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Selected Work

  • The Journey of searching

  • Size Variable
  • Video Installation
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  • 2016
  • Shoveling into the last incognizable century I trace for YOU

    In the loudness of the percussion

    Through the lustrous embroideries

    I look for any proof of

    your handwork your penmanship

    interspersed among

    The Filament The Cuts The Drawings

    1911--

    Submerging into the piles of sheets thousands over thousands of words

    I grabble a word of

    YOU

    2009--

    There YOU are

    2014--

    Your existence I am the evidence

    Your life stories I offer affirmation

    But

    Your strenuosity who will preserve?

    2016-

Artist Introduction

In regards to her artworks, Jessie’s artistic inspiration is based on her research project about the history of HK Cantonese Opera Costumes in 50’s – 70’s, where a strong linkage is found between her family ties & this integral part of Chinese culture and history. The gradual fading of this operatic art form in modern times highlights the significance of her themes. In her works, Jessie is keen on scrutinizing a particular “East Meets West” concept. Through her refreshing take on structure and flow, she inspires an intimate connection with an important Chinese cultural root and seeks to reinterpret this ancient Chinese heritage by deconstructing traditional cultural elements found in Cantonese Opera, giving them new life through contemporary yet vivacious expressions in colors and composition. JC Jessie’s artistic inspiration is based on her research project about the history of HK Cantonese Opera Costumes, where a strong linkage is found between her family & this integral part of Chinese culture. The gradual fading of operatic art form highlights the significance of her theme. Her work is keen on scrutinizing a particular “East Meets West” concept. Her refreshing take inspires an intimate connection with this cultural root and seeks to reinterpret this ancient heritage by deconstructing traditional cultural elements found in Cantonese Opera Costumes, giving them new life through contemporary expression.

Artist
JC Jessie
Graduate Year
2016