Whether we look at others with our own eyes or through the lens of social media, we cannot help but compare our lives to theirs. We get hurt, lower our self-esteem and life becomes increasingly difficult. They’re better than me, richer than me, smarter than me, more Powerful than me. To that we say, give yourself the attention you give unto others and console yourself from any suffering you endure from comparing your life to theirs. I am OK. I am doing well enough. I am thankful to myself. Happiness comes not from overcoming misfortunes but from social comparison. “Life is the stage upon which you are the protagonist” You will find that in my compositions, you will continue to be the protagonist.
There are light bulbs installed in my artworks to induce a sense of drama and theatre which will evoke the audience in feeling like the protagonist in my artwork. I wanted to send the message that we are all the protagonist of our own lives and have the right to live a full and happy life. I hope anyone who sees my works can feel this and live a life with a happy ending.
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.
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.