Painting: 153 cm x 275 cm, Sculpture: 90 cm x 230 cm x 20 cm, Video duration: 14’ 30”
Digital Video, Painting and Foam Board Sculpture
A portrait of a struggling self
Since childhood, I have been told the only way to avoid failure is to follow the established path. Such thought has gradually made me indifferent of other possibilities. I have even barricaded myself in a comfort zone as I am too scared to lose my stable and rather affluent life. Sometimes I wonder what the outside world is like, but immediately I hold back and keep telling myself it is always good to be stable, letting myself in the endless conflict between struggle and stagnancy.
Crystal Kwok received her Diploma in Fine Arts from CUSCS in 2015. Inspired by everyday objects she observes, she links her life and her sensibilities of everydayness with her works. She tidies up her thinking by long and sophisticated creative processes to make sure her contemplations are faithfully expressed in her works. Her obsession with order and pattern makes geometry an essential artistic element of her.