I learn about myself through examining my surroundings. When I encounter and interact with a tangible space, I undergo direct sensory changes, which stimulates my thoughts and emotions. The physical space is intertwined, affected then transformed by my perceptions, which are shaped by personal histories as well as sociocultural impact. The parameters that I can utilize to situate myself within an environment are implicit and change constantly, as they are only constructed ideas without solid forms. These hidden elements, aside from given facts and agreed knowledge, are generated and organized through my own experiences thus more unlikely to be restricted and manipulated by external forces such as cultural norms. As differences between what I experience and what I have already known accumulates, I activate my own memory to integrate it into the context of my work. When I perceive an object or a space, I revisit my memories, renew my perceptions and acknowledge new information. Combining painting and drawing, I incorporate the manifestation of intangible feelings into the depiction of facts—how I feel into what I know. On the two-dimensional and materialized picture plane of my work, the visual experiences can be intensified and expanded to trigger a nonlinear journey of past, present and future.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, 2018