I want to offer an experience of passing by. It means travelling in the grey zone between “here” and “there”—between the very present and the recent past. The effort to capture something that has just passed, the insecurity of forgetting and the joy of remembering all fuse into a visual message that I want to deliver to the viewers. I am inspired by the beautiful ambiguity of this in-between location. When putting this experience into form, it becomes abstract shape of color in an imagined environment in a painting. The shapes are moving, coming into larger forms and disintegrating. They embody the passing of time—a psychological space that invites the viewer at the present moment to enter and engage.
Look at a painting for me is like meeting a person. I believe in the integrity of a painting; each of it has its own story to tell. At the same time I hope my paintings are inviting because they are anonymous. They would embrace whomever that approaches. They would respond to whomever that are willing to read.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, 2018