If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
About my artwork
I am interested in exploring the dual ontology of hybrid identities created by migrant experiences. The artworks consist of self portraits photographed in reconstructed spaces that form a new paradigm where cultural crossings, fusions occur in hyper-reality. It is a third space where the redefinition of identity occurs, without the dictation of modes of cultural stereotypes that occur in society.
The series explores the theme of division and duality between a person's newly adopted culture and their attachment to their cultural heritage. Montage and layering processes represent the deconstruction and reconstruction of a previous identity as one journeys through the adaptive process of finding a sense of belonging.
Images from Dis-oriental are simulations involving identity constructs and spatial metaphors, which communicate the narrative of cultural displacement. A migrant’s disorientated world is described through Dis-oriental’s sequence that weaves in and out of daydream and reality. Surreal dreamscapes disrupts notions of familiar suburban reality, raising feelings of uncanny or unhomeliness. The dynamic tension of cultural influences from East and West within my identity is expressed through dual spaces above and below mirrored surfaces and compartmentalised rooms.
Artists I like
Julie Rrap, Zhang Huan, Shirin Neshat, Jeff Wall, Miyako Ishiuchi, Idris Khan, Michiko Kon, Roger Ballen, Yasumasa Morimura, Matthew Barney,Lorna Simpson,Wang Qingsong,
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, Berlin, Beijing, my studio, online
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Thank you...that's exactly what I was trying to discover - the way in which you were using the term. I hope by asking I have not offended you. I agree any image is open to interpretation - or misinterpretation. Which is why I asked.
Yes...I understand that from the work which successfully investigates those uncertainties and ambiguities. My point is that the word "dis oriental" as a term of cultural analysis carries meanings not directly pertinent to the work, which may prove distracting and confusing. I was thinking especially of Edward Said's usage.
Excellent - I like your work very much and can see that it explores questions of personal ontology and cultural identity. But much of it, I wouldn't call it "dis-oriental" - which to my understanding is a misunderstanding of western culture by an oriental sensibility. But maybe this is just my occidental understanding of the term. I'd like to hear yours'? This is just a quibble about the overall title of the work - which itself is strong and thoughtful.
Congratulations on finishing your degree. I hope you get the grade you wanted and wish you well. Keep in touch.
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.
We are going to organise a preview night for the SaLon Summer 2008 Show, which showcases emerging, innovative artwork from London's SaLon Gallery's annual hunt for the UK's most talented graduates.
We would very love to invite you to the preview night
Would you please leave me a message if you could make it? Many thanks~
More detail see http://www.artreview.com/events/event/show?id=1474022%3AEvent%3A332492