The title “The foreigner” comes from my feelings of my first year as an architect and artist in Beijing.
The lines within the painting represents my struggle in finding the focus on my life, not just this year in Beijing, but as a general theme of contradiction and convolution after my existence of 35 years. All 5 paintings are of very different form and they can be connected, split up, tilted, elongate in any way the viewer pleases. The viewer is asked in this instant to continue the role of the artist and not merely the spectator. It is a painting that blurs into a sculpture and performance art. The lines on these paintings can be joined or disjointed as I believe although they represent my path of life.
Size: L 380cm x H 190cm (when combined in elongated version)
Medium: Acrylic on Laser Cut Canvas