MFA Thesis 2021_Into the Dimness
My paintings are about the intimacy and integration between human beings and their surroundings with the focus on nature. I’m interested in how living beings are interconnected and interdependent in a contradictory unity. It involves the entanglements, the chaos within the continuous changes of existences, and the harmony between them. In my paintings, human figures, mountains, stones, plants and animals form a symbiotic relationship—the outline of a figure turns into a ridge line, or extends to grow into the shape of a horse. I intend to bring out a sense of uncertainty and disorder which implies a density of wistful mood underneath the surreal scenes in my paintings. I also make abstract paintings based on Chinese ideograms and calligraphy. I’m interested in the interconnected relationship between poetry and poetic imagination, and between characters and their negative spaces. I reshape some ideographic characters and transform them into pictorial visions.