I create art.
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fauve exploration - 2021
collaged reflections - 2021
digital hallucinations - 2020
acrylic revival - 2020
neon passing - 2019
senior year - 2019
studies - 2015-2018
sketchbook - 2017-2019
art & me
From fifth grade through high school, I worked under the instruction of Mr. Yunhua Fang at Fang Art Studio, where I worked mostly in graphite and charcoal drawing, acrylic painting, and printmaking. We focused on abstraction, idea formation, and technical skills.
My younger work delves into my experiences growing up. Adolescence is a special time of constantly learning about the world around me while also trying to make sense of who I am: who do I want to be, how do I want to interact with the world, and what matters to me? Other pieces explore the beauty in mundane objects (for example, chairs) and the intersection between art and technology. Both art and techn are integral to my identity, and while I’ve seen how art empowers technological creations to be human-oriented and empathetic, my piece Silicon Suburbs also demonstrates how tech can help create art. I digitally colorized, spliced, and arranged SEM (scanning electron microscope) images of silicon wafers to create a visually dynamic triptych.
Now, I'm going rogue. In freshman year of college, I regretted falling out of touch with my artistic side, and am thankful now to have reconnected during quarantine.
Often, my pieces begin with a message I want to convey or a problem I want to highlight. From there, I experiment with conceptual sketches, different compositions, and varying color schemes before creating my final work. Many of my pieces also start with observations: I might draw the shadows cast by a chair or the texture of tree bark. From there, I use abstraction, deconstruction, and reconstruction to capture the essence of the object and its beauty while adding new visual interest. I strive to create novel compositions.
I draw inspiration from the work of artists including Henri Matisse, Oswaldo Guayasamín, Stuart Davis, Andre Derain, Robert Antoine Pinchon, Maurice de Vlaminck, Franz Kline, Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Wang Huaiqing, Xu Bing, Chen Haiyan, and Ben Giles (oops this just turned into a long list of artists I love).
Want to contact me for work? I'd love to hear about your project—shoot me an email!