I install mirrors in my works which makes the whole composition unique to the observer as they become the centre of it. Even when the observer stays the same, the artwork will look different over time as we inevitably age and experience life. At no single moment in time will the artwork be alike another, and may only be considered complete with an observer at its heart. It is not “I think, therefore I am” but “I see this work, therefore I am complete”. Like a stage does not exist without its protagonist, there is no meaning to life without your existence. I hope to convey this message through the mirrors I incorporate in my works.
#Butterfly and Bamboo
We usually call a straightforward person ’upright’. However, a straightforward person is considered too stiff, too prim, too proper. On the other hand, someone who obsesses on what is beautiful is considered too dissolute, too lazy, too idle. These two things seem like two rabbits you lose if you chase both. In my work, the butterflies symbolise ‘beauty’ and the bamboo represent ‘uprightness’. Through the harmonious way the butterflies flutter through the field of bamboo, I wanted to show that ‘beauty’ and ‘uprightness’ can also work together in people.
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.