MLitt Fine Art Practice School of Fine Art

Wen Cai

@ CWEN9298


In practice, I choose natural elements to build visual confusion and a sense of connection with the real world to express how I understand the relative objectivity of the external world.

In the visual world, our first impressions (First impressions are an automatic and unconscious psychological process) are often reinforced by our second impressions (As they interact more, learn more, and observe further, their first impressions may be reinforced, modified, or even completely overturned). Thus, I tend to interpret fixed symbols in fixed ways to break down this stereotype by creating works that contrast reality with unreality, meaning with alternative meanings, initial appearances compare with revelations.

The relationship between reality and fiction in society is complex and dynamic. I regard the process of self-observation as a kind of “fiction”, while the natural elements in the painting represent the “reality” of the external world. However, the distinction between reality and fiction is becoming increasingly blurred in contemporary society. By continually critiquing the process of self-knowledge and providing a framework within which I attempt to express the complex interplay between the two through creation.

' Fall and jump the wonderland ', Colored acrylic, 91.4 x 121.9(36in x 48in)

' Again ', Colored acrylic, 91.4 x 121.9(36in x 48in)

' All the time ', colored acrylic & mixed rice paper, 100 x 150cm

' Flowing softly ', colored acrylic, 91.4 x 121.9(36in x 48in)

'Sink in', colored acrylic, 91.4 x 121.9 (36in x 48in)

' winter’s seeding ', colored acrylic & mixed rice paper, 100 x 150cm