Luo Jr-Shin’s practice revolves around the experimentation of a variety of traditional and unconventional materials. Ranging from clay, resin, metal, everyday objects, to food, chemicals, and scent, this host of substances are vehicles through which Luo investigates the underlying spirituality and human condition in our representational world.

Luo is interested in the framework and modes of production from which our cognitive experiences arise. He is known for capturing and amplifying the absurdity within precarious, illusionary, and sometimes delusionary moments of everyday life. Found, commonplace objects and their loaded personas are utilized to fabricate an alternate version of reality, where traces of an object’s normative state can be discovered alongside a slightly askew account of its primary existence.

Materials and the relations formed between objects are the key to understanding Luo’s conceptual inquiries. In addition to surface and forms, the artist considers intently the innate capacity a material possesses in maintaining and transferring energy. He manipulates materials and objects almost objectively – no hierarchical differentiation is made to the treatment of a subject in relation to another. This unbiased approach allows room for diverse meanings to flow and accumulate, creating a new collective whole.

Luo, Jr-shin (born 1984, Taiwan) graduated from Taipei National University of Arts in 2010. Recent exhibitions include: “Like a Urinal in a Nightclub” ( Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, 2018), “Open Containers” (Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei, 2016) , “Slide, don’t slip” (VT artsalon, Taipei, 2016) , “The Other Face of the Moon” (ACC, Gwangju, Korea, 2017), “Illegibility: The Making of” (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2017), “The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away” (Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2017), “URBAN SYNESTHESIA” (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 2015), “Self-Titled solo” (Art Basel Hong Kong, 2015), “Unseen Daily Life” (Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, 2014), “Sharon” (Eslite Bookstore Art Studio, Taipei, 2014), “Photographs / Sculptures” (Fotoaura Institute of Photography,Tainan, 2014), “The Distance The Other” (Hubei Museum of Art, China and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 2014), “Queens International 2013” (Queens Museum, New York, 2013) and "Taipei Biennial 2014" (Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, 2014). His works have been exhibited in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Brazil, China, and the United States.

Luo now lives and works in Taipei.




羅智信(1984)出生於臺灣苗栗,畢業於臺北藝術大學美術創作碩士班,目前工作與生活於台北。近期個展包括:像是一個夜店的小便斗(台北當代藝術中心,台北,2018)、Slide, don’t Slip地板項目(非常廟藝文空間,台北,2016)、開放容器(谷公館,台北,2016)、羅智信個展(巴塞爾藝術展,香港,2015);聯展包括:月球的另一面(亞洲藝術中心,南韓,2017)、熱帶氣旋(關渡美術館,台北,2018)、從不扔東西的人(時代美術館,廣東,2017)、城市.魅感(高雄市立美術館,高雄,2015)、Unseen Daily Life(Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo,東京,2014)、皇后雙年展(皇后美術館,紐約,2013)與台北雙年展(台北市立美術館,台北,2014)。羅智信作品曾入選華宇青年獎(2016)、台新藝術獎(2014)、台北美術獎(2012)等。