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Swapping Sides


Sun Pei-Mao

Taipei

 
SUN PEI-MAO, There is No Sign for the Direction of the Park, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 180 × 320 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Broken railings, disconnected stairways, mismatched tiles—these subtle details lure viewers into Sun Pei-Mao’s There is No Sign for the Direction of the Park (2018). The Escherian four- part painting resembles a thermographic, foldable travel map of a distorted garden. Amorphous teal splatters bleed onto gridded floors, green bushes are ablaze, and lost visitors stand under the claw of a banyan tree, between its crawling roots. This…

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