Although in forgiveness there is a clear divide between right and wrong, such divide does not exist in empathy. Empathy starts with understanding others’ circumstances. For a bird whose life had been spent trapped in a cage and a bull that spends its life fighting a toreador, empathy for their adversaries would rather ease their minds. So what would it be like for one to empathise with one’s younger self that, in retrospect, had done wrong? “Oh, at that time in my life, that is how I would have felt and that is why I acted in that way…”
# Spatial Frame Story
When a story emerges within a story, we call it a “Frame Story”. Through careful use of spatial distribution between objects within a painting, I have tried to express a “Spatial Frame Story”. It gives the illusion of a new sense of space within the painting.
#Break the Frame
Breaking out of familiarity is difficult: waking up early, exercising an hour a day, eating less. Routines end up shaping us but imprisoning us from trying something new. I wanted to break out of my frame of habits, stubbornness and fixations. This is what my broken frames signify.
My art is visual; I create works to show it to people. It is often the case that paintings are simply hung on a backdrop of plain white-washed walls. I want to ensure that the concept behind my artwork allow effective communicate between the art itself and where the art is displayed. When working on my art, I emphasise the fact that a painting can be considered complete as a piece of visual art only if it harmonises with its surrounding space. Therefore, I use a lot of material used in interior design to form an intersection between the artwork and its displayed space.