The artist searches for the essence of painting as a creative process by the deconstruction and rebuilding of images from various systems while continuously learns from traditional Chinese art. In this series, she extracts specific visual element in Chinese fine line paintings from its original context and reconstructs the semi-abstract form through repetitive movements of the hand which resembles religious rituals. The time devoted to the work as a segment of life is thus embodied in the painting, revealing thoughts and emotions of the painter; and the ‘self’ is accordingly simplifies to one form, one aspect and one unity.
In the nineties, developing trade became a trend in Mainland China. My father gave up his position in a state-operate corporation and that was how I began a life of constant migration. Now I use my hand, charcoal and photos to reconstruct my memories of Mainland China.Through drawing, I have rediscovered the anxieties and detachment that have been deeply rooted inside since early years and how humble and helpless individuals can be when facing social changes. Looking back on the past, I found that being an outsider is an eternal state.
Working primarily on Chinese ink paintings, I search for the essence of painting as a creative process by the deconstruction and rebuilding of images from various systems while continuously learning from traditional Chinese art.