Red Flags


by Wise Su



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781664162402
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781664162419
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781664162396

About the Book

This book presents Chinese postmodern artist, Wise Su’s 168 pieces of impressive surrealist artworks. Each painting has an artist’s explanation. The political oppression that the artist once experienced and his cross-cultural worldview prompted him to combine abstraction and absurdity in his works. The wonderful settings in his paintings reflect a dark utopia of boundless good and evil. He uses contemporary art to reexamine the beauty from the symbolism of Chinese culture. The book has three sections: 1. The Déjà Vu combines famous paintings across space and time to express a form of virtual scenes. 2. Trumpet Kingdom is a land, where people are brainwashed without their own thoughts. 3. Migrant Workers expresses the artist’s sincere sympathy for Chinese migrant workers, who are treated unfairly.

About the Author

Wise Su a singularly appealing and mysterious surrealist painter. Born in China, he studied art and architecture in art school and university and late received a master’s and doctorate degrees in the US. His artworks were exhibited over the world, and he was an art professor at three universities.

He experienced two different social systems. Under the Chinese dictatorship of the first half of his life, people did not have basic rights and freedom. During the Cultural Revolution, the people suffered injustice and inhumane persecution.

In the second half of his life, he is in the US and happily breathing the fresh air of universal values: freedom, democracy, and justice. As an artist, he can finally express his heart, beliefs, and ideas freely!

With the help of his deep understanding of Eastern and Western culture, his postmodern surrealist artworks can transcend space and time with scenes people have never seen before but feel familiar with. Wise Su’s artworks and the contact information can be found below: