I am intrigued by how individuals coexist together, and my art is an attempt to investigate, through abstraction, visualizations of chaotic, complex social phenomena.
These social phenomena don't arise from just individuals, but from groups of individuals. Accumulations of groups cause complex systems and structures. Individuals can move freely from one group to another in flux - shifting, separating, joining, adapting, or moving in harmony, belonging to many groups simultaneously with multiple social identities. It becomes impossible to map out exactly. In our society, individual uniqueness is much more valued, yet we’re not so different from how insects or plants exist as a cooperate group to survive. After all, we are social beings.
In the process of streaming ideas and imagination onto canvas or paper, I become an observer as well as a single component of my own social environment. I choose to use biomorphic images, especially plants or insects, as a metaphor for social hierarchy, as well as human cells, body parts, or organs that have an individual as well as a collective functionality within an organism or culture. The dynamic flow, merging forms, and tangled patterns are the evidence of our constant growth and survival, what I try to document in my art.