I am an artist living in the United States, and a unique blend of figurative and abstract elements characterizes my work. In my artwork, I have created a character that I call 'New People,' a fusion of beings with multiple eyes, many hands, and chicken feet. The many eyes represent the multitude of perspectives and unique viewpoints that shape our human experience. In contrast, these chicken feet, in particular, symbolize a reconnection to the natural world. Humans, through their use of human feet, have often left destruction in their wake. The choice of chicken feet for 'New People' serves as a poignant reminder of our impact on the environment and our quest to restore that connection. I paint more than two hands because it feels like having just two is no longer sufficient in this era. Through the portrayal of 'New People,' my work delves into the depths of the human condition in the contemporary era. Using vibrant colors, fragmentation, exaggeration of facial proportions, and the alteration of reality, I merge these beings to narrate a story visually. These stories reflect what we are as individuals and as a community. In a society where the lines between connection and isolation are increasingly blurred, 'New People' stands as a symbol of our constant evolution. Each eye, hand, and chicken foot represents our unique perspectives, capabilities, and our relationship with the natural world. I've chosen vibrant colors to represent the energy and diversity that characterize our rapidly changing world. The fragmentation within my work mirrors the fragmentation of our experiences as we navigate the digital age, where individual fragments of information come together to create a complex, ever-evolving whole.
My work is heavily influenced by the age of social media, instantaneity, and how our emotions are molded as if they were clay. My primary focus lies in how the line between the real and the unreal is blurring, thereby undermining our ability to connect meaningfully in an increasingly digital world.
When you gaze upon one of my paintings, my intention is for it to prompt deep reflection and stimulate a conversation about how our everyday reality becomes disconnected from our aspirations in this era of social media and instantaneity. My work serves as an open door to explore this new digital world we've created. When you stand before one of my paintings, I aspire to trigger more than a visual experience. My intention goes far beyond aesthetics; it aims to spark deep introspection and ignite a dialogue within each viewer.
In the captivating eyes of 'New People,' I hope you see a reflection of your own complex journey and a commentary on the challenges of our contemporary existence.