would like to present the recent works of two local artists – in January 2005. As citizens are exhausted by their jobs, we are too busy to sit down to review our lives. On one hand, these two artists are both interested in how the city and city life shape their own lives and sentiments. On the other hand, the issue of self-portrait is typical in art history, portraits presented in different media would inspire us towards a new of ourselves, it is more than a common expressions of egos. In this exhibition, you may imagine their silent dialogs via their “portrait” presented in opposite walls to each other.
develops her own approach of portraits from the consideration of time, the elements of time and self-images strongly assert her interest in memories and personal ego-history. This exhibition presents ’s mixed-media painting series As a documentary project, paints different self-portraits from photos in order to visualize her daily stories. The calendar-like display format and the application of preservative wax material hence construct a layer of metaphor for her portraits.
has been engaging in photography and video for a long time and she is obsessed by the tension between daily environment and the self. Different to the usual artist’s self-portrait, her sentiments diffuse silently through the subtle posture of herself into the vivid and symbolic scene, her photos hence become a poem more than memorable records.
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