I Can't Tell You, But You Feel It
For me, creating art works are like exploring hidden imaginary world in our daily lives. In this or that day, I try to enter a world that ordinary people couldn’t see, and also to re-look at the daily world through a special and strange angle.
No matter drawings that were form by reflections of light and color through small spaces between papers, or installation made of the visual combination of moving fan and video of naturally moving cloud, I attempt to tell about the overlapping of the two world in my recent works, through a rather physic way. I also wish to construct a new personal experience and perception by remake or re-construct daily objects. In some works, the moving of light and materials play a big role. I am truly amazed by the influence between the two world brought by the two aspects. I pay close attention to the visual influence of light on material. This will lead to the distortion of people usual perception on daily objects, and eventually, a wonder comes into being. Light and material circulating and moving, and audiences are forced to look at the moving focal point. They will never be able to see the whole but can feel the difference in between.
We couldn’t control the moving of daily world, but we can definitely imagine an everyday that is intangible.
This series of work uses Guggenheim Museum’s tickets as the creative medium, and originates from my experience of working in the Visitor Services of the Guggenheim Museum. The spiral gallery designed by the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright is usually best liked by each visitor; however, having to sit in the first floor ticketing booth daily, I often felt a sense of dizziness when looking up at the great spiral. This work uses two colors of masking tapes to stick together the two sides of the museum tickets, and the configuration of the tickets naturally forms a strong optical effect, and the tapes seem to give off a sense of color and light. The final work uses this color and light as the creative element to transmit the sense of spatial vertigo that I felt, and this work also acts as the initiator in the transformation of this series of paper sculptures into light sculptures.
Please Blow Me Away to a Deserted Sky
Please Blow Me Away to a Deserted Sky is a work I created with a deserted fan in the village gallery, five 1 minute video of Dufftown . The works was structured by projected images on the customized blade on the fan, creating reflected light similar to rainbow light, and shadows of the fan moving. Combining the shadow created from moving fan and reflected rainbow light from the modified blade, together with natural landscape of Dufftown, strangely reveal the outer and my inner self. I wish local visitors will feel what I, as a foreign artist, would like to convey through my work, a conflicting experience between the natural landscape when I was living in Dufftown and me as a foreigner. This work creates a microscopic overlapping scene of sleepwalker, through the use of sceneries, photography, mirror image, cutout drawings, installation, light and shadow, the artist residency experience come thru and back in memories and illusions.
They Are Among Us
In Dufftown, little black men in various sizes that remain unseen by ordinary people are in fact constantly moving among human being. And I, a shameless outsider and intruder of the land, sincerely hope to document the traces they left behind.