The art is not much concern about aesthetics nowadays, but is more relate to philosophy. During the 3 years’ study time in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, I found it is interesting to make connection between philosophical theories and my art pieces. I think, there are no definitions or standard for judging an art whether good or bad, it is more about the specific artist’s philosophy and background. Which took my attention.
Installation work and sculpture are the ways for me to express my feeling about my reflection of life. By using simple materials such as resin plaster to record every nuance. For my degree show, I created a half transparent wall, plaster bricks and resin bricks construct it. I intend to use white colour for the whole wall, as I want to make it simple, and the wall is not for any other uses, it is the door in my mind that I simply want to built it out and share it with the viewer. This door can act as a tunnel between the viewers and myself, allowing them to understand my philosophy of art.
The wall seems like it is transparent, but actually it is a semi- transparent one, the reason why I chose resin its because it able to cast every details of the bricks from the silicon model, and it also has semi-transparent outlook not as glass as could been see- trough directly. How clear you can see from the resin wall really depends on distance how far you stand behind which seems like audience blurring the environment by themselves movement. So the resin brick has double function of reflecting things and blurry environment as same time. However, it may seems contradictory, that things been pixel which could be understanding as high pixel things can be clear and also can be blurred if zone in see the details.
The wall brings strong contrast visually, if add something and we able to go through the wall, it could be a door which is key element of transform the space, emotion and feeling. The door exists everywhere in our life. Sometimes a door can change an environment and atmosphere; also it could change our mood as
well. For example, coming home from outside of world, it is a transform from private to public, the mood is changing and to force people behaving in good control, etc.
So the door and pixel wall said the status of life, which also has important mean.
It is interesting to read peoples and life stories and wondering how other people dealing with their life. My work is predicated on finding object and materials to explaining my currently understand of people’s behaviour. I enjoy the way of experience philosophy story and restate it.