
2020 Original | Paper. Virtual Gallery at Wilder Gallery, London  
2020 Charity Auction: Curated for Christmas. All Mouth Gallery and  
Bowes - Parris Gallery, London  
2021 When Shit Hits the Fan Again at Guts Gallery, London  
2021 Titled at Purslane and Wilder Gallery, London  
Guts Gallery Salomé Wu b. 1996, 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 interpretations of 
a personal 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.