In my artwork, I am trying to develop a new, hybrid form to express my cultural and artistic identity. I was raised in post-Martial Law Taiwan in a society that celebrated its political independence while also simultaneously assimilating American and Japanese popular culture. My artwork reflects this social schizophrenia as I use mediums ranging from graffiti and oil paintings to installations and performance to try to capture my own role in Taiwan”s dynamically shifting social landscape. In my recent work, I have been developing a series of comic-inspired paintings and sketches that blur the boundaries between animation, graphic design, and fine art. Through my use of a luminescent palette and sexually charged compositions, I am working to create a decidedly feminine perspective that embodies my generation”s precarious state of un-balance.
I am interested in the narrative quality of painting. I am trying to create artwork that seduces the spectator to engage it intellectually and emotionally and finish its story, like the beginning of a short story or the punch line of an unsettling joke.