OUMA, a former veterinarian and microbiologist, is fascinated with biological interaction dynamics at the microscopic and cellular levels. As human beings, we all carry 37 trillion cells in our bodies. These 37 million individual cells, with clearly defined independent structures - tirelessly migrate, interact, reproduce and mutate. OUMA’s art is an interpretation of the process.
Yousi's art challenges the traditional perception of the universe around us. We live in an ever-changing, never-stagnant reality of interconnected organisms, objects, and technology, on an in- finite scale ranging from quantum particles to celestial heavens. This micro/macro dichotomy is the central focus of his paintings, eliciting human curiosity and philosophical thoughts.
How can they exist simultaneously while following different laws? What would it look like if we could see them simultaneously? How does that change our perception of the world?
The human eye has the ability to receive and analyze the visual image, utilizing space, color, shape,and dynamics to compose a perception of identity for various objects. Yet, society continuously indoctrinates us with the same atheistic standards, attitudes and values–training us to look only skin deep.
Chen Qiang believes this system of evaluating beauty is broken and needs a reboot. His constant re- flection and self-exploration manifests in their piece, inviting us to remove our filters and delve beyond the surface sea of red.
Over the past few years, I have made extensive use of the abacus motif in my work and am presently work on an animation project that also takes the abacus as its theme. I can't escape from the abacus as a metaphor in Chinese culture. Long ago the Chinese had a phrase that sums up its connotations: “Man makes his small calculations, heaven has its big abacus.” Similar to the sentiment of "Man proposes, God disposes”. Each has his own abacus but none can avoid the overriding and capricious effects of fate’s abacus.
A former advertising director, Jonathan has always been intrigued by the power that words, visuals and hype has over people and used his talent to manufacture dreams to consumers. Now as an artist, he uses those same talents to express the authentic internal desire and aspirations that people keep locked away.
After the collections are collaged onto canvases, the words “I WANT...” are carved away. What’s left is a window through the artwork, an unfulfilled dream both conceptually and structurally. I WANT is a fantasy based body of work that extends as far as there is human desire. He hope his vulnerability and honesty in the pieces will grant viewers a safe space to reflect on their dreams and desires.
Once there was a Kuafu,day by day, He was chasing the sun, in the process of chasing he kept breaking through his own limits. His whole life was to implement the ideal, chasing light and heat till he died.
The Kuafu in the story became another sun. His soul is as hot and shining as the sun, even as im- mortal as the sun.
I am an experiential artist. My work is a reflection of my fantasy and reality, from sharing my art with others, seeing their reactions and hearing their fantasies, brings joy to my soul and gives me a sense of purpose. It is my hope that art makes a positive difference in peoples’ lives, knowing that we are all connected.
Growing up I always have the anxiety of the process of nature and life. And have been payingclose attention to the changes of how life circulates in time and space, and it is endless...
‘Kiwisual’ is named after Kiwi Chan, who was inspired during the trip to Sichuan and Yunnan in 2004.
When he stands on boundless stone field, it reminds him the time when he falls in love with photography. He created the ‘Kiwisual Artistic Stone after the trip, in the shapes of oval, cube and triangle.